The Master’s Hammer and Chisel – Hammer Build Up

The last of the Hammer and Chisel workouts that I’ll be going through! This is one of the deluxe workouts, which I wasn’t going to get into, but then my daughter was up for this one, so I had to record!

The deluxe workouts are on the schedule as optional add ons – Hammer Build Up (30 min), Power Chisel (30 min), 15 Minute Leg Hammer and 15 Minute Glute Chisel.  There is an 8lb ball that is used a lot in these, but it isn’t required.

Hammer Build Up does most things for 30 seconds (some single sided exercises switch at 15).  It hits everything in a short period of time…a great one to pull out if you are short on time and need to get it done!

Length – 30 minutes
Trainer – Sagi Kalev
Equipment – Bench, Weights, Medicine Ball, B-Lines Resistance Band or Towel, Chin-Up Bar or Bands with door attachment kit

Quick video with guest star!

Front Back Lunge
Reverse Grip Row
Reverse Fly
1-Hand Push-Up
Bench Fly
Feet on Ball Push-Up
Incline Press
Ball Military Press
Lateral Raise
Upright Row
Anterior Raise
Standard Curl
Hammer Curl
Concentration Curl
Rotation Curl
Skull Crusher
Ball Plank Hold
Ball Mountain Climber
Windshield Wipers

The Master’s Hammer and Chisel – Max Hammer Strength

Moving along, it’s the last of the regular program workouts from The Master’s Hammer and Chisel!  I have one more video to share from the deluxe workouts, but we’ve covered the basics.  I posted them in no particular order, but there really isn’t an order here!  The schedule is planned, but it doesn’t follow a pattern…so great to beat the boredom!

What’s this workout about?  Pre-fatigue major muscle groups and follow it up with a maximum weighted lift to carve incredible definition and get you strong.  So, you use body weight to fatigue the muscle for a minute, then you go all out and lift heavy for 8 reps.  And when he says heavy, he means heavy!  Then it’s on to another muscle!

Doing this program pregnant, there were some moves where I quit the bench as I like to say.  With this workout, the split squats were too much once my balance and flexibility were questioned.

Equipment – Bench or Stability Ball, Weights, B-Lines Resistance Band, Chin-Up Bar or Bands with door attachment kit (Optional – Chin Up Max)WORKOUT DESCRIPTION:Pre-fatigue major muscle groups and follow it up with a maximum weighted lift to carve incredible definition and get you strong.
Length – 40 minutes
Trainer – Sagi Kalev

Here’s a quick snippet from my workout…

And the list of exercises:
Reverse Lunge
Reverse Lunge – Heavy
Bench Press – Heavy
Shoulder Squat – Heavy
Pullover – Heavy
Good Morning
Stiff Leg Deadlift – Heavy
1-Arm Row  Heavy
Stay Low Sumo
Sumo Squat – Heavy
Band Military Press
Military Press – Heavy
Split Squat
Step-Up – Heavy
Ledge Calf Raise
Calf Raise – Heavy

Manitoba Hemp Heart Bars Review (plus contest and discount!)

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I ate half before my workouts…one of the toughest times for me to eat lately, for 4 days.  They were tasty, though not overly flavored (not a bad thing!) and I really liked the texture…almost like a grainier larabar if that makes sense.

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On My Wishlist – 3/16/2016

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A little elliptical that takes up so little space that you might forget it’s there (and trip over it…where are my clumsy buddies??)

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Hammer and Chisel – Chisel Cardio

Another Hammer and Chisel review! Are you liking these?

I love this program and you can see that each workout is a little different with these reviews!  And this one is no different!  Cardio, but lots of weights used!  Gotta love it!  Get your heart pumping and incinerate fat with this calorie-scorching, non-stop cardio burner.

Equipment – Bench, Weights, Chin-Up Bar or Bands with door attachment kit (Optional – Chin-Up Max, Beachbody Core Comfort Mat)
Length – 40 minutes
Trainer – Autumn Calabrese

What are we doing here?  2 rounds, each move for a minute!  Check out the video for a few moves (and a howdy from my husband!):

And a list:
Over The Top
Dumbbell Swing
Figure 8
Sword Pull
Forearm Plank Kick
Side Step-Up Kick

I love the swings!!  This is my speed of cardio if not kickboxing…feels like lifting, burns up the calories!

What’s your cardio?