I finished! Core De Force is Beachbody’s latest workout. It is a MMA inspired workout. Every move pretty much triggers your core and there is zero equipment required. Which if you don’t have anything yet is pretty awesome.
There are 3 different calendars you can follow.
- Basic Calendar
- Deluxe Calendar
- Hybrid Calendar
I did the basic for now. I always like to start there. The deluxe can only be done when you get the deluxe kit or if you are doing it with all access On Demand. The hybrid is basically the same way. All of them are 30 Days. And you workout every single day. One of the days is active recovery which are some of the kicks and punches done at a slower rate for 10 min and then 10 min of stretching. You really need this day! Do not skip.
I followed the calendar to a T and did not skip a single workout. Which was tough but wanted to be able to get the results to be the best I could so I could show you all what was possible. That being said, I believe that if needed to add a rest day you should do so. Always listen to your body. But the best results are completely following the calendar they were written by professionals. Do not let it stress you out!
The workouts are by rounds each is 3 min with a 30 second break between and they range from 6 rounds to 12. The MMA Style workouts are 1 min a MMA move 30 second spike. You do each twice. The Strength workouts are Dynamic Strength and Power Sculpt. Dynamic Strength you have 12 rounds Each move is one min Round one thru 6 are repeated in 7 through 12. This one has a ton of pushups! I didn’t know there was so many seriously! You will be amazed on how much you improve throughout. Power Sculpt is 9 rounds. Each round the move is 1 min, 45 sec, 35 sec. Round 1-4 is repeated 5-8. Then 9 is a bonus round where there are no breaks through the transition and each move is a minute.
You start adding in Core workouts Week 2. Core Kinetics is 15 min long you do 7 moves 1 min each, then repeat them. The last min is a plank burnout. 5 min core on the floor is basically a plan for 5 minutes. You go from forearm plank to side,forearm to side, and then to forearm again. Its quick and burns like a bitch.
Every single workout has a modifier! I cannot tell you how much I love that this is offered! This Opens the workout to so many more people allowing just about any fitness level to do it!
The Meal Plan. It is the portion fix plan. Same as you do for many others. You get a number of containers calculated by weight and goal, so based on if you want to lose or maintain. The only place where this differentiates is week 2 you get an extra fruit. Week 3 you get an extra fruit and healthy fat. Week 4 you go back to the same plan as week 1. Containers are…
Red – protein
Yellow – Carbs
Blue – Healthy Fats
Orange – dressing and seeds
Tsps – oils and nut butters
Who is this for? Everyone. Seriously. I was not a huge fan of MMA or kickboxing and I loved it. I thought they did this in a way without making you feel stupid. Its a great sweat in every single workout and you can do it at whatever speed works for you or even follow the modifier. If you love kickboxing (Tae Bo, turbo fire) this will be right up your alley. Length wise if you are looking for 30 min or less it may not be for you. Some days when your adding abs you are working out for like an hr. Some of those days I did the workouts back to back, others I would do the main workout in the morning and ad the abs at night. That being said, I felt as if they went way faster. They break them down as to not feel as long, even though your sweating your ass off.
My results… I like to think were great! HAHAHAHA I did not jump on the scale before. So I suck, but I was not really worried about that. I wanted to tone up and lift my booty and I did. I said earlier I followed the calendar to a T . This gets tricky. I just knew that I had to schedule a workout in through out the days and told my family, I need to workout before we do XYZ on the weekends. One of the days I was so hungover I spent the morning with my head in the toilet (not my proudest moment lol, I like to think I can still party obviously I can, I just don’t recover well) and still managed to get my workout in later once I felt better before I had to work.
The meal plan, I could have done better. And I could have done worse. What the hell does that mean? I believe in moderation that when you give something up completely you tend to go crazy . I am pretty spot on during the week. Weekends not so much. I don’t eat horrible, but I allow cheats and beverages. Sometimes I save a yellow container for wine. Sometimes I just have the damn wine and eat the yellows. Depending where I am at I guess I wouldn’t say weight wise, cause I don’t use the scale much. Lets say pants, If i put on jeans and they barely button I know to buckle down and be way more strict.
Here are my side by side pics!!
My next group starts On February 13th, I would love to have you join! I run them monthly