I get this question all the time from my challengers since starting Hammer and Chisel. Should I add cardio to the program?
My personal opinion is NO. This program is designed to be done from start to finish as PLANNED. Beachbody uses many experts to design a program that millions of people can use WITH the intention of them getting results they are looking for. Why would they create a program that would not ensure results? It would be a waste of everyone’s time and money.
I think the problem lies when we think we know better. Sure we know our bodies right? But have we ever developed our own workout program including a meal plan?
Sure we are used to looking at our Heart Rate Monitors and are used to seeing a certain number which tells us numbers people we are on the right track. Truth is if you feel you need more you just are not pushing yourself to the max in the program.
Maximum effort required calorie burn that may not be reflective in your Heart Rate monitors. Just about every workout in this program you are working BIG muscles, such as your Quads, Glutes and Hamstrings. Those muscles when worked to the max BURN calories.
So my best words of advice are to TRUST the system laid out for you, stay off the scale and see how your clothes fit around week 3. If you are still not losing inches, my guess is that we need to look at your food intake and not your heart rate monitor.
Beachbody has provided 1000s of people with PROVEN results and that is why they continue to create new ones. Their goal is YOUR success.
My goal is YOUR success. IF you would like to discuss this further, simply send me an email at firstname.lastname@example.org and I would be glad to work with you one on one!