After finishing a full round of 21 Day Fix earlier this summer, I was interested in trying out 21 Day Fix Extreme. One of my coworkers had ordered Extreme and just finished her first round of that, so we decided to trade programs for a round.
I have to say, I’m a huge fan of both 21 Day Fix programs. The meal plan and DVD’s together are a fool proof way to keep you on track to reach your fitness goals. I did follow the eating plan again, although not 100% this time and therefore I did not get any crazy results. Truthfully, I did not take any measurements beforehand but I did halfway through and at the end. Not much changed and I’m sitting about where I was at when I finished the first round of 21 Day Fix. I know that in order to get more significant results, I really need to tighten up the diet. I struggle between wanting the results, and wanting to maintain a sustainable balance as I really don’t think life is worth living if you are strict 100% of the time. I’m more of an 80/20 girl.
As far as the actual workouts go, just like with the regular 21 Day Fix, there are 8 different workouts to complete during the week.
Dirty 30 Extreme
Equipment needed for the program are a set of light and heavy weights and a resistance band. I used 5 and 10 pound weights.
The basis of most of the workouts is the same as 21 Day Fix however, the intensity is upped a bit with the addition of plyo exercises and the resistance band. Each workout involves multiple rounds usually with two exercises per round, repeated twice. They are short and bound to get you sweaty quick. Like all Beachbody programs, there is options to modify each exercise and make it harder if you need more intensity. Plyo movements are generally not my favourite as I find them really hard on my knees, but I loved that the exercises themselves were only 30 second spurts with a 30 second rest in between which is pretty manageable. There were lots of instances where I just took out the jumps and would just do the static exercise instead (like regular lunge vs jump lunge). Pilates is entirely done with a band unlike regular 21 Day Fix which is strictly mat Pilates, so if you don’t have a band, I would replace this workout with something else. Yoga was one of my favourite yoga series’ in a program like this with lots of options to modify or add in challenge poses based on your level. I really love the opportunity to practice some of the challenge posts and should have fit this workout in more than the one time I did it.
I mostly followed the plan, but I swapped out Yoga Extreme for my lunch time yoga class, Cardio Extreme for Sunday Runday and gave myself Saturday totally off with no activity. Pilates and Yoga are supposed to be active rest days, but truthfully I find those to be just as intense at the other classes. I know that with my current schedule too much activity will just burn me out so that Saturday off was important.
The other bonus to this program? There’s some good looking men 😉
All in all, I think this is a great program for all levels to do. Whether you’ve completed 21 Day Fix and are looking for a new challenge, or are just in need of a quick and effective program to follow at home, 21 Day Fix Extreme has you covered. Grab your weights and prepare to work.
Disclaimer: I am not affiliated with BeachBody at all. I wanted to try this program and share my honest thoughts. If you’re interested in 21 Day Fix or any other BeachBody programs, contact Alison and she can hook you up!