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Body Beast UP – LEGS Workout Review

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This is my review of the LEG workout in Body Beast’s UP program.

This is quite a different workout than in the regular Body Beast program and takes it up a few notches.  Sagi brings in Super Heavy reps where you go way up in the weight and drop the reps to 6.   Ideally you should have dumbells, EZ Curl Bar and a Bench…but you can easily get away with just dunbells.

This program also has one of the hardest moves I ever have done in a leg workout.  Here is the sequence:

WARMUP:

This has to be the hardest warmup I have ever done so get your mind ready.  You do all sorts of squats and lunges for a minute each so be prepared.

PROGRESSIVE SET:

Parallel Squat – you start out doing squats with dumbells but a little move that you may not have done before.  On the Squat you extend the dumbells out a bit towards your toes and then go back up.  You start with what he calls light weights, moves to medium, then to heavy and then to Super heavy.  Push your self to failure if you can.

  • 15 reps
  • 12 reps
  • 8 reps
  • 6 reps
  • 6 reps
  • 8 reps

FORCE SET:

Split Squat – this is the most difficult one IMO…you do 7 sets of 7 reps and between sets you hold in the down position for 10 seconds!  The burn starts in the first set so pick your weight with that in mind.  You will probably go to failure and you will feel your hammys screeming at you.

SUPER SET:

Once you get past the last set you move onto doing 2 moves in a row with no rest.

  • Partial Sumo – 12 reps
  • Bulgarian Split Squat – 12 reps

Then move onto the same moves with a little rest to 10 reps and finally finish this set with 8 reps.  The Split squat seems mean as you basically just wore out your hammys in the last set but oh boy he gives you more.

FORCE SET:

Single Leg Deadlift – Oh great another force set of 7 reps in 7 sets.  A new move for me and it may start off fairly easy but wait until the end.

SUPER SET:

Glute Bridge into a Calf Raise – This is a unique move as you probably have done Glute Bridge moves in the past but Sagi adds a Calf raise in it as well.  Work on moving your feet around like Sagi says to as you will work all angles if done correctly.  You do a 60 second set, then increase the weight and change you leg and feet positions to do 45 seconds and finish with a final set of 30 seconds.

COOLDOWN:

Sagi takes you through a number of stretches to help you lengthen out all your leg muscles.  This is a few minutes you will need.

In summary this is a very challenging but fun LEG workout — ok some of it is not fun but I really enjoyed this LEG workout where I usually do not like LEG workouts.  This is not a huge calorie burner which is unique in a LEG workout as you do a ton of holds in the sets which will burn your legs but not get your heart rate too high.  I burn around 350-400 calories in this 45 minute workout.

Let me know how you like this one.

–Mike

 

 

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