Yesterday started week 2 of Body Beast and, even though I didn’t post, I have my meal and workout plan scheduled and ready to tackle! Week 1 was full of sore muscles and setting benchmarks. With a strength building program like this it is so important to write down your repetitions and the weight that you use with each move. This is super helpful when figuring out your limit and challenging yourself to push through it. There are a ton of great tracking guides found on Beachbody.com or you can ask your personal coach for the worksheets.
I’ve found that my favorite sets are the drop sets. These are challenging sets that keep the same move while changing the repetition and weight. For example, a bicep curl drop set would look like this:
15 repetitions with 5 pounds, 30 second break
12 repetitions with 10 pounds, 30 second break
8 repetitions with 15 pounds, no break
8 repetitions with 10 pounds, no break
The 8 repetitions with no break are the drop set because you are literally “dropping” the weight and picking up the lighter one. I have found these to be so effective and allow me to keep my form while pushing the weight.
Check out my meal plan, workout plan, and recipes for this week!