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Week 3 Body Beast Review

Week 3 Body Beast Review

3 weeks down, and the Body Beast results are coming along! So far my  journey has been great with the exception of a few past injuries that are coming back to haunt me, but I’ll get to that in a bit. First, though, let me talk a little about how my experience with the Body Beast diet and workouts have going.

Like I’ve mentioned in my other Body Beast reviews, the toughest part of the entire program so far has been the diet. Honestly, I’m stuffed all day every day because of eating SO MANY DANG CALORIES! In order to get in all my calories for the day, I’m eating anytime I think about eating. Don’t get me wrong, I love to eat, but man, this is tough! The one thing that’s different and a little uncomfortable for me for the time being, though, is that because I’m eating so many calories, I’m not losing body fat, which is expected, but again, a little uncomfortable. I know that in order to put on size, right now I have to focus on eating enough to build the muscle, which means I have to sacrifice body fat. I’m used to being very lean, so it’s just strange for me to not have to worry about it. Come the 3rd phase, though, the diet is switched up in order to burn some body fat and lean out a bit.

The Body Beast workouts are going awesome so far. I just finished up the Build phase and have now moved on to the Bulk phase, which incorporates heavier weight and more sets. I enjoyed all the workouts, but the Build Legs workout kicked my ass. Seriously, it got to the point where I dreaded it last week because I knew how sore I would be for the next 4 days! I did start having some issues, though, with my shoulders. A few weeks back I started noticing a slight pinch and pain in my shoulders during some of the exercises, and it’s seem to have gotten progressively worse throughout the program. I used to have many shoulder issues back when I was playing baseball, and I know it’s these injuries that are coming back to haunt me. It’s gotten to the point where it’s very hard to do the shoulders and chest workouts now, and it might be looking like I need to take a break and let it heal or maybe even see a doctor. Frustrating, but this isn’t the first time it’s happened. I actually had the same injury in my left shoulder while I was filming for the P90X2 Shoulders & Arms video. Anyways, I’ll keep you all updated on what’s going on with that.

As you can see from the pictures above, my Body Beast results are coming along! My back has NEVER been this huge before, and I’ve noticed a significant increase in my shoulders and arms as well. I would post my “before” pictures, but I want to wait until my entire 90 days are done so I can do a side-by-side comparison. BODY BEAST ROCKS! Stay tuned for more Body Beast reviews in the coming weeks!

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2 comments

  1. I think your rotator cuff might be the problem. Upright rows and Dumbbell Flys are REALLY bad for your rotator cuffs. I switched other moves for upright rows and dumbbell flys to avoid this. I hope this helps

  2. Jesse /

    The pinch and pain in my shoulders happened to me a while back. For me it was all about head position when doing certain exercises – it started one day with pushups and wouldn’t go away. I had to really focus on my head position and how I was straining my neck and shoulders, and basically retrain myself to get rid of bad habits. Since then it hasn’t been an issue.

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