Tuesday, March 24, 2015

The Difference Between the 21 Day Fix and The 21 Day Fix Extreme

Can I just start this blog post off by saying that the 21 Day Fix Extreme is extremely awesomely kicking my butt?!

After four years as a Beachbody coach I've been apart of many amazing product launches, each one brings a new excitement. However, not every program is what we often call a 'soul mate' workout... ya know that workout that just CLICKS? You actually look forward to doing and its right up your alley! THAT'S a soul mate workout. && that's how I feel about 21DFX!

There's a decent and growing variety of workouts to choose from as well as trainers, and thats one of the things I love about this company. But sometimes a program comes along and makes a big SPLASH... and that my friends is the 21 Day Fix and the Fix Extreme. Which I will be referring to as 21DF and 21DFX to keep things simple (and a lot less typing).

Since I've done the 21 Day Fix (in Feb. of 2014) and had great results, there was no WAY I was going to pass up the 21DFX! I ordered that baby on two day shipping and started the workouts right away to get a better feel for what I was in for... I officially started my 21DFX journey on Feb. 17th 2015 with the diet (and not just checking out the workouts... I had to get past a few fun events before I could solidify a meal plan).

And oh mama... oh my cheeks. It's a good one gals. But I know not EVERYONE has tried the first 21DF that was released in 2014, so I want to make sure I give the BEST advice on what's the right pick for YOU! Because when it comes to these programs, its not one size fits all... or one fitness level fits all.

The 21DFX is MORE extreme than the first, and Ill be flat out honest with you... if you haven't done the FIRST 21DF or tried one of our harder programs like P90X, Insanity or Body Beast, it will be hard to jump right into the 21DFX & I would suggest starting with 21DF FIRST.

Before I get into the similarities and differences of the two, let me quickly note that the 21DFX is EXTREME. It's no cake walk, and as a girl who loves to hit the gym and lift, this program is focused on muscle endurance and strength. If you think the gym is HARDER than at home program like this, I dare you (double dog dare ya) to take the 21 Day Challenge.

I know that a lot of you who follow me love to lift as well and its hard to imagine giving up a schedule like that, or maybe you are a cardio bunny and can't imagine not running a few times a week.

Let me slow your roll for a second. This program is meant to kick your ass all around, with weights, with cardio, with plyos, with endurance training, and with a legit meal plan that you can customize to your liking based on the food groups given. And the prize? Ryan Gosling... meme. Just kidding!

A lot of us stubbornly run in circles, spin our wheels, and think we know whats 'best' because we're so stuck in routine. But if you have been doing just that and STILL not seeing the results you want, again... I double dog dare you to give 21 days a shot.

Alright, so onto the goods, because I could go on forever about how at home programs are probably one of the best ways to get results.... but dassssss just me ;-)

21 Day Fix (+ Challenge Pack option)

Price: 21DF a la carte $60 + shipping/tax (roughly $10 or so) OR 21DF Challenge Pack *Shakeology included* $160

  • Color coded containers: 1 green, 1 purple, 1 red, 1 yellow, 2 orange, 1 blue
  • Flexible meal plan and Start Here Guide  
  • 21 Day Fix workouts:
  1. Upper Fix. Targeted resistance training helps shape your chest, back, shoulders, arms, and abs. 
  2. Lower Fix. Firm and tone your entire lower body while you blast fat and burn calories.  
  3. Total Body Cardio Fix. Keep your heart rate up and your metabolism revved high long after the workout is over. 
  4. Cardio Fix. Get your heart pumping and your body moving as you melt away the pounds. 
  5. Pilates Fix. Strengthen your core, elongate your muscles, and firm your hips and thighs.
  6. Yoga Fix. Improve your balance, flexibility, and strength as you help relax your muscles. 
  7. Dirty 30 workout
4 rounds of fat-burning exercises help carve out a leaner, stronger physique.
  • Bonus DVD (when you order through a coach) Plyo Fix 
  • Shakeology Shaker Cup 
  • 3 Day Quick Fix Guide 
  • *Shakeology 30 day supply when you order the 21DF Challenge Pack w/ $2 shipping 

21 Day Fix Extreme (+ Challenge Pack option)

Price: 21DFX a la carte $60 + shipping/tax (roughly $10 or so) OR 21DFX Challenge Pack *30 day supply of Shakeology included* $160
  • Color coded containers: 1 green, 1 purple, 1 red, 1 yellow, 2 orange, 1 blue
  • Flexible meal plan and Start Here Guide  
  • 21DFX Workouts: 
1.         Plyo Fix Extreme
            An explosive lower-body workout that uses jumping and resistance to
            torch calories and sculpt muscles.

2.         Upper Fix Extreme
            By alternating opposing muscle groups, this no-rest upper-body
            workout will help shred your chest, back, shoulders, and arms.

3.         Pilates Fix Extreme
            Using a resistance band for every exercise, this intense mat workout
            works the entire body, placing emphasis on the core.

4.         Lower Fix Extreme
            Glutes, quads, hamstrings, and calves will get stronger, leaner, and
            more defined with challenging resistance work.

5.         Cardio Fix Extreme
            Combining weighted cardio moves with traditional metabolic training
            intervals keeps your heart rate soaring.

6.         Yoga Fix Extreme
            A fast-paced flow yoga class, combining strength, balance,
            flexibility, and power.
  • Dirty 30 Extreme Workout - One of Autumn's personal favorites! It’s a down and dirty workout featuring seven compound moves that target multiple muscle groups simultaneously, to help you develop integrated strength and incredible definition.
  • Countdown to Competition - Autumns actual training before she hits the NPC stage
  • *Shakeology 30 day supply when you order the 21DF Challenge Pack w/ $2 shipping 

More obvious differences besides the fact that 21DFX is like 21DF on steroids are:

  • 21DFX (PAGE 4) gives the option to calculate your caloric bracket by also including how active your lifestyle is -- whether thats sedentary, moderate or manual labor. 
  • In 21DF the caloric brackets range differently than the 21DFX 

  • There's a countdown to competition that features a MUCH MORE (cod filled) diet plan that Autumn uses before she takes the stage. Foods listed in the container sections labeled with a "+" sign is what she eats. "X" next to a food item are ones she avoids. 

Now for all you who KNOW deep down you struggle with portion control and you're worried you'll be hungry... its like doing a cleanse and being upset your hungry. If your portions have been well... out portioned you're going to experience hunger time to time. But the ideal is also to shrink our stomachs back down to their actual size. Since here in 'Merica we like to Super Size! ;-)

BUT to be honest, the first few days I was hungry, but the next week was much easier. And before I know it, I'm abel to stop myself much more naturally earlier on in the meal and even save it for later. Talk about saving money, time and resources!

If you want more info on how to get started or to join one of my free 30 day fitness challenge groups on Facebook, click HERE

Or you can contact me through the pop up on this page ;-)

I hope to see YOUR name and face in one of my groups soon! 

1 comment :

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