Today I want to talk about an EXTREMELY popular program I just tried, the BBG program by Kayla Itsines. The guide is 12 weeks (for the first one, which is what I am reviewing) with a mix of strength, cardio and flexibility. I had been following Kayla Itsines for a while but was never really paying attention. You know those accounts you follow just to not miss a post but you’re also not that interested in what they are posting now, haha. Well, that is where I was.
Then there was that whole Freelee/Harley/Kayla thing all over YouTube and I then went to her website and read through some of the information she posted. I was amazed by all the transformations by a program that wasn’t like super crazy in time and calorie restriction. I ended up downloading the program and loved the diversity. So first I will explain it then lay out the pro’s and con’s!
The guide is 12 weeks long and is an e-book or an app. I will explain both. The e-book is one 12 week long program featuring three HIIT strength sessions a week (one legs, one arms/abs, one full body), 3 days of low intensity cardio, and one day of HIIT sprints as you move up in the program. The LISS will increase as well when you get in the final weeks. The HIIT strength sessions are broken down into two sets of four exercises repeated for seven minutes, then rest for thirty seconds and then you repeat both of them. The time totals to 30 minutes. It’s funny because the exercises look so easy but the way she does it makes it KILLER. The LISS sessions run from 35-45 minutes and the sprints are like 10 minutes. So as you can see the time is very reasonable. The app is very similar except it is subscription based and features one just guide one but two and three as well! It has a calendar, meal plan, timer and more. I like it a lot better but it is super similar to the e-book if you are using that and like it.
+Super great results! Just take a quick google search and you will see THOUSANDS of girls who have gotten healthier because of this program.
+Utilizes different kinds of workouts: LISS, HIIT and resistance training with and without weights.
+Very positive and supportive community.
+There is an app and an e-book with resources for accountability.
+Time efficient! Most workouts are intense but only about 30-45 minutes.
+EXPENSIVE! App is $20 a month and the book is like $100. I got the app.
+The resistance workouts can get kind of repetitive.
I hope this review helped. Now let’s take a look at some AMAZING transformations (C0urtesy of Kayla’s blog!):
Have you heard of BBG?
I personally love how the focus is on confidence and HEALTH!
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