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5/19/11 12:35 P

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im still waiting to get my chalean extreme in the mail and after reading everyones comments im even more excited about starting the routine.

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5/19/11 11:32 A

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I love this program. I was hesitant to get it because I have P90X and thought it was the best strength training program for and "at home" work out. I love them both now and love both but actually prefer ChaLEAN Ex. I love hot it targets 2 muscle groups at once. I have lost a ton of inches too and can see definition I thought I would never see. I can also do about 100 more pushups than I could before I started the program which I didn't know until I joined a 1000 push up in a week challenge and found I could bust out 5 sets of 30 each with a short rest break between. I had not tried more than 10 - 15 per at a time and thought I was going to die with that, but by the time I got done with my first round of ChEx, the push up sets were easy and I actually started wrapping a resistance band around my back so that I would have resistance on the up. . .a trick I learned from her TurboFire Strength routine.
I don't know if you are strong, but I actually ended up buying the Select Tech dumbbells by the time I was done because my 30 pound weights weren't enough for some of the exercises! I am lifting a total of 80-90 pounds on some of the squat exercises and NO I DIDN'T bulk up!

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5/19/11 7:37 A

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I lost a LOT of inches with both rounds I've done, with most inches lost being in the Burn phase. I wrote blogs about my results, but no pictures. I'm not there yet enough for me to share pictures. Stlll have 25 lb or so to lose!
Here's my blog with my first round program results: www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_jo
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Here's first round Burn results:
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Second round Burn results:
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ELECTRICSHEEP84's Photo ELECTRICSHEEP84 Posts: 157
5/19/11 7:05 A

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Wow! You both look amazing! Congratulations on achieving that! I cannot wait to see my own results after completing the program!

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5/19/11 7:01 A

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I had amazing results! I didn't follow the CLX diet, but I stayed withing my calorie range. I also added running for extra cardio. Here is my blog of my results. I noticed the biggest change during the Lean for Life Phase.

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5/19/11 6:57 A

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This is a link to my picture blog after my first round of CLX. I was pretty pleased. I'll add you as a friend so you can see it (since my page is private).
I would suggest using weights - not bands. Starting out, you'll want dumbells that go up to 20 lbs each. That's what I've been using. I got a set at Wal Mart last Aug/Sept for $22.
Also, don't skip the cardio days. If you don't do the CLX cardio then do something else. I ran on the 2 scheduled cardio days & 1 of the scheduled rest days.

Amy from Missouri


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ELECTRICSHEEP84's Photo ELECTRICSHEEP84 Posts: 157
5/19/11 6:43 A

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That sounds awesome! One thing I have noticed is in the 3 weeks I've been working out, my legs and abs tend to hurt the next day, but NEVER my arms. I think I need to upgrade to a heavier weight! I was considering TurboFire, but ChaLean Extreme had better reviews. Thanks for the info and congrats on all your success!!

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5/19/11 6:26 A

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Chalean Extreme is an amazing alternative to the gym. She really pushes you to lift very heavy and teaches you proper form. I have lost a ton of inches and have so much muscle definition in my arms, back and shoulders. The cardio included with the program is pretty good too but I mix it up with Turbo Fire. Good luck!

-Karen-

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ELECTRICSHEEP84's Photo ELECTRICSHEEP84 Posts: 157
5/19/11 6:14 A

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I want to buy this program...but before I do, I was wondering if some of you may have had some amazing results from it. What are the pros and cons of her system? I do not like the gym, so I was hoping this could be extra tough for me! emoticon

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