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!
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.
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.
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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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!
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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!
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