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The Master’s Hammer & Chisel Iso Speed Hammer w/ Sagi Kalev Workout Review

Posted in Health/Fitness, Motivation/Inspiration, Review, Workout review with tags , , on November 16, 2015 by mistransformation



We’re getting closer to the release of The Master’s Hammer & Chisel Beachbody program and in addition to Autumn Calabrese’s Total Body Chisel workout, Iso Speed Hammer is the other sneak peak that is currently available on Beachbody On Demand before the December release.

For this workout you will need a variety of dumbbells, a pullup bar (can modify if you don’t have one), bench or ball (again, can modify), a band (can modify w/ dumbbells).

This offering is a short workout at 23 minutes but don’t let that fool you, Sagi hits on just about every body part in that time and it really packs a punch.

The set up is 11 moves rotating between upper and lower body completing 10 reps with 3 placement breakdowns (this is the iso) and then 10 reps of the same move done very quickly.  Knowing this, you will want to adjust your weights accordingly because you don’t get a break in between the sets of slower/fast reps to grab lighter weights and if you have weights that are too heavy you could injure yourself going fast.

The ten movements consist of pushups, iso lunges (L/R), pullup, deadlift, side lateral raises, sumo squat, cross band raises, pistol squat (L/R), bicep curls at a 60 degree angle, calves and finally triceps kickbacks with a twist.

I find that Sagi is a likable trainer.  Even though he’s lifted a pound or two in his life he has the personality that seems like he could be your friend.  He also is very funny.

Even though this workout is short I felt the little oomph that I felt was lacking in Autumn’s workout.  I liked breaking down the movement and then going fast for 10 reps.

My only complaint is that I wish the warm up and cool down were a bit more thorough.   I give this workout 4 out of 5 stars.