The Master’s Hammer & Chisel – Chisel Agility w/ Autumn Calabrese



Beachbody continues to be generous with their offerings of The Master’s Hammer & Chisel workouts on their Challenge du Jour option OnDemand.

This workout requires no equipment and is not a strength workout but rather a more dynamic workout that gets your heart rate up.

Description from Beachbody OnDemand:  Develop elite speed, coordination, and power with moves inspired by athletic training.

This workout consists of two rounds of 1o movements done for 60 seconds each with no set break between movements except when Autumn is explaining the next move or she needs a water break herself.  There is a 60 second break between rounds.

The moves:

Hi knees up/tire knees back

Plank X taps where Autumn calls out which hand and foot to move as if it were a game.  She does get a bit tricky at times so beware!

Grapevine/shuffle.  Just like it sounds, it’s an old school grapevine to one side and a side shuffle back.  You switch leads at the 30 second mark.

Lateral squat jump – another move where Autumn calls out whether you will be jumping left or right.  Sometimes you may jump right (or left) two or three times.

Multi directional lunges – these are the typical front/side/back lunges switching to the opposite leg after 30 seconds

Rotating squat jumps – the are jumps at 180 degrees and back.  You’ve seen these before.

Skater triangle – I’m not really going to try to explain this except it’s the typical skater move done in a triangle with the main point in the front.

Diagonal jump lunge – I remember these from a 21 day fix workout (maybe it was Extreme idk) they are like lunge jump switches except done on the diagonal.  A modification is given if you worry about your knees.

Circle in and out – this is a fast feet drill where your right font leads around the circle and after 30 seconds the left foot leads and you change direction.

Directional squat jumps – these are similar to the lateral squat jumps only front and back are added to the mix with Autumn calling out once again.

After a 60 second break, these same moves are repeated.

There is a very short cool down which I’m not really happy about.  It’s less than two minutes.  I would have liked to have seen at least three minutes.

I will give this workout 4 1/2 stars out of 5.  I loved how Autumn tried to bring some fun in this workout with the moves that she calls out directions on.  With most of the strength workouts being on the more serious side, it was nice to see a change to the fun side.


Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: Logo

You are commenting using your account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s

%d bloggers like this: