This is the first workout from Hammer & Chisel that I have done that has both Sagi and Autumn in it. This is Sagi’s workout; however, Autumn is the one visually demonstrating the moves while Sagi also demonstrates and gives vocal cues. There are no other back up people in this one.
The description from Beachbody: Five exercises work five muscle groups to hammer muscular definition, strength, and stamina.
Equipment: Bench, dumbbells, medicine ball, resistance band, chin-up bar. Most of these have modifications of you do not have them.
Hammer Build Up is a total body workout with 5 movements for each body part (some of them count left and right as one movement). Most of the moves are done for 30 seconds each (+/-) but on some moves where there is a left and right side you do the move 15 seconds each (there are exceptions to this, however). The total time for the workout is a little over 30 minutes in length.
Sagi’s typical warm up starts us off which seemed a bit shorter this go round.
Round One: Legs/Butt
Squat with medicine ball (or dumbbells)
Lunge R/L with medicine ball (or dumbbells)
Step up R/L with dumbbells (bench or modification on the floor is shown)
Round Two: Back
Chin up (or use bands for modification)
Reverse grip row
Round Three: Chest
Push up w/ ball R/L
Feet on med ball with push up (this was only 24 seconds probably because it is hard)
Incline press (or modify on floor if you don’t have a bench)
Round Four: Shoulders
Military press with med ball (or dumbbells)
Anterior raise with med ball (or weight)
Round Five: Biceps
Concentration curls R/L
Rotation curl sitting on bench or modifying standing
Round Six: Triceps
Dips off of bench or on floor to modify
Kick backs R/L (30 seconds each side)
Round Seven: Abs
Ball plank hold (hands on ball)
Ball mountain climbers (can go slow – your hands are on the ball)
Windshield wipers holding ball R/L 30 seconds each side *I chose not to hold the ball w/ my feet
There is a short cool down/stretch at less than two minutes long which of course if you read my reviews never makes me happy but I did some additional stretching on my own.
I liked that this workout had both Sagi and Autumn in it and you could see how they relate to each other rather than having them in separate workouts. I also liked that this was a full body workout that hit on every muscle group. It was also great that it got me to bring my med ball back into commission. I did, however, feel like this was similar to a lot of other strength workouts on the market and nothing really popped out at me with it. I understand though that this is part of a package and one of the pieces of the puzzle that makes up The Master’s Hammer & Chisel.
That being said, I will give this workout 3 3/4 stars out of 5.