So I know that you’ve seen me post these past 9 weeks about the program I’ve done and I just wrapped up week 9, so I wanted to share my results. 22 Minute Hard Corps (which I affectionately call 22MHC) is an 8 week long program, the workouts are bootcamp style and only 22 minutes long! (Hallelujah say all busy moms!) It’s inspired by bootcamp training and conditioning used in the military, in fact, real veterans are in the workouts! I was skeptical when I first started about how my experience would be, if I’d get good results, if I’d like the workouts or if I would lose the muscle gains that I had gained from Hammer and Chisel. After 9 weeks I can tell you that I LOVE it! This is now my FAVORITE program out of all the programs Beachbody has (well maybe tied with Hammer and Chisel!)! And my results… well… I’ll let you see for yourself. I do want it to be clear that I wasn’t actually trying to lose weight on this program, but was really surprised at how much I leaned out during the course of these 9 weeks. Also, I stuck to the meal plan about 80% so if I would’ve been stricter I probably would’ve had even better results, but I’m really happy!
Here’s some info for you:
How Long Are The Workouts? 22 minutes! (The additional core workouts are shorter)
How Many Workouts Come in the Program? 8
Who is This Program For? Anyone who is short on time and wants epic results!
What Kind of Workouts Are They? Bootcamp style, total body dynamic movements, and functional motion. You alternate days of cardio/abs and resistance.
Is There a Modifier? Yes. I’d consider this an intermediate program but there is a modifier.
How Much Space Do I Need? Beachbody says around 6 square feet. I did it in my garage, but you can totally do it in a living room.
What Equipment Do I Need? A chin up bar, a set of light and heavy weights (I used 12.5 lbs) or the sandbag (I had it at 20 lbs).
Anything Else I Need? Cross trainer style shoes if you want and a jump mat or workout mat is nice.
What’s The Nutrition Plan? It’s a portion controlled plan similar to the 21 Day Fix. Super simple!
Do I Need Shakeology? My results are from doing this program WITH Shakeology. So yes! It is the best superfood nutrition and is a quick and easy meal. I have the worst sweet tooth in the world and this really helps me stay on track.
Should I Try The Performance Line? YES! I used it and it helped me soooo much!
Is This For Men or Women? BOTH! It appeals so well to both! It’s not girly or too manly. I have a good friend who is in the Army and he said that this was right on par with their PT programs.
Can I Do The Plan Paleo/Vegan/Gluten Free? YES! It’s super easily to adjust for your needs.
Is There a Rest Day? Yes. You workout 6 days then take 1 rest day each week.
What Is “Hell Week”: An optional 9th week you can do to challenge yourself at the end– it’s made up of doubles and is crazy but you feel awesome when you finish them.
Is The Performance Line Part of the Meal Plan: The performance line products count as “free foods” meaning you don’t use up any of your portions with them! An extra perk to why they are so awesome!
What’s The Best Deal? A Challenge pack! Because it includes the workouts and your choice of Shakeology or the Performance Line products for a huge bundled discount to get you started!
My personal experience with this program was AMAZING! I felt challenged but in a good way. It helped me to realize that food was something that shouldn’t be a stress. In fact, I actually ate more on this program than I ever have. I bumped UP A BRACKET in the nutrition plan because my body needed more energy! And when I did, I started seeing results even faster! So don’t be afraid! I used the Energize and Recover from the Performance Line and it helped me so much to give my all in every workout and bounce back quicker with sore muscles! I strongly suggest you try it! This program is no joke!
I’ll be doing another four weeks of this program before I move on to Insanity Max:30 to continue to get toned up for the summer! I will definitely be coming back to this program OFTEN. My next support and accountability group is starting soon, so if you’d like more info on this program and want help on how to get started for yourself, fill out the form below!