Week 5 starts today– it’s crazy! We will be half-way through the program in the middle of this week, so I’ll do a 30 day update with progress pictures next week (it’s honestly been crazy how quickly both of us have seen a change in our muscles and endurance), and I’m excited for you to see that!
This week we did a lot more focus on the Chisel workouts, so while there were some of the heavy lifts, we did a lot more focus on lean muscle building, which means LOTS of sweat and plyometric moves (which is good because our garage is freezing!). After every workout, we took our Recover post-workout shape which really helped us feel muscle-tired rather than I’m so sore I can’t move tired.
Just so you know, you really don’t need special equipment for this program. We happen to have a bench and full weight set (this set is on sale on Amazon right now for a killer deal), but you can use an exercise ball, pull up assist, and dumbbells. You will need a set of light-heavy weights because you WILL see huge gains in your strength so you’ll want to be able to keep pushing yourself.
Below is our meal plan for the week. It’s snowy here right now, so soups and comfort foods are on the menu, but they are all clean-eating and Hammer and Chisel approved. Here is a downloadable copy you can edit: Hammer and Chisel Meal Plan
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This program is on sale through the month of January, so if you’re interested in trying it for yourself, I’d love to answer any questions you have! I’ll have my next group kicking off soon, so you can fill out the form below for more information: