Have you seen the very cool workout program by Adam Steer called Bodyweight Burn? Or, perhaps I should have started out by asking, “Have you heard of body weight exercises?” Because these are exercises that use your OWN weight (whatever that may happen to be) as the resistance instead of the need to use weights and equipment, and you don’t have to go to a gym.
Of course I cannot speak for anyone but myself, but going to gyms or working out in front of people is a terrifying experience. I’ve heard of others who have an aversion to it, and there might even be a term for it… For me, there are a few. For example, there’s “Gelotophobia,” or the fear of being laughed at (check! I have that one! Only kidding – that one is an EXTREME fear, like if you even HEAR someone laughing, you might think that they’re laughing at you, which is probably not real likely).
Anyway, whatever the fear is, I’ve got it. And so when I saw this product and premise, I liked it.
It’s already sounding good, isn’t it? That’s what I thought, too! Okay, here’s my review of the program…
Adam Steer is known as “The Bodyweight Coach,” and even though this particular product is about that method, he’s certainly not saying that this is the “end all” or “be all” program. There are some situations where he promotes programs using weights such as dumbbells or kettlebells. He’s been known to use resistance bands, and even Indian clubs! Basically, he says that it really depends on the goals and the person that will determine what tools (if any) that he recommends. He says that he found his direction in life thanks to his grandfather who evidently guided him into sports, which he loved, and found that he excelled at. He gravitated towards coaching, and found his passion was in helping people get in shape.
Adam got my attention by saying 2 things: 1) I wouldn’t have to go to a gym or use equipment (both of which I really don’t enjoy – especially the “going to the gym” part since I find it embarrassing as I mentioned above), and 2) It would only take about 21 minutes!
I looked again. Did I read that correctly? ONLY ABOUT 21 MINUTES PER WORKOUT?
This is a real plus for me, because it’s something that I can fit in during a break from the computer. Since I’m a writer, this is important. We all know that sitting all day in front of a computer just isn’t healthy. I live in a lovely spot with tons of quiet roads to walk on if I want to take a break. And there are plenty of people in town to walk with, so there’s no lack of motivation and support to walk daily. But, most of the people in my neighborhood are retired, and don’t have to worry about getting back to work. And, I have been noticing that if I go out for a walk lately, the neighbors who are outdoors will come over to chat with me. That’s really sweet! But, I don’t like to be rude – I have to say, “I’m sorry I can’t talk now because I need to get back to work!”
They understand, and aren’t insulted that I can’t stand around and chat, but those precious moments I wanted to spend walking don’t really pan out to much exercise!
That’s one of the reasons that this program intrigued me. I felt that maybe – just maybe – I could get my exercise in without even needing to leave the house and get further distracted. It may be a small thing to some people, but to me it’s really important.
Another huge plus for me (as I look out my window while I type and see it raining) is that as a “fair weather” exerciser, “I don’t care if it rains or freezes…” as the old funny song goes, I can take my workout no further than the living room floor in total comfort.
AND… he continues: this workout plan, combined with better eating habits (yes, I needed to hear that as I put down the toast with butter and jam…) can help me stoke up my metabolism by 67%.
So, why not try Bodyweight Burn?
Adam calls his system the “BW3 MultiBurn,” which translates to “Body weight 3x Fat-Burn Multiplier Effect.” In this he has 3 very specific exercise methods that, once you start implementing this, will keep your metabolism helping to burn fat all the time. 24/7.
As I have come to learn, most exercises stop burning fat pretty soon after you stop working out. So this is another real plus when it comes to his system. I like the visual image that comes to my mind as I picture my little (or big ha ha) fat cells burning up all that excess fat, or at least emptying them in the fire of my newly-stoked metabolism!
The exercises may look simple, but do not be deceived! Remember, you are using your own body weight to hold up and move around during these! And, we’re talking about MUCH more than just some sit-ups or push-ups.
In fact, take a look at this video to have a glimpse of some examples of what non-equipment, and exercises look like, and then come back to this article, understanding that this is just an example, as seen in this review of Bodyweight Burn. After (or while) you watch the video, if you look below it, you’ll see some of my thoughts on those exercises in the demo.
As I watch that video, I already can see where there are some moves I won’t be able to replicate at first. But no worries about that! Adam doesn’t expect anyone to go right into some of those more advanced moves, and as I have personally come to find out, there are ways to make adjustments to certain moves. For example, I just don’t have the strength to do fully extended pushups. I have to do them from my knees. But, the way I see it, a pushup from my knees is better than no pushups at all! (I know, there are no pushups in that video, but that’s what came to mind.)
And, in the video, you might have noticed the student doing “Mountain Climber” exercises (at about the 1:05 mark). Those are really tough for me at this stage of the game because I lack the overall strength. So, does that mean I’m not going to do them? Absolutely not! What I’ll do is get myself into the position, and even if I can’t “jump” my legs like he’s doing, I’ll do what I can, even if it means just “walking” my legs out and in.
At about 2:05, the student goes into the “Front Lunge,” which I can do a little – I can’t go deep because of knee problems, and as a newcomer to such things, I need the side of a chair to hold on to for balance. The trainer DOES mention making sure the knees do NOT go over the toes in the front – I can speak from experience that this is really important, and just making sure that I don’t extend my knees over my toes has made a huge difference for me, and has allowed me to do lunges and squats much better.
The point is, go ahead and make modifications to whatever exercises you need to. Just make sure to do something!
I love the “spinal rock” in between each move – it looks really relaxing as you watch it, but you actually do begin to feel it in your core!
By the way, this may be a little incidental, but the music in that demo is there, but not crazy loud and in my face types of music. I know that for many people, they need loud, pumped up music, but I’m not one of those people.
But, is it the right program for you? Lets Review Bodyweight Burn…
If you have been struggling unsuccessfully with calorie and fat restricted diets, and have been walking for your exercise, like every day, but haven’t seen the scale (or your tight-fitting clothes) budge, I’d bet you’d like this.
If you’re tired of not seeing that scale budge despite your efforts, you might like this!
If you’re willing to commit to even a few weeks – please – just TRY it for a few weeks – to see if you feel and look any different (and, from personal experience, I HAVE felt and seen a difference), you might feel like I do and never look back to the old way of doing exercise.
If you have found that you cannot complete some of the difficult moves found in some of the high-intensity programs out there, you might like Bodyweight Burn.
And, I should add that this is affordable! Try it NOW!
Okay, so what are the down-sides to what they’re selling?
Well, there are only a few that I could think up. For example, if you were hoping for a way to build muscles for bodybuilding purposes – for bulk, then this is not quite the right workout, because it concentrates on building lean and toned muscle. For me, that’s fine, because I’m not into building bulk and fitness competition. But, if that’s what you are hoping for, then it’s just not going to be enough.
One of the suggestions with Bodyweight Burn is to incorporate an occasional 24-hour fast. I like to eat. BUT, Adam is also quick to say that he’s aware that this might be difficult for some, so if you can’t fast for 24-hours on occasion, he says to consider making one day a very light, low-carb day. Considering that a lot of carbs aren’t that good for us anyway (what was I saying earlier about my toast and jam? Ha ha), this wouldn’t harm me!
I have noticed that if I eat a really EARLY dinner, I can go without eating and without a ton of discomfort for at least 18 hours. So, that’s not a full 24 hours, but it’s still a fairly decent rest from eating. I’ve been able to do this more and more frequently, and have indeed done at least 2 different days of the full 24 hours. Not very much though, and not very recently. 😉 But, to get some type of fast in, you might find my suggestion of the early dinner helpful to get you through.
You can have water, of course, but you really want to just make sure there are no calories going in that might make your body think that you’re off the fast.
What do you get with Bodyweight Burn?
You’ll get the easy-to-follow videos – remember, this is instant access download program! So you can follow along at any time, day or night.
You’ll get the pdf guide that will explain EVERYTHING to you – the science, the instructions, the tracking journals (trust me, you’re going to want to track this!) – everything!
You’ll get support to answer any questions you might have.
Oh, and this is important: You’ll get a rock-solid 60-day guarantee if you don’t like it! I would personally urge you to really try this. Don’t get it, and then not do anything and then decide to return it. That’s not really fair to the company. It’s not expensive – just about $20 for the basic program (there are a few upsells, but you do NOT need them if you just want to try it), so please be considerate to the people behind the program. They really are making this about as affordable as is possible for you to give this a try.
So, if the idea of using only your own body weight to help you begin to really burn fat – perhaps for the first time in a loooooong time, then order Bodyweight Burn today and see what it can do for you!