A challenging cardio workout that will help you move quickly, improve coordination, and create greater stabilization
Building a strong, sculpted body doesn’t require hours spent working out—just an expert approach. And with The Master’s Hammer and Chisel, seasoned trainers Sagi Kalev and Autumn Calabrese have compiled their best, most efficient techniques into 30- to 40-minute resistance-training workouts to help you craft a powerful, perfectly defined physique in just 60 days.
Throughout the entire 60 days, you’ll focus on Stabilization, Strength, and Power to rapidly build, sculpt, and refine your physique. Combine this training with proven portion-control nutrition-the way Sagi and Autumn do in The Master’s Hammer and Chisel-and you’ll build a body that’s strong, chiseled, and defined.
As I embark on my own 60-Day Journey with The Master’s Hammer and Chisel, I will be reviewing each workout as they present themselves in the program calendar. I will add my own insights and observations about the workouts; the comments I make are my own as an Independent Certified Personal Trainer and do not necessarily represent the Celebrity Trainers or Beachbody. Full disclosure, I am also an Independent Team Beachbody Coach and a distributor of this program and all other Beachbody products. I hope the information I provide is beneficial in your personal fitness journey.
Chisel Agility is a fun workout that will get your heart rate up and have the sweat pouring in no time at all. It consists of 2 rounds of 10 exercises with a 60 second break between rounds. To get the most out of this workout, stay on tempo with Autumn and the cast, moving from one exercise to the next without a significant rest will give you a great cardiovascular benefit.
Chisel Agility draws on Speed, Agility and Quickness training to help you go faster, stop quicker and be more responsive to your environment. SAQ training fine tunes your nervous system to react and respond more efficiently to the demands placed on your body by the environment around you.
Speed is the ability to move your body in one direction as fast as possible. While you’re not going to be completing sprint drills in this workout, depending on the space you have, you may have the opportunity to work on your stride length and rate to complete certain moves faster.
Agility is your ability to stop, start and change directions quickly at various speeds while maintaining correct posture and balance. Footwork drills like Circle In and Outs and the Grapevine shuffle are typical agility drills.
Quickness is your ability to react to outside stimulus and change your body position accordingly. Pay attention to visual, auditory and physical cues, take it all in and make the right movement decision based on what you’ve processed. There are a few of these ‘heads up’ drills where you’ll listen for Autumn’s cues and have to respond accordingly.
Sequencing all of these various drills together with minimal rest will give you an invigorating cardio workout as well. Pay attention to your form, listen for the cues and be quick on your feet. Above all, have fun, you’re going to work on this one but it’s a good change-up from the resistance workouts you’ve had to this point.
The modification for this move is to take the jump out and step into the diagonal lunge with a slight hop at the transition between directions.