getting a nice physique

by Lori and Michelle on March 21, 2012

hello luvs!

for those of you who mentioned that you still have not tried chia seed pudding yet, you must. promise you will love it! they are such an easy go-to healthy snack.

moving on to today. we are sharing a fun topic …well to us a fun topic. as you know we love to talk about anything fitness related just as much as we love to talk about and make FOOD.

well we finally finished reading The Physique 57 Solution Book. today we are sharing our thoughts and review of the book and exercises, plus a short video showing our favorite moves.

review of physique 57 book

as you all know we are already fans of the physique 57 dvds that we bought back in September. so were excited to see what this book was all about. we love learning new things!

our thoughts about the book:

  • the book is nicely laid out and easy to read
  • great job in explaining what the physique difference is and why it works. they do something called interval overload where they bring the muscle to a certain point of fatigue.
  • there is also a lot of stretching involved. so a mix strength and recovery
  • a great detailed section about their workout moves. great pictures and descriptions.
  • provide a warm-up and cool down moves (something we need to get better at)
  • last part of the book is the diet side to get a lean sexy body. we like how they provide a kitchen make over, which is great for someone who does not know where to start.

our thoughts on the diet plan:

  • we agree with getting out the junk
  • eating more wholesome true food
  • if you are in need of weight loss focus on portion control
  • get a balance of proteins, greens, vegetables, fruit, healthy fats and grains. (which we follow besides the grains right now)
  • get your water in for the day, which we could not agree more with
  • buy organic if possible
  • they are big on not using your microwave

the book is geared to a two week transformation following their exercise tips, workout moves, and dietary tips. there are some great recipes in the book too! all the information in the book is great for those needing something new to try or want something lower intensity but will still give you great results!

physique 57 book

we love incorporating some of their exercise moves into our regular fitness routine. really hits some of our muscles in a different way! check out our video of us doing some of our favorite Physique 57 moves plus more of our thoughts!

sometimes we even do the exercises we have learned through Physique 57 during the day, like if are standing in the kitchen we might do one or two of their moves.

and now many of you are probably thinking why don’t we do this workout everyday since we love it so much? good question. we mainly don’t do this style of workout everyday because we really enjoy our high intensity workouts and we do admit that some of the exercises that physique 57 shows are a little difficult in terms of the position and flexibility. we know that if we stuck with it more that the moves probably would get easier.  and another reason why we don’t do it everyday is because we really like variety in our workouts. so doing the dvd a few times a week works for us!

to us, it is all about finding what kind of exercise you like to do and stick with it!

so what are your thoughts about the book? have you ever tried a physique 57 workout before? do you like doing low intensity but high rep burn out type of exercises? did you enjoy our video?

have a wonderful day friends!

till next time,

xoxo

L&M

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Erica March 21, 2012 at 8:30 am

Glad y’all enjoyed! I’m thinking about switching thing up- maybe I’ll look into this
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Molly March 21, 2012 at 10:08 am

I live in NYC and regularly go to Physique 57 classes. Seriously, it has changed my life and changed my body. I have always been huge on cardio and meet with a trainer three times a week but adding this class has completely changed my body especially my back side. I highly recommend doing the workout.

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Lori and Michelle March 21, 2012 at 11:38 am

Molly that is awesome! we can’t wait till we are in NYC next to take real class, I bet it is a killer :)
their moves have helped us as well!!!

Helene @healthyfrenchie March 21, 2012 at 11:18 am

I should maybe try some of those exercises! I like HIIT style workouts better though! That way I am done quick, I get a good sweat on and I don’t get bored… Especially when working out at home..
I’m at work, so I guess I’ll have to watch your video later :)
Have a great day
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Lori and Michelle March 21, 2012 at 11:39 am

we love our HIIT too for the short effective benefit, but this moves from physique are also great!!

Lisa March 21, 2012 at 12:23 pm

I’d be interested in reading that book, but I too love my HIIT workouts and don’t plan on giving them up…ever…plus they’ve made the most positive change in my body. I do want to try the physique 57 DVD’s because I’ve heard there great…and because Kelly Ripa uses them and she looks awesome!
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Lori and Michelle March 21, 2012 at 2:48 pm

yes Kelly does look great, we agree!

lindsay March 21, 2012 at 1:03 pm

oh i have been wanting to try physique. Love the review!! thanks ladies.
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Lori and Michelle March 21, 2012 at 2:47 pm

your welcome girl! we think you would love it, it is different but still good :)

the delicate place March 21, 2012 at 1:13 pm

i’ve never tried this but it definitely looks interesting and fun! i am forcing myself to do yoga tonight ( i just hate to slow down! but it’s so good for my mind/body that i need to do it more often!)
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Lori and Michelle March 21, 2012 at 2:45 pm

Melissa we are the same way, why is it so hard to just slow down sometimes ?
good luck with yoga, we need to do some as well!

Anastasia@healthymamainfo.com March 21, 2012 at 2:11 pm

Sounds like a great book with smart solutions. I might get a copy as well. Thank you for the post!
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Dr. Evan March 21, 2012 at 2:58 pm

Great review. I am glad the program worked well for you. It’s important we all find a regular workout program and stick with it! Thanks for sharing your story.
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Ela March 21, 2012 at 5:24 pm

Thanks for sharing–that sounds like a really interesting book. I haven’t read much on fitness lately and maybe that would be a good one to try.
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Ela
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Lou March 21, 2012 at 6:38 pm

This looks interesting…. I loved the moves you guys showed on the video – and who wouldn’t like a dancer’s body!?
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Heathy March 21, 2012 at 6:44 pm

Now you’ve got me curious about the book and workouts. THink i need to get my hands on it! Made your chocolate chip cookie cake finally today! I baked a few extra minutes because it didn’t looked cooked and then it turned out dry and also with 2 eggs turned out like a cake but Im going to try again with 1 egg and less cooking. I determined! lol yours looks so great xoxo
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Laury@TheFitnessDish March 21, 2012 at 8:46 pm

Glad you gals loved the book! Thanks for the review! I will have to check it out next time I’m at the library!
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Jessica Nazarali (@JessicaNazarali) March 21, 2012 at 9:46 pm

Thanks for a lovely post Laurie and Michelle, I have heard of the book and after your review I am keen to find out more :)
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LizAshlee March 22, 2012 at 5:46 am

Good to know..thanks for sharing!

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natalie (the sweets life) March 22, 2012 at 6:41 am

great recap-very interesting! why are they anti-microwave?

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Lisa March 22, 2012 at 8:46 am

Great review on Physique 57. I’ve never tried it, but I have wondered about it. I’m not one for sticking to one specific plan—it makes me a little crazy! I wanna choose day by day, based on how I feel!
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janetha April 7, 2012 at 10:52 pm

I started reading this book tonight and was googling about it and your review came up first thing :) love you girls!
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Lori and Michelle April 8, 2012 at 5:19 am

Janetha awesome!! we love Physique, it is a nice slow burn ;)

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