Beast Rules

BEAST RULESI’ve been doing Body Beast for a good 6 months now and I’ve absolutely been loving it.  It’s a great program if you’re looking to focus on resistance training and want some serious motivation!  I’ve been loving my results and I have a huge group that I’m doing it with too.  It’s fun to see what we can all accomplish.

One theme that keeps coming up in Body Beast are the “Beast Rules”.  Sagi talks about them all the time, and I think they’re worth mentioning.  They certainly apply if you’re doing Body Beast, but they really apply to any fitness program.

Beast Rules

So what are the Beast rules?  Well they’re pretty simple.

1) You have to stay safe – This really can cover a lot of things.  First off, are you capable of doing the workout program you’ve chosen?  Has your primary doctor given you the green light to do that workout?  Do you have any injuries or limitations that would make it a bad idea?  The first step is to always make sure you’re doing a program that you can complete safely.  It also means keeping your workout area clear. Are there dumbbells laying around everywhere? Do you have enough space to do the movements?  It’s critical to make sure you’re not setting yourself up for injury.  The last thing you want to do is sideline yourself because of an injury.  You want to stay healthy so you can keep up with your plan.

2) You have to use correct form – This can be tough to assess sometimes if you’re working out at home by yourself.  But if you do have someone available, ask them to watch you workout and compare it to the people on the screen.  Do you look like they do or is your form off?  Making sure your form is correct goes a long way in helping you stay safe.  Injuries can and do happen when you perform a move incorrectly and have your body out of alignment.  It can be tempting, especially with Body Beast, to move up in weight and to sacrifice form a bit.  You should always have the weights under control and not using momentum to perform your lifts.  As long as you have control and are using proper form, you should be fine.

3) You have to have fun! Having fun is also critical to a good workout!  If you don’t enjoy what you’re doing, you’re probably not going to stick with it.  When I started working out at home, something just clicked.  I love the convenience, and I love the trainers.  I think they’re motivating and entertaining.  I really do look forward to my workouts every day because they’re fun for me!  It’s one of my favorite parts of the day which has kept me on track for the last 4 years!  So find what you love and you’ll find it’s not hard to stick with it!

So there you have it, the Beast Rules laid out for you.  They’re not super complicated, but they’re important.  If you want to stick with a program, you’re going to have to stay healthy and love what you’re doing.  If you follow these three rules you can do that! It absolutely applies to Body Beast, but I think it can apply to any other program too.  I’d love to hear what program you’re doing, feel free to leave a comment below!

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