The Master's Hammer & Chisel Review
The Master's Hammer and Chisel is a new workout program launched by Beachbody.
Can you really get a strong, sculpted body in just 30 to 40 minutes a day while following the program? Here’s our review.
What Is The Master's Hammer and Chisel?
The Master's Hammer and Chisel is a new workout program launched by Beachbody. It’s led by well-known Beachbody trainers Sagi Kalev and Autumn Calabrese, both of whom have led numerous Beachbody programs in the past.
These trainers claim to have compiled their best techniques into a series of 30 to 40 minute resistance training workout videos. By following along with these videos, you can sculpt a powerful, “perfectly defined physique” in as little as 60 days.
The program is priced at around $140 USD (the base price of $110.85 plus a $27.63 shipping charge), making it one of the more expensive Beachbody programs available today. That price gives you a training guide, two sets of workout DVDs, and a series of shaker cups and portion-control containers.
What’s Included With The Master’s Hammer and Chisel?
The core of The Master’s Hammer and Chisel workout program includes two DVDs – The Master’s Hammer and The Master’s Chisel. Hammer is led by Sagi Kalev while Chisel is led by Autumn Calabrese.
These core parts of the program cover 12 workouts across 6 DVDs (3 DVDs in each set).
All of the workouts rely on something called SSP training, which is short for stabilization, strength, and power. By implementing these techniques, you can rapidly build, sculpt, and refine your physique to become “a true masterpiece.”
The workouts typically involve activating your full body. There’s a lot of balance involved. There’s also a heavy emphasis on lower body training, with not as much upper body training compared to other Beachbody workouts.
In any case, here’s what’s included with the program:
-12 hardcore workouts on 6 DVDs, each of which is a 30 to 40 minute resistance training workout
-7 portion-control containers and a shaker cup
-Program and nutrition guide, which lets you choose easy-to-make recipes while following expert tips to get the most from your workouts
-Quick start guide, which is a 3 step blueprint that briefly outlines the training philosophies in The Master’s Hammer and Chisel
-60 day workout calendar, which lets you track your workouts over a 60 day period to keep yourself accountable
What Kind of Equipment Do You Require?
Unlike some at-home fitness DVDs, The Master’s Hammer and Chisel requires at least some basic workout equipment. You’ll need the following equipment to follow along:
-A couple sets of dumbbells of various weights
-A workout beach or a stability ball
-A chin-up bar or a resistance band with a door attachment kit
The Master’s Hammer & Chisel Pricing
The Master’s Hammer and Chisel advertises itself at one price on its main sales page, but then adds a huge $27 shipping fee on top of that. Here’s how pricing breaks down:
-The Master’s Hamer and Chisel: $138.48 USD
That price includes the $110.85 base fee for the program along with a $27.63 shipping charge. The price is separated into three payments of $36.95, although you’ll need to pay the full shipping charge on your first order.
If you buy The Master’s Hammer and Chisel and don’t like it, you can return it within the first 30 days for a full refund (and you’ll avoid the two additional charges of $36.95).
If you want to avoid this confusing pricing policy from the official Beachbody.com website, then you can also purchase The Master’s Hammer and Chisel through Amazon, where it’s priced at $104.80 with free shipping – so you save a considerable amount of money.
What Do Customers Have to Say About The Master’s Hammer and Chisel?
The Master’s Hammer and Chisel currently has an average rating of 4.2 stars out of 5 on Amazon, although only 90 reviews have been posted so far. It’s also important to recognize that the program initially had an average rating of 3.5 stars out of 5 during the first few months of launch before a suspicious number of 5 star reviews were recently posted.
In any case, we’ve picked some of the pros and cons below.
-Incorporates a lot more leg exercises than other Beachbody workouts
-Focuses more on overall fitness than other Beachbody programs, including less upper body and muscle building and more overall balance, fitness, and cardio training
-Every workout uses a combination of weights, pull ups, and push ups, including classic movements and more complex movements
-The first week has a lot of focus on balance
-An ideal step up for those who have done the 21 Day Fix (another popular Beachbody program)
-Focuses on improving your cardio without adding too much muscle bulk
-A self-proclaimed half marathon runner reported that “for me, the workouts are not much of a challenge. I do not truly feel worked by the end.”
-There’s a lot of focus on lower body and cardio workouts, although upper body can sometimes get left behind
-A good workout routine for someone who is not very active
-Some of the movements are complex and “I do feel like someone could be easily injured if they are more of an amateur”, reports one reviewer
Ultimately, some people report the training program is so hard that they have to pause the workout DVDs at points. One person claims he’s completed P90X and a month’s worth of Insanity and he struggled with The Master’s Hammer and Chisel (in a good way). Others claim The Master’s Hammer and Chisel is too easy – like the half-marathon runner mentioned above.
Most reviews, however, indicate that The Master’s Hammer and Chisel is a sufficient challenge. But if you’re in particularly good shape, then this might not be the workout program for you.
Overall, The Master’s Hammer and Chisel is a training program led by two renowned Beachbody trainers. It’s not designed for those who are already in excellent athletic shape, but those who are trying to lose weight and get better balance, lower body strength, and cardio may enjoy the program.