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ChaLean Extreme Deluxe Upgrade Exercise Program Review

9.50/10

ChaLean Extreme Deluxe Upgrade Exercise Program Review

9.50/10

Quick Overview
  • Difficulty
    Advanced
  • Cost
    High
  • Trial Period
    30 Days

The ChaLEAN Extreme Deluxe Upgrade fitness program is an expansion program created by Chalene Johnson and Beachbody, and follows the success of the original ChaLEAN Extreme fitness program. The Deluxe edition incorporates the same high cardiovascular and resistance training theme that Chalene Johnson demonstrated in her original fitness program.

Chalene Johnson started her own group exercise classes in the early 1990's and focused on combining dance, aerobics, kickboxing and resistance exercises into a single cardiovascular workout.

After becoming well-known for her exercise group classes and helping other fitness clubs as an instructor, she collaborated with Beachbody to create the Turbo Jam fitness program in 1998, the year that Beachbody was founded. Since then, Beachbody has become a prominent name within the fitness program industry, creating hits such as P90X, Turbo Jam, Slim in 6, Hip Hop Abs, Yoga Booty Ballet and the ChaLEAN Extreme series.

The ChaLEAN Extreme Deluxe Upgrade fitness program is an extension to the original ChaLEAN Extreme fitness program and is designed to provide users with 7 additional cardiovascular and strength training workouts. As with the original workout programs, the new workouts are fairly aggressive and designed to support a total body transformation.

The exercise routines utilize cardiovascular, strength training, interval and yoga techniques to promote weight loss, improvements in cardiovascular endurance, increases in strength and lean muscle tissue and improvements in coordination, balance and flexibility. In addition, weighted gloves, an exercise ball and two resistance bands are included to create an even more effective workout program.

Pros

  • Exercise Routines are Comprehensive and Provide an Entire Body Transformation
  • High Intensity Workouts Provide Rapid Results
  • Includes 2 Resistance Bands
  • Includes Stability Ball

Cons

  • Requires Determination as the Workouts are High Intensity
  • Complete Adherence Required

Intent of Fitness Program

The ChaLEAN Extreme Deluxe Upgrade fitness program is intended as an advanced total body transformation program. Similar to most at-home fitness programs, the ChaLEAN Extreme Deluxe Upgrade fitness program begins at an introductory level that is designed to introduce you to the various techniques and the proper form for each of the exercise moves.

However, unlike many other fitness programs, the ChaLEAN Extreme fitness program is designed for you to quickly take this knowledge and progress in a high intensity manner to achieve the greatest fitness results possible in the shortest period of time.

The ChaLEAN Extreme Deluxe Upgrade fitness program combines cardiovascular, strength circuit training, interval training and a few specific workouts designed to condition your core. The overall intent of the fitness program is to bring forth a comprehensive fitness program that is designed to promote weight loss, reduce excess body weight, decrease body fat percentage, improve cardiovascular endurance, increase lean muscle mass and strength, and improve coordination, balance and flexibility.

The ChaLEAN Extreme Deluxe Upgrade fitness program comes complete with the following:

  • Fat Burn Challenge Workout
  • Get Lean Interval Training Workout
  • I've Got Abs Workout
  • Lower Body Extreme Zone Workout
  • Extreme Core Circuit
  • Extreme Intervals
  • Dynamic Flow Yoga
  • Weighted Gloves
  • Stability Ball
  • Two Resistance Bands

Primary Areas Worked

The ChaLEAN Extreme Deluxe Upgrade fitness program picks up where the original edition left off. You will continue your cardiovascular and strength training workouts with similar exercises such as sumo squats, ice skater (where you mimic ice skating to work your core and lower body), push ups with one leg raised, jump-squat-push up routines, push up side planks, reverse lunges, army crawls, squats with woodchops and other exercises that are designed to work all of your major muscle groups.

The ChaLEAN Extreme Deluxe Upgrade fitness program also includes workouts involving the use of a stability ball. Workouts utilizing the stability ball are designed to improve your core stability, balance and coordination. Since you will be performing moves on the ball itself, the exercises will also improve your muscles' ability to act as stabilizers as they continually contract and release to maintain balance.

Exercises performed with the stability ball include crunch & reach, stationary lunge, pike, push ups with your feet on the stability ball, crunches while laying on the ball, back extensions, abdominal tucks and oblique crunches. All of these exercises are designed to provide a new and challenging dimension to your workouts. Through the use of the stability ball, your muscles will be forced to work in combinations that will develop not only balance and coordination, but true core strength as well.

Program Length/Frequency

The ChaLEAN Extreme Deluxe Upgrade fitness program is designed as an additional 4- to 6-week exercise routine to be performed after the completion of the original ChaLEAN Extreme fitness program, which is a 90-day fitness program. The fitness program outlines what exercise workouts you should perform each day in order to achieve the largest set of health and fitness benefits in the shortest period of time. The ChaLEAN Extreme Deluxe Upgrade fitness program begins where the previous edition left off, so you will be performing 4 to 6 workouts per week right from the beginning.

Effectiveness/Results of the Program

The ChaLEAN Extreme Deluxe Upgrade fitness program is not marketed with any specific success stories and reviews related to the long term effectiveness of the program. However, the ChaLEAN Extreme Deluxe Upgrade fitness program works on the same principles as the original edition and will produce fitness results in-line with the original routine.

This being said, typical fitness results derived from the original ChaLEAN Extreme fitness program include large reductions in excess body weight, decreases in body fat percentage, improvements in cardiovascular endurance, increases in lean muscle mass and strength, improvements in core stability and explosiveness, and increases in coordination, balance and flexibility. However, as with any fitness program, results will vary depending on your initial baseline fitness level, your level of intensity, the regularity in which you perform the exercise workouts, and your dietary regimen.

The ChaLEAN Extreme Deluxe Upgrade fitness program introduces the use of a stability ball and has a workout dedicated to yoga poses and stretches. These additional exercise workouts are designed to improve your flexibility, balance and overall core strength.

Equipment/Space Requirements

The ChaLEAN Extreme Deluxe Upgrade fitness program includes two resistance bands, weighted gloves and a stability ball. When purchasing the fitness program from the Beachbody website you will be asked to choose either the medium- or large-sized stability ball, depending on your height.

Similar to the original ChaLEAN Extreme fitness program, you may want to use an exercise mat when performing the abdominal and yoga exercise routines. Compared to the original ChaLEAN Extreme fitness program, dumbbells are not a requirement, though they can be used during several of the cardiovascular and strength training exercise workouts for added difficulty.

Physical Requirements

No particular physical requirements are necessary to perform the ChaLEAN Extreme Deluxe Upgrade fitness program. However, the fitness program is an aggressive exercise routine that will require a fair amount of determination, commitment and intensity.

This being said, individuals that have not worked out for several years may want to consider a less demanding fitness program. In addition, if you have any type of chronic pain or joint problems you may want to consider an easier workout program.

The ChaLEAN Extreme Deluxe Upgrade exercise program is designed as a total body transformation program. As such, the exercise workouts are fairly difficult to perform from a physical exertion perspective. The stability ball requirement may be difficult for those who are not used to performing these types of exercises. However, your stability, balance and coordination will improve as you continue to perform the exercises.

The ChaLEAN Extreme Deluxe Upgrade fitness program is most ideal for those who have been exercising regularly and are wanting to take their current state of fitness to the next level. For those who are ready for the ChaLEAN Extreme Deluxe Upgrade fitness program, results will be realized in a reduction in excess body weight, improved cardiovascular endurance, increased lean muscle mass and strength, and improved coordination, balance and flexibility.

Support

The ChaLEAN Extreme Deluxe Upgrade fitness program was designed by Beachbody and uses the same customer service as the original ChaLEAN Extreme package, which includes:

  • Online email service
  • 24/7 telephone line
  • Live chat
  • Online message board
  • Online FAQ database

Cost

The ChaLEAN Extreme Deluxe Upgrade fitness program costs 3 monthly payments of $ 29.95 plus $ 12.95 for shipping and handling. This puts the Deluxe Upgrade fitness program at the same price point as the original ChaLean Extreme fitness program. While you will receive only 7 exercise workouts compared to the 15 included with the original program, you will also receive two different resistance bands, weighted gloves and a stability ball.

This being said, the cost of the ChaLEAN Extreme Deluxe Upgrade fitness program is reasonable and provides a solid amount of value in comparison to what you receive. In addition, the fitness program is well designed and utilizes several training techniques that will accelerate your personal health and fitness gains.

Summary

With the success of the original ChaLEAN Extreme fitness program, it is understandable why Beachbody has created an expansion fitness program. The ChaLEAN Extreme Deluxe Upgrade fitness program continues where the original program left off, with high intensity cardiovascular and strength training routines, and introduces two new exercise workouts.

The first of the two new exercise routines utilizes a stability ball and is designed to strengthen the entire core area. The second introduces exercises associated with various yoga poses, stretches and breathing techniques.

The ChaLEAN Extreme Deluxe Upgrade fitness program is an aggressive high intensity workout program that is designed to promote an entire body transformation. The fitness program is fairly priced, and anyone that regularly performs the exercise workouts with moderate or greater intensity and consumes a reasonable diet that focuses on nutritious, well-balanced whole foods will see fitness results that meet their personal fitness goals.

All in all, the ChaLEAN Extreme Deluxe Upgrade fitness program is well designed and improvements will be seen in virtually all aspects associated with good health and fitness. The results that you should expect will be realized in lower body fat percentage, a reduction in excess body weight and inches, improvements in cardiovascular endurance, increases in lean muscle mass and strength, improvements in coordination, balance and flexibility, and increases in core strength and explosiveness.

To this end, if you are new to Beachbody and looking for an aggressive high intensity exercise routine that focuses on virtually all aspects of fitness, the ChaLEAN Extreme Deluxe Upgrade fitness program is definitely worth considering. For individuals that have already completed the original ChaLEAN Extreme fitness program, enjoyed the exercise routines and achieved sound results, the ChaLEAN Extreme Deluxe Upgrade fitness program will be an excellent next step.