Try a free BBG workout !
In celebration of the 12 Week Challenge starting soon, I’m sharing a FREE BBG workout with you all!
This workout is inspired by my BBG program, which means that you can do it anywhere, anytime. Of course, it wouldn’t be a Kayla Itsines workout if you didn’t get a little sweaty!
It’s not an easy workout but believe me, that feeling of accomplishment and the endorphin rush after you’ve finished makes it so worthwhile.
Let’s do this!
What Is It?
BBG stands for "Bikini Body Guide," and it's been transforming people's bodies since 2012. The guides include a fitness and nutrition plan spanning 12 weeks and can be done at home or at a gym.
The program is built around intense 28-minute workouts three days a week. That's it. They're broken down into arms and abs, legs, and full body, so each day of the week, you'll focus on a different muscle group. Expect to see moves like push-ups and planks, burpees, jumping jacks, mountain climbers, and weighted squats. The combination of weight training and cardio makes the program incredibly effective, while the meal plan helps people make more educated dietary choices to better fuel their bodies.
How Does It Work?
BBG programs are available as downloadable eBooks or in the app SWEAT: Kayla Itsines Fitness, both for a fee. During a workout, you'll have two circuits, each with four moves, for which you'll do a certain number of reps. For example, circuit one might look like: 15 burpees, 15 push-ups, 20 jumping jacks, and 20 lunges on each leg. You repeat circuit one as many times as you can within seven minutes at your own pace. You'll take a one-minute break and do the same thing with circuit two, which will be a new set of four exercise moves. After completing circuit two, you start over and do both again. The result? An insanely challenging workout completed in fewer than 30 minutes.
What Makes It Different?
The simplicity and brevity of the workouts combined with their ability to be modified have made this program exceptionally attractive to many a newcomer. In fact, Kayla loves the idea that she is often a woman's introduction to fitness. She told POPSUGAR, "I want to be someone's first entry [to exercise], and I think it's a good way to enter, because you're entering into a community that focuses on how you feel rather than focusing on how you look."
Everyone's story is completely different when they come to BBG, but devotees find a way to make the program work for them, whether they're fighting ovarian cancer or thyroid cancer, beating obesity and losing 100-plus pounds, overcoming an eating disorder and building strength, or just trying to get a bigger booty.
If you’re planning on using BBG as your workout during the 12 Week Challenge, or in general, I’ve included some information on BBG and how it differs from BBG Stronger, my other workout program. Not only that but you can try out a BBG workout in preparation for the challenge too.
How to start a BBG workout
Did the free workout above encourage you to start BBG?
The great thing about BBG is you can do the workouts almost anywhere! Roll out an exercise mat on your floor at home, get outside in the fresh air or train in the gym — it is totally up to you.
How to do the BBG circuits
Each circuit includes four exercises and lasts for seven minutes. When the timer starts, you begin doing the first exercise and follow the number of reps (so for this workout, it would be 20 reps of a rebound lunge). Then you move on to the next exercise and follow the number of reps. If you finish all of the reps for each of the four exercises and there is still time left, you begin with the first exercise again.
Once the timer stops after the first seven minutes, you rest for 30 seconds and then reset the timer for another seven minutes and start circuit two. The aim is to complete both circuits twice each — which gives you a tough workout in 28 minutes!