If you know me, you know I LOVE a good challenge. I love to be pushed and challenged. I thrive during a workout that forces me to dig deep and push through when things are hard. You only get better when you’re out of your comfort zone!
Who Should Do 6 Weeks of The Work
Beachbody’s latest workout program, 6 Weeks of The Work is the ultimate challenge – an intense program that Beachbody warns is NOT for everyone. New super trainer Amolia Cesar will push you to your limits and he will shout, cuss and MOTIVATE you to take your fitness to the next level. Not only is this an explicit version of this program (there is a censored version if you’ll be doing it around kids), it’s going to be HARD AF.
Ladies, this is a great one to partner up with your husband, boyfriend or male best friend for, especially if he’s an NBA fan, like my husband! While I was doing the preview workout, my husband saw some of the moves and was immediately ready to join me!
This program was designed to challenge athletes and people who have already had success with some of Beachbody’s other more challenging programs like 80 Day Obsession, Morning Meltdown 100, P90X and Transform:20.
If you’re ready for a serious challenge and an incredible physical transformation (and you can pass the Fit Test), you’re ready for The Work!!!
6 Weeks of The Work: Beachbody’s Toughest Workout Program
With 6 Weeks of THE WORK, you’ll focus on hardcore functional training—training designed to help you build the kind of real-world strength, power, and stamina that translates beyond the gym, increasing your performance in everyday life. Think compound lifts, agility drills, cardio exercises, and mobility moves—everything you need to get into peak physical condition in record time.
The program was created by Amolia Cesar, personal trainer to NBA players and other professional athletes. He is most famous for his incredible 3 week transformation of NBA player Julius Randle (go here to see it). During The Work, you’ll get access to this incredible trainer and get your ass handed to you!
6 Weeks of The Work: High Level Program Details
- 6 days a week, 45 minutes/workout
- 36 unique workouts with 11 different workout formats, including compound lifts, agility drills, cardio exercises, and mobility moves
- 1 full rest day (Wednesdays), 1 recovery workout day
- Equipment Needed: Strength slides & loops (same as 80 Day Obsession), pull-up bar (optional but recommended), dumbbells and mat.
- Explicit and clean version
How To Combine 6 Weeks of The Work With Running
Will I combine 6 Weeks The Work with half marathon training? No. I do not have a race on the schedule for the winter and I don’t plan to add one. I am going to run a spring half marathon and this will give me an incredibly strong body to train with starting in January.
I’m very much looking forward to giving my all to this program and therefore I plan to NOT modify it for my running, as I have with other Beachbody programs. I’m excited to give this program my full dedication. I do plan to run along with it, but I won’t be doing any serious run training. I likely will run 3 days a week (2 mid week runs of 3-6 miles, one longer run of 8-10 miles on the weekend, but likely not every weekend ).
In the program guide for The Work, Amolia recommends strongly that you do NOT modify the order of the workouts. Typically when I make a Beachbody program and running hybrid, I will rearrange workout schedule to fit in with my run schedule (With LIIFT4, Joel specifically states this is ok. This is another reason why LIIFT is my favorite Beachbody program to combine with running). With The Work, I will arrange my runs around his schedule and prioritize The Work workouts over runs. The one thing I may do is start the program on a Sunday so that my long run day will be the same day as the active recovery workout!
For these reasons, I would recommend that runners schedule The Work into their off season. I would not recommend this program if you are training for a full marathon. It could have a place at the beginning of a half marathon training cycle for someone who is already quite fit and accustomed to running a good amount of miles/week. I would not recommend this for a beginner runner.
That being said, you could modify this program to fit in with your running, if you want. It is YOUR body and your rules and you know best if you can handle the workload and have the ability to recovery quickly enough. If I were to modify this program with running, I’d probably recommend skipping the Endurance and Agility and Cardio and Core workouts (these are on alternating weeks) and replace them with a run. That would leave 4 strength training workouts and 1 active recovery workout to mix in with your runs.
Try The Work Sample Workout and Fit Test
If you want to try it for yourself to see if you’re ready for The Work, try the sample workout here and take the Fit Test here (if you’re female and can’t do a pull up but can pass the rest of the test, you can still do the program – there is a modifier for all pull ups).
Want to Join Me And Do The Work Together Starting November 4th!?
My husband and I are both committing to 6 weeks of The Work! Grab your partner, or do it on your own, and JOIN US for our 6 Weeks of the Work private accountability group. You’ll get daily motivation, weekly meal plans with shopping lists, and accountability from me and fellow, likeminded people who are up for the challenge, even if this program scares them a little bit (believe me, it scares me a little too!). But, life happens outside of your comfort zone right!?
Our group starts November 4th! Fill out the form below and I’ll send you info on how you can join (and if you’re not a Beachbody on Demand member or your membership is up for renewal, you can save $20!). As always, past challengers always welcome!!!
If you’re not ready for the Work, join my next accountability group on October 21st and try one of my other favorite Beachbody programs, like 21 Day Fix, LIIFT4, or the new Morning Meltdown 100! My groups are full of moms and runners!