6 Weeks of The Work
6 Weeks of The Work is an intimidating workout! I knew it was an intense program and I wasn’t sure I could handle it. But I wanted the challenge. So I made the commitment to myself and hit play.
This is the hardest Beachbody program I’ve completed. Last fall I took on 80 Day Obsession and finished it to the end. 80 Day Obsession is a hard workout. But The Work is much more intense!
What is 6 Weeks of The Work?
The Work is a newer program on Beachbody Demand. Your trainer is new to Beachbody, Amoila Ceasar. Like it says in its name it’s a 6-week program. The workouts are about 45 minutes long. 36 workouts, 6 days a week, for 6 weeks.
For five days a week, you’ll do an intense workout. Also, there’s one rest day and one active repair workout. The repair workout is shorter than the other routines. Lasting about 20 minutes. Make sure you don’t skip Range and Repair. Your body will thank you!
6 weeks of the Work is an advanced program. You’ll do a lot of compound lifts, agility exercises, and mobility movements. To help you get stronger and leaner. If you want less body fat, more muscle, and want to improve your mobility and flexibility this program is for you.
6 Weeks of the Work also has two different versions. An explicit version and a clean version. So if you’re like me and have little ones around you when you’re working, don’t worry. You can exercise to the non-explicit version. Amoila’s voice will cut out for a few seconds from time to time. But you won’t be missing anything.
The workouts focus on 6 training elements. Strength, hypertrophy, endurance, power, agility, and mobility. Each workout repeats 3 times throughout the program. But every week the intensity increases.
There is a workout calendar and you need to stick to this schedule. You need to complete the workouts and rest days in the order on the calendar.
Before starting 6 Weeks of The Work you can take the Fit Test to see if the program is right for you. You’ll do 7 different exercises for 60 seconds each. This program Weeks of the Work is an advanced program and doesn’t have a modifier.
The purpose of the Fit Test is an assessment of your fitness level. If you don’t pass the Fit Test start with 4 Weeks of The Prep. Then retake after the 4 weeks.
4 Weeks of the Prep
If you don’t think you’re ready for 6 Weeks of The Work or you didn’t pass the fit test start with 4 weeks of the Prep. It’s less intense and there is a modification for each move.
4 Weeks of the Work has 11 different workouts. You will repeat these workouts twice. Expect for Range and Repair which you will do once a week. The workouts are 30 to 40 minutes long and are designed to prepare you for The Work.
Most of the workouts for 6 Weeks of The Work last around 40-50 minutes. Range and Repair is the only short workout that takes about 20 minutes to do.
Cost of The Work
You can only get 6 Weeks of The Work with a Beachbody on Demand membership. Beachbody has 3 different payment plans you can choose from.
- 3-month membership which cost $39.99
- 6-month membership for $59.99
- 1-year membership for $99.99
You also have an option to buy a challenge pack if you don’t already have a Beachbody on Demand Membership. Most of the challenge packs come with a year membership, Shakeology, and other supplements.
Materials You’ll Need for The Work
You can buy the materials from the Beachbody store. But I found the materials are less expensive on Amazon.
Handweights are the most expensive equipment you’ll need. You’ll need light, medium, and heavyweights for the workouts. The sizes I used were 5, 8, and 15-pound weights. I didn’t have 10 pounds but I wished I did.
I already had the strength slides and resistance loops from doing 80 Day Obsession. For the resistance loops, it’s good to have a light, medium, and heavy loop. Yo don’t use the loops as much as you do in 80 Day Obsession.
6 Weeks of The Work does use a chin-up bar. But there is a modification if you don’t have one. You can also use a chin-up max which helps you do chin-ups if you need it.
You don’t need a mat but it’s good to have for floor exercises. Especially if you are working out on hardwood floors. The mat is also good to have for the army crawls!
6 weeks of The Work Supplements
The supplements suggested are a pre-workout, workout, and post-workout supplement.
The pre-workout supplement is Energize which helps to improve exercise performance. It gives you a little boost of energy to get you through an intense workout.
Hydrate is the workout supplement that helps to replace electrolytes and carbohydrates. That you lose through sweat. It gives your body an extra push to improve your endurance.
The post-workout supplement is Recover. Which gets protein to your muscles to help your body recover from all the hard work it’s doing.
You can buy these supplements from the Beachbody Store. But I don’t use any supplements while doing 6 weeks of The Work.
I did use Orgain organic protein, instead of using Recover. It’s a much cheaper option then Recover.
To be honest, supplements are expensive! I would have liked to have Energize to help me get through the Crucible workout:)
Using supplements can help give you more energy and recover faster. But it’s not necessary to complete the program.
What You Should Eat While on The Work
6 Weeks of the Work doesn’t have its own nutrition plan. But there are options. You can follow the Beachbody Guide to Nutrition for an easy healthy-eating plan. And you can access this guide at no extra cost.
But Amoila recommends a more in-depth nutrition program. like Ultimate Portion Fix or 2B Mindset. Both Ultimate Portion Fix and 2B Mindset have an extra membership cost.
Other nutrition plans to follow that don’t have an added cost is the timed nutrition plan. From 80 Day Obsession. Or use the 21 Day Fix container.
Weight Loss and The Work
You can lose weight while doing 6 Weeks of The Work. But that all depends on your nutrition. Amoila tells you every day to stay on your nutrition. So your weight loss depends on what you put into your body. If you are eating healthy food and have a calorie deficit you will lose weight.
What I Liked about The Work
What I liked most about this program is Amolia! He has a great personality and he makes you want to work hard. And he always put a smile on my face with the uplifting words he has to say.
The cast is great too. They are inspiring and funny. The women in this program are beasts! They are the ones that keep going. When the guys are dying the women keep killing it. Seeing the strength these women have is inspiring. I want to be as badass as they are!
Also, I like the variety of each day. The program was filmed in real-time so you never watched the same workout twice. Each workout never felt the same. So you will never get bored!
Amoila is great at explaining the exercises too. He takes the time to show you how to do it and it doesn’t feel rushed. The transitions between exercises are very smooth.
There are chin-ups in this program but if you don’t a chin-up bar you can do the modification. I liked that you have this option.
What I didn’t like about The Work
The only complaint I have with 6 Weeks of The Work is that the stretching at the end wasn’t long enough. It seemed like Amoila rushed through the stretches are the end.
The stretching part seemed to only be about two minutes long. And I felt like we don’t hold the stretches long enough. Of course, I know I can stretch more on my own.
To be completely honest I didn’t lose any weight doing 6 Weeks of The Work. It’s not because The Work isn’t challenging. I was soaked with sweat after each workout. And my muscles were burning.
The reason why I didn’t lose any weight is most likely because of my eating habits. My nutrition is terrible and Amoila tells you time and time again to stay on your nutrition. Also, muscle weighs more than fat so that could be another reason why I didn’t lose any weight. At least that’s what I’m telling myself:)
I might have lost inches but I didn’t take my measurement before I started. So don’t forget to take your measurement before you begin. Also, take a before picture so you can compare it to an after picture.
Even though I didn’t lose any weight. I still have plenty of non-scale victories. First off I can say I completed the program. It wasn’t easy and I did it. I also feel stronger. And I’m proud I did every rep in the final Crucible!
Why you Should Try The Work
6 Weeks of The Work is not for the faint of heart. You will be pushed to your limits. With that said, if you’re looking to challenge yourself, you found the right program!
I hope you found this review of 6 Weeks of The Work useful! Are you thinking about starting The Work? Let me know in the comments:)