Master’s Hammer and Chisel Review

If you want a home workout program that will kick your a** into shape, get you ripped and in the best shape of your life, then Master’s Hammer and Chisel might be something you’re interested in!

Here’s what to expect from this Review:

  1. What is Masters Hammer and Chisel?
  2. What equipment do you need?
  3. What are the workouts like?
  4. Pros and Cons
  5. Does it work?

Updated: August 9th 2018

The Hammer and Chisel program is one of Beachbody’s newest workout programs and was designed by two of their best fitness trainers, Sagi Kalev and Autumn Calabrese. Autumn is mostfamous for her role in developing the 21-day fix program, whereas Sagi is best known for developing the Body Beast workout program. Both of these trainers have helped literally thousands of people lose weight, and get ripped at home.

What is Master’s Hammer and Chisel?

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If you’re reading my Hammer and Chisel review, then this is probably one of the questions that you’re asking yourself. The Master’s Hammer and Chisel is Beachbody’s first program that features two of their celebrity trainers in the same workouts. The main goal of this program is to help you build a defined and muscular body. It helps you achieve this by using three different phases:

  • The stabilization phase.
  • The strength phase.
  • And the power or SSP phase.

The Master’s Hammer and Chisel schedule will make your workout six times a week, meaning you’ll have one day of rest. The program itself is 60 days long, and each workout is going to be between 30 to 40 minutes each day.

What Equipment is Necessary?

Absolutely necessary equipment for this program includes a set of adjustable dumbbells, or a couple sets of different individual dumbbells, a bench, and a pull-up bar. If you’re looking for some good adjustable dumbbells for a decent price, peak around on Amazon. You can find some great used adjustable dumbbells for a good price.

What Are the Workouts Like?

Here’s a quick breakdown of the workouts in the program:

  1. Safety video: this video is exactly what it sounds like, it’s a video about safety. It also covers what equipment you will need, and how to get the best results from your workouts.
  2. Hammer Plyometrics: if you’ve ever done any of the P90X workouts, you are all too familiar with plyometrics. This is a jumping workout that will have you using your entire body to develop your speed, power, and athletic ability.
  3. Iso Speed Hammer: This is an isometric workout that will help you develop strength and muscular conditioning. Using tempo training and isometrics to build a toned and muscular physique.
  4. Total Body Hammer: This is a hypertrophy workout that uses pyramid sets to promote muscle growth and maturity. And it targets the whole body, as suggested by the title.
  5. Hammer Power: As a change of pace, this is more of a power lifting workout that will help you get stronger, and develop more power.
  6. Max Hammer Strength: Again, this is another power and strength building workout.
  7. Hammer Conditioning: Using compound movements, this workout focuses on creating stability and conditioning for your muscles.
  8. Iso Strength Chisel: This is a resistance workout that uses isometric exercises to help you increase your flexibility.
  9. Chisel Balance: This is a total body workout that will help improve your flexibility, endurance, and core strength.
  10. Chisel Endurance: A time under tension workout designed to help you build up your muscular endurance.
  11. Chisel Cardio: A cardio workout.
  12. Chisel Agility: a power workout that focuses on creating explosive power and coordination.
  13. Total Body Chisel: a full body resistance workout that helps you get a lean, toned body.

Pros of Hammer and Chisel


As you can tell from this Hammer and Chisel review, this is primarily a weight lifting workout routine. If you’re like me and you really like weight lifting workouts like P90X3or Body Beast, then this is a good option. Almost every workout in this program uses weight lifting in some form or another. And, the workouts are fairly quick, being between 30 to 40 minutes each.

Touching more on the time frame for the workouts, it’s clear that a lot of people like quicker workouts these days. The success of the Focus T25 program and P90X3 makes it clear that short workouts are the new thing. The Hammer and Chisel workout program is more of the same, with the exception of one or two of the workouts.

The workouts are great, with a few exceptions. I like the fact that the program incorporates both bodybuilding and powerlifting workouts, as well as some flexibility and stretching workouts. All of the workouts will get the heart pumping and will help you burn a lot of calories. Strength workouts are the best way to burn calories in my opinion, which is why I love these workouts so much.

The Hammer and Chisel nutrition guide is also a big bonus of this program. The Hammer and Chisel nutrition guide is completely customizable. Much like the 21-day fix program, the Hammer and chisel nutrition guide uses color coded containers to help you know what to eat, and when. It’s so simple a 5-year-old could do it.

Cons of Hammer and Chisel

Some of the workouts become very redundant. Each day you workout with a different trainer, so Sagi and Autumn alternate back and forth. One of peoples biggest complaints in regards to Beachbody workouts is that they can be very repetitive, and you’ll end up doing the same moves over and over again. This program has the same feeling sometimes. After all, it’s a DVD, chances are it’s going to get repetitive after some time.

This program is fairly advanced in technique. In my opinion, beginners should stay away from this program, as it could result in injury. A lot of the moves used in this program are pretty advanced, so be careful.

The moves in this program also don’t have any modifications like a lot of other Beachbody programs do, such as Focus T25. Technically there are modifications in this program, but only for people who don’t have the right equipment to do the workout. There are no modifications on how to make the moves easier for beginners, or people who can’t do as much as the rest of us.

Hammer and Chisel Results – Does it Work?

The Hammer and Chisel Results speak for themselves. Obviously, your results depend entirely on you and your effort, but if you put in the work, you’ll get the Hammer and Chisel results that you’re looking for. Below I’ll post some screenshots of some other people’s Hammer and Chisel results:

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hammer and chisel results

Things to Consider

  1. I see a lot of Hammer and Chisel reviews don’t mention some a few tips that I feel are really important to get the best results. Seeing as I want this to be the best Hammer and Chisel review, here are my best tips for doing the program:
  2. Use good form: As mentioned earlier, there are some pretty advanced moves in this program, so using good form is more important than ever if you want to get the best results. Lifting weights can be a dangerous business if you are using bad form, one slip up and you are likely to get injured! Protect your body by using proper form, and you will thank me later.
  3. Get enough sleep: Recovering properly is second to only nutrition when it comes to getting the best results. If your body isn’t getting enough time to rest and recover, how can you expect it to build itself back up after an intense workout? Make sure you’re getting enough sleep each day, and you will benefit greatly from it.
  4. Get proper nutrition: Nutrition is the NUMBER ONE FACTOR when it comes to getting the best results possible. The Hammer and Chisel nutrition guide will help you by giving you some guidelines to follow, but you have to do the work and follow it. If your diet is bad, expect your results to be bad as well.


At first, I was a little bit skeptical of having two trainers work together in the same workout program. It could have gone either way for me. Instead, I found that it was both enjoyable, and appealed to me more, as it gave you a sense of having more variety. I have to say that having the two trainers worked out rather well.

To wrap up this review, this program will get your heart pumping and has a great deal of value to offer you. It is a very comprehensive fitness program designed to develop the entire body, and not just build muscle. Although that is one of the benefits of the program.

I hope that you have found this review to be informative. This truly is a great program to help you get in the best overall shape possible, and in a lot of ways, it reminds me of the original P90X program.