My girlfriend followed a Beach Body routine for awhile. At first I thought it was silly but it turned out to be pretty sophisticated.
It had a three phase structure with Isometrics and eccentric focused lifting in the beginning phase just like I did in a Christian Thibadeau program. And drop sets in the hypertrophy phase, just like I did when I followed a Josh Bryant mass routine. Then the lean up phase had circuit training and jumping like Dr Fred Hatfield said to do.
The program was pretty straightforward, an initial week to “break in” the training style for that phase, then 3 weeks on basic linear progression. After that a new format/focus with basic linear progression on that format or workout. Then a 3rd “block” with a new focus to finish off. So it’s simple, but you’re on track, following a proven structure, using varied methods, doing more work every workout, for 90 days. Even if it’s not the “best” program 90 days going straight forward with no wheel-spinning adds up.
Her results were pretty good, and the shape of her thighs changed (improved) pretty quickly. I was so impressed I started doing curtsey lunges.
I’ve noticed guys here making progress following, focused, periodized plans with short blocks and different focuses and workloads so it was cool to see my girlfriend go through the process, like a guinea pig.
Anyway, I was impressed by Beach Body and if you’re interested in Body Beast I would give it a try.