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Hey folks Fit Dad Chris here! Want answers about MaxWorkouts?

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As most of you know I like to joke and say I have workout ADHD since I have done a lot of different workout programs over the years. In reality it is not that I have ADHD or I get bored with them, it is just the fact that I like to try different things and at this stage in my life with 3 kids under 6 I have no time to get to the gym so all my working out is done at home and I do not mind spending money on new fitness programs.

If you are a regular reader “which I hope you become ;-)”Β  you have read my workout reviews and know I have a lot of very thorough reviews for specific home workout dvd's like p90x, insanity, body beast etc… They are all awesome workouts no doubt about it! They have changed my life, but at the end of the day they are just a TOOL in your toolbox and the onlyΒ  way they work is if you use them!

I do not care what before and after pictures any program out there is showing. How much weight loss someone is saying they achieved… it all comes down to putting in the work! Sure some workouts are definitely structured better than others, but if you are not following through, eating right, and being consistent you will not reach your goals!

So My Max Workouts Review & Feedback


  • Will you get results if you follow it? Sure…
  • Is it priced very low? Sure…
  • Do you get a lot of information? Sure…


  • Can be very confusing…
  • Information OVERLOAD!
  • If you want to see videos of the exercises you need to “UPGRADE” to the “$29” a month Club Membership
  • Support is eh….
  • If you are a beginner you could potentially hurt yourself without the proper instruction, not to say the info is not there you just have to find it.

Again will you get results? Of course, but is it really the best program for you? Of course that really is up to you.

Are You Buying It Because It Is Cheap?

  • As I get older and “wiser” πŸ˜‰ I am slowly finding out that cheap is not always better. Sure you can get this workout for under $40, but at the end of the day, the time you are going to have to spend going over all the documentation, PDF's, meal plans “which are lackluster” you could literally spend a few solid days doing it, plus if you wanted more video/info you need to join the $29 a month club membership.
  • There is a reason why a product like “Max Workouts” is “$40” vs a product like T25 is around $120. With Focus T-25 you are getting production quality, actual videos, a nutrition plan… all physical products with video instruction.

I didn't want this to turn into a Max Workouts Vs. T25, or Vs. P90X

I guess what I am getting at is this

  • Do want to spend time researching the exercises, then looking down on a piece of paper to follow or do you want to just follow along to a professional video?
  • Do want to waste time figuring out the right form on your own, or do you want the guy on the TV screen showing you exactly how you need to be.
  • Do you want to think about all the info in the “123 PAGE” max-workout PDF “yes 123 pages!” or do you just want to put in the DVD and bust your workout in 25 minutes?

Basically if you just want to get a program that will have you in your workout gear and sweating in under 5 minutes then you are going to want something like T25, P90X3, Insanity Max 30, or any other professional done home workout DVD's. I mention that last 3 because they are only 25-30 minute workouts which is what you are looking for if you were researching to see if Max Workouts was scam or not, and those three will rock your world! Seriously.

Go ahead and read my reviews of those workouts here:

At the end of the day you are going to get what you put into it.

I hope this helps you out! Would love to hear comments or questions below.


About the Author


Jack of all trades... master of none! Father of 3 awesome boys, husband to 1 amazing wife! Obstacle racer, procrastinator, computer nerd, trying not to follow the herd!

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  • shantel says:

    Want to get slim and I’m sick and tired of the way I eat and my body shape

  • laura says:

    I hear ya Shantel! Have you started Max’s program? If so, how is it going so far?

  • sharon says:

    I highly, highly recommend this workout program. It put me in the best shape of my life and set me up with a good foundation to continue to lose fat and build muscle and loaded me up with tons of knowledge. I felt better doing this program knowing that I was doing the best most effective work outs for my body and I noticed a significant change in my fitness levels day to day. I was stronger than I could have ever imagined! Max workouts is a total challenge and completely worth every penny.
    If you’re looking for a sign to make a change, this is it.
    “Everything you want is on the other side of fear.”

    • Sanjayy Sharma says:

      Hey sharon

      thnx for sharing ur feedback, just a quick question wt all us there in d bookm inly the excercuses or much miee.

      i also looking forward to buy one if u can elaborate more about the same will really appriciate.


  • Katy says:

    I’m wondering if this program is TO intense . I’m afraid of trying and failing. It does look pretty difficult. I’d feel better if I could see a few excersises being done. Any advice?

  • Susanne says:

    I just read about this programme and would love to join BUT I have bad knees. I can’t squad or rest on my knees or jump, so is this not the programme for me???

  • Ken Davidson says:

    beware I took the trial offer decided not for me cancelled out they keep billing me on my card can’t seem to get it stopped or find out how to stop the billing last I seen you have to pay to cancel, anyone help me on this, just billed sept 10 another 29.95

  • Hayles says:

    HI I would really like to try MAX WORKOUTS but I suffer from chronic fatigue syndrome and I have MS I know my doctor will tell me to give it a go but I am worried that I will not be able to do anything because of tiredNess and pain can anyone give me some advice please??

    Hayles. UK

    • Chris says:

      Hi Hayles. I guess I would have to ask this… what can you do now as far as getting tired or sore etc…

      Can you walk a mile? Go up a flight of stairs a few times?

      I would need to know your baseline fitness to really say, but if walking a mile or going up stairs is tough this might be too much for you at the moment.

      It is so hard to know what kind of advice to give you. How is your diet? I know a few people who have MS and changing their diet has worked wonders. Most follow a paleo diet or try to cut out gluten and dairy.

    • Tony says:

      Like Chris says. And cut out all, yes ALL, junk food, get optimal sleep every night – early to bed (9pm-ish), very dark room, no noise, and if the sun ever comes out in the UK try to get 10 minutes on each side of your body at the hottest time of the day every day – get as much of your kit off as decency and the neighbours allow.
      Cut out stimulants like coffee and tea and (in case you’re not clear what junk food covers) energy drinks.
      And start slow and gentle on the exercise, don’t overdo it at first.
      Also – most important – make sure you digest and absorb your meals well by relaxing, not drinking anything an hour either side, and chewing every (small) mouthful to liquid before swallowing.

  • vivian says:

    I was wondering how many pages is this program? And the additional gift “books”; how many pages are they?

    • Chris says:

      Hi Vivian so here is a quick breakdown… give or take a few pages for intro table of contents etc…

      Max Workout Program – 123 Pages
      Lean Body Diet – 69 pages
      Body Weight Workouts – 44 pages
      Muscle Recovery – 34 Pages

      Like I say in my review take a day or two to go over everything and get a good idea of how you are going to use it all.

      It is a lot to take in!

  • louise says:

    Is this program legit?

  • robert ryan says:

    I am a 74 yr old male who has kept in reasonable condition but I am finding it increasingly difficult to lose belly fat and lower my insulin level. My LDL levels are also too high. Am I too old to get maximum benefit from the programme?

    • Chris says:

      Hey Robert, you are never too old πŸ˜‰

      You really can scale the workout to your physical situation.

      I think as we get older DIET is truly key! What is your diet like now?

      • robert ryan says:

        Hi Chris.

        My diet is (I think) fairly good. I try to eliminate sugar and have substantially cut back on wheat products such as bread cakes etc. I eat a lot of the good fats, avocado, nuts etc. I am experimenting with intermittent fasting where I only eat in a one 8 hour period each day. Whatever I seem to do my weight stays almost exactly the same, which is unfortunately all round my middle.
        In regard to my age, I find that while I can handle the exercises, my recovery time is a lot longer. Is this taken into account with this programme?
        regards, Robert

        • Chris says:

          Well I don’t know too many 74 year olds with a six pack, but more power to ya brother!! One thing you really might need to do is track all your are doing with the numbers. If you go to they have a great app that lets you track it all so you can real dial in and know exactly how many calories and macros you are taking in! Yeah man I can understand recovery taking longer. You may need to do an every other day routine or a mon-wed-fri with the weekends off. Sometimes less is more ya know. Hope that helps

  • robert says:

    Thanks for your comments, Chris. Very helpful. After trialling the free 5 day programme I have decided to go ahead and sign up for the full programme. I have taken your comment that you ” have never seen a six pack on a 74 yr old” as a challenge. I will post a pic when I get one. Cheers

  • janie says:

    I had surgical repair on my posterior labrum in June. I am in constant pain and physio does not seem to help. I am anxious to get back to exercising, but it is difficult with the shoulder the way it is. Will I be able to use your program?

    • Chris says:

      If you are in pain you should go see a physical therapist and figure out a treatment plan. I mean sure you can do a lot of the moves, but you would have to be tweaking and finding alternatives…

      Last thing you want to do is injure yourself more. Physical therapy is never fun, but you have to stick with it. I know over the years when I was injured the times I followed my PT and actually did it the recovery time was so much better. The times I slacked the injury came back.

      Just make sure even if you are not working out hard to watch the diet! That will keep you in check until you are 100%!

  • Leah says:

    Have done weeks 1, 2 and 3 so far. Love it and and seeing great results. Was working out at home prior to but I love how this program works. I didn’t purchase all the extras and wondered if doing the whole program again and tweeking it would work after the 90 days. Thoughts?

    • Chris says:

      Hey Leah awesome job! Yeah of course it would. I think sometimes we don’t go as hard the first time around in a new program so even just upping the intensity would make a difference.

  • Just Me says:

    I’m cruising the web looking for reviews. On first glance, skimming your page, the major arrows and big buttons urgently begging me to buy now tells me you’re not to be believed.

    On to the next review, hopefully someone who doesn’t depend on sales.

    • Just Me says:

      Oh, moderation? That means this comment won’t see the light of day. Yeah. Later.

    • Chris says:

      Oh sorry did not see this comment. Sorry if that comes off as salesly, but I really find that big Call To Actions help the visitor get to the product. I do not put any workout reviews up that I have not done. If you have any real questions or concerns about this workout hit me up and I will try my best to answer it.

  • Mona says:

    Hi there,
    I have few questions about the MAX workout-how much indoor space do you need? I live in quite a small space AND with a roommate. Can the workouts be done outside or adapted to outside (warm and cold weather)? I like doing things outside-run, cycle, x-country ski and bootcamps. Thanks!

    • Chris says:

      Yeah of course, that is what I have said a lot about this workout is that it is very adaptable. At the gym or at home you can make it work you just have to spend a day going over the workout and figure out how it will work best for you. Make sense?

  • What continuingfee is being charged $29.95. I am trying to get all the pros and cons on this product and thisis the first really negative thing I have heard. Will all this info down load on a samsung tablet.

    • Chris says:

      Hey Cindy… this workout is a one time fee. They do offer some ongoing support and other things as well for $29 a month, but that is only if you decided to purchase it. Yes the main workout is a pdf so you can pretty much view it anywhere.

  • Shartayua says:

    Hi..I am looking for a work out routine but I am worried because I. have never worked out before I have chronic asthma and I am 29 5’7 and 270 pounds. Would this work for me in only 90 days,or should I start off with something at a slower pace.Thank you

    • Chris says:

      Hey there… well you have to start somewhere right! They have different levels with this so I say go for it and if you need a break take one. I think anything you start is going to be tough, but just start something….

      even if it is doing
      10 jumping jacks.
      10 Push up
      10 Sit ups
      10 Air suqats

      and repeating 2 or 3 times,.

  • Andy says:

    OK is this program 30 minutes each day or is it every other day. Can you still drink beer or is there some crazy diet that is also to be followed?

    • Chris says:

      Each day, but of course if you cannot do that you can modify it. 3 days a week is better than no days a week right?

      You can drink beer if you want. That is up to you.
      You just have to know what your goals are. Depending on the beer, they are a lot of wasted calories… You need to keep track of your intake if you are looking to lose fat.

      I don’t think a crazy diet is a long term goal. Find that happy medium with diet and working out and you will do great!

  • C says:

    I’m 39 and have to lose 30+ pounds. Is this workout program suitable for someone like me? I’m not really concerned about the “time” as I am in positive results. I constantly hit a plateau and I’m sick of it. If you tell me ‘Yeah, YOU can see results in one year…” I’ll accept the challenge but IF it’s a guaranteed, positive challenge. Make sense?

    • Chris says:

      Hey of course it will work for you. The great thing is you can scale it to your level and the way it is structured you will keep getting results.

      You just need to stick to it and clean up your diet!

  • Marilyn says:

    I am almost 62. I have arthritis in my right knee and my left hip. Would I be able to do this program? I do use a cane for extra support.

    • Chris says:

      Hmm I would say look into some yoga or piyo. That is more up your alley to be honest

    • Tony says:

      Once you overcome the arthritis you should be fine Marilyn, long as you don’t overdo it at first.
      Arthritis like yours (asymmetric) is almost always an acidity problem. You can fix that by adopting a healthy diet – which means low-carb with minimal animal foods, minimal fried and burnt foods, and lots of anti-inflammatory foods like turmeric, coconut oil, garlic, … any other non/low-inflammatory foods you can find. Google “low-inflammatory foods”.
      Start every day with a glass of water (not cold, body-temp) with half a lemon squeezed into it, and throughout the day have regular glasses of hot water with a pinch of Himalayan rock salt and half a tsp of turmeric. And a chopped up fresh garlic clove sometimes. Have this instead of tea or coffee – cut out the tea and coffee, and alcohol too, if you want to get rid of your arthritis. And of course smoking.
      Make sure you get onto a healthy water supply too, no tap water.
      Also, cut out any meds you can do without. If you’re on prescribed medication you’ll need to see a qualified naturopath and get their advice for weaning off them.
      After you’ve cleaned up the diet and have been eating healthily for a week, try to do some exercise to strengthen your lower body – that’s going to help shift the arthritis, even if there’s still a little discomfort initially. Bicycle riding with up-hill stretches included can be a good exercise for people with knee and hip injuries.

  • Jordan says:


    I was wondering if this workout would be suitable for me. I’m 15 and I’m looking to get fitter and stronger and hopefully build some muscle mass. I’m pretty small for my age, and the overviews of this workout talk a lot about HGH and testosterone production, so that leads me to think it may not be a good thing for kids to do. On the other hand, if it will make me grow and won’t have any other negative effects then I might give it a shot.


    • Chris says:

      Hey Jordan at fifteen you might want to wait a year or so and stick to more body weight type movements. If you were to do this I would say go to a local gym or highschool and ask a trainer or coach to help show you proper form. Your joints are still growing etc… you don’t want to injure yourself

  • Kerry says:

    Hi Chris,

    I’ve tried several diets over the years. They work for a bit – maybe but I find the worst part of many of the diets is the cost of food. I live on a very tight budget (about $4-500 for 5 people a month). I want very much to lose the extra weight but not when the processed food is so much cheaper to purchase. I don’t want to waste money on yet another program when that money could be used for groceries. However, if the lifestyle changes fit into my budget and help with my fitness levels, I’m definitely interested. Any suggestions are welcome.

    • Chris says:

      Hey Kerry I understand, but the money you spend on the processed stuff could lead to more spent on health issues later. Veggies can be cheap even if you don’t get the organic ones it is OK. Better than the other stuff right? Maybe even buying in bulk at costco for meat and what not. Moderation is key. Maybe find a few foods you can integrate in for now while you work on the finances etc..

  • Joe says:


    Is there any structure to these workouts? Will I follow a video of the different exercises or do I basically make it up as I go along. I tried insanity I liked the fact I could follow the workout on dvd but it was a bit too extreme on the body.

    • Chris says:

      Hey Joe. No there are now videos to follow, but they explain all the exercises in detail. Yeah I love Insanity, but with this you can go at your own pace and don’t feel like you have to keep up lol.

  • David says:

    I have been looking all over and while you continuously refer to “short workouts” I cannot seem to find a testimonial or reference to exactly how long is “short” ?

    • Chris says:

      You are honestly looking at 20 minutes, but you need to push yourself.. No sitting around waiting… go go go, get in get out. Get whooped! It amazes me how much time I used to waste at the gym!!!

  • Joe says:

    Hi can you tell me after the 90day programme what do you after that.

  • nc says:

    Hi there
    This workout program looks fun and interesting and I am wondering if it’s right for me.
    I am female 5’6 and barely 105 lbs. My goal is to get stronger and put on weight all around…I dont want to loose too much weight!
    I do exercise frequently and have done insanity as well but don’t think I put on any weight.
    What makes this program different?

    • Chris says:

      Well if you are burning a lot of calories you have to at least keep up your calories or you will lose weight and not gain weight.

      With Max workouts you are going to doing more with weights and resistance where insanity is all body.

      You will get results, but with Max Workouts you will build more muscle… if you eat the right amount of food. Look up info about BMR and what you need to eat for your height and weight.

  • Sophie says:

    I would like to know if the Max program can be adapted to swimming. I found that for my body swimming is the best exercise. Is there a type of exercise(s) that I could do in the water that would give me the same benefit. I am not overweight and never been, my diet is very good, but I suffer from fibromyalgia ( fortunately not debilitating) and have noticed since I start swimming my body feels better. I would like to gain more muscles and strengthen my whole body without aging it!

    • Chris says:

      Hey there ya know I really do not know what you could do in the water. I know a lot of gyms with pools have aquatic workout classes, but I have never done them. I think this program and swimming would be a great combo as well.

      Swimming is great! I need to get back into πŸ˜‰

    • Katalin says:

      I do swimming too. Swimming is really good, you can get a whole body exercise through it…. instead of just swimming in a steady, easy pace you can incorporate short, but max speed intervals (50m, 100m), or add resistance to your training (hand and feet resistance equipments). Although it is worth to learn all swimming style as they work on different muscles…Good luck for your swimming!

  • Keith says:

    Chris I am 5″9 270 pounds
    I can do 20 to 25 push-ups. I can an hour of intense cardio where I burm 800 to 900 calories
    I can do 75 pound Dumbbells for my bent over chest press, but I carry too much weight ( fat) in my mid section of body with a 46 inch waist.
    I am actually pretty fit obviously in 9o days on the max program I will not reach my goal . Would I just simply
    repeat another 90 day interval . Keith
    Also I have never been able to do a chin-up since I was 20’and could only do 3 max

  • janelle says:

    I purchased this program and can’t figure it out. It has a schedule detailing which exercises to do daily, but those exercises are not in the book. I found it extremely confusing. Because the program is so unclear, you really have to pay for the monthly club fees–so buyer beware! Trying to get my money back!

    • FitDadChris says:

      Hey Janelle sorry you are having issues. There is a lot of material they give. That is why I say to print it all out and just take a day or two to go over it and really understand it. Truth is… if you really want to make this work you can it is all right there in front of you, just need to go over it. Their support is helpful as well, but you can also google any of the exercises if you don’t know what they are.

      You can get refunds or you can get to work! Its up to you!

  • Marilyn says:

    At 76 ~ severe spinal stenosis which I am constantly aware of..perhaps trying out the free offering might be good? Good nutrition, good attitude, but in pain most of the time. Really want to feel better and have more energy. Suggestions?

  • Salz says:

    Hi. ..I was thinking about purchasing this workout program. I’m a type one diabetic and workout 6 days a week. I do tae bo, I’m very active. I would like to be more toned. I hate the way my arms look. I’m 47 years old and a mother of 4 kids. Everyone tells me I need to do weights to lose more fat. My concern is I wear a insulin pump and I get low blood sugar a lot. Yes I have a justed it with my Dr lots of times. Type one diabetics are different then type 2 and regular people. I’m reading all the reviews and no one is a type one diabetic. is this workout for me?

    • FitDadChris says:

      Hey there I mean as long as your doctor approves I do not see why not. It is good to see you are keeping active as a lot of people with Type 1 may not tried or be scared off. Talk with your Doctor and get their feedback. Seems like you are working out hard now! Great job!

  • Jan M says:

    My 3 to 4 mile runs are not working for me anymore. I need to try something else. Does this program come with a diet plan?

  • Jan says:

    Honestly, I’m getting sick of fighting with my weight and my body image. I’ve been working out, cardio, pilates, zumba, at one time cycling twice weekly, strength-cardio w/ weights, and my legs are still knot-knee, flabby, and the same stigma that I’ve always had, can’t wear shorts without feeling intimidated, bathing suit sends me into anxiety. I am 5’7″, 62, have had a weight problems all my life, 135-140 for the past 25 years. I just cannot get to the point that I feel working out and watching what I eat makes a difference anymore. I’m so frustrated and disgusted. I think I’m the only person at my age, that still watches what I eat and works out 50 min/day, 5 days a week. I see so many people bigger than me with no cellulite. Why?? What more can I do. I’ve been doing this for 21 years, minus 2 years when I fell off wagon, but still watched my weight in the above mentioned range. HELP!!

    • FitDadChris says:

      Hey Jan sorry to hear about your frustration! Have you ever gone to a personal trainer? I know it can be expensive, but if you can find a good one in your area and sign up for a few months you can learn a lot! Then you can use what you learn on your own. It seems like you have done a lot! I hope at 62 I am doing what you are doing. I would also say SCREW IT you are 62 and doing more than people that are 30!!! You are an inspiration in my book! Do you feel good physically? I know what you mean about having a stigma! I always wonder when my shredded six pack is gonna come out and when Muscle & Fitness is going to call me for the cover shoot LOL!! Over the years I have had to realize that all the media and what not with people and perfect bodies really sets us up for failure, so just be content in knowing that you are doing some kick butt workouts and I hope in good health. Hope that makes some sense.

  • Jim Turner says:

    I am 67 and had a heart attract about 10 months ago, had triple bypass surgery unfortunately had an infection and had to have a 2nd surgery. After spending 8 weeks in the hospital I lost 80 lbs. I am now walking about 10 km per day and would like to increase my level of fitness and health. I am wondering about how much upper body training is required in this program as I had part on my breast bone removed in my 2nd surgery and I have to watch how much stress I put on my upper body. I am doing mild upper body exercises now.

    • FitDadChris says:

      Wow Jim you are a trooper! Glad you got through all that stuff. I think this workout might be a bit much for you to be honest. Have you ever tried yoga? It will get you strong and limber. I swear when I think I am in great shape and I do some yoga… everything in my body is shaking, dripping sweat etc.. lol. I say to try and at least take a class and see how you do. Might make all the difference. What does your doctor say?

  • Norma says:

    I’m 46 & recently joined a gym. I have a loose cap on my right knee and on occasion it feels sensitive if I wear heels or walk in a certain way. My orthopedic recommended I use a basic knee brace when I exercise to keep my knee cap in place & work on leg lifts to strengthen my thighs and lose weight to take the pressure off my knees. I’m 5’5″ & weigh 163lbs. Is this exercise program for me?

    • FitDadChris says:

      Hey Norma…. I think using the brace is key, but I really cannot know for sure. Maybe you are better off rehabbing that knew for a 4-6 weeks and seeing how it feels. Has he giving you exercises to do for it?

  • jan says:

    I am 71 and have had both knees replaced in last 2 yrs. I don’t do anything on my knees. I like to keep active. I swim 1 km. several times a week, exercise with weight machines, bike and golf. Would I be able to do this program?

    • FitDadChris says:

      Hey Jan nice work on keeping in shape! In all honestly I know there are moves you would either have to skip or modify and it seems like you have a good idea on what you can and cannot do.

  • robin chapman says:

    how do I print the max workout program out?

  • Kim says:

    Hi! I’m a 42 yr old female & 120lbs. I have struggled with my lower body all my life. I want to lose the fat, build muscle in my legs/glutes & help reduce the appearance of cellulite on my thighs. I don’t feel comfortable in shorts or dresses, as I feel my legs look fat, not toned.

    I belong to a gym & workout 4-5 days a week & eat healthy throughout the week, with 1 cheat day.

    I would love to know if you think your program can help with these areas.

    Thank you for your time.

    • FitDadChris says:

      Hey Kim how long have you been at the 4-5 days a week gym thing? I think most people including myself in the past did the 4-5 day gym thing too, but I was doing the same stuff over and over and not pushing myself. When I started to do workouts like this and pushing myself each and everytime that is when my body woke up and changed!

  • Catherine says:

    For medical reasons I can’t jump, do sit ups, lift both legs up at once or use excessively heavy weights as it puts too much down pressure on me. Is this still a programme which could work?

    • FitDadChris says:

      Hey there… what do you do now? Even just doing some moderate walking and changing your eating can do wonders.
      Let me know what you are doing now so I can help

  • JP says:

    Hi Chris

    I am thinking of buying MAX Workouts but, like others, I am a little sceptical. The price is appealing but in the video I don’t recall Shin mentioning the optional monthly sign-up MWC for additional support. Do you know if most customers sign up for both, is the additional support truly needed in the first 90 days, or at all? I would appreciate your most honest answer.

    I do go to the gym for cardio and a few weights, I try to push my limits further when it becomes too easy, but like others, the results seem to take a long time to show and are still not good enough. I try to eat healthy too, don’t drink much at all and do not smoke. I’d like to lose a few kg to be a bit happier. I’m not overweight or unhealthy (had my health check done!) but the problem areas are tum & thigh! Harder to keep lean these days! Thanks

    • FitDadChris says:

      Hey there it really is up to you! Like most workouts if you follow it you will get results. Do you need the monthly support? Really depends on what you know and what kind of support you need. Def worth checking out, but not sure about it in the long run.

  • Angela says:

    Hi there, what equipment do I need to purchase to effectively do the max workout, do the work outs require a big space, I have a very small living area, not even a metre square? I do t have a printer for the PDFs, is there a video or do you have to read then workout?
    How does the workout take place?

  • Tracey says:

    Hi Chris do you know if the program is unisex ie can my partner and I use the same program or do we need to buy separate his and hers versions – thanks.

  • Jim Harvey says:

    I am 56, slight knee injury, but fairly fit, Walk for miles at fast pace, loads of pushups but my having trouble losing my gut. Really annoying. I would like to try buy how much room do you need for exercise as I work away and stay in hotel room except weekends.

    • FitDadChris says:

      You don’t need much room. Seems like you are doing a lot of good things, but what is the diet like? Do all the pushups and sit ups in the world, but if you are eating bad that gut is staying put!

  • Emilie says:

    Hey im 20 years old and i’d like to go through this programme but im french so english isn’t my mother tongue: are the descritpions on how to do the workouts written in simple english or do you need a high level vocabulary ?
    Also, after the 90 days, how can you maintain the fitness level accomplished? You need to find a new routine so that your body doesn’t stay in a comfort zone, where do you find new workouts ?

    • FitDadChris says:

      Hey there I would think you would be ok as far as the translations, but I cannot know for sure. There are different levels of this so you can switch it up. After 90 days you just need to either start over and mix things up or you will know a lot more by the end so you can start to do some of your own routines, or of course get a new workout etc…

  • Dolores says:

    I’m currently on my 3rd round of “21Day Fix” Beachbody program. Would this program be of benefit or should I stick to the “21 Day Fix? I would still like to get ride of more fat. I’m not concerned about weight. I do not want to loose muscle. I’m no spring chicken so it’s taking me longer to get results I want to achieve overall. I like having the DVD’s to work out along with, so that may be a drawback but not a deal breaker. I’m down 18 pounds and 21 inches since starting on May 1st! I guess what I’m asking is if there is a lot of difference in the two programs. I’m currently also using the Shakeology shakes instead of a daily vitamin.

    • FitDadChris says:

      Hey Dolores great work!! That is awesome. Yea I think this workout could be a good switch up for you. Def get more resistance training vs the 21 day fix workouts. Always good to switch it up.

      I still use my shakeology everyday as well!

  • Steve says:

    Hey, I just watch Shin’s pitch. Here’s my background: I am sixty and feel 40. I’ve been doing the gym thing for five years now – never had before, I just walked as my exercise. I now do a class three times a week called “Power” which is mostly weights, works all muscle groups and is a little cardio. I do yoga twice a week. I’ve never felt better, but I feel I’ve plateaued. My q is: I like classes ’cause they motivate me. I just don’t see myself pushing myself to deal with the high intensity that Shin teaches. I don’t see myself reading a book to exercise. Is there a video for each workout? I feel I’d slack off if left to myself. Thanks!

    • FitDadChris says:

      Yeah I hear ya Steve! No videos, so yeah not sure what to tell you. If you think you have plateaued then you might want to try this…. you are not going to want to hear this though πŸ˜‰ Take a week off!
      For real…. take a week off from the gym, keep the diet clean. I am telling you a solid week of no working out, eating well and getting solid sleep will get you going! We grow and getting stronger when we rest, so that is my 2 cents for now…

  • Raquel Filipek says:

    I have had low back chronic pain since my mid-20s. I’ll be 39 this year. In short, there’s a lot that aggravated my back. Even jogging will make it flare up. I’ve had countless MRIs, gone (and still do) to chiropractors, massage therapy, acupuncture, you name it. The pain is just there. Hence, I go through periods of great workouts and then something happens and it takes a while for me to start again. I’m just trying to lose five vanity pounds. I know I could improve my eating a bit too; sometimes I indulge a bit, but most times I count calories and eat lean, healthy foods. Question: would this workout place too much strain on my back and knees? Thank you for your attention.

    • FitDadChris says:

      Hey Raquel to be honest I think it would. Seems like you are doing good with the diet, so that is a huge part! nice job there!

      Have you tried yoga? I am dripping sweat when I do and my buddy who started up yoga about 4 years ago is ripped and super strong… walking hand stands… all that crazy stuff lol and low impact

  • Marlon says:

    Hey guys, I just have a few things to say. First off I’m 5’10” 145lbs I have started my workout about 8+ years ago. I was 200lbs back then. I started with billy blanks take Bo boot camp workouts 5 days a week. Lost about 20lbs with a lot of sweats, then it got too easy, then I added weights. Much better. Continued on for the 45 day challepange. I watched what I eat and certainly did loose more. I lost 50 lbs altogether in the short time. I have still kept it off. After the 45 days, I switched to the P90X workouts made my own schedule for 6 days a week. Felt great, muscles shown and a lot of energy. My son, who was a football player could not keep up with me. Well after the 90 day challenge with p90x, I decided to up it and add the ABS ripper x as a bonus workout 3 days a week on top of the scheduled routine 6 days a week workout. I did this for another 90 days. Power is everything, I did not build up, but I felt stronger and could run faster. After that I decided to do a makeup workout with resistance bands, (had too many weights around, lol) so I invested in a 180 resistant band workout kit along with the chart for various workouts, plus adding some motiviation music. Never went to a gym, never had trainer instructor to help me. Being at 60 now, I am on a 30 day challange which a bunch of us on FB are doing. I am doing a mix up workout, TNT workouts, SPARTACUS Total body blitz workouts, and the P90x ABS ripper X workout, all of these 5 days a week, except the abs ripper I only do 3 days a week. I feel a lot of solid muscles, still eating healthy, have my pre workout drinks and my protein drinks after. Still feeling good. I just want people to know. I had no instructional trainer, or gym, and I still did it. It is not whether you need them, it is not whether you need support, it is up to you physically, mentally, and spiritually, whether you want to do something about it or not. I had an injury on my job a year ago, even after the surgery this past May 2015, the surgeon cannot believe still do workouts more than anybody he has ever met, let alone what I have done for the past 8+ years. More people see me younger healthier and more motivated than before. It is all to do with your psychological well being. Your mind is set, then your body is ready, no matter what kind of workout you do. You will do it and continue to find more workouts that will push you even further to do more. By the way the surgery was in my arm it was a nerve damage and had to be moved to a new location. I felt no pain, I was not even sore from the surgery, even the Dr prescribe a med for me, I never filled it. After a week, I went back to have a checkup, Dr said he can’t believe how fast it is healing. After another two week checkup, it was completely healed. He just looked at me and said what are you doing? I just told what I did before and how I watch what I eat, he’s just amazed at my physical well being. Anyway, I just want to say, Mike Ohtake program is a very good setup for anybody, even beginners. All this hype about bulking up and what not does not mean they are healthy. Anyway, thanks guys, your workout is a good one, it goes back to the days when my father used to get in involved but I just was not even thinking about my health back then. By the way, I did have back and knee problems. But after losing the weight especially the gut, the lower back pains were gone, my knees have improved and I run, not jog! So, without any further words of encouragement to all of you out there, get this program, I believe it is a good way to start even with just the body weight workouts it’s a great way to really see a difference even after 30 days. Good luck and press on!

  • Tiffany says:

    While watching Shin’s pitch video I googled reviews and came across yours. I am wondering, what happens after 90 days, do you start over again, how to you maintain the work you just put in for the last 3 months? Thank you

    • FitDadChris says:

      Hey there. Well you can start again and change up the levels, or even start your own lil regimens. You can grab a new workout, hit the gym, or do whatever it is to keep staying active.

  • Natasha says:

    Hi I watched Shins intro and am really pumped to try the program, but I suffer from a condition which basically means i have abnormal collagen and chronic pain. My joints and muscles are kinda weak, and over use and strain will flare up the pain. Will this program put too much strain on my joints, or is it worth investing in and trying (with my docs all clear). I have about 20pounds of fat that I need to lose

  • Liz says:

    Hi Chris, I’m 70. Do cardio 3 times a week and a light-moderate weights program 3 times a week. Will I be ok with this program?

    • FitDadChris says:

      Wow! Good for you! Hope I am doing that at 70! I think you might just be ok for this program. All I can say is give it a shot and see how you feel. You can always get a refund if it is too much.

  • Laura Wood says:

    My thoughts after doing the Max 90 day program; I think that I have made some great progress! I have always worked out and done challenging workouts, i.e., triathlons, marathons, and some weight lifting sprees. But now I’m 50 years old and realising that my life is more sedentary than I thought especially when considering my age requires me to be more active. Anyway, the weight was starting to sneak onto my mind section for the first time. I lost four inches off of my waist but I many more to lose.
    I plan to repeat the program to continue to improve and to tone and lose inches on my hip problem area.

    My question is this; for continued results and to keep from Plato’s, should I add a one or two more hiit cardio workouts to my workout weeks? Or add day another day weights to make four days of weight training a week? I have been eating right and using bacc and proteins recovery has not been an issue.

  • llmcwood says:

    My thoughts after doing the Max 90 day program; I think that I have made some great progress! I have always worked out and done challenging workouts, i.e., triathlons, marathons, and some weight lifting sprees. But now I’m 50 years old and realising that my life is more sedentary than I thought especially when considering my age requires me to be more active. Anyway, the weight was starting to sneak onto my mind section for the first time. I lost four inches off of my waist but I many more to lose.
    I plan to repeat the program to continue to improve and to tone and lose inches on my hip problem area.

    My question is this; for continued results and to keep from Plato’s, should I add a one or two more hiit cardio workouts to my workout weeks? Or add day another day weights to make four days of weight training a week? I have been eating right and using bacc and proteins recovery has not been an issue.

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