Hi Guys!

I finally finished The Hot Body Sweat Guide from Love Sweat Fitness after doing the program for 8 weeks!

I must say, WHAT A WILD RIDE! I don’t think I ever sweat as much as during these workouts.Β 

After following the guide for 8 weeks, it’s time to share my honest thoughts about the guide.Β 

Skip to my review/results.

PLEASE NOTE: I’m very self conscious about my appearance so it took a lot of me to post photos of my body in its current state. Please be kind as I wanted to be real with you guys while sharing my fitness journey. Thank you 😊

About The Hot Body Sweat Guide

The Hot Body Sweat Guide is a guide focused on home workouts where you don’t need equipment and is for any fitness level. According to the website, it can be done in less than 30 minutes a day.

The guide includes:

  • 8 Weeks of dynamic workouts
  • Warm up and stretch routine
  • Tips to burn fat

My Thoughts and Feedback on the Above

Home Workouts
Yes, I’m doing all these workouts at home without problems. However, if you don’t have a step or chair or any elevated surface, step-ups might not be possible.

No Equipment Needed
This is true. However, in the guide she includes photos where she makes use of light dumbbells. So you do have the option.

For Any Fitness Level
I want to disagree with this a bit. I started with this workout as someone who exercised more than 4 times a week (not hard core or anything just moderately). I feel this guide is for those of you who have never exercised a day in their lives. I was STRUGGLING. I was at week 5 and still looking like someone who just ran a marathon without training for it. So just keep in mind, your heart rate will be sky high so maybe try one workout and see how you feel.

With the above being said, if you are as stubborn as me and dedicated, it might not stop you from kicking the guide’s butt πŸ’ͺ

Complete Under 30 Minutes
This I can 100% agree with accept for the days I was super tired and I took my time doing the workout. Most times it took me less than 20 minutes when it was an Arms & Abs day and maybe 30 minutes or longer on leg days.

Types of Workouts Included in the Guide

  • Burpees (UGH)
  • many, MANY lunges
  • Bicycle Crunches
  • Mountain Climbers
  • Double Leg Raises (#dead)
  • Reverse crunches (often paired with double leg raises)
  • Lazy push-ups
  • Frog jumps
  • Lunge jumps
  • Tricep Dips
  • Butterfly crunches
  • Arm rows
  • Planks
  • Bicep curls
  • Army crawlers / up-downs
  • Step-ups on chair
  • LOTS of cardio

The guide definitely focuses on ALL your muscles and also helps you incorporate LISS into the workouts. The workout plan looks like the following:

  • Day 1: Legs & Booty
  • Day 2: LISS for 30 to 60 minutes. Often paired with an Ab Ladder or HIIT challenge.
  • Day 3: Arms & Abs
  • Day 4: LISS. Often paired with an Ab Ladder or HIIT challenge.
  • Day 5: Whole Body
  • Day 6: LISS. Often paired with an Ab Ladder or HIIT challenge.
  • Day 7: Stretching

How it Works

You have 2 rounds with 4 exercises each, and you have to do the rounds 2 times. See below:

  • Round 1 with the four exercises done back to back
  • 1 minute break
  • Round 2 with the four exercises done back to back
  • 1 minute break
  • Round 1 with the four exercises done back to back
  • Round 2 with the four exercises done back to back
  • Stretch

My Favourite Things About The Guide

The main things I enjoyed about this guide was:

  • The workouts varied so I never got bored!
  • With each new week I was challenged! This helped keep me motivated and make me stronger
  • I started feeling stronger in my arms.
  • My legs started getting definition, especially my thighs.

What I Despised About The Guide

The main things I hated about this guide was:

  • Burpees, burpees, and more burpees! But this isn’t really about the guide, I just hate burpees. If I could compare them to anything it would be brussle sprouts (my most hated food).
  • I hate ab workouts and mine were crying the whole way through.
  • Sometimes I felt the program progressed too quick, so sometimes I didn’t feel ready for the next week’s workouts.

The Workouts I did on LISS Days

Instead of doing boring cardio, I decided to have fun and dance to get my cardio in!Β 

MadFit

Pamela Reif

My Journey with The Hot Body Sweat Guide

I started The Hot Body Sweat Guide on 6 April 2020 and ended on 31 May 2020.

Results After 2 Weeks of Doing The Hot Body Sweat Guide

Unfortunately, I didn’t take photos after two weeks but:

  • I lost 2.5 cm around my waist
  • Bust stayed the same
  • Hips grew 0.5 cmΒ 
  • Thighs grew 1 cm
  • Calves grew 0.5 cm
  • Arms grew 1.5 cm

Below is how I looked after EVERY WORKOUT:

Results After 4 Weeks of Doing The Hot Body Sweat Guide

Again as I am a dummy, I didn’t take photos after four weeks but:

  • I lost 1.5 cm around my waist. So in total that’s 4 cm
  • Bust actually grew 1 cm LOL
  • Hips grew 1 cm. In total it grew 1.5 cm (I’M NOT HAPPY WITH THIS)
  • Thighs stayed the same
  • Calves stayed the same
  • Arms lost 1 cm.Β 
  • I actually gained 0.5 kg

Week 6 Notes

By week 6 I was definitely feeling stronger although my body didn’t look very different than week 1.

Just a note: I feel I didn’t progress along with the workouts after each week. In week 6 I still couldn’t do 20 burpees without pause, I still couldn’t do proper jump lunges (I also got tired after 10), and I still couldn’t fully get through leg day workouts. I still couldn’t do 30 plank jacks without pause either.

End of Week 6 Results

Again as I am a dummy, I didn’t take photos after four weeks but:

  • I lost 1.5 cm around my waist. So in total that’s 4 cm
  • Bust actually grew 1 cm LOL
  • Hips grew 1 cm. In total it grew 1.5 cm (I’M NOT HAPPY WITH THIS)
  • Thighs stayed the same
  • Calves stayed the same
  • Arms lost 1 cm.Β 
  • I actually gained 0.5 kg

Results After 8 Weeks of Doing The Hot Body Sweat Guide

It was very bad for my mental health seeing these “results” or the lack there of. I’ve been working my butt off for eight weeks, so when I looked at the numbers I felt awful.Β 

  • I lost 3.5 cm around my waist.Β 
  • Bust actually grew 2 cm LOL
  • Hips grew 1.5 cm.Β 
  • Thighs grew 0.5 cm
  • Calves lost 1 cm
  • Arms remained the same.Β 
  • I gained another 0.5 kg

Also, sorry the lighting in the photos below doesn’t match.

Although it’s not a lot, but I can actually see a small difference between the photos.

It Got Tough

I’m adding this little note here to let you guys know that it really got tough in the end. The last two weeks I had lost almost all my motivation (I’m not 100% sure why) but I think I was just mentally and physically exhausted.

I thinkΒ  this is because I only rested once a week and continued to push myself even when I didn’t have the energy.Β 

If I could go back, I would tell myself to slow down and rest when I feel my body and mind needed it. The reason I never rested was because in the past I would start a new program, rest a day and then just struggle to get back into the program. That’s why I pushed myself so hard with this program because of the fear that that would happen again.Β 

Now I know with my next program, I’ll take a moment to feel how my body is feeling and resting when I don’t have the energy or if I don’t feel good. I won’t beat myself up when I miss a day or two.Β 

What do you think of this Hot Body Sweat Guide review? Have you followed this fitness program? Share your thoughts below!

2 Comments

  1. HI, thanks for the review I’m thinking of starting this programme, did you try any others that worked you would suggest, also did you try the meal plan with this? thanks

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