Heidi and Chris Powell are back! After an overwhelming response to Heidi & Chris Powell’s 60-Day Challenge, the Powells have returned to coach you through a new year of workouts and healthy eating. They’re ready to coach you and your partner through 60 days that will have you winning big.
When you work out with a partner, your chances for success rise exponentially — you train together, encourage and challenge each other, and overcome obstacles as a team.
With that in mind, we’re excited to announce Heidi & Chris Powell’s 60-Day Challenge 2 (formerly titled America’s Fittest Couple Challenge 2), created by none other than top transformation specialists Heidi and Chris Powell.
Best-known as the husband-and-wife team on ABC’s hit show Extreme Weight Loss, Heidi and Chris have guided hundreds of people through their weight-loss journeys and helped them adopt and nurture a healthy lifestyle. In 2016, they created the first America’s Fittest Couple Challenge (now titled Heidi & Chris Powell’s 60-Day Challenge) exclusively for our sister magazine Muscle & Performance, and it was such a hit that they wanted to continue the momentum with Oxygen and created AFCC2 (now titled Heidi & Chris Powell’s 60-Day Challenge 2).
The first challenge was about creating a habit of diet and exercise and adopting a healthy lifestyle with your family and loved ones; this one is about taking your physique to the next level. Through a carefully programmed training and nutrition plan, women can develop that sexy, athletic hourglass silhouette and men can build that powerful X-frame they’ve always wanted.
Heidi and Chris are the perfect mentors for this program: Not only do they live this lifestyle all day, every day, but they have also both competed in physique competitions and know just what it takes to move beyond the basics to sculpt your ideal physique. Using the tools they provide, you and your partner can get into the best shape of your lives!
When you sign up, you’ll get the following:
- Eight Weeks of Do-Anywhere Workouts
- Scalable Exercise Options for Anyone at Any Level
- Exclusive Training and Nutrition Tips
- Weekly Workout Charts
- A Complete Grocery List
- A 30-Day Suggested Meal Plan
- Delicious His and Hers Recipes Created by Master Chefs
- Much, Much More!
Like Heidi and Chris Powell’s first 60-day challenge, their second 60-day challenge exercise program parallels the couple’s own fitness philosophy and style of training: performance-oriented yet simple moves to get you lean, toned and strong. By signing up, you’ll receive instant access to highly detailed video workouts, with do-anywhere routines that require minimal equipment and that are scalable for anyone at any level of fitness, whether you’re an elite athlete or complete beginner. Heidi and Chris offer step-by-step instructions on how to best perform the moves while giving modifications and intensifiers for all levels of participants.
What’s more, Heidi and Chris understand that men and women have different physique desires, and they have tailored the workouts to reflect that need: The set and rep schemes are different, and some moves you’ll perform together as a team while others have a his or hers focus.
Here are how the workouts break down:
Your day begins with a Morning Accelerator — a cardio workout that follows an interval format to “accelerate” the rate at which you burn fat for the rest of the day. As the weeks progress, the work-to-rest ratio of the Morning Accelerator changes and the duration increases.
Done separately from the Morning Accelerator, these workouts are about forging your physique. The workout starts with a big Primary move such as a squat, deadlift or bench press that uses multiple muscle groups at once to increase your heart rate and burn max calories. Then you do one or two Accessory moves, which are more targeted to improve or strengthen a specific area, like a biceps curl for arms or an upright row for shoulders and back.
Next comes an advanced technique such as a drop set, 50-rep burnout set or WD — Weakness Destroyer — to burn off the last ounce of gas in your tank, push the limits of your muscular endurance and boost your metabolic engine.
And several days a week, your workout wraps up with a high-intensity interval training session designed to push your aerobic and anaerobic threshold, improving endurance and stamina and increasing your fat-burning potential. So now you’ll not only look the part, but you’ll also back it up!
As the weeks progress, the variables in the program will change, keeping things interesting while encouraging adaptation. And because Heidi and Chris give scaling options for every single exercise, there is plenty of room for progress. Simply start at a level that is comfortable for you, and do the workouts as programmed at that level for 30 days (weeks 1-4). For the next 30 days (weeks 5-8), circle back to the beginning of the program and step up the intensity: Increase the weight, decrease your rest time and push your limits! This program is so versatile and adaptable that you can use it for as long as you want to continue getting stronger, fitter and leaner.