Body Of FIRE Review – How To Lose Weight Fast

by James Kerrison on October 22, 2010

Body Of Fire is the latest program on offer from Chad Waterbury. My review will look at the pro’s and con’s of the program and you’ll be able to determine wether it is right for you.

From the outset it is easy to see that The Body of F.I.R.E. is an incredibly effective 12-week training and nutrition program for fast fat loss. Chad claims to have used it with with athletes and celebrities and given his reputation I trust that this is correct.

There are three main areas to the program: Training Program, Exercise Guide and the Nutrition Guide.

Training: The training portion consists of three, four-week phases each with four workouts per week. Each workout consists of five components: prep/mobility, cardio, strength, cardio strength, and stretches. This may seem like a lot of work and time, but when you consider that you can get all of this done in only 30-45 minutes it makes the program suitable for busy people.

Many of the exercises require nothing more than your body weight, while the strength exercises only require a pair of dumbbells or kettlebells. You know how much I love simple workouts and this program takes the simple (but not easy) to the next level. The whole training program is easy to learn as the workouts are shown with full-color exercise pictures along with a thorough explanation of how to do them properly. In the workout explanation Chad has outlined ways to make each exercise easier, or more advanced, to suit your own individual fitness level. The training program also has clear and concise training logs can be printed for each phase to make sure that you stay on track and keep progressing.

Exercise Guide: The exercise guide shows full-color, high-resolution pictures for a total of 45 different exercises with tips and simple guidelines to ensure perfect form. This makes it perfect for beginners who aren’t familiar with a this type of exercise, but it is also important for advanced trainees because there are some brand new and unique exercises that you won’t have seen anywhere before.

The Body of F.I.R.E. exercises require no special equipment; you only need a pair of dumbbells or kettlebells and a pull-up/dip bar. Personally I love using kettlebells but you will still be able to get solid workouts using dumbbells. For someone who doesn’t have a pull-up/dip bar, there is a list of  substitute body weight or dumbbell exercises that can be performed instead, so people never have to worry about a lack of equipment. Talk about taking away excuses!

Nutrition Guide: As with any weight or fat loss program, what you eat will play a vital role in your success. The nutrition guide takes a double edged approach and clearly explains how to eat for fat loss while boosting energy and recovery. You’ll discover which protein, carbohydrate, and fat sources are best for supercharging a person’s metabolism. (The key is to choose foods that are high in nutrients but low in calories.)

The best part of the nutrition guide is that with this simple plan you don’t have to count calories because the portion sizes are matched up with your own body weight. You just need to select the right plan based on your weight and then prepare and eat the food. Too easy!

For each meal time there are many different food options within each category (protein, fruit, vegetables, grains) so people can pick and choose which foods they want to eat, instead of a bland cookie-cutter diet with limited foods. This way you can personalise the eating part of the program to your liking while still following the guidelines for maximum fat loss.

A few common supplements such as fish oil are mentioned, but none of them are required. Personally I think everyone should be taking fish oil anyway (unless you are allergic of course) so I like the fact that Chad has included it into the plan. There’s also a FAQ section at the end of the nutrition guide where Chad answers the questions that people ask when embarking on a new diet. Once again this is helpful for the newbies as well as people that have lost of experience and maybe have developed a few bad eating habits.

As well as the original program Chad also offers up a few extra options. First of all is the Shake Diet.

Shake Diet: This is an effective and convenient way to burn seven pounds (or more) of pure fat in one week. That’s right seven pounds (roughly 3.5 kilograms) in one week! This is a great way to jump start fat loss and get you motivated for the rest of the program. As with the Nutrition Guide, the Shake Diet is simple to follow and consists of four shakes per day, spaced four hours apart.

The shakes themselves consist of nutrient-dense foods such as fruits and vegetables, along with some protein powder. There are no weird, overpriced supplements, and everything can be found in a grocery store. The fat-burning shakes are super healthy and loaded with nutrients, but also low in calories. There are two versions of the shake diet included: one for men and one for women.

(Editors note: you can read about our experience on the Shake diet here –> Day One, Day Two <– Click Here)

The second added option is the Advanced Body Of F.I.R.E course.

The Advanced Body of F.I.R.E. is an 8-week training program that Chad has used with many professional athletes to help them burn fat and build a more athletic body. It’s excellent for anyone who wants to get in even better shape after completing the original 12-week Body of F.I.R.E. program. Having a look at the program I would only suggest that you use this after doing the original program. If you’re anything like me you probably like to skip the basics and just go for the hardest option! Trust me, the first 12 weeks are a must before progressing to this part of the program.

The advanced course consists of two, four-week phases with four full-body workouts per week. As with the original program, all of the workouts can be performed with minimal equipment. A pair of dumbbells or kettlebells and a chin/dip bar is all that’s required.

The structure of this program is very similar to the original Body of F.I.R.E. with a few additions: There are two tests to measure athleticism (broad jump and overhead squat) and the results may really surprise you. There is also a section on foam roller exercises to improve mobility. Obviously the workouts are more challenging than the original Body of F.I.R.E. and there are lots of cool, never-before-seen exercise combinations that torch body fat are in each phase.


  • Little or no equipment required
  • Completely done for you (all your training and nutrition is covered)
  • Time efficient workouts
  • Built in progressions
  • Newbie Friendly
  • Guaranteed Results


  • Workouts are tough and will question your commitment
  • Simple design of programming might make it appear easy
  • Everyone will want to know your ‘secret’

Body of F.I.R.E is a great fat loss workout routine and will equally challenge newbie and advanced trainees. There is plenty of variety with the workouts and the inbuilt progressions will ensure you don’t get bored along the way. This, along with your rapid results, will keep you on track and the 12 weeks will go quicker than you might imagine!

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