My good friend, Shane Heins, just released a new clubbell training program called the Clubbell Hero Evolution. I have had the opportunity to test drive two sessions out of the “Thor” strength cycle that Shane sent me a couple weeks ago.
Truth be told, I wanted to be more prepared for this product launch, but business has been busy lately and I just haven’t had the time. You’ll just have to wait for the masked, red-headed, leotard-toting super-villain to reveal his true identity at a later date… Anyways, having just downloaded the full program this morning, I thought I’d give you my initial thoughts while the launch sale is still running (35% off until Friday, July 15. Yep, that’s THIS Friday!).
Overall, this new program is not all that different from the Clubbell Mass Evolution, which is a clubbell-based muscle-building program that Shane released late last year (review here). I gave Shane a glowing review for CME when it was first released in December – loved everything about it and still strongly recommend it especially with the new updates he has added. I remember saying at the end of my CME product review that “if we can expect programs of this caliber in the future, then I’m definitely looking forward to the next one.”
Well, it’s finally here and my first impressions are that this is another superb program packaged in another superb product.
What I Like About The Clubbell Hero Evolution
There’s a lot to love about the Clubbell Hero Evolution, and I’m just going to cover the major considerations…
First off, there’s a really cool theme, and it’s not just a marketing hook. The Clubbell Hero Evolution (CHE) is modeled on the Hero’s Journey, and you’ll actually experience this in the training materials themselves. Each different cycle represents a different part of the Hero’s Journey, and you’ll be coached on how to walk through that particular step each training cycle.
The idea behind it is that this is a program that gets down to the true purpose of why you’re training. It’s not just a physical training program, in that, it’s only goal is to improve your fitness levels. It’s literally about building hero-like qualities into your daily life. Think of it as a simple personal development system that rides on the superhero theme and is fueled by an intelligent, challenging training program.
Speaking of which, you would think that it would come across as overly-dramatic, or dare I say, cheesy. But it doesn’t at all. Shane has captured a balanced blend of fun in a serious training program – something he’s a master of, by the way. And by serious, I mean seriously hard! The high intensity session that I ran through not too long ago left me feeling… well, let’s just say… less than a superhero.
Which leads me to my next point. The CHE program will absolutely deliver on the conditioning effects you’re after. It’ll help you build muscle and burn fat to reveal that lean hard-body physique that so many of us are after. Any fitness coach who is familiar with clubbell training would be able to take one look at the program and tell you it will deliver on its claims because of how it’s been programmed. You’ll develop strength, endurance, coordination, and the full gamut of benefits that clubbell training offers.
As is typical with CST-based products, you can expect CHE to be intelligently designed and extensively tested. I know Shane has a dedicated group of beta-testers whom he works with directly to test and refine his products, and I also know that he uses the feedback he receives to improve the product.
On to the program itself. It starts off with a good introduction that explains some of the basic tenets of CST to help you get started right away. Like his former CME program, the goal is action and ease of implementation. Shane wants you to get started on the right track immediately, so he’s made it as easy as possible to follow the program. This is truly another plug-and-play program with hardly any extraneous information.
If you’ve used the CME program in the past, then it should go without saying that Shane is very meticulous about offering clear instructions for the warmups, cooldowns, and clubbell exercises. The instructional videos are clear and there are even detailed notes for getting the most out of each cycle. Speaking of which, there are several brand new, never-before-seen clubbell exercises included in this program, too.
If all of that wasn’t enough already, there are four different training schedules to follow meaning that anyone regardless of schedule can start this program. It doesn’t get any easier than this to follow a workout program folks.
Top that off with professional film production and editing, a straightforward and well-designed quick-start manual, and an improved system for downloading the Gigabytes worth of files (thanks for listening, Shane!), and you have a very well-rounded product.
Bonus Advantage: There are some epic superhero photos and even some cool artwork from Shane’s wife, too!
Clubbell Hero Evolution Cons
Yet again, I’m at a loss for legitimate complaints. This is an effective plug-and-play program which clearly outlines exactly what you need to do to follow the curriculum and even provides four different schedules to make sure that anyone can do so. With extensive beta-testing, professional product quality, and a laser-clear delivery model, it’s hard to find fault with the Clubbell Hero Evolution.
Now, that doesn’t mean Shane will get off Scott-free. Oh no no no! Maybe I’m just blind (or had a download problem), but I only see follow-along videos for a couple of the clubbell training sessions – maybe the rest of them will be coming in a future update or I’ll just need to redownload the zip file.
Sample Workout Demo From The Clubbell Hero Evolution (Last of 5 Rounds)
The Clubbell Hero Evolution definitely deserves to be put to the test, and I wish I could have done that for you. Though, I have not completed the program, I can tell you with confidence that the Clubbell Hero Evolution will absolutely fulfill its claims. Shane is a solid coach and even after taking only one brief look at the four different training cycles, I know this will work.
If I wasn’t knee deep in my own clubbell training program preparing for the upcoming CST seminar, I would be giving the Clubbell Hero Evolution a test-drive. But now that I think about it, my wife actually just finished Clubbell Mass Evolution, and has been itching for something new. This looks like it will fit the bill nicely.
One last thing that may be of interest to some of you. The last cycle of the Clubbell Hero Evolution is actually programmed quite similarly to some of the programs I’ve created for myself in the past. So, there must be something to it!
And on a related note, if Shane keeps cranking out these awesome clubbell programs, I’ll never need to do the same. Keep ‘em coming buddy!
Who is this product best-suited for?
That’s an easy one. If you have clubbells (or would like some) and want to burn fat and build muscle while systematically developing the qualities of superheroes through lifestyle-focused physical training, then you need to buy the Clubbell Hero Evolution. Pick up your copy at the official site here:
*Don’t miss out on the launch week 35% discount expiring Friday, July 15 at midnight!
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