Kayla Itsines BBG 2.0 Review

So I made it to 6 months of BBG and the end of BBG 2.0. I’ve been writing updates on this every couple of weeks but I thought I’d do an overall reflection like I did for BBG 1.0 (which you can read here). 

So, BBG 2.0 is weeks 13-24 and I went straight into this after finishing BBG 1.0. I’ve had two weeks off for holidays, after which I carried on so I’m two weeks behind everyone that did The K2 Movement.

I did this because I wanted to know I have put my full effort in for a solid 13 weeks, rather than skipping a few here and there.

Comparing it to BBG 1.0, I think I preferred it. However, I don’t think anyone could or should go straight into BBG 2.0 as you have to have a pretty good understanding of how it works, and how hard it can really be!

There’s so many more weighted exercises in BBG 2.0 and I think that is where my biggest transformation has come over the last 12 weeks. The more muscle you have, the faster your metabolism is. My favourite workouts every week were definitely the ab days. Particularly weeks 20-24, they’re so much harder and I really felt my core working hard!

However, as much as I feel stronger and more toned, I went for my second fitness and measurement test at the gym on Tuesday. There was literally hardly any change which I found really deflating. I thought there would be quite a big difference and even though my aerobic fitness level has improved, and my glucose and cholesterol dropped, I feel realistically like I’ve been kidding myself in how much progress I’ve made.

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It’s so hard to stay motivated after a knock-back like this, however I need to remember that I’ll never see a change if I don’t keep trying.

For the last 3-4 weeks I have been following the HELP guide religiously and I feel amazing for it. I don’t feel bloated from the carbs like I expected to and I do believe I will start losing some of my lower stomach fat soon if I keep at it.

For now, I’m going to repeat week 24 next week up until my holiday and reassess my goals after that. I loved BBG 2.0 and I think upping my weights and trying that little bit harder will be the best thing for me now! I would highly recommend anyone finishing BBG 1.0, to give this a go and see for yourself!

GL xx

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5 thoughts on “Kayla Itsines BBG 2.0 Review

  1. Daniela says:

    You look great!

    What happens after finishing 2.0? There doesn’t appear to be a 3.0 or any guidance on Kayla’s website on what to do to not plateau and keep going!

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      • gemmalina says:

        If you’re consistently working out you won’t plateau. Although you’re doing the same plan again, you will be getting stronger still. You’ll complete more rounds every time and therefore continuously pushing yourself. I’ve tried a lot of different things since I finished and none of them have kept me improving like that did so that’s what I would recommend x

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