If you follow along on my Instagram (click here to check it out), you will know that for the past 12 weeks, I have been following a new workout guide; the Progress Pure Curve Guide by Molly (aka @progresspure). I’ve lost over 6% bodyfat and I’ve gained lean muscle and toned up. Without futher ado, here is my Progress Pure Curve Guide Review – read on to see my transformation photo and get my thoughts on the whole experience.
What is The Progress Pure Curve Guide?
The Progress Pure Curve Guide is a 12-week weightlifting guide from Molly Teshuva that is designed to give you a firm yet feminine figure. Please do not be scared by the word ‘weightlifting’ because ladies, let me reiterate again that you WON’T get bulky! This guide is designed for women who want to get lean and build curves in all the right places – think a lean waist and lean legs. The guide is split into three phases, which are split into a warmup, strength portion and cardio section. Each phase lasts for four weeks and the workouts take anywhere from 45 minutes to an hour and a half depending on how long you rest for and what phase you are on. You will need gym access to use equipment such as barbells, heavy dumbbells, a lat pull machine and etcetera.
Molly also has a nutrition guide out, but I did not buy it. Nonetheless, nutrition during this period is extremely important and I did get my macros calculated by a nutritionist.
Phase 1 was personally my favorite portion of the guide. This phase is designed to build your strength and consists of low reps and high weights. You are encouraged to use the heaviest weight that you can safely use. There are 5 strength exercises in total. The cardio section consists of intervals, where you switch between fast walking and jogging, to build up your endurance. I saw a lot of progress quite quickly and noticed that my back became much stronger which in turn helped to make my waist look more narrow.
For those completely new to weightlifting, I would recommend you take two weeks or so to get used to weightlifting moves. By this, I mean take a look at all the exercises in the Curve Guide and practice them. You want to make sure your form is correct and that your body becomes familiar with the moves. This guide is not for beginners and you should have some history of working out and lifting.
Phase 2 really cranks up the heat – two more exercises are added (so you are doing seven strength exercises in total), and you have to do more reps during each set. This phase really challenged me and I saw real strength gains for both my upper body and my lower body. During this phase, I saw my legs starting to lean out!
The cardio portion of the guide now requires you to sprint, which was really challenging for me. Not only did I have to do sprints first thing in the morning, which is when I workout, but I had to … sprint! Cardio is not my strong point haha.
Phase 3 was such a love/hate relationship! This phase is designed to burn as much fat as possible to reveal your toned and lean body. I really enjoyed the new mix of exercises but I was not a big fan of the ab exercises – mostly just because they were so much harder. I found it harder to fit in all of the exercises, and ended up skimping a little on the ab exercises in order to do the cardio portion and get home in time to get ready for work.
The cardio section for phase 3 is SO hard. You have to do all out sprints during this phase and I was actually impressed at how fast I became. I could tell that my endurance was improving because my heart rate did not spike as much during week 4 compared to week 1 of phase 1.
Overall Thoughts and My Transformation Photo
Alright guys, click here for my final transformation photo on Instagram 🙂
So, my overall thoughts? I absolutely loved the program! I really liked how the guide was structured and the mix of exercises in it. I loved the emphasis on building your upper body and back for the first and second phase, and how there was a bigger focus on the legs in the third phase. Molly actually has a Youtube channel so you can head over there to see what the curve guide is like.
The only downside was that the workouts take a while to do. Workouts during phase 1 took me about 45-50 minutes and workouts during phase 2 and 3 took me anywhere from an hour to an hour and 20. I woke up extra early during the week to fit in my workouts which was a little rough at first but, you gotta do what you gotta do! I would definitely recommend this guide for anyone looking to lose fat and build lean muscle to achieve a toned look. I still have a ways to go but I am SO much happier with how I look.
If you want to give the guide a go, you can buy the guide by clicking here (and let me know if you do so I can follow your journey!!!). I really recommend starting an Instagram account, or using yours if you already have one, to document your journey and to keep motivated by finding other women doing the guide by searching the hashtag #PPCG.
Let me know if you have any questions – honestly yours,