BBG vs FBG

BBG vs FBG

If you didn’t know, I completed Anna Victoria’s Fit Body Guide (FBG) yesterday, and I completed Kayla Itsines’ Bikini Body Guide (BBG) for the third time almost exactly one year ago.

I’ve enjoyed both of them, I would recommend both of them and I think they’re both worth the money. However, they are both different and I know people won’t want to buy both so I thought I’d put a quick reference article about the two, side-by-side, to help you decide which would be right for you.

1. THE GIRLS

Obviously this review isn’t just about what the girls look like/are like, it’s about the guides, but these are the girls who created the guides, and they both claim to do the workouts (not that I have any way of verifying this). So here are the girls:

This is Kayla:

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And this is Anna:

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They are both fit and strong, both personal trainers but I personally think they’re quite different. Kayla, to me is complete #fitspiration – she’s gorgeous, tanned and toned. But I also think her body is kind of unattainable (for me, at least). Anna is also toned and tanned, but she’s more relatable to me – she shows pictures of her rolls and muffin tops and works hard to maintain her fitness – something I can relate to.

2. THE WORKOUT SCHEDULE

The weekly workout schedule is quite similar in both the FBG and the BBG. They both have you working out 6 days a week, they both have 3 days of cardio, but that’s where the similarities end.

Kayla’s BBG workouts are different week on week, there are three resistance workouts and three cardio workouts a week.

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Anna’s FBG workouts repeat (week 1 & 2 are the same, and weeks 3 & 4 are similar but with more reps and weights), there are three main resistance workouts a week, three cardio sessions a week and three abs workouts a week.

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3. THE WORKOUTS

Kayla’s BBG workouts consist of 2 circuits, each circuit consists of 4 exercises and you repeat each circuit twice. The workouts last 28 minutes each – you go as hard as you can for 7 minutes each circuit. They are split up into three workouts – legs, arms and abs.

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Anna’s FBG main workouts consist of 3 circuits, each circuit is made up of 3 exercises and you repeat each circuit 3 times. This isn’t a timed workout, so it takes you as long as it takes you to complete all of the workouts. There are three types of main workout: legs and glutes, arms and back and full body.

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The FBG ab workouts are slightly different, there are only 2 circuits, each consisting of 3 exercises and you complete each circuit 3 times.

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4. THE EXERCISES

I didn’t think this was something I’d think about, but after doing both guides, it definitely is.

Kayla’s BBG consists of exercises such as press ups, lunges, step ups and ab bikes – nothing new really, but exercises that work nonetheless.

Anna’s FBG, on the other hand, combines exercises – so you get burpees with a squat jump, walk out press ups with commandos and mountain climbers with press ups. Essentially, although there are less exercises per circuit, you do more.

5. FINAL THOUGHTS

My BBG progress is more impressive (in my eyes) than my FBG progress, but I started the BBG when I was at my most unfit, and the FBG recently.

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Personally, I find Kayla’s workout schedule easier to stick to in the long term, as I found Anna’s FBG hard to keep up while working full time and keeping up a social life. However, I do think that Anna’s workout schedule is great if you want results as it’s very full on.

They both do free week trials – get the BBG one here and the FBG one here and try them for yourself!

Have you tried BBG or FBG? What are your thoughts on them?

LX

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13 Comments

  1. June 14, 2016 / 7:52 pm

    You look great! I’m in the middle of week 3 of BBG (round 1) and I’m looking forward to seeing my results at the 12 week mark. I tried FBG last year and didn’t get past the first week, not sure why!

    • June 17, 2016 / 5:35 pm

      Thank you that’s so nice 🙂 It’s quite a full on schedule – I’m not really one to workout twice in one day! But I enjoyed them both 🙂 x

  2. Kiki
    June 23, 2016 / 3:27 am

    Thank you so much for this article! I am trying to decide between these exact 2 programs. It looks like you got great results with both. Did you try the food programs, too?

    • June 27, 2016 / 7:18 am

      Hiya! Thank you 🙂 I didn’t try the food programmes, as I think I’m quite healthy when it comes to my meals, although I did skim read the FBG one – it looks good, everything is laid out well so that it’s easy to read and the recipes look easy to make (from what I can see). X

  3. Tiff
    October 11, 2016 / 2:10 pm

    Thank you so much for this article! I’m trying to debate between the two programs right now. I was wondering with both programs did you use the app on your phone or are you able to print a pdf out that has the workouts and meal plans? I read reviews on the fbg app that it crashes a lot and I wasn’t sure how the bbg program worked (Bc I’m leaning towards that program) if that had an app or that was pdf format. Thank you again!!

    • October 11, 2016 / 7:12 pm

      Hi Tiff,
      You’re very welcome – I’m glad I could help! I used the PDF versions of both, but I understand the BBG app is very good (I’ve not heard about the FBG app)! Hope that helps! xx

      • Tiff
        October 11, 2016 / 9:03 pm

        Thank you for your quick response! One more quick question if you don’t mind. When you signed up for the BBG program was there an option to download the pdf version of everything? Thanks again

        • October 15, 2016 / 10:35 am

          Hiya 😊 When I signed up for BBG it was just the PDF download – the app hadn’t come out yet. I think (from what I’ve seen) you can either go app or ebook but if you go app you don’t get the PDF and if you go ebook you don’t get the timer etc that you get on the app… hope that makes sense! xx

  4. December 31, 2016 / 9:33 pm

    This has been really useful 🙂 it looks like you’ve had amazing results using both programmes so I guess it’s whichever you prefer. I’m not sure I could handle all the cardio on the BBG though :’D

    Hannah x

    http://www.hannahgetshench.com

    • January 27, 2017 / 7:19 pm

      Thank you! I’m so glad you liked it 🙂 It is a lot of cardio!! x

  5. Ella
    March 7, 2017 / 9:35 am

    Hi, this is obviously a very late comment – but I am currently doing the BBG and was thinking of trying the FBG afterwards. how would you compare the difficulty of the FBG? Is it as demanding as the BBG? Thanks so much!

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