The Ideal Body Blueprint is more than a single plan. It’s a collection of diet and fitness plans, all grouped under the same brand name, and all of which were created by Sue Heintze.
Heintze is an Australian fitness trainer and a fitness model who is well known Down Under.
In this Ideal Body Blueprint review, I will go over what this program teaches, what it has to offer, and help you see whether this is the right fitness and diet plan for you.
What Is the Ideal Body Blueprint
Under the name of Ideal Body Blueprint, you can find diet plans and fitness plans. Every plan is designed either for men or for women. This is an advantage as men and women have different metabolic rates and also different fitness and body composition goals.
There are 3 different fitness programs for each gender: beginner, intermediate, and advanced. Each of these plans includes a 12 week training schedule and can be purchased separately.
The diet plans may also be purchased separately from the fitness plan or together with the fitness plan of your level for a higher price.
I will cover the main attributes of all 3 fitness plans as they are similar in general aspects, although the level of intensity increases dramatically as you progress from one plan to the next.
Each fitness plan provides you with a 12 week workout plan with exercises that you can do at home or at the gym. However, if you are planning to train at home you will need to have a stability ball, exercise bench, and dumbbells and/or a barbell in order to do all the exercises that Sue Heintze prescribes in this plan.
Each of the training plans covers 3 areas:
- Weight training.
- Cardio workouts.
- Rest and recovery.
The fitness plans are detailed and you’re told precisely which exercises to do, on which days to do them and how to progress from one week to the next. The way the plans are laid out is easy to understand and follow. Remember, this is a 12 week training plan and the intensity of the workouts will increase with each week.
Each of the exercises is shown in clear pictures which are easy to understand so there’s no reason why you can’t train correctly with the Ideal Body Blueprint. Here is a photo of Sue Heintze performing a squat which I got from my copy of the program:
The workouts in Ideal Body Blueprint are focused on weight lifting. You either do a full body workout or train with a split plan: lower body on one day and an upper body session on another. These workouts are intense and it’s quite clear that this isn’t just a fat loss plan but a conditioning program as well. You will be working hard during each workout.
In fact, one of the things which the program stresses is that you need to train at maximum intensity and effort to see the best results.
The diet plans also follow a 12 week schedule. You begin the plan with a 1 week Rapid Start phase which is strict and low in calories. After this week is done you move to a more gradual weight loss and less strict eating.
The program calls for eating 6 meals a day (something which is supported by many experts). There is a recommendation to use various supplements, but I believe that you’ll be able to find natural alternatives which may be less expensive.
The program lists a variety of “safe foods” for quality protein, carbs (wheat and not wheat), fat, dairy, and fruit. These lists are great as they give you a quick picture of what’s allowed and what’s not.
Who is Sue Heintze
Sue Heintze, the creator of Ideal Body Blueprint has a great life and body transformation story. At one time, she was out of shape and unhappy with her body. She was determined to change her appearance. She finally did so through a similar 12 week challenge to those she now offers to readers.
She went from an overweight woman to a fitness model who, at one time, had 10% body fat (very low for women) and competed in fitness shows. I’ve seen photos of Sue and in her 40′s she looks better than most women do in their 20′s.
What this means is that the advice Heintze gives is doable. She knows the challenges that you face and she’s aware of the difficulties. She underwent them herself. She also knows that you can conquer your demons and change your body with the right attitude and determination. This is what she offers in Ideal Body Blueprint.
Body Blitz Blueprint Pros and Cons
- There’s little doubt that the information presented is sound and that Sue Heintze knows what she’s talking about.
- The program has good reviews and testimonials.
- Presented in a clear and easy to understand manner with no fluff.
- Offers a money back guarantee.
- Calls for a good combination of intense exercise and proper nutrition.
- Special programs for men and for women and for different fitness levels.
- A little expensive when compared to other plans. Buying a training plan and diet plan together, in what is called the Ultimate Fat Loss Package, costs $149 AUD (currently over $150 US). However, you also get a number of extra resources which may be worth the price. These include a Motivation book, A collection of 200 recipes, and an interesting workout manual called 25 Cardio/Energy Systems Workouts.
- The supplements required also cost extra.
Ideal Body Blueprint gives you what you need to lose body fat and get lean. The programs are written and presented well and I have no doubt that you can create a real body transformation if you follow the guidelines that Heintze teaches.
Here is a video with Sue Heintze showing the spiderman exercise. Thought you’d like to see her in action: