We only have a few more days till the June 21st release of Shapeshifter Body Redesign. Ryan Murdock and Adam Steer have put all their knowledge, skills and effort into this new system and I truly think it’s going to change the game. I’ve been amazed at how much free material the two of them are giving away as well.
I’ve seen other launches give some great material and resources, but nothing like this so far. Obviously the Shapeshifter Body Redesign system is something completely new and there has been a lot of information thrown at us over the last few days. It’s because of the overwhelming response that Ryan and Adam thought it would be a good idea to answer some of the most frequently asked questions.
It’s important to have all the answers you need so you can make an educated decision on June 21st when the Shapeshifter Body Redesign is released. I usually like to rewrite stuff in my own words, but there are so many questions below I’ve decided to just copy and paste the questions and answers. So read through them now so on June 21st you’ll know if Shapeshifter is something for you.
Here Are The Most Frequently Asked Questions For Shapeshifter Body Redesign
Q: What is The Shapeshifter Body Redesign program and how does it work?
Shapeshifter is a complete workout, diet and lifestyle program designed to change the SHAPE of your body quickly and permanently. It guides you through each day of the 6 week program using a step-by-step and easy to follow progression that was forged through experience and is backed by science.
All you have to do is turn to the page for a given day and follow the plan. We?ve taken care of the rest. Within weeks your friends will start asking you what you?re doing to look so good!
Q: Do I need any equipment for the Shapeshifter Body Redesign program?
None! The main Shapeshifter workout program is done with bodyweight exercises only. So you really can do it anywhere and anytime. It?s perfect for busy folks and for those who travel a lot.
But it?s even great for the hardened gym rat. The unique bodyweight exercises in this program will take your body to a whole new level. It?ll even IMPROVE your performance when you head back to they gym.
Q: Is this a 6 week system?
Because Shapeshifter takes a balanced approach to training, diet and lifestyle, you can continue on the program as long as you like. Once you?re done the first 6 weeks, just start over again and increase the difficulty of the exercises, the number of repetitions or the duration of the workouts.
Q. Will I be “starving” While I’m on the Shapeshifter P6 Nutrition plan?
No way! We’re gradually shifting your diet to a healthier, more sustainable way of eating — not trying to punish you! Check out what one of our Launchpad members had to say about eating the Shapeshifter way:
“I have already begun implementing the diet change and just being consciously aware that I want the change I have noticed muscles that I have neglected. I thought my stomach was holding fat, but seems I just wasn’t using my muscles. It appears I have lost about 2 inches from my stomach just remembering that I have muscles that I can use there. I started eating the three meals a day with proper portions plus the snacks and I have a hard time eating so much! I didn’t realize that if you break down the meals into only a few a day how much food you take in, but then can’t use it efficiently.
Breaking them down this way and having snacks gives me quite a lot more energy with less food and I am not hungry at all for junk food or easy to prepare meals. Instead I have them planned out and it is easy to eat the right things. This is so much more efficient. I have much more energy already. I can’t wait to see the changes I can make with the entire program!”
Q: Does the Shapeshifter Body Redesign program take a lot of time?
Anything worth doing takes some time and effort. But Shapeshifter is laid out for you with daily step-by-step instructions. All you have to do is follow the plan to get the results.
Workouts range from as little as 15-20 minutes up to as much as 50 minutes per day. You?ll be doing something every day. But because you?re using bodyweight exercises, you can easily slip these workouts into your schedule for maximum results.
Q. I’m 68 years old. I watched some of your exercise videos, and I wonder if I’m going to be able to do some of them?
Don’t worry, age is not be an issue. One of Adam’s favorite clients is in her mid-eighties and she can do the majority of these movements! What you’re not seeing is the steps it took to get there. Everyone has to start somewhere, and we did too. Take the program at your own pace and build up your exercise volume gradually. Start with a lower number of rounds and work your way up. What matters is “progressive resistance” — you’re starting at a level that challenges you, and you’re slowly increasing the challenge as your body adapts.
As for the exercises themselves, we’ve provided variations for folks who can’t quite do the full movement yet. You’ll find them in each of the instructional videos. If these steps aren’t enough, drop us a line or post a question in your Shapeshifter access portal and we’ll create steps that will get you to your goal. Any movement can be broken down into incremental steps, and any movement can be made accessible. It’s one of our specialities.
Q: Is there a risk of Gaining weight after the program?
Shapeshifter REDESIGNS your body. It doesn?t just cause you to dump a bunch of “scale weight” in a hurry. There?s no danger of a weight gain rebound afterwards. Especially because you?ll be learning the diet and lifestyle skills to maintain your new body permanently!
Q: What if I have a lot of weight to lose, is Shapeshifter Body Redesign still for me?
It doesn?t matter how much weight you have to lose. Shapeshifter guides you through the process of body redesign so you can keep it up for the long haul and finally build a body that makes you feel proud, vibrant and powerful. We?ll help you create an entire lifestyle to support your goals, so it doesn?t matter what weight you start at.
The Shapeshifter principles will work for you, whether you have a hundred pounds to shed or you just want to lose those last few pounds for a perfect beach-ready body.
Q: I want to get started right away. Do I have to wait for you to ship me the program?
You?ll have EVERYTHING you need to start redesigning your body within minutes. And everything is organized into easy to follow day-by-day instructions in our innovative Shapeshifter Access Portal. The Shapeshifter is ready and waiting for you to get started today!
Q. I’m extremely skeptical of your program. There are so many programs out there, and every one claims to present the one perfect way to train, or the one right way to eat. None of them have worked for me. What makes you think Shapeshifter will?
Your skepticism is entirely understandable. It seems like there’s some thing “new” on the market every day. But if you dig down into all the “good” programs, you’ll find that 85-90% of the principles are pretty much the same. We’ve got a pretty good idea of how the human body adapts to exercise and diet, and there are only so many ways to put a good program together. One of the main differences between a lot of these programs is the tools they use, whether that be kettlebells, bodyweight, barbells, dumbbells, etc. With Shapeshifter, we’ve created a total package that seamlessly incorporates training, nutrition and diet in a holistic way. And we’re delivering it in an innovative format that’s so easy to use it’s almost “done for you.” You haven’t seen anything quite like this before…
Q: I’m not a spring chicken any longer, will this program work for older folks?
Of course! Shapeshifter is built on a rock solid foundation of principles that will benefit people of ANY age. In fact, because we include Shapeshifter Regen techniques in the program, you may benefit MORE than the average person. You?ll increase your painfree range of motion and your functional movement with the innovative mobility and flexibility exercises in the program!
Q: Does Shapeshifter work just as well for men and women?
Absolutely! Our clients, both online and in-person, are an equal mix of men and women. And all of them enjoy the same impressive body “redesign” results.
Q: I’m convinced that my downfall lies in nutrition, but there are just so many different approaches that I don’t know what to believe. What the heck am I doing wrong? it’s so frustrating …. aarghhhhh!!!
We feel your pain, and we’ve been there. That’s why we designed our program differently right from the start. Shapeshifter tells you exactly what to do on each and every day of your six week program with regards to nutrition, training and lifestyle. And if you grab the Superpower Megapack upgrade, we even provide recipes and done-for-you meal plans that completely remove the guesswork. There’s no easier way to dial in your nutrition!
Q: I start new programs filled with enthusiasm, but I quickly get bored and fall off the wagon. Can Shapeshifter keep even a serial “false starter” interested for the duration?
Perhaps the greatest exercise innovation that Shapeshifter brings to the table is the “Shapeshifter Frequency Training” method. The 6 elements of Shapeshifter P6 Training are woven together perfectly to keep you burning fat for the entire 6 weeks while preventing boredom, overtraining, injury and neural fatigue from derailing your body redesign progress. And that variety doesn’t just keep your body guessing and your fat cells on the run. It’s also the most fun you’ve ever had in an exercise program!
Q: Can the Shapeshifter really fix my problems in just six weeks?
Those who followed our free Launchpad intro program made significant changes to their physique, energy levels, flexibility and overall outlook in just 6 days. The Beta testers who went through the full 6 week Shapeshifter body redesign made even more startling changes. You will too if you stick to the plan and follow it to the letter. You’ll be amazed at what a difference 6 weeks makes.
Q: Some of the exercises look really hard. Are there modifications at the beginning for those of us just starting out?
Almost all of the movements in the Shapeshifter Exercise Library are demonstrated with modifications that will make them accessible to folks of any level of fitness. If you run into a movement that you still can’t do, just let us know and we’ll come up with incremental steps that’ll get you to the full version of the exercise while still giving 100% of the benefits of the program. Every movement is accessible if you break it down into smaller steps. That’s one of our specialties.
Q: I want a complete program with meal plans. Do you have that?
The Superpower Mega Pack includes done-for-you meal plans, recipe guides, shopping lists, and even a Shapeshifter Smoothie collection. We’ve made it as easy as possible for you to follow – and stick to – the plan.
Q: There are so many different body types. How does your nutrition plan create the body I want and need when my body type is different than other people’s?
In Shapeshifter P6 Nutrition, meal size is carefully matched to your individual body size, so you can be sure you’re getting exactly the right amount of calories per day for your personal body redesign — without complex calculations, and without annoying scales and measurements. You’ll be amazed at how easy we’ve made it to figure out your daily caloric needs.
Q: Even if no equipment is required I still go to the gym as I have no room in my apartment. Does the exercise manual have complete enough descriptions that I can rely on that in the gym?
Yes, all of the movements in the circuits are described in detail in the Exercise Manual. The warm up and cool down movements are not. You can also print off the Charts for a handy overview of each workout. Just be sure to consult your Shapeshifter Academy manual to see how many rounds you should do that day.
Q: Is this a paper copy or is it just electronic?
Shapeshifter is completely downloadable. All manuals and charts come in printable PDF’s, and you can watch all the videos in your download portal, on your computer, or on your smartphone. No need to wait for the postman! We are considering a DVD version of Shapeshifter but haven’t yet decided if we’ll do a print run.
Q: I prefer learning from print rather than video. Will Shapeshifter still work for me?
Shapeshifter was carefully designed to speak to every learning style, so whether you respond best to visual explanations, text or audio, we’ve got ya covered!
Q: I really like the NO EQUIPMENT concept. But even some bodyweight exercises require equipment – how else can you do an inverted row?
We created a Shapeshifter Pulling Plugin for those who would like to include such movements using portable equipment. All “plugins” are designed as expansion modules for the main course, so you can keep getting more bang for your buck from the program you’ve already purchased. We’re open to creating even more of these plugins, so if you’ve got an idea you’d like us to cover, don’t hesitate to drop us a line.
Q: Will your program really work for a 70 year old mom with a sack of potatoes shape?
Yes mom, even you can redesign your body. Everyone starts somewhere, and we did to. If you find an exercise that feels like too much, we’ll help you break it down into accessible steps. It’s one of our specialties. Ryan would also like to add, “If anyone tells you it’s too late to make changes or too late to start living your dream, look them right in the eye and tell ‘em that’s crap!”
Q: I practice karate and this program seems to have what I need! Will it benefit my martial arts training?
In spades! Mastering your own bodyweight has serious carryover to martial art skill sets, and to any athletic endeavor. You’re building strength, endurance and skills that will work in the real world, not just in the gym.
Q: I have a bad back, a bum knee, banged up shoulders and a sorely strained sense of motivation. Can I still use the Shapeshifter program to redesign my messed up body?
Yes, definitely. First, make sure your doctor has specifically cleared you for exercise. If he or she tells you not to do a certain type movement, follow that advice to the letter, and ask us for a substitute. Second, take everything at your own pace and feel things out. Start with a lower number of rounds and work your way up. What matters is “progressive resistance” — you’re starting at a level that challenges you, and you’re slowly increasing the challenge as your body adapts.
Q: I tried a few of your deceptively simple looking exercises and I can barely do them a couple of times, even the modified version! i think it looks great, but is it accessible for all body sizes and fitness levels?
Everyone’s got a range or a type of exercise that they find difficult. A good program is designed to smoke out those weak points. You’ll get better on those exercises if you stick with them. You won’t necessarily enjoy the ones that target your trouble spots, but you will get better — and you’ll be able to stare them in their beady little eyes and give it right back.
Q: Does this work for people who are really not in shape, haven’t worked out in a while? I also have some physical issues.
Yes, Shapeshifter is completely accessible for folks who haven’t worked out in a while. Regarding your physical issues, you should always get cleared by your doctor for any exercise program. Once you do, we can help you come up with variations or alternatives to exercises that your doc advises you not to do. Don’t worry — no one starts out as a blank slate. We didn’t either.
Q: I get really motivated when I watch your videos, but I never manage to stay on a program for more than a couple weeks. How do I remain consistent?
You need to be part of something larger than yourself. Get a training partner. Join a group. Get a trainer. Or join an online community like Shapeshifter. Sharing your goals and your struggles with a like-minded group of peers will keep you motivated and keep you on track. It’s tough to change your lifestyle when those you spend the most time with don’t support your change or take an interest in it. But thanks to the magic of the internet, you can connect to like minded people no matter where you live.
Q: What about people who are really skinny? Your program talks a lot about helping people lose weight and burn fat, but I’ve always struggled to gain weight. Can you help me?
Yes, Shapeshifter will help you. Ryan is 6’3″ and he was always lean and skinny as a kid. He was also deceptively strong, but he had a difficult time putting on muscle. A lot of it had to do with his diet. He wasn’t eating nearly enough calories, and definitely not enough protein. The type of workout you do is also important. Today, he’s able to pack on visible muscle in less than two weeks. The lessons he learned are incorporated into our program. Shapeshifter is a great starting point for “hard gainers.” You’ll build some lean muscle mass and you’ll nail down the diet and lifestyle components that you need to reach your goal.
Q: All this talk about nutrition is great, but it doesn’t work if your digestive system isn’t functioning properly. Do you guys address this in your program?
Yes, we’ve included a 6-part module on Digestive Health, as well as extensive steps for getting your hormonal systems back on track. They’re absolute keys to sustainable body redesign.
Q: Can I still use this method while trying to bulk up?
In Shapeshifter we share specific strategies that will give you a much clearer idea of what you are eating. If you are trying to put on weight, you’ll probably want to seek out calorically dense foods.
Q: I hear you talk about older people getting back into shape. But I’m 18 years old. I’m decent shape but I still have that last bit of fat preventing me from seeing my abs. Can Shapeshifter help me?
It’s really cool that you’re getting serious about long term health at that age! Now’s the perfect time to build these habits. They’ll last you a lifetime. Yes, we can help.
Q: I lost my job two years ago and started to gain weight almost immediately. I had all the classic symptoms of a mid-life crisis i.e. depression, denial, withdrawal from social activities, increase in junk foods, loss of self respect, you get the idea. I want to break out of this, but it feels like I’m too far gone from my goals of returning to the fit person I used to be. I spend all my energy just battling these demons. Can Shapeshifter pull me out of my downward spiral?
You are NEVER too far from your goals to start working towards them. You just have take them “inch by inch.” You’re describing exactly the same process we’ve seen happen time and time again. That’s why we tightly integrated LIFESTYLE into the Shapeshifter program. We want you to be a better version of yourself — in every way — by the end of the program.
Q: Has Ryan used this routine? He appears awfully thin and doesn’t seem to match the “ideal type” you’re talking about.
Ryan writes: “Yes, definitely. I’m a writer primarily, and my other job sometimes gets in the way. Just before we filmed Shapeshifter I spent a month in New Caledonia (South Pacific) and northern Japan. I’m naturally thin and the so-called “hard gainer” type. I normally lose 5 to 10 pounds on a travel assignment – depending on the nature of the trip, they can take a lot out of you. It takes me 2 to 3 weeks to return to my usual weight and put muscle back on. These days I’m back to my usual 186 lbs at 6’3″. I’ve actually picked up a lot of really cool tips for the hardgainer types over the years, and that’s something we might share in a future Shapeshifter plug in.
Q: I have a lot of postural instability/strength imbalances from years of sitting at a desk all day, and my back is in agony when I wake up every morning. I have very weak abs and very tight hip flexors, and other issues, but I’m hoping to start by focusing on just the Regen for a week or two. Or should I just do the entire program as is and not worry about it?
We would suggest starting with the full program, but throttling back on the workouts at the beginning. Go slow and deep into all the exercises. They should HELP with the imbalances you’re describing. We also recommend you pick up the Shapeshifter Pulling Plugin (you’ll get details about this with your Shapeshifter purchase). It fits seamlessly with the main program and will add a pulling element using suspension training gear.
Q: I get bored so easily with workouts. The faster I see results the more interested I am. How long are the sessions, and will they keep my interest?
The nice thing about Shapeshifter is the variety. It’s hard to get bored because each day and each week is slightly different. The workouts also vary in length. Some days may only be 15 minutes, while others may be 45 minutes. But on average you can count on around 30 minutes per session.
Q: I’m female and concerned about osteoporosis. Will your program help to strengthen my bones?
Any resistance training coupled with a healthy nutrition plan will promote improved bone density — including bodyweight exercise.
Q: I’m the textbook definition of the on-the-road 8 months out of the year person. I live in hotels, and I barely have time to work out. Can I still redesign my body?
Yes, all of the exercise routines in Shapeshifter are meant to be done “anytime, anywhere.” They’re bodyweight only, so you don’t need equipment. And you can do them in a hotel room, your living room, backyard, office or the park around the corner. The program is designed to fit YOUR life — not the other way around.
Q: Too bad this does not seem to address anything for those of us who are clumsy, extremely obese, and just HATE exercise. For me, it just seems like a waste of time to try it since it never works and I am still just a fat old cow. Moo.
We can definitely help you improve your coordination (ie. clumsiness), and we can present a plan to help you lose weight (ie. obesity), but we’re not going to change your mind about exercise if you’ve simply decided to hate it. Whether you like to exercise or not is irrelevant. What matters is whether or not you want to change. How bad do you want to reach your goal? If you’re not willing to suck it up and do something you’re not crazy about a few times each week – but that you know will help you – then we’re sorry, you’re not going to reach your goal. It doesn’t happen unless you’re willing to do the work. That part is entirely up to you.
Q: At 73, I find it hard to do the individual exercises because I’m not very flexible. Is their a way of getting the flexibility so I can do most of the exercises in your program?
Don’t worry, there’s no “prerequisite” for starting out. You’ll recover flexibility naturally as you move through the Shapeshifter program. Just do it at your own pace and very gradually increase the range of motion. Add in the exercises that you are able to do as your range of motion improves.
Q: Will bodyweight exercise really help me get the toned and lean physique I’m looking for without making me a lot smaller?
Yes, bodyweight training alone will shed fat like crazy, and it’ll definitely keep you toned. We use it exclusively when we travel – sometimes for months at a time. But if your goal is to gain more extreme mass or to put on a very large amount of muscle, then you’re going to have to lift heavy weight.
Q: Do you have any programs that include weights?
We’ve created several “plugin” modules for the Shapeshifter program that’ll allow you to introduce different elements to the main program so you can keep getting bang for your buck from the original. They function like a software expansion module. So far we’ve built plugins that focus on pull up variations (using portable equipment), and one that focuses on extra arm and shoulder work using portable resistance bands. Shapeshifter weight training modules are definitely on our radar.
Q: Will I be able to perform these workouts as an absolute and total beginner?
Yes, definitely. We provide “regressions” in most of the exercise videos – variations you can use to work up to the full exercise. And we’re also here to help you create workarounds and smaller steps if you can’t quite do a particular exercise yet. There’s always a way to break a movement down into accessible steps no matter what your fitness level. Body redesign is accessible to anyone.
Q: Do I have to be a bookworm to understand how to use your program? I just want to be told what to do. And I’m lazy.
Shapeshifter presents a 6 week program that lays out exactly what you need to do on each and every day. We give piles of theory stuff for those who are interested in knowing why they’re doing something, but those who aren’t interested in the background can simply go to each day of the program and follow the directions.
Q: Is Shapeshifter only for men? Is there a version for women?
The program is for both women and men. Half the beta testers of the program were women and they had phenomenal results.
Q: Can’t you just tell me how to do the minimum? I don’t want to change my diet, and I really don’t like exercising. I want a body redesign that fits with what I’m doing right now.
If the way you’re living right now is not giving you the results you desire, what makes you think that doing more of the same is the solution? Allow us to be blunt with you. Making a change isn’t easy. It takes willpower and determination, and yes, you have to make a few sacrifices by changing the way you’re currently doing things. If you’re not willing to make those changes, then no program will get you there.
Q: What if the Shapeshifter program doesn’t work for me?
It will. But if it doesn?t, it?s free. We believe in the program so much, and we?ve seen it work so well, that we?re willing to let you try it out risk free. Just follow the program to the letter for the 6 weeks. If you aren?t happy with your results, let us know and we?ll refund your money. Easy as that. In fact, you have a full 60 days to get your money back.
Sure, I guess some people might abuse this generous money-back guarantee. But we?re not too worried about that. What we REALLY care about is helping you feel confident enough to try out the program.
Are You Ready For Shapeshifter Body Redesign on June 21st?
I hope this FAQ answered some of the questions you may have had about the program. I know it was very helpful to me. In the end I always recommend everyone to do research before they invest in any fitness program. Everyone has different taste and so it’s important to ask questions so you can make an informed decision.
This is another reason I respect Ryan and Adam. They took the time out of their busy launch to answer questions for everyone. It’s not easy to find quality customer service like that anymore. Well I’ve got to run, but in the meantime check back here often for more info about this program and don’t miss my Shapeshifter Body Redesign Review