The Morning Meltdown 100 (MM100) workout program is a 100-day home fitness program from Beachbody, created by trainer Jericho McMatthews. It has a little bit of everything to offer… strength training, yoga, cardio, martial arts, and flexibility. It is available NOW to stream on Beachbody on Demand.
Morning Meltdown 100 (MM100)
Every time Beachbody comes out with a new program I get excited because I know it’s going to be good.
I wasn’t excited about Morning Meltdown because I didn’t like the idea of working out with no breaks for 100 days. But, I was wrong. Jericho definitely incorporates times to recover within the 100 days with recovery workouts.
Also, while it is recommended to follow the workout order on the calendar, the workout schedule is not rigid and you don’t have to do the program 100 days straight with no rest. The goal of Morning Meltdown 100 is to commit to completing all 100 workouts. If that takes you 105 days or 120 days then that’s fine. Consistency is key!
I don’t schedule workouts on Sundays. If I get a walk in on Sundays then great, but otherwise Sundays are my days to truly relax. So, I doubled-up the MeltCon and Re-Vibe workouts, as well as the Total Body Badass and Freestyle Flow workouts when I could.
Even though I wasn’t working out on Sundays, I still made it through the program within 100 days. The Re-Vibe workouts are basically stretching and they feel SO good right after finishing MeltCon. If you have time to tack on Re-Vibe at the end of MeltCon I highly recommend it.
What I Like About MM100
My favorite thing about Morning Meltdown 100 is that I could get a great workout in only 20-30 minutes. This is super important for someone who is short on time, aren’t we all?!
It is called MORNING Meltdown because Jericho is encouraging you to get into a routine of working out and typically morning workouts are the best way to stay consistent. I am a morning workout person and know that if I don’t workout in the morning then I won’t do it. I will make all the excuses for why I can’t get it done when I get home from work later in the day.
You don’t HAVE to do this program in the morning, but I highly recommend it. Since each MM100 workout is only 20-30 minutes long, the best way to be consistent is to set your alarm 30 minutes earlier than you normally would each morning and get your workout in before the day even begins! Some mornings it is really hard to make myself get out of bed, but I’m tellin’ ya when my workout is done before I leave for work, it feels SO good!
I also really like that Morning Meltdown 100 has all different types of workouts. You get some resistance training in, but also some cardio, core, martial arts, yoga. It kept me from getting bored throughout the program.
What I Don’t Like About MM100
I did not enjoy the cardio workouts in Morning Meltdown. I have to admit that in general I don’t like cardio workouts so it’s not really fair to MM100 for me to say that, but I really didn’t like the two main cardio workouts: Cardio Meltdown and LIT Cardio. Two of the other workouts, Total Body Badass and Fight Club, also incorporate cardio in them, but I liked those workouts.
There is a DJ playing music during all the workouts, and while I didn’t really pay much attention to the music, one thing that bothered me during the LIT Cardio workouts was when I got off the beat with the music. Jericho encouraged us to get off the beat because we were supposed to be pushing to our max effort, but it bothered me to do that.
The only cardio workouts I have ever really enjoyed are Turbofire and CIZE so be sure to check those out if you like cardio (also included with Beachbody on Demand ).
The 100 days are broken up into 5 phases, with 20 workouts in each phase. The second 10 workouts in each phase are a repeat of the first 10 workouts in that phase. The recording of the workout is different, but the actual exercise moves are the same. But, the second 10 workouts in each phase (workouts 11-20, 31-40, 51-60, 71-80, 91-100) add on a 100-second challenge to the end, making them a little more intense and slightly longer.
Each phase starts off with a new set of exercises for each of the workouts below:
Two blocks of work with back-to-back cardio moves lasting about 30 seconds to 1 minute each.
A resistance training workout focusing on the back, shoulders, chest, and arms. You will have 3 sets of work with 2 different upper-body moves in each set, then you will combine the 2 moves as a combo before moving onto the next set of work. After you are finished with all 3 sets of work you take a quick break and repeat all 3 sets again.
A workout devoted solely to the core. It also incorporates some glute-work.
Total Body Badass
Using lighter dumbbells you progress in difficulty through a resistance move and top it off with a power move to burn out that muscle group. This workout works everything from head to toe.
A yoga workout that starts with a yoga flow sequence, incorporates some balance moves, and ends with a stretch sequence.
A cardio workout that introduces you to a cardio move and then wants you to give it max effort.
A resistance training workout focusing on the quads, glutes, and hamstrings. Just like with upbeat strength, you will have 3 sets of work with 2 different lower-body moves in each set, then you will combine the 2 moves as a combo before moving onto the next set of work. After you are finished with all 3 sets of work you take a quick break and repeat all 3 sets again.
A mixed martial arts (MMA) style workout that incorporates boxing and Muay Thai-style workout moves.
A resistance workout in which you complete two 10-minute blocks of work, each exercise lasting 1 minute with a quick transition between each move. All the exercises you do in this workout are from the upbeat strength, total body badass, or downbeat strength workouts so you’ve seen them before.
A stretching recovery workout that helps you feel refreshed after finishing the other workouts.
Keep in mind that each workout has a modifier to follow in case you need to make it less intense or low impact. Each workout also begins with a warm-up and ends with a cool-down.
My favorite workouts were the Upbeat Strength, Downbeat Strength and Re-Vibe. I have really learned to love resistance-type exercises and these were no exception. If you feel the same after doing this program, be sure to check out the LIIFT4 workout program .
Equipment Needed for Morning Meltdown 100
A mat and different sizes of dumbbells is all you need for MM100. This is the mat I like because it is soft enough for my knees and elbows but not too thick so that I am tripping over it. It also has a good non-slip surface.
I used a pretty large range of dumbbells for this program, anywhere from 5 lb. up to 15 lb. There are a few exercises in the Downbeat Strength workouts where I really needed heavier than 15 lb. dumbbells, so what I did was hold two 10 lb. or two 15 lb. dumbbells instead of just one weight like they were doing on screen. This is only recommended if you can control both weights without sacrificing form. I did this for the sumo squat exercises were I could easy stack both weights on top of each other and hold them securely.
If you are just starting out with a home workout program and don’t have any dumbbells, I would recommend getting a pair of 5 lb., 10 lb., and 15 lb. dumbbells.
Morning Meltdown 100 Nutrition Plan
Included with the program is a complete nutrition guide. You can not expect drastic results with a workout program unless you follow a nutrition plan as well. The nutrition plan does not tell you what you can and can’t eat, but it does give you an idea of how many calories you should be eating each day based on your current weight and goals.
For example, If I wanted to lose weight on this program based on my weight, I would be on Plan A and should eat around 1,200 calories per day. If I wanted to maintain my weight on this program I would be on Plan B and should eat around 1,500 calories per day.
There are also tons of recipes to use in the nutrition guide that use healthy ingredients. It is also recommended to drink Shakeology daily and/or use the Beachbody performance supplements to enhance your results. I used Shakeology during this program as a breakfast option, although I did not drink it every day. For reference, I used up 1 bag of the strawberry shakeology over the course of the 100-day program.
My MM100 Experience
I followed the maintenance calorie number (Plan B) during this program and tried to stick around 1500-1600 calories/day. There were definitely days when I stuck to my nutrition and days I did no, and was overall more consistent with the workout part of the program than I was the nutrition part.
To track my daily calories, I use MyFitnessPal and loosely track my macros as well. If you don’t want to count calories and need a simpler way to monitor what you’re eating, I recommend the Portion Fix nutrition program.
How to Get Started with Morning Meltdown 100
The Morning Meltdown 100, including the tracking calendar and nutrition guide is available to stream on Beachbody On Demand . It is included with the BOD membership, plus unlimited access to hundreds of other Beachbody programs. Some of my favorite Beachbody programs so far are MM100, Turbofire, 21-Day Fix , and LIIFT4 .
Morning Meltdown 100 (MM100)
To sign up for a Beachbody on Demand membership as a new customer AND get the MM100 performance of shakeology bundle, the MM100 Challenge Pack is for you!
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Thank you for your honest feedback about this program! Like you, I also do not love cardio, but it seems to be a good choice for right now since we have limited access to other equipment. I’m really tempted to try this out!
During the cardio workouts, I found myself losing my (arguably hot) temper. Some bodies are not meant to soar into the air like Tigger on crack: the split-leg jumps made me want to punch something. Worse, such moves slaughtered my motivation— and the modification moves were insultingly easy. Very glad to be through and done with MM100: this old rhino will be heading back to routines that don’t require powers of levitation.
Ha, Tigger on crack! I appreciate the fact that someone else felt the same about split leg jumps. I also didn’t care for the single leg ballerina jumps or the lightening bolts. I only made through half the program and lost interest in it. Just not for me.