We’re all busy. Busy with work, school, kids, appointments, and family. Who has time to workout? I know the feeling all too well. If you find yourself in this situation maybe it is time to take a look at a new kind of workout.
It’s easy to justify why you don’t have time for an hour long workout. Even a 45 minute workout. How about 25 minutes? That is exactly the time required for the new Focus T25 Workout program. Can you get in shape with just 25 minutes though?
Get in Shape with a 25 Minute Workout!
I’ve tried P90x and Insanity. Both are amazing workout programs, but they are not for the faint of heart. My biggest problem with them was suffering through fatigue and disappointment of not being able to keep up.
In one regard I think I just need to suck it up. On the other hand, an hour and a half yoga workout was a bit much.
Now, with Focus T25 I just need to suck it up for 25 minutes. I learned a long time ago, you can do almost anything for just 30 minutes. This is what I tell myself, and it works.
The T25 workout isn’t easy. Anything that is going to produce results like this is going to work you to your max. But, remember you can do almost anything for 30 minutes.
About Shaun T
Shaun T. is the creator of the T25 workouts. His other well known programs include Insanity, Hip Hop Abs, and Rockin’ Body. You see, Shaun isn’t just a fitness expert. He is a dancer, choreographer, and actor.
No one brings energy and fun to a workout the way Shaun does. You’ll be having fun while right up until you feel like you are going to die because you are working so hard. Does it get any better!
How the 25 Minute Workout Was Born
There is a rumor that the CEO of Beachbody was struggling to stay in shape with his busy schedule. He just couldn’t get his workouts in unless they were less than 30 minutes.
Shaun delivered with a fantastic workout that wastes no time on pleasantries. You will immediately get to work with non stop action for a short 25 minutes. Lucky for us they decided to make the workouts available to the public.
What You Get with Focus T25
The Focus T25 Workout series comes with 11 DVDs. Each DVD contains a different workout. You will also get a nutrition guide, workout calendars, a quick start guide, and a 15 lb resistance band. Not too shabby.
As with all Beachbody programs it comes with a money back guarantee. They won’t refund your shipping but they will the purchase price and as a thank you for trying the program you will get to keep the resistance band and the Alpha Total Body Circuit workout and the Alpha Cardio workout for free.
Focus T25 Workouts
To get in shape in such a short workout it is essential to pack in all the blood, sweat, and tears of a 60 minute workout in just 25 minutes. To do this Shaun uses focus interval training (FIT). The premise of FIT is to work a specific muscle group to exhaustion or muscular failure.
Once one muscle group is exhausted it is time to move on to the next. If you haven’t tried this yet you simply must. It is the definition of simple but really hard.
If you read through the T25 workout calendars you will see that it is broken up into phases. This helps new or out of shape users build up their endurance. There are two primary phases.
Alpha: Phase 1
The Alpha phases lasts for the first month and consists of 5 workouts. It is an introductory phase and is easier than the next phase. You will perform the workouts below.
The cardio workout DVD will burn off fat and help develop lean muscle. It is made up of familiar moves that most people can perform. The beginning is relatively slow and the intensity will build through to the end of the workout.
If you want a chiseled mid section this will do it. The entire workout focuses on your core. Your stomach will be sore for days. In a good way of course. You will burn fat, build muscle, and get a rock solid mid section.
The speed workout focuses on cardio and lower-body work performed at high speeds. It is good for overall fitness. The moves will require you to move quickly through plyometrics, agility exercises, stamina routines, and endurance moves.
Most of the exercises in the lower focus are aimed at your thighs and glutes. You will build lean muscular legs following this program. Be warned though, don’t try to go for a run after you finish this. You will have rubber legs immediately after.
Total Body Circuit.
The total body circuit is just what it sounds like, a total body workout. You will be introduced to the exercises first. After you make it through the circuit the first time Shaun T. will crank up the intensity for the second round.
Phase 2: Beta
After you complete the Alpha phase you will be ready for Beta. It consists of another 5 workouts that you will perform for a month.
It is more challenging than the alpha phase. The focus will shift from cardio to core strength. The names of the workouts are Core Cardio, Dynamic Core, Speed 2.0, Upper Focus, and Ripped Circuit.
Building on what you learned in Alpha Cardio the Core Cardio workout will increase the intensity. The moves are more challenging, the music is faster, and you will be moving faster.
As you would expect the Dynamic Core T25 workout targets your midsection. Every muscle that makes up your core will get hit. It moves beyond sit-ups and crunches incorporating complex moves that provide variety and burn calories.
In this workout you will complete 3 interval rounds 3 times. The exercises consist of speed and agility moves like cross jacks, low kicks, and lunges. It is a very high intensity workout that will get your heart rate up and the sweat pouring.
Targeting the chest, back, and shoulders the Upper Focus workout will help you build muscle in your upper body. Expect to do burpees, push ups, squat rows, and other workouts for the upper body. There are no weights required. You will use your own body weight to get results.
Just like the total body circuit expect the ripped circuit to push you to new extremes. It targets your whole body. You can expect burpees, deadlifts, squats, and other exercises that Shaun T. dreamed up to take your Focus T25 workout to a new level.