Today I did Focus T25: Beta Rip’t Circuit for the first time! It would be considered day: 38 by the calendar (but I am doing it as part of my own Body Beast/T25 hybrid).
So here we go!
Length: 25 minutes unless you count the Shakeology commercial, Shaun T weight lifting intro at the beginning and cool down at the end then it is really 30 minutes.
Equipment needed: Dumbbells or Resistance Bands + miniMAT (optional)
When I first saw that dumbbells were involved I said something like ‘oooooh, heeey’. Then, I saw that aqua/green was the color theme (aside from Shaun in purple) and felt like I should change clothes and find some neon shoe strings.
Tonia, like always, is the modifier so follow her for low impact movements. Shaun T prefaces the workout:
'We’re workin’ on our cardio, upper body, lower body, and abs.’
I thought to myself - alright, I got this.
Slow control jog
I was realizing by this point that this workout may not be as insane as the other ones because it was a slower pace. Although, I had a feeling he was about to work larger muscles which raises my HR pretty high.
19:57 minute marker:
Deep lunge pulse (L)
Deep lunge pulse (R)
15:58 minute marker:
12:00 minute marker:
7:09 minute marker:
3:05 minute marker:
5-count power abs (c-sit, butterfly one leg in, switch legs, reverse crunch, “v” sit) WHAT THE HECK IS THIS?!
Then, YES, this finally happens!
Cool down/Active stretching (3:15 minutes):
When I previewed this workout I was thinking, 'man those are some light dumbbells they are using’. While I was doing the workout, I realized how slow and controlled the moves are - thus, the reason for lighter weights!
There is no 'burnout’ in this workout but you work your legs, arms, and core pretty good! I make sure that I make the best of each move and tighten my muscles whenever I can (i.e.: abs).
By the time I stopped my FR, I had burned over 400 calories (my HR was high at the end of this workout).
As reported in a previous review, Focus T25 has some quick footwork and I am ripping up the carpet in my basement/workout room! I had to cut the little threads that were sticking out. The hubby asked if we are going to have to re-carpet the basement. I said - 'maybe, but I am going to pull it out one strand at a time first’.
Beforehand, I did Body Beast Bulk: Back which was probably not THE BEST idea but I am testing my hybrid calendar this week. I lift heavy so my back had just been put through the ringer (including the back of my abs).
Now that I have done this workout, I consider it an all-over total body workout. It burns a good amount of calories because of the lunging, weight lifting, and quick bursts of cardio. However, you do not sweat-dance yourself into a land of 'what just happened’?!