Today I did Focus T25: Beta UPPER FOCUS (which would be day 40 on the Focus calendar).
I decided this was a good day to work my upper body since I did not have a Body Beast workout on this day and it was two days before my 5K. If you are following my hybrid - you may also be doing Dynamic Core with this one!
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 saw Shaun T in pants for the first time I was perplexed. I reminded myself that this was ‘upper focus’ but still, pants get in my way. He does wear some cool neon green shoes.
Tonia is the modifier like always - follow her for low impact moves! Hey hey! Girls in the front.
Split lunge agility
Low switch kick
Double switch kick
21:45 minute marker:
Starter drill + burpee
Chest opener + jump
Welp, my upper body is burning.
18:43 minute marker:
Shaun tells you not to throw the weights - as I am throwing them down to the side. :-/ Trying to keep up here Shaun but he had a good point.
15:45 minute marker:
12:18 minute marker
Sumo alternating row
Sumo double row
Shuffle + heisman
Shuffle + heisman turn
9:15 minute marker:
Bent knee tricep dip
Straight leg hip-up hold
3:05 minute marker:
2:05 minute marker:
My daughter decided to bring me the lamp shade (that I removed for lighting). That’s helpful.
Hip-up + “V” hold
Cool down/Active stretching (3:25 minutes):
Inhale arms up - interlock - stretch to sides
Arms to front - try to pull apart
Tricep stretch behind head
Interlock fingers - palm out
How cute is she?
As opposed to INSANITY’s lack of weights, this workout (and Rip’t Circuit) uses dumbbells/resistance band! I love that Shaun has integrated this into the program. I do not plan to stop lifting heavy (Body Beast) but I respect this workout as one for someone who should be doing resistance training and/or is just starting/beginner.
Remember to keep your core tight!
This one does not have a 'burnout’ which was exciting. ;) However, this one did not burn as many calories as I am used to with Shaun T so I had a hard time talking myself out of doing another cardio workout (I did not have the time and my body told me it needed to stop).
Happy Friday everyone!