So - I am super sore from my shoulders down to my ankles as a result of starting Focus T25 and doubling it up with my already in progress Body Beast. Nevertheless, I carry on. You will see me shift a day or two around here soon because I have a 5K on July 4th.
Anyways - LET’S REVIEW THIS MONSTER!
Focus T25: Alpha Total Body Circuit. (This is on the same disc as Speed 1.0 which threw me off for a…little while…)
Remember how I told you Cardio and Speed 1.0 did not have a lot of floor work? Well - it’s time. Like the previous two - you can follow Tania for the modified/less intense moves.
Things are about to get ridiculous.
Slow control jog
High knee jog
‘This is a full body workout. Now, your focus is gonna be on a lot of things. I just need you to focus and pay attention. Think about it - it’s only 25 minutes of your day and I’m asking you to give me everything you’ve got.’
Okay, I’ve got this. So far. I am pretty sure Shaun t is helping me learn to run correctly (heel up).
22:55 minute marker
'We’re not just jumping rope. We’re jumping with a purpose’.
Hop hop hook
Hop hook squat
ONLY FOUR MINUTES HAVE PASSED? It is hard to move as fast as them! My prime motive is to not fall over at this point.
21:00 minute marker
My daughter got sneaky while I was trying to take these photos and decided I was a bridge. See her progression?
18:51 minute marker
Front lunge + 2x squat
Lunge squat progression
16:55 minute marker
'Now what are you punching for? There’s a purpose behind this - there’s a focus behind this. Okay? Try to stay in control of your body.’
Oh Shaun. I’m punching with a purpose.
15:00 minute marker:
'You wanna act as if you have a glass of water on your back and you wanna try to eliminate the spillage’.
13:05 minute marker
'That ’T’ stands for Shaun T but it also stands for 'time’. Twenty-five minutes of time.’
I am a bridge again. Look at that little troll!
11:00 minute mark
9:30 minute marker
The blonde girl is so red in the face…. it’s understandable. These are ridiculous.
7:22 minute marker
Alternating spider lunge
Spider lunge + push-up
'Bigger range of motion means bigger results.’
Look at all this sweat. These people are struggling. I am spitting sweat.
Burnout 1: 5:20 minute marker (so I am already dying… then we have to do this business)
Lunge squat progression
2 + 2 moving jabs
1:00 minute marker
'Nail this workout. NAIL IT! This is the hardest I’m gonna be on you in the week. Okay? This is your foundation.’
Then, this happens:
Cool down/Active stretching (3:15 minutes):
Talk about balance….
My daughter thought she would try stretching with me. :)
Yes, this is Spiderman training. The spider moves are familiar from Asylum (one of his other programs) so I had a leg up (hahah, get it?) on the moves.
Holy hell Batman this workout was intense. I did not burn as many calories as yesterday (because I am pretty sure my body was in shock doing Speed 1.0) but it was still a great workout. It works the legs, arms and core. TOTAL BODY right?!
It was also Body Beast: Bulk: Arms day so I did that afterwards. During Focus T25 I was thinking, 'Oh yeah, this is a GREAT WARMUP to arm day.’ No.
If you remember to keep your core tight, butt to the ground, and try your best this is a fantastic workout for everyone. I had to take a few breaths/breaks for my arms - do not feel bad if you do too.
There are no breaks/water breaks (like the last two workouts) so you either need to take your own, have a hose sprayed in your face (I am working on this), or wait until the end.
This is my favorite photo of the day. My mother took these photos since I did my workout early in the morning (while my daughter was asleep for obvious reasons) and the hubby was sleeping/went to work. Thanks mom! These were taken later in the day (thus the makeup, lack of sweat, but lack of hair straightening due to my arms feeling like jello).
Happy Total Body Circuit-ing!