ShaunT Focus T-25 Workout Review : Part 1 Alpha Cycle

25 Minutes. 5 Days a Week. 14 Weeks

I love this program.  But the marketing is just a tiny bit misleading.  For the most part the program is only 25 min a day, yes…. but they don’t tell you about double-down Fridays or the stretch day on Sunday.  It really isn’t a deal breaker though, it is all very doable.  The beauty of these workouts is they are HARD, but they are ONLY 25 FREAKIN’ MINUTES!!! It is the best thing since sliced bread in my opinion!

Your FOCUS T25 program includes:

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ALPHA Cycle 25-Minute Workouts: Be prepared to work hard for a very short length of time.  Workouts are in a different order every week, I love not getting bored with routine!

Cardio. 25 minutes of calorie-burning, sweat-drenching cardio.
A lot of squats and lunges – a lot of work on the balls of your feet. Good examples of modifications you can make if you need lower impact.  Just about the time you want to die you only have 6 minutes left… brilliant!  Then stretch for only a few minutes.

Speed 1.0. Ignite your quickness. Burn the fat. Fast-paced for fast results.  Similar to cardio but with moves that require small but more intense bursts of speed.  Then you stretch in between a lot of the moves.  Then stretch for a few minutes.

Total Body Circuit. Focus on strength and resistance—without lifting a single weight.  This workout kicks my ass.  I hate it… but I love it.  Here is where most people will need to modify the moves until they get in better shape.  My Challenge group of 30 people have a love-hate with this one.  Lots of push-ups.  But again you can modify and they show you how.

Ab Intervals. Cardio and ab intervals that shred the fat from your midsection.  This is going to be harder for men than women unless the men have looser hamstrings than typical.  A lot of hip-flexor moves (fifer-scissors anyone?).  This really does work you core and brings in a few cardio moves as a “break”.  Then stretch.

Lower Focus. Focus on your lower-body muscles—the key to burning fat and kicking up your metabolism.  More squats and lunges for this workout.  He gets creative with them though so I don’t get bored and I do want to pretty much die by minute 20… but then I only have 5 min left!  Then stretch. Woohoo!

TWO WEEKS IN…

As of writing this review I am at the end of week 2 (of 5) of the Alpha Phase of this program (there are 3 phases: Apha, Beta, Gamma).

My thoughts? I LOVE the sweat & “buzz” I get at the end of this workout!  I’ve never been a big cardio junkie (I usually prefer heavy weight lifting like Chalean Extreme) so I was skeptical if I could hang or do this.  But I can totally do this!  Sometimes I do have to modify a few of the moves to protect my knees now and then.

Results? Some people in my challenge group have reported losing a total of 4-inches so far.  I think that is amazing!  I can see my abs a bit better, but I’m not working on weight loss this time around and we are only on week 2…. patience!  I’m focusing more on improving my cardio capacity  (btw, in my challenge group we measure in inches vs weight since muscle weights more than fat 😉

t-25 is NOT a short Insanity.  Listen to Shaun T here:

I’ll review the BETA Cycle & Gamma Cycles 25-Minute Workouts in my next review installments.

Do YOU want to get into my T25 Challenge group on Facebook?  It is a private group, nobody outside the group can see what you post.  We have new people starting every Monday.

TO JOIN: All you have to do is contact me directly or order a CHALLENGE PACK with Shakeology HD.  I’ll then contact you to discuss getting you signed up with us.  We have daily motivational posts, group accountability and an awesome discussion about everything we are going through.  Nutrition support is given as well.

Love to hear your thoughts!