At-home workouts can change your fitness path as soon as you hit play. It’s important to remember that every workout routine is not meant as a catch-all for everyone.
After completing the first half of T25, I wanted to share this Focus T25 review and tips for those of you who are considering T25 as a workout program.
Are you considering the Focus T25 Workout? This Focus T25 Review and Tips for Weeks 1 and 2 will help you make a final decision and get started.
I have been working out 3-6 times a week since 2000 and have done 100% of this through home workout programs since 2002. Working out at home offers many different benefits besides just physical health.
While there are many benefits to working out at home, there are a few drawbacks. One of the biggest drawbacks is restricted access to a trainer.
Having a trainer help you through a workout is a great way to stay motivated, and trainers will often know more about working out than you may.
Luckily, there are ways around hiring a trainer for $50 or more per day, an at-home workout DVD like T25. Using a T25 review, you can decide if it’s the right choice for you.
Many wonder why we exercise at home…it’s simple.
Focus T25 Review and Tips for Weeks 1 and 2
We have two children, and for us, at-home programs remove the excuses and work more efficiently for our family. Time is what mainly drew us both to T25.
I mean, truly…who doesn’t love the idea of getting an amazing workout in 25 minutes? After a morning of getting the kids off to school, a full day of work, and then prepping dinner, we want nothing more than to rest.
But we’ll do it more often if we can fit a quick workout anywhere in that already-packed schedule. T25 is that workout for us daily; the workout doesn’t take long and fits well into any schedule, anywhere, for almost everyone.
Focus T25 Review Q&A
How many days do you have to work out in weeks 1 and 2 of T25?
The program calls for working out five days in a row, one of those days being a double workout. You can also do six single-day workouts instead of doubling up.
However, doing any customizations at first may be a bit difficult. For example, you may have trouble doing a double workout during the first two weeks.
That would be the best approach if you’re open to spacing them out as single workouts. Most at-home workouts require you to work hard during the first two weeks.
That fact may be where the first two weeks are the hardest. But remember that it’s necessary to get you on track with what’s to come later if you don’t hurt during the first two weeks…more on that later.
How to Start Focus T25
For the first two weeks and the overall T25 review, I would say you should at least be at a moderate fitness level, but the great thing is that you can easily modify each move if you follow the modifier in the workouts.
While customizing the schedule of a workout isn’t recommended, customizing the physical workout is fine. For example, if a workout asks you to do squats for 2 minutes you can only go for 1.5 minutes.
There’s nothing wrong with stopping just outside of your comfort zone. Just be sure not to do this too often, and always try to push yourself. Another major plus of T25 is that Shaun T transitions you into moves very quickly, so, for the most part, you do not feel like you are scrambling to figure out what to do.
There is a small box in the lower-left corner of your screen that indicates the move you are currently on, a progress bar for that move, and the upcoming move flashes for roughly ten seconds beforehand.
Focus T25 Review
I had to put this in here because, let’s face it, Shaun T would not make a program based on a 25-minute workout unless he could really make that 25-minute count.
And he does. And yes, you will hurt. For the first three days of T25, I felt like my legs were made of violin strings that needed to be carefully tended to to avoid snapping.
Just push through the first week; it all pays off, making week two much easier. As you continue, you’ll find that the workouts are more advanced but feel easier. But you’re feeling the progress you’ve made.
If you want to keep getting stronger, push yourself until the workouts start to feel like week-one workouts. Oh, and you know those sweat bands from the 1980’s? Get some because you are going to sweat like no tomorrow. 🙂
Focus T25 Equipment
A T25 review would not be complete without looking at what you need for the workout program. An exercise mat is called for on certain days, but I usually have it out so I can use it for any moves on my hands.
Also, be sure you have shoes with good support. Focus T25 involves A LOT of cardio. Great, kick your butt cardio…that means your body will appreciate shoes with good support.
Before I started T25, I got a pair of Nike Free Run 3.0 shoes. It’s like exercising on marshmallows; my knee pain has reduced since I started using them.
Other than that, just bring it for 25 minutes and enjoy the burn because you will feel the results within a few days.
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