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Focus T25 Beta Phase

In case you somehow missed it, FOCUS T25 was one of the HUGE announcements at Summit 2013, along with the secret Vanilla Shakeology.

Just a recap, my goal is to give you an overview of what to expect from T25. I have spent the very first part of last week going through (and reviewing for you) the Alpha Phase. I even doubled up workouts to make sure to get them in because I wanted y’all to get my review as soon as possible.  You got my T25 Alpha Phase review last Wednesday, and today you will get my T25 Beta Phase review.  Later this week, I will give you a complete picture of the program and guides. You guys are the best, so you deserve the best (and my best LOL)!

T25: Beta Phase

betadycoreLike the Alpha Phase, all of the T25 Beta Phase workouts are only 25 minutes. There are still short cool downs after the workout that can add 2-3 more minutes. Unlike the Alpha Phase, the Beta Phase introduces a few piece of gear (a couple dumbbells or resistance bands). Just like Alpha, each move is shown with a modified option. I can’t stress this enough, so I will repeat it from my Alpha post. No matter who you are or where you are are in your fitness journey, YOU can do T25. That’s what I really love about this program!  Everyone has time for 25 minutes and everyone has a place to start.

Core Cardio (No equipment) - This is the first workout in the T25 Beta Phase. Fast paced cardio and agility moves that cause you to focus on engaging your core. About the first 7 minutes are all go and at a really good pace. If you’ve missed it from Vol 1 of the Asylum… pulses are back. Both squat and lunge pulses! Various plyo moves are included as well. Near the end of the workout you get focused core work with a tough plank sequence. Finally this workout comes to an end with another Burn Out. Burpees, planks, run lunges, sprints… oh yea! All in 25 minutes. You will be sweating after this one.

Speed 2.0 (No equipment) - Get ready to go fast! You can tell right off the bat that this workout will have more of a rhythm and coordination aspect. I think Shaun T’s cues were even in sync with the rhythm of the music for all of this workout! Just find your rhythm and go. It really comes down to focus. It may take a workout or two to really nail this one, but if you are focused and dialed in there is nothing that should be too hard. Impressive modifications again, even with the driving pace of this workout. If you haven’t believed me yet, this program will push you to all out work for 25 minutes. By the Beta phase you will be ready. There is NO way to avoid some serious sweat from Speed 2.0.

Rip’t Circuit (Dumbbells or bands) - Anita helped me out with this one! This circuit follows the pattern cardio, upper body,  lower body, abs, and repeat! This is definitely a workout where you could really ROCK IT once you do it a few times and learn how much resistance you can handle with the dumbbells. The cast does not change weights, but that doesn’t mean you can’t. Have your weights ready and switch on the fly. That way you can really maximize each set. By half way in, you will know you’ve been working. Anita really commented on how much of a great core/abs workout it turned into.  She was also surprised at how TOUGH it was for only being 25 minutes long.  She really enjoyed it and it was great having her help me out! :-)

Dynamic Core (yoga mat or miniMAT) - A core routine to hit your core from every angle. All of your focus is kept on your core for this workout. There is again a great mix of higher energy cardio and agility moves to produce a good burn. You will work the core from your feet and from the floor. This workout definitely has slower elements than most of the other Beta workouts. But if you are focusing your core will be screaming and you will work for these 25 minutes. Just like with any workout, you have to bring your focus and intensity. If you are going through the motions, that won’t cut it. Don’t let the slower pace fool you. Stay in it and control every movement.

Upper Focus (Dumbbells or bands)- You are in the right place to get a great, 25 minute, upper body workout. You start with a good section of cardio to raise your HR a bit before getting into some planks and push ups. The “Starter Drill” is pretty cool. It’s really a burpee with a push up but at Shaun’s pace and cue. Just like the Rip’d Circuit, you need to pick the right weights. You can stay with the same weight or I found keeping a small selection close by allowed me to pick the right weight (and push the most weight I could for each set). Just change your weights quickly! A few of the moves were similar to the Rip’t Circuit. It will definitely be nice having two workouts with some lifting in the T25 Beta Phase.

T25 Beta Phase Recap

It was definitely a step up from Alpha. But after you have done Alpha for 5 weeks, I know you will be ready. Still extremely minimal equipment. If you got your copy of T25 through me and TBB, you received a resistance band with the program. That is really all you need. Create loops in your band to adjust its resistance and work hard. T25 is going to be great for so many people. Little to no gear, 25 minutes a day, and a place to start for each and every person. If you think you are above T25, I would encourage you to give it try. Go all out and see how you feel after 25 minutes of the T25 Beta Phase!

Oh, and did I tell you that once you’ve gone through the whole T25 program, both Alpha and Beta ….. THERE’S MORE!!  Yep, that’s right.  Enter the GAMMA PHASE!  It’s a deluxe option that you can order if you want to keep going higher and harder.  My copy of the Gamma Phase has landed just this weekend! I will still be reviewing the program and nutrition plan later this week. I will be reviewing the Gamma phase as soon as possible. So keep checking in on teamRIPPED!

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31 comments
terran
terran

hi coach wayne i am considering getting this program but i cant make up my minde between  p90x2 and t25 i am not short on time and i want to improve my performance and speed and strength while maybe gain a little although 25 mins a day does sound appealing versus p90x2 1 hour a day any advice plz :) 

everything
everything

is tofu permitted during this program and if so how much?

evette.d.owens@comcast.net

bekeeper
bekeeper

Can you talk to some one about adding the fit test into WOWY?thks

bekeeper
bekeeper

What is sanity check in WOWY under Insanity workout ?How come there's no Fit Test In Insanity Workouts In WOWY?

Beachbellotte82
Beachbellotte82

Coach, do u recommend the results and recovery drink for t25? Thanks

Jacob
Jacob

Hey Coach, Now that you've done your review of T25, is it safe to say that T25 would be a good starting point before starting Insanity? Thanks for your time.

Beachbellotte82
Beachbellotte82

Hey coach, I'm not to crazy about the meals in the t25 guide .. Can I just eat basic meals like chicken brown rice and vegetables? Thanks

David
David

Quick question for you Wayne, for the Friday that's a double day, could one potentially just do the extra workout on Saturday instead of Friday?  Also, does someone have to do the stretch on Sunday?

Thanks again for all you do.

David B.

Beachbellotte82
Beachbellotte82

Hey coach, still didn't get any shipping email from the order I made Friday .Should I call customer service ? Thanks coach !

stephentroop25
stephentroop25

Hey coach should my parents do power 90 or t25??

nicof
nicof

in my opinion focus t25 is a beginners workout...a bit too easy for my liking...nowhere near the level of intensity of the previous insanity workouts....although ive only completed a few dvds and have not gone thru the entire progam im real disappointed in t25 so far. I had much higher expectations.

 

stephentroop25
stephentroop25

Hey Coach, I recently ordered Power 90 for my parents to start. They both have never done a beachbody program and I was wondering should I return the Power 90 for T25 since they are pretty much the same program only that T25 is shorter in time?? 

CoachWayne
CoachWayne moderator

Terran, if you aren't pressed for time and strength is a goal, P90X2 will be better. It has real weight training. 

CoachWayne
CoachWayne moderator

You can use soy products. I would probably limit them to once a day. Other proteins are just more beneficial than soy. 

CoachWayne
CoachWayne moderator

 @bekeeper That is a primer workout to get you ready for Insanity. You are supposes to do it daily for a week leading up to starting Insanity. Teaches you the moves and how to control your body. 

CoachWayne
CoachWayne moderator

 @Beachbellotte82 No for such short workouts. That would be a lot of excess simple carbs for only a 25 minute workout. I would just eat my next meal or use Shakeology. 

CoachWayne
CoachWayne moderator

Definitely Jacob! T25 is a great starting point. It will get you ready for any BB program.

CoachWayne
CoachWayne moderator

David, yes breaking those workouts to two days is an option given by the program. You could skip stretch but I would keep it to keep taking care of your body as you are able push harder at the end of Alpha and into Beta.

CoachWayne
CoachWayne moderator

 @Beachbellotte82 Send me an email with your real name and I will check on my end. But calling CR would work too.

Jo Darcey
Jo Darcey

@nicofI agree totally. I have been doing Insanity for just over a year, (5 months non stop then a P90x lite / Insanity hybrid. I have just finished a complete round of Insanity and started again after a week of YogaX and Cardio Core and Balance. I had seen the hype about T25 and was really interested in trying before buying.This week one of my buddies, who knows of my obsession with ShaunT, gave me a loan of his DVDs to try them out (he quit after 3 days). I am seriously disappointed with them. Yes they are good maintenance routines for those days when you have very little time to workout but want to do something, but as for a long term fitness program, I have my doubts. ShaunT, I really respect you and love your work, but....

CoachWayne
CoachWayne moderator

 @stephentroop25 T25 isn't a joke or easy program. It's accessible to everyone and it's fun. But if you give it all you have, those 25 minutes will work your hard! T25 is going to appeal to a lot of people that don't want 45-60 minute workouts. And it's a real workout. Base your choice on what program you believe will motivate your parents more. 

mcast
mcast

 @stephentroop25 i have only done about 3-4 workouts in alpha 

and i agree...   i m just a junkie and wanted to order it...  i will use as a double add on or on vacations...  nice variety  and time saver...   but if u have an hour or are willing to do give  45 mins to 60 mins (like us) then why bother with T 25...  

 

CoachWayne
CoachWayne moderator

 @stephentroop25 You could. Do you think they'd like lifting more or more cardio? The time requirement is a HUGE benefit to T25. I don't think they'd be disappointed. 

CoachWayne
CoachWayne moderator

If you think it's easy, you aren't going hard enough. You can make any workout tough or easy by what you put into the workout. Is it Max Plyo? No. It's 25 minutes. But you need to bring your own intensity. Go harder.

fausey14XG
fausey14XG

 @CoachWayne  @stephentroop25  i am with Coach Wayne here i am in very good conditioning and even the Alpha workouts are challenging! if they are not challenging enough to you then make sure you are pushing your hardest, i think its a fantastic program!