Focus T25 - Summary
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Staying healthy and fit has many benefits. Not only do you feel better, but you can also save money on things like insurance and medical costs. Getting the most out of every workout is nice as well. But, what do you do if you don't have time to get to the gym or you don't have a house full of home exercise equipment?
Well, don't worry. We have a fitness program that will help you reach your goals without the need for a single piece of equipment. Here's an overview of the Focus T25 Fitness Program, a way to maximize every workout while efficiently using every minute of your time.
How to Maximize Your Exercise Benefits While Minimizing the Time
Volumes of research supported evidence rightfully proclaim the benefits of regular exercise. There are as many theories and strategies to obtain the right balance of fitness as there are hairs on the human head.
One problem that hundreds of workout models attempt to address is the time factor. Frequently, a key roadblock to getting that perfect amount of exercise is the lack of time. We come up with every excuse imaginable.
Some are totally valid. It takes time to get to the gym and dress properly to workout. This doesn't even take into account the actual time consumed during warm-up, workout and warm-down portions of the actual program.
So, what can you do to minimize the time while maximizing the benefits of exercise? Trainers across the world have experimented with varying degrees of intensity blended with intervals. Circuit training and High-Intensity Interval Training (HIIT) are two popular models.
Shaun Thompson, a leading personal fitness trainer, has combined a few of the key concepts in these programs to design the Focus T25 Fitness Program. The model for Focus T25 is to ramp up the intensity levels and pack them into shorter intervals.
Thompson has developed a progressive type of fitness program. Focus T25 has three phases, each one increasing in difficulty. Here is how the Focus T25 Fitness Program can help you get started to improved fitness if you're a beginner, plus challenge even the most advanced levels in only 25 minutes.
How the Focus T25 Fitness Program Works
Understanding the science behind the Focus T25 Fitness Program using big words and difficult biological concepts isn't necessary. Even a beginner to exercise and fitness can easily grasp the theory behind Focus T25 and why it accomplishes what it's trying to accomplish.
Keep in the mind the basic goal of the program. Gain the maximum fitness benefit in the shortest amount of time. If we could stay fit and healthy by ramping up our activity level of five-minutes, that would be outstanding. However, it's not physiologically practical.
To improve cardio, enhance endurance, build strength and lose weight, we must train for a minimum amount of time. Now is where the Focus T25 model solves both the physiological and time problems.
Please keep in mind that the Focus T25 is intense. You can begin with the Alpha Phase and manipulate some the intensity slightly. If you have little or no previous fitness experience, it is recommended that you find a moderate program to start out.
However, anyone who has even limited experience with HIIT types of programs can use the Focus T25. While the program is designed to push you to your ultimate fitness goals, be mindful that it is a difficult program. Start gradually and watch your intensity improve.
The structure of the Focus T25 Fitness Program isn't difficult to understand. You train at the highest level you can for 25-minutes. The training intervals are intense, and they dominate the structure of the workout.
Rest is a valuable part of the Focus T25, but rest is used sparingly. This is one of the key ingredients that helps it work so efficiently. Thompson took concepts from circuit training programs to establish the Focus T25 foundation.
Full Body Workout in 25 Minutes
You will maximize efficiency in a minimal amount of time by targeting every muscle group in your body during one complete 25-minute workout. By keeping the rest intervals short, the program maximizes your cardio output within minutes of finishing your warm-up.
Each of the three phases starts with a similar circuit. The Alpha Phase begins by quickly increasing your heart rate in a cardio phase. The Beta Phase targets the same objective, but adds a series of more intense core exercises.
Alpha , Beta & Gamma Phases
During the first five workouts that are part of the Alpha Phase, there is an isolated circuit for the lower body. This follows the cardio segment. You are then challenged with an intense full-body circuit for 10-minutes.
Remember, rest is a valuable commodity in the Focus T25, so plan on using it wisely. There are a series of upper body exercises that rotate using the antagonistic muscle theory. For instance, you can push your biceps to their limit, and then immediately target your triceps.
Chest and back work as a pair of antagonistic muscles in the same way. There are portions of the Beta Phase that cut the body in half at your waist. In one circuit, you'll challenge a part of your lower body followed immediately by an upper body circuit.
No rest, just back-to-back intense intervals. The previous two phases we mentioned are the primary workouts of the Focus T25 Fitness Program. To challenge the most intense athlete, you can also push yourself to the ultimate Gamma Phase.
The Focus T25 Fitness Program works because of the intensity. Each of the phases adds a level of difficulty. However, each phase incorporates the key theory of high intensity segments between short rest intervals.
It works because of the physiology behind it. Raising the target heart rate to at least 85 percent of your maximum will improve cardio function and endurance. The natural result of reaching this level through resistance and physical exertion automatically increases your strength.
The Focus T25 Fitness Program improves each aspect of fitness. When you get your heart pumping and keep it pumping for preset intervals, you will burn calories and lose weight. When you consistently challenge your muscles, you will build strength.
- Maximum intensity in a minimal amount of time – This is the key to many interval and circuit training programs. The Focus T25 uses each concept with the utmost efficiency.
- Zero machines and zero equipment – To workout using the Focus T25 Fitness Program, you don't need a home gym, dumbbells, resistance bands or cardio equipment.
- Understanding the need for proper nutrition – The Focus T25 Fitness Program appreciates how a good exercise program needs the support of a good diet. There are also diet suggestions to help burn away fat and build more muscle.
- An efficient use of your health and fitness budget – Since the Focus T25 Fitness Program doesn't require that you purchase equipment or pay a monthly gym fee, the full Focus T25 DVD set quickly pays for itself.
- Track progress and stay on course – The program also provides you with a structured calendar to follow. This removes any need for records or charts to keep up with your progress.
- Not for the faint of heart – If you don't have an internal drive to push yourself to extreme levels of workout intensity, you may find the Focus T25 too challenging.
- Tracking training levels can be hard – The rest intervals are so short that it can be hard to check your heart rate to make sure you are attaining the necessary target levels.
- Requires access to a DVD player – While you don't need bulky machines or a bunch of exercise equipment, you will need a DVD player and monitor at least at the beginning.
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