Monday, July 8, 2013

Focus T25 - Alpha - Speed 1.0: Review

My review of the new Focus T25 workout continues... 

After doing the Cardio disc, I could not wait to move on to the next one, which is called Speed 1.0. 

This second workout was a little different than the first. The moves did not flow in a progression as much as the first disc. In fact, there was definitely a level of focus involved in going from one move quickly to the next. After a few moves, you move into a quick stretch session, which is actually pretty hard, because you suddenly have to be still. It's actually a lot of core work to hold a quad stretch after jumping around. 

Speaking of jumping around, so far, there haven't been any "Power Jumps" on these discs, just half tuck-jumps, which are also pretty hard when they're being thrown in amongst other jumping. So I'd say that these workouts are not as high-impact as Insanity, but it makes up for it with all the "little" hopping.

"The Heisman" (a move where you put your knee to your chest while bending the opposite arm) returns in this, though with some more complicated footwork. Okay, it's not really that complicated, but I'm one of those people who struggles with patting my head and rubbing my belly at the same time. I'm hoping to get more coordinated soon, but my advice is just to keep on moving! 

As always, there is an optional 2-minute cooldown at the end. 

Caloric burn (without stretch): 237** 

**Calorie burn measured by my heart-rate monitor and will vary for people based on their gender, body composition, height, weight, and a plethora of things, so take it lightly!!

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