Today’s workout, Focus T25’s Gamma Extreme Circuit, is another total body workout that is broken down into five 5 minute sets. You do four different exercises for 1 minute each followed by a burnout of those four exercises repeated for a shorter duration (15 seconds) at a faster pace and with more focus. Almost all the exercises involve weights (or resistance bands) and some have chin-up bar options. Again, Shaun T doesn’t tell you what weights to use, so you have to guess based on your own strength. The cast also uses the same weights for the entire workout and you can see what their weights are throughout the workout (when the camera pans in).
The first set consists of alternating heel taps (while holding your weights), upright rows (my arms were still feeling the pain from yesterday…), dual shoulder presses, and alternating knee crunches (holding the weights at 90 degrees).
Set 2 consists of alternating front kicks while holding the weights at 90 degrees, dual hammer curls, hammer curls with a squat, and 90 degree straight leg holds.
Set 3 consists of weighted burpees, tricep push ups (oi…I suck at these), weighted squats, and plank crunches.
For Set 4, you drop your weights and do elbow mountain climbers and burpees with front kicks, pick them back up for reciprocating bicep curls, and drop them again for a plank walk/spider lunge combo.
Our final Set 5 consists of wide flies and hip thrusts, shoulder press twists, walking ski abs, and dead lifts with a hammer curl.
We wrap up with our cool down stretch.
Overall, I really liked the overall flow of this workout. I liked that each of the sets were 5 minutes each so if I didn’t enjoy a particular exercise (*cough, cough* tricep push ups…) I knew I only had to do them for that set. Each set went by rather quickly and the burnouts were fun (and went by in a flash). There were also lots of challenging moves and quite a bit of variety that kept me motivated and “into” the workout. Plus, I was a sweaty mess by the end, which is always a bonus in my books! Even better, I get to add another dollar to my Workout Tip Jar.
Please remember that I am not a doctor or a nutritionist or fitness expert. All information I discuss on my blog is intended for inspiration and educational purposes and is not intended as a medical diagnosis or treatment. Before making any changes to your own health and fitness, I highly recommend speaking with your doctor.