I’m getting asked this and “how much the average calorie burn is supposed to be for the T25 workouts?”, A LOT! In a previous post I wrote all about the Focus T25 workout, so I’ll keep this one short and just stick to calories on this one.
1,279 calories burned… When I looked at my T25 calorie burn, I was shocked… I’m not sure why it did, after all it is a Shaun T workout, and anything he has his hands on, you know is going to be killer. I guess it is because the workout went by so quickly, a 25 minute workout is not long at all.
I’ve been a fan of Shaun T’s workouts for years, starting with Insanity and then moving into The Asylum workouts, never did care much for Hip Hop Abs (but that’s because I’m rhythmically challenged).
It’s no secret that you can burn anywhere from 600-1,000 calories during an Insanity or Asylum workout. A lot of it has to do with the Max Interval Training and how that works with your body. So when you figure up your calorie burn for Focus T25, it is very similar, just in a nice little short 25 minute package. Your T25 calorie burn will definitely depend on your effort level, that’s no secret.
At the time that I wrote this, we are still in the Alpha Phase of Focus T25, so I’m basing this off what we’ve experienced so far. When I do the cardio workouts, I hit around 600 calories, not counting the after burn that your body goes through for the next several hours afterwards. When we do the Ab Intervals workout, the calorie burn is lower, due to the fact that there’s not as much cardio as there is in the “Cardio” workout itself or the Speed 1.0, Total Body Circuit, etc.
On Fridays however….it’s what Shaun T calls Double Day. It’s optional, but it’s where you do 2 workouts back to back. If you don’t want to double up, you can do the 2nd one on Saturday, but I’d rather have my weekends off, so we get it out of the way. And yes you can skip that 2nd workout all together, but at that point in the week, you’re on a mission and don’t want anything to stop you from your success….so you usually willpower through it.
On those double days, it’s nothing for me to hit well over 1,000 calories just during the actual workout, not counting the after burn. If you factor the after burn into the mix, you’re EASILY going to hit 1,500-2,000 calories as your body tries to rebuild and figure out what in the world just happened.
I know it sounds too good to be true, but just experience it and you’ll believe. We did a workout with several ladies at my wife’s office and they were shocked too. Now keep in mind, a lot of them had to do the modifications that you’ll see Tonya do in the workouts, but they were in a flop sweat! Several of them said they sweated more and felt like they got a better workout in 25 minutes than they do at their Zumba or gym workouts.
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