I am so excited that tomorrow is my last day of the Beta Phase of Focus T25 and I’ve gotten a ton of questions about calorie burned for the workouts. While my individual posts review the workouts and share the calories I’ve burned, I thought it would be helpful to share my average calories burned for each individual workout.
What is Focus T25?
FOCUS T25 is a 10-week at home fitness program developed by trainer Shaun T (yes, the Insanity guy) split into 2 cycles—ALPHA and BETA—which each last 5 weeks. Shaun’s pulled out all the rest, so you get everything you need, nothing you don’t. The result is FOCUS T25—and the name implies the intent: If you focus your intensity for 25 minutes, and you do it 5 days a week, you WILL get results. I’ve absolutely loved the time aspect of this program – there are no excuses to getting it done and the time flies right by.
How Many Calories Do You Burn Doing Focus T25?
The actual number is going to be different for everyone BUT this is my average calorie burn for each of the workouts. I use a Polar FT4 Heart Rate Monitor (HRM) with a chest strap that constantly monitors heart rate during the workouts so it’s a good estimate. Remember, gender, height, weight, and exertion will affect YOUR calorie burn. For reference I am 5’7″ and weight 142 pounds.
Cardio – 265
Speed 1.0 – 260
Total Body Circuit – 280 (this is in my opinion the most challenging but BEST Alpha workout!)
Ab Intervals – 215
Lower Focus – 200
Core Cardio – 270
Speed 2.0 – 255
Rip’t Circuit – 230
Dynamic Core – 235
Upper Focus – 235
As you can see I personally didn’t break the 300 calorie mark in under 30 minutes which for me is tough to do. I *do* have challengers that have done it so it totally depends on you and your body. The other thing I want to mention is that T25 is similar to HIIT training SO you continue to burn more calories because of your elevated heart rate even after the workout. I’ve had a few times where I didn’t jump in the shower right after the workout and the swear just continued to pour off of me. My point is – lower calorie burn on the HRM does not necessarily mean that you aren’t getting an intense workout and results (which I can absolutely say after 10 weeks – YES you can get results from this program even in a short amount of time).
If you haven’t purchased Focus T25 yet and have questions, or if you have it but would like to be a part of a group for motivation and accountability, shoot me a message on Facebook or comment below. I have an awesome community of T25ers going and would love to add you to it and help you achieve your goals!