My husband and I are finishing up weeks one and two of T25 and I wanted to share a few tips for those of you that are considering T25 as a workout program. I have been working out 3-6 times a week since 2000 and have done 100% of this through home workout programs since 2002.
Many wonder why we exercise at home…
We have two young children and for us, at home programs remove the excuses and work more efficiently for our family.
Time is also what drew us both to T25.
I mean truly…who doesn’t love the idea of getting an amazing workout in 25 minutes?
Here are some of the questions I am receiving and extra tips for you as you consider T25.
How many days do you have to work out in weeks 1 and 2 of T25?
The program calls for working out five days in a row with one of those days being a double workout. You can also do six single day workouts instead of doubling up. During the first two weeks, you may have trouble doing a double workout so be open to spacing them out as single workouts.
What fitness level do you have to be at to start T25?
I would say you should at least be at a moderate fitness level, but the great thing is that you can easily modify each move if you follow the modifier in the workouts.
Another major plus of T25 is that Shaun T transitions you into moves very easily so, for the most part, you do not feel like you are scrambling to figure out what to do. There is a small box in the lower left corner of your screen that indicates the move you are currently on, a progress bar for that move, and the upcoming move flashes for roughly ten seconds beforehand.
Will you be in pain?
I had to put this in here because let’s face it, Shaun T would not make a program based on a 25-minute workout unless he could really make that 25 minutes count.
And he does.
And yes, you will hurt.
For the first three days of T25, I felt like my legs were made of violin strings that needed to be carefully tended to to avoid snapping.
Just push through the first week and it all pays off making week two much easier.
Oh, and you know those sweat bands from the 1980′s? Get some because you are gonna sweat like no tomorrow.
What else do you need besides the DVD’s to do T25?
An exercise mat is called for on certain days, but I usually have it out so I can use it for any moves on my hands. Also, be sure you have shoes with good support. T25 involves A LOT of cardio.
Great, kick your butt cardio…
that means your body will appreciate shoes with good support.
Before I started T25, I got a pair of Nike Free Run 3.0 shoes.
It’s like exercising on marshmallows and my knee pain has reduced since I started using them.
Other than that, just bring it for 25 minutes and enjoy the burn because you will feel the results within a few days.
If you have any questions, just leave a comment and I will reply back to you with a response.