Monday, July 8, 2013

Focus T25 Day 3 Review: Total Body Circuit

Day 3:  Total Body Circuit
15 w, 4 days pregnant


This workout really got my heart rate up.  I'm not sure if that is because I did it straight out of bed at 4:30 AM or if it was just that intense.  I had to pause about 10 minutes in but that was mainly because in my hurry to get started I had forgotten to put my hair in a pony tail. 

The modifications were very good for a pregnant woman in this one.  Tanya did stand up abs in place of the pikes the rest of the crew was doing.  I think downward dog is not an acceptable pregnant pose which is basically what a pike is so it was good that I didn't have to fumble to figure out a replacement. 

This DVD was a lot of squats, lunges, planks and running.  You cycle through all of the exercises the first 20 minutes and then the last 5 you do all the exercises for what Shaun T calls the Burnout so you are working from the moment you push play until the 25 minutes is up.

There is a separate cool down at the end like in all the DVD's so far.  Today's was 3 minutes, but I just stretched on my own on the way to the shower instead. 

For me this was the most intense workout of the series so far.  I did finish an entire bottle of water during the workout.  While the video does not give water breaks per se, it is always best to listen to your body and hydrate as necessary.  If you are pregnant and doing this like me, definitely drink your water and be mindful of your heart rate.  I did find I needed to slow down a bit here and there. 

Tomorrow I have Ab Intervals.  Hopefully the modifications will suit my current needs, but I will let you know more then.

So, are you ready to do this program with me (pregnant or not)? Order it here now.

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