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I don’t love every Focus T25 routine but Beta Dynamic Core isn’t bad.
The exercises in this video are good. It’s the pace that’s hard to swallow. I wish he’d go just a beat faster. The workout would be so much better, in my opinion. Let me tell you the facts about this T25 workout…
Beta Dynamic Core is one of the routines in the Focus T25 family of routines:
I’ll tell you exactly which exercises are worth repeating and which ones I could do without.
Let me explain…
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Category-Strength (Abs only)
My rating: A-
I’ve been pretty critical of T25 but Beta Dynamic Core is good. Right off the bat I like the awesome blue motif. The set just looks cool.
Shaun T takes his shirt off for this video. Thank you! That’s the Shaun T we’re all used to. That Shaun T with the polo on is a complete stranger.
Just like in the other T25 workouts, Tanya demonstrates the low-impact/modified/easy version of the moves. Just pretend she’s not there. Unless you’re injured you probably won’t need to modify any of the exercises.
Remember to read all the way through this post for tips on every section as well as links to a few places you can compare prices on Focus T25.
This section consists of a few cardio moves. Do not stop.
Here are the exercises:
Split Lunge Agility
Low Switch Kick
Double Switch Kick
High Switch Kick
Twisting ‘T’ Abs/Lower
Speed Knee Kick Left
Hammer Kick Right
Speed Kick Right
Hammer Kick Left
*(I think this is where the main workout begins. The warm-up and main routine kind of blur together.)
Sprint + Table Top (alternate legs)
Criscross Half-Tuck Jump
These take coordination. For some reason I have to really concentrate to switch feet every time on the crisscross. My body just wants to do the same side over and over.
Shuffle + Sprint Kick
Shaun T tells you to go at your own pace here but you’ll end up going at the pace of the class. Make sure you touch the floor every time. Don’t cheat. You have no reason to.
Connecting Deep Squat
Hmmm…I’ve nicknamed these the Double Wipe for obvious reasons. Why, Shuan T, why? There are SO MANY other moves you could pick for this video. I can’t take this one seriously.
Keep your legs straight and on the floor for these.
Alternating Straight Leg Scissor (AKA: Neck Crunch…I can’t keep my head up for all of these. My neck cramps up)
Hip Up + Reverse Crunch
I have never moved so slow in my life. You should be embarrassed if you skip any of these.
Butterfly Leg Lift Left/Right
These are pretty smart. You’ll feel them in your hip flexors as well as your lower body. Sometimes I lift the bent leg at the same time as the straight leg to make it harder.
Seated Knee Crossover Left/Right
Bicycle Abs + V Hold
Hands to Feet + Reverse Crunch
Side Plank Left
*You’ll think Shaun T has forgotten about the other side but hang in there…he comes back around to the right in a bit
Keep your core tight. You know the correct form for a plank.
You have to stay on your toes to make this work.
Side Plank Hip-Up Left
Side Plank Right
Full Pike-Up (again, stay on your toes)
Side Plank Hip-Up Right
Side Plank Up + Over Left/Right
These are good but it’s hard to balance on the blade of one foot. You may wobble a bit to find the balance but don’t give up. I feel like these might be easier for people with bigger feet.
Plank Walk + Squat Pyramid
This is the last move and is a great challenge. Do them all. You’re not allowed to wimp out. I know you can do these.
Keep the video running for a 2 ½ minute cool down/stretch.
I’m convinced the guys in Beta Dynamic Core have been sprayed down with water during the taping. There’s just no way they’re actually sweating that much.
Add Focus T25 Beta Dynamic Core to any other video that’s missing an ab routine or do it after a run and it’ll make this workout worth your time and money.
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