Tony Horton and Shaun T help us break down all the benefits of shorter workouts in this article from the January Team Beachbody Coach Newsletter.
Want to get ripped and do a workout that you are much less likely to quit? Spend less time working out. Yes, you heard that right! Fitness legends Tony Horton and Shaun T are here to explain why shorter workouts are changing the game and why P90X3â„¢ and FOCUS T25â„¢ are the perfect programs for short-term gains and long-lasting success.
Ready for more traditional, time-consuming workouts this year? Not so fast.
Multiple-hour sweat sessions are so 2013. This year, it’s all about efficiency. Not a minute wasted. Get in, get out, and get on with the rest of your day.
It’s true; shorter, more intense workouts are all the rage. That’s because now you can slash your workout time in half without sacrificing the results.
Intensity, not duration, that’s the key. And to prove the point, we’ve enlisted the help of two men who pretty much invented the word intensity: Tony Horton and Shaun T.
There’s never been a better time to learn about the benefits of shorter workouts. The FOCUS T25â„¢ Challenge Pack and the P90X3â„¢ Challenge Pack are both on sale in January, so you’ll be able to save money and get in the best shape of your lives!
Shorter is the new longer
The rise in popularity of shorter workouts is no accident. There’s science behind it.
â€œStudies have shown that shorter workouts can be as effective, or even better than longer workouts,â€ says Shaun T. â€œThe goal is to make every second and every minute of your workout count.â€
A major benefit of shorter workouts is that the most dramatic body transformations happen in the first 30 minutes of exercise. â€œPeople are more likely to train harder when the routines are shorter,â€ Tony Horton teaches. â€œFor example, you’d run a 200 meter race faster than you would a 10k.â€
Makes perfect sense. But how will P90X3 and FOCUS T25 do in the long run?
Beat the burnout
The shorter time frame in programs like P90X3 and FOCUS T25 help eliminate one of the biggest problems with more conventional programs: burnout!
â€œBurnout happens when your body isn’t prepared to do what you’re asking of it,â€ cautions Tony. â€œIt also happens when you can’t make the time to do one hour-plus workouts.â€ He adds, â€œThis is one of the many reasons why we created P90X3. It’s P90X ® and X2 intensity in just thirty minutes.â€
FOCUS T25 is, as the name suggests, 25 minutes. And Shaun says the variety in T25 is the perfect remedy to beat workout boredom. â€œWe constantly change the focus minute by minute so you work one part of the body and rest others,â€ he says. â€œThat’s what makes it so effective. No nonsense. Just results. 25 minutes and then you’re done!â€
The skinny on the new programs
So what is it exactly that separates these new programs from the pack?
â€œP90X3 is very unique because it combines muscle confusion from P90X, muscle integration from P90X2, and muscle acceleration in fast paced workouts,â€ says Tony. â€œIt’s brutal, but still awesome.â€
Shaun serves up a couple reasons why T25 may be your go-to program. â€œIt’s a total body training program combining cardio, resistance, upper and lower body circuits, strength, and core,â€ he says. â€œWe’ve effectively selected moves and sequences that are necessary to see results. No matter what your age or fitness level, you can do this.â€
The resolution solution
It’s been well documented that most people fail at their January fitness resolutions. Tony offers up some stats for us. â€œThe average person will abandon their New Year’s resolution between February 15 and March 1,â€ he says. â€œThe reason for this is that good intentions are not well planned out and become overwhelming after a while.â€
That’s where P90X3 and T25 will really shine: Long-term appeal. â€œThe variety, fun, and short duration of X3 allows the user to stay consistent from January 1 through December 31 and beyond!â€ exclaims Tony.
Shaun explains why T25 will keep you and your customers engaged all year long. â€œDo it first thing when you get up. During your lunch break. Before dinner or before bed. 25 minutes is doable and manageable. There’s no excuses, people.â€ You have the time, now get it done.
Both Challenge Packs, on sale until the end of January are available in the Team Beachbody store.