With my job, I sometimes get too busy and find little time to workout. I’ve tried 10 Minute trainer, but since I have always been into fitness, I find the workouts too light.
I also find myself in a situation where I carry no equipment with myself during the travelings. So, I can’t do workouts that require equipment, or I have to rearrange the workout schedule, something I find pretty difficult.
And yes, I know you’ll say that are just excuses.
Well, for all my “excuses”, Tony Horton has created a new fitness program:
It puts an end to three of the biggest obstacles holding people back: Time, experience, and convenience.
“If you can carve out 22 minutes a day to exercise — and believe me, everyone can — you have all the time you need to lean out and muscle up,” says Horton.
“This program is fast. It’s furious. And it only requires a few key pieces of equipment. I don’t care how many times you’ve tried and failed to get in shape in the past — if you want to be leaner and stronger than you are right now, this program will get you there.”
How did he get the inspiration for 22 Minute Hard Corps?
It came from the men and women of the United States military. Traveling around the world and touring US army bases, Tony Horton has been helping troops in every branch of the armed forces maximize their physical potential.
“I have tremendous respect for our troops,” says Horton. “And I wanted to honor them by creating a simple, challenging, boot camp-style program that delivers functional, real-world strength to everyday people.”
How is the program conceptualized?
It includes 8 routines that alternate between total-body cardio and resistance workouts — one a day, six days a week.
“This is a pretty big departure from P90X,” says Horton. “The workouts are shorter, the pace is often quicker, there’s more user participation, and most of the moves are easier to pick up. It’s back to basics for mind-blowing results.”
It says that if you’ve already used some strength training workout, many of the exercises will look and feel familiar.
“We did that on purpose to eliminate the learning curve,” says Horton. “Ninety percent of the exercises are fresh, and each one is engineered to maximize muscle recruitment, but they’re also similar enough to exercises you already know so that you won’t have to waste time learning totally new movements.”
Since I have used other Beachbody Workouts, like the P90X, the exercises will be familiar and I can use the time more effectively and move from, push-ups to squats to pull-ups with little or no rest in between.
There are three rounds of exercises in each workout to complete. And I’ll have to keep up with the military-style cadence called out by Horton.
As they say, my mission will be: Give him every rep. On his call. Every single time.
What equipment is required?
To get started, all that is needed are dumbbells and a pull-up bar (or resistance bands with a door attachment). And if you want to supersize your results, you can pick up the optional (and all-new) Variable Resistance Beachbody PT Sandbag.
“Unlike a dumbbell, a sandbag’s center of gravity shifts as you lift it,” says Horton, explaining that a sandbag’s effectiveness comes from its instability. “As the sand moves inside the bag, your stabilizing muscles have to work overtime to keep you balanced.”
I like this because I can carry the equipment in my bag with me and do the workouts even at the hotel I’ll be staying at.
Who is 22 Minute Hard Corps for?
Although it is inspired by military exercises, anyone can do it, no matter the fitness level. I suppose the workouts can be modified for beginners and for already active people.
“Every exercise has modifier, so even if you can’t do the main move, you can do a less difficult version of it that hits the same muscles. Either way, you’re going to sweat buckets. This program is tough. But if you finish all eight weeks, you’ll see a leaner, stronger person staring back at you in the mirror — and that’s a powerful experience.”
How to get the most out of the program
I won’t miss any days
I know that it’s the most important thing of any program.
Since it is a short one and requires little equipment I commit on doing it consistently.
“If you only workout two or three days a week, you won’t see dramatic results,” says Horton. “It would be like only going to work three days a week, or only eating twice a week.”
Mind my diet
Due to traveling a lot and stress at work, I sometimes don’t eat right. So, now I commit on making healthy eating choices a habit.
“I can tell you a thousand stories of people who do the workout, but don’t do the diet, and get ho-hum results,” says Horton. “Your diet has to be on point. If you want to train like a warrior, you have to eat like a warrior.”
Keep my strength to finish the workouts
I am elder man and I know that I mustn’t “force myself to death”. So, I commit to push myself to see results, but I won’t let myself quit due to fatigue.
“Too many people let their ego get in the way of a good workout,” says Horton. “Don’t try to blow the doors off the first few times—be patient, pace yourself, and do the modifiers if you need to.”
“Finish every workout,” says Horton. “No excuses.”
When will it be available?
It is is expected to be released on the March 1st.
However, I’m waiting for the free exclusive preview, scheduled for February 22nd on my Beachbody on Demand.
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