I’m sure we can all agree that when it comes to training for physical fitness, there’s none tougher than the military. In order to get through the rigorous training they go through, you need both physical and mental strength.
Just the thought of what they go through on the regular basis would make any person curl up and cry. But let’s be honest, there are those out there that love a challenge, and wouldn’t mind getting a taste of the military style training.
Well luckily for you, there are workout programs out there that give you just that. If you’re familiar with Tony Horton, then you know he’s one of the best trainers that is part of the beachbody brand. You know exactly what you’re in for when trying out one of his workout videos.
In this 22 minute hard corps by beachbody review, I will be breaking down to see if this boot camp military style training can get you the results you’re looking for. So let’s get started shall we.
What To Expect From A Hard Corps Workout?
So what should you expect from a 22 minute hard corps workout from your favorite trainer Tony Horton? Well for one, you know it won’t be easy. If you’ve ever worked out to any of his videos, then you know it’s always high energy.
So it only makes sense for Tony to give us all a boot camp style workout, as if we didn’t feel enough pain from his workouts.
This particular workout is a combination of cardio and resistance training. So if you’re looking to burn fat and build some muscle, this program would be great for you.
And although not much weight is required, it is recommended that you have a set of weights and a pull up bar. If you don’t have a pull up bar, you can substitute it with resistance bands with a door attachment.
It is also recommended that you have a jump mat and sandbag. Wait, you don’t have a sandbag laying around? Well don’t worry about it, you can use dumbbells to complete your training. Although having the sandbag will help you engage your core muscles more.
Before you start the workout program, you are given a few things like a quick start guide. Things to help you keep track of your progress (more on this later). The cool thing about this is, everything is in military terms. Which gives you a real feel of the boot camp atmosphere.
Now when starting off with the workout, usually Tony is there doing the moves with you. But this time he’s just a spectator.
The nerve of him Right?
Well this is done to make sure you’re constantly moving, and also to make sure you’re doing the moves correctly. Because the moves can be a bit complex, although doable, making sure you are safe while performing the moves is key to avoiding any injuries.
So in a sense, you can think of him as your drill sergeant, helping you build the discipline needed to get you to where you want to be.
Here’s An Overview Of The Workout Program?
Meet Your Trainer
If you’re not yet familiar with Tony Horton, i’m sure you will be after just one workout with him. It’s hard to mention beachbody without Tony’s name being attached to it. He’s one of the elite trainers out there with over 20 years of experience in the fitness industry.
Not only will you get high energy, but also motivation which is key to finding success with your fitness goals. My only advice would be, make sure you bring it when it comes to a Tony Horton workout.
Recommended Fitness Level
The fitness level for 22 minute hard corps is intermediate. So if you are a beginner looking to get started, this may be a bit much. But if you love the challenge, then by all means go for it. Just make sure you go at your own pace, because safety should always be priority #1.
But for those that have at least some experience when it comes to working out, then this is the perfect workout to help get you to that next level. The workout is only 22 minutes a day, so you can expect some very intense movements.
If for any reason you are not able to perform a certain move, there are modifications to help you get through it. If necessary, keep performing the modifications until you are able to perform the movements.
Remember, going at your own pace is key. If you are not able to master the moves right away, it’s ok. The great thing about these workouts is that they are there whenever you need them. So make sure to take your time, but at the same time push yourself.
Duration of Workout
Hard corps is an 8 week program where all you need is 22 minutes a day to complete the exercise. Now some may question if a 22 minute workout program can work. Just like many question if 7 minute workout or 15 minute workout programs work.
But because of the military style training that you’re getting where it’s fast paced non-stop, you can expect to burn a lot of calories during each workout.
We all know that getting results is about more than just exercise. Diet is one of the most important factors in reaching your fitness goals. With every beachbody workout program, you are given a nutrition guide to go along with it.
Before you start your workout, you are given what’s called a ration plan. Geared towards those looking to lose weight, you are asked a few questions, and based on your score, determines what plan you should follow.
The plan pretty much consists of the amount of calories you should be consuming each day to lose weight in a healthy way. Being someone that understands how weight loss works, this plan made a lot of sense.
Remember, in order to lose weight, you have to put your body through a caloric deficit. Meaning, if burn more calories than you consume, you will lose weight.
So it’s important to make sure you follow the guide as it is crucial to help you reach your goals. Everything is pretty much laid out for you. So you know what to eat and when to eat it.
Track Your Progress
Tracking your progress is also key, and we all know how the scale is not always the best way to measure progress. So along with your workout, you are given a sheet to measure yourself and are asked to take before and after photos.
To go along with tracking your measurements, you are given your own PT Fit Test to track your improvements through this 8 week program. Basically you will be required to perform as many push ups, squats, pull ups, and jumping jacks as you can in 1 minute.
In week number 4, you will go back and try those same exercises again to see how many you can do. Then again in week 8 for your final results. This is a great way to see how much you have improved through this training.
Who Needs Dvd’s?
Now if you’ve ever ordered any workout program from beachbody, then i’m sure you’re thinking how soon you will get those dvd’s. Well if you’re familiar with BeachBody on Demand, then you know that you no longer need dvd’s to enjoy your favorite workouts.
You can now get all your favorite workouts on demand. Allowing you to stream from any of your favorite devices from home or away.
Now if you still are someone that loves to physically have their workouts, you can still get access to them through the beachbody website. Just keep in mind that with beachbody on demand, you get access to more than just the 22 minute hard corps workout.
You get access to over 600 workout videos from some of your favorite beachbody trainers. So you definitely want to check it out and see if it may be something for you to try out. You can also try it out risk free for 30 days.
So by now you should have a pretty good idea if this program will work for you. If you had any questions about if it’s possible to get results in just 22 minutes, then just know you can. Just understand though, that there is no fooling around during that time.
You will constantly have to keep that body moving and Tony is the perfect trainer to make sure that is the case. You can expect to burn quite a few bit calories, because if anything, it will be intense.
I would recommend however that you warm up a bit before starting the workout. Usually Tony has you do some warmups before getting started, but I guess with 22 minutes, it can be a bit difficult to get in a decent warm up.
But still, to avoid injury, I always like to make sure the body is nice and warm before engaging in any workout that involves resistance training. Also don’t forget to cool down as that is key to avoiding injury as well.