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Focus on Strength and Muscle with Gamma Cycle
on June 18, 2015
I am currently halfway through Focus T25 Gamma Cycle. I completed the original Alpha and Beta package, and I wanted to step up my game a little before moving onto other Beachbody programs. One thing I'd like to get out of the way is that Gamma is all about strength. If you are like me, and find Cardio to be more to your liking, you probably won't like Gamma as much as Alpha and Beta. So why am I giving this package 5 stars?
Well, because it does what it's intended to do. Before doing Gamma Phase, my arms were pretty scrawny. Now, they're getting ripped and getting big. Not bulky, but definitely larger than they were before. Because T25 is more Cardio-focused than say, P90X3 or Body Beast, Gamma's weight-lifting workouts are more Circuit Training, Low Weight + High Reps, and "Cardio with Weights" than full-on weight training for muscular hypertrophy. It's more for making one long and lean. Be aware of that before purchasing this package.
As far as individual workouts go, Speed 3.0 is the only "full Cardio" workout in this Cycle. No dumb bells, no chin-up bar, no mats required. As such, it's my favorite of the bunch (I'm more of a Cardio guy, remember?). At the same time, I hate it because I hate doing burpees. And with Speed 3.0, almost every other move is some type of burpee...Burpee to push-up to 2 wide in-and-out abs...Burpee to plank walk...Burpee to Push-up Jacks...Burpee to Ski Abs...etc. But if you LOVE burpees, you will love Speed 3.0, guaranteed!
One last thing. There was another review here on Amazon I found for Gamma where the reviewer indicated that he/she had the most success with losing weight on the Beta Cycle. After having gone through the whole package, I will have to agree with that reviewer. I lost the most amount of weight during Beta Cycle. Alpha, not so much. And Gamma, well, I've hit a plateau and my weight refuses to go down past a certain point. But, because I'm building muscle, that is to be expected I guess.