Shaun T Hip Hop Abs An Honest Review
People all over the country struggle with their weight, which makes them grasp on to any program out there that promises results. Most, luckily, are now getting to the point that they will not believe in scary supplements or dangerous cuts in calories, and they understand that there is a necessity to do exercise as well.
However, exercise can be incredibly boring, which is one of the reasons why we find it hard to stick with it. With Beach Body and Shaun T’s hip hop abs, it is now possible to get some fantastic results and enjoy yourself as well. Beach Body has released numerous products that have all been very popular and successful, but is Shaun T’s Hip Hop Abs any good?
What Is Shaun T’s Hip Hop Abs?
Shaun T is a very famous choreographer and he looks amazing. His program is supposed to create beautiful dancer’s abs, which we all want to have. His moves are all about tucking, tilting and tightening. He does these moves whilst standing up, and this, according to Shaun T, is better than doing traditional crunches.
One of the things that makes this program so different is that he uses hip hop music, which has a really pulsating beat and is a lot of fun. Because of this, the program is easy to stick with because it is motivating. The videos include a cast full of people with excellent backgrounds in dancing, who are all great motivators as well.
What Do You Get?
According to Shaun T, it will take just six days for someone to lose a few inches of their problem areas. The program consists of a Level 1 and a Level 2 program, as well as two DVDs, the Hips, Buns and Thighs and the Last Minute Abs. Level 1 starts with an instructional part, which you should watch to get to grips to the moves. You will learn about the tuck, tilt and tighten moves, which are used in each of the videos.
Shaun T also includes a nice dance routine. You are under no obligation to do this one, and most people don’t actually start this until they have gotten to grips with the various moves.
Each exercise comes with a timer, so that you know exactly how much time you still have left on the workout. Plus, you receive a wonderful pull out, which can help you create a good workout schedule. Follow this and you should be able to achieve results in just six days. The best thing about the pull out, however, is that it really helps you to keep on track.
What We Like
We love the fact that Beach Body is known to be a fantastic company with a great reputation, hence any new workout program they come up with is bound to be good. Secondly, Shaun T is a very well-known dancer and choreographer, and his body is totally amazing and something that we all want to achieve.
The program is easy to order and easy to understand and follow. Some people have integrated it in an existing routine, again ensuring that they do not get bored with what they are doing. The most important thing, however, is that it works. It works, however, in a strange way. When we tried it, we noticed that we did indeed lose inches off our waist by the end of the week. Strangely enough, we didn’t lose any weight however. However, after continuing the program, we started to notice that weight loss was indeed happening, albeit slowly.
The very best thing about the program is the Quick Results Schedule. If ever you have an event coming up, or perhaps you are going on vacation, you can easily lose a couple of inches and look your very best.
We have to give special credit to the amazing Beach Body customer service as well. There are almost always fantastic offers on, particularly if you purchase more than one program, but they won’t pressure you in doing so. Furthermore, the program is really affordable and can be purchased on installments, which is perfect for those who don’t have the money available straight away. Furthermore, the money back guarantee means that you are able to try things
out without any risk.
Some of the biggest benefits and pros of this program are:
- Shaun T is one of the best motivators in the world. He creates a truly electric and pumped up atmosphere throughout the program. He is clear on what he expects you to do and when he says things are getting intense, he means it.
- The program comes with a fit test to be taken twice a week. This is another fantastic motivator, because you will find that you’re doing better each and every week.
- Although the participants in cast are incredibly fit, they are real people. This is something that Beach Body is famous for and that is something they will stick with forever. Yes, they are probably better at the moves than you – for now – but they aren’t super humans. They sweat, they get out of breath and you can tell that they are working hard.
What We Don’t Like
We have to be honest and say that the abdominal routine is hard work. The first few weeks, you will find that you ache for a while. Also, even after all this time of using the workout, we have not been able to get the results achieved by those in the video. However, the reality is that there isn’t a program in the world that can make you look like the people in the advertisements and since the results are really substantial, we don’t think this is a real problem.
Some of main cons of this program include:
- Shaun T can be a little bit too “hip hop” from time to time. You will be allowed a 30 second water break, for instance, during which he is still telling you “I’m pushing you, you gotta push”. Motivation is one thing, but we feel a break should be just that – a break. It isn’t a big deal, but we felt that, from time to time, his comments are completely misplaced and it would have been better if he had just kept quiet every once in a while.
- Although it may sound like nit-picking, we don’t really like the names of the workouts. The only reason why this needs to be mentioned is that it can be hard to keep track of what you are doing and when you are supposed to be doing it, because the names are hard to remember. Weeks 1 through 4, for instance, has workouts like Pure Cardio, Plyometric Cardio Circuit and Cardio Power and Resistance. It is really hard to find out what the difference is between Pure Cardio and Plyometric Cardio Circuit. The difference is that with Pure Cardio, you do the moves slightly longer and you don’t get your 30 second break. We felt it would have been better if they had been called Pure Cardio 1 and Pure Cardio 2. This same issue happens in further weeks, and we find it can get really confusing to know which one you are doing and why.
- Last but not least, we could do with slightly less plyometrics. It is really hard on your body and you will ache. There is a slight risk of developing injuries if you don’t know exactly what you are doing. This is easily avoidable, however, if you follow the instructions very clearly and keep your posture right.
In fairness, each of these cons are pretty minor and mostly arise from the fact that there has to be something negative to say in a review. Plus, wouldn’t it be great if there was a program out there that would make you lose weight and inches without having to work at it? This program doesn’t offer that at all, but it does deliver the results, which is what really matters in the end.
The Verdict About Shaun T Hip Hop Abs
All in all, we have to say we love this program. We have tried most of the Beach Body products and we have always been a big fan. Shaun T’s Hip Hop Abs is really good, mainly because of the fantastic motivation that is provided by Shaun T and the cast. It isn’t a program for people who hope to get thin and toned doing as little as possible.
It is hard work and you will desperately need those 30 second water breaks (with or without Shaun T telling you to push it in the meantime). In terms of weight loss, this is perhaps not the best product because the results on the scales are not very quick. However, the results in your body are phenomenal and the program delivers exactly what it promises to deliver. Inches will fall of your waist and you can start shopping for a new wardrobe pretty quickly. We say give it a try, you won’t be disappointed.
If you want to know more about High Intensity Interval training check out this article on Wikipedia.