Back in early April of 2016, I started the 22 Minute Hard Corps workout program. I was pretty excited about this program for a few reasons;
- Tony Horton was the trainer
- The workouts were 22 minutes in length
- I was going through the entire program with my wife, Debbie.
Given the schedule for this program is 8 week, our starting date would have us wrapping up the program the weekend prior to Memorial Day. Memorial Day is typically when summer starts for most of the US population; the weather is warmer, the kiddos are out of school and the pools are opening up – ready for lots of swimming and lounging. So naturally, we all want to try and look our best as this all occurs, so the timing of this program could not have been better.
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What is 22 Minute Hard Corps?
22 Minute Hard Corps is a no-nonsense, 8-week boot camp style workout program designed to get you epic results. Created by legendary trainer Tony Horton, 22 Minute Hard Corps offers 8 total-body cardio, resistance, and core routines to help you get in shape in a minimal amount of time.
22 Minute Hard Corps Review
I recorded a video review of the 22 Minute Hard Corps program, check it out below.
Containers vs. Tracking Calories
As I mentioned in the video, I did not use the container that accompany the program, but this wasn’t because I don’t think the container system is flawed in anyway. I don’t use the container system, because for me, it is easier and more habitual to use a calorie tracking method to hit my macros and caloric intake. It would take me adopting a new habit to implement the containers and I feel like that would be tough for me to juggle since I already have a system that works for me and I am able to get the results I am after using something like My Fitness Pal.
I did create an online version of the Portion Control calculator, allowing you to determine the containers that you will need/use with this program. Check out the Portion Control Calculator here:
22 Minute Hard Corps – The Workouts
To give you an idea of the different workouts that are part of this program, below I have listed all of the standard workouts that are part of the 22 Minute Hard Corp workout program along with a short description for each. For nearly all of them, I have provide a link to a video review.
- This 7-move workout gets your heart pumping from Minute One. Keep up with the platoon and earn a massive calorie burn. Cardio 1 Review
- This is basic training, but there’s nothing easy about it. It’s 3 rounds of 7 exercises, but these moves will push your fitness even further. Cardio 2 Review
- This cardio routine alternates between floor work and plyo moves for 3 hard-driving rounds. Cardio 3 Review
- 5 simple resistance moves in 3 back-to-back rounds. Resistance 1 Review
- More resistance, more sweat, and more muscles recruited. Resistance 2 Review
- This resistance workout adds plyometric strength training to challenge your endurance. Resistance 3 Review
- Get ready to work your lower back, abs, and obliques in this epic, 10-move drill.
- The reps are doubled in Core 2 to test your limits and maximize the burn.
22 Minute Hard Corps – Results
Here is a breakdown of my stats from the 22 Minute Hard Corps program. As you can see from the numbers below, not a lot of movement in any of the categories, but I was really more focused on maintenance and only shredded a little body fat. Given that, mission accomplished!
|175 lb||175 lb||+0 lb|
Body Fat %
Lean Muscle Mass
|163.1 lb||164.93 lb||+1.83 lb|
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