Insanity - Here is the site.
The Facts -
"The secret to these mind-blowing INSANITY workout results: MAX Interval Training.
Shaun T took traditional interval training and flipped it on its head—you perform long bursts of maximum-intensity exercises with short periods of rest. Each INSANITY workout keeps you constantly challenged as you alternate between aerobic and anaerobic intervals performed at your MAX. The result: burn up to 1,000 calories in an hour and get the most insane body in 60 days." (source)
What is Max Interval Training? -Because I would rather watch Shaun T than type, lets let Shaun T explain that:
What You Get - The program is made up of 10 workouts. You also get a nutrition plan, fitness guide, workout calendar (which includes a section to track your Fit Test results), and free online support tools.There are no additional products needed, such as weights or rollers.
My Opinion -
Well, this should not surprise most of you....I LOVE this program!! I love every workout, I love the music, I don't find any of the workout people to be annoying. Shaun T is not hard to be motivated by, nor is he there to act, be funny, say cute catchy phrases, or mug for the camera.....he's just there to keep you moving through the workout.
I did not follow the nutrition plan. I do not change the way I eat for any fitness program. Not that I do anything spectacular that I feel is "better" than anything else, I just maintain the way we eat and don't change things for programs, cleanses, fads, or "diets". I eat as lean and healthy as possible all the time, regardless of what workout program I am doing.
I enjoyed the fit test and seeing improvements over the weeks. James will mention the warm ups too, but I also found that just the warm up alone would have me sweating. As a runner, the increase of strength in my legs was noticeable. I did not feel faster. If you are a runner, my recommendation would be to run before your workouts if possible. There is a whole lot of jumping (plyometrics) in these workouts, and my legs would be fatigued by the end, which did affect my runs. I know it sounds weird to say I felt stronger and slower...the best I can explain is that with each push off I could feel the strength in the muscle, but my turnover was slower because I was tired. Did it bother me enough to not do the program? No! You all know I love working out, and I love at home workouts that are challenging and difficult to get through. Insanity leaves me soaked in sweat and laying on the floor spent. This is the one workout I have been able to get the Hubby to do with me consistently when I am doing it. We both LOVE it.
Enough of my opinion, how about James?? He's currently doing round 2 of Insanity, and here's what he had to say:
DIFFICULTY: 9 to 9.5 (assuming a 1 to 10) standard
MUSIC: Excellent. Fun to work out to
I should mention that there is another Insanity workout out there called Asylum. It is the newest addition to the Insanity workouts. I have not done any research on it, nor do I know anyone who has it, but based on my knowledge of Insanity, I'm betting it's worth every penny! Check it out here.
Tomorrow Beachbody week continues with some info on becoming a p90x certified trainer.