Anyone Here Finished Or Familiar With RushFit?

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    Mar 24, 2012 8:00 PM GMT
    So last year I did the entire Insanity workout program and liked it but felt like I was losing too much muscle mass. So then I started doing P90X and found I got a nice amount of definition/bulk IF I stayed consistent with it. The problem I'm finding is that many of the P90X workouts are 75 to 90 minutes long and with early mornings being the only time I can seem to fit the workouts in lately, some days I just couldn't get into working out over an hour. I think the reason I could stay so consistent with Insanity was because the workouts were all under an hour - most ranged from 40 to 55 minutes in length. So I found this program called RushFit which is a program the MMA fighter Georges St. Pierre and his trainer put together. It uses weights which is something Insanity didn't and all the workouts clock in at around 45 to 50 minutes which is much easier for me to wrap my mind around than 75 to 90 minutes. Just wondering if anyone here has completed the eight week program and what you thought of it?

    Here is a clip from one of the workouts if anyone wants to see what they are like compared to Insanity of P90X.

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    Apr 21, 2012 6:07 PM GMT
    Just following up on my earlier post. I'm about half way through the eight week program and have done all seven of the workouts in the program at least once. Overall, I'm happy with the program and the results so far. Body fat is down a litle over two percentage points. Not much but then I wasn't really overweight when I started either - just softer than I want to be. I particularly like that the maximum length of the workouts is maybe 52 minutes or so start to finish. The "feel" of the program kind of reminds me of a mix of P90X and Insanity. The pace is much faster than P90X but not quite as frantic as Insanity and, unlike Insanity, weights are used in most of the workouts although there is a lot of body weight work too. I REALLY like one of the workouts called the Fight Conditioning Workout that incorporates a lot of MMA moves including grappling type moves on the floor. So anyhow, if any of you were wondering if the program is worthwhile, I can say that I personally like it a lot.
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    Apr 21, 2012 6:20 PM GMT
    Thanks for posting. The only 'gym' I have access to is pretty sparse so P90X, Rushfit and Insanity seem like the best way to go.
    I've been doing P90X which seems like a well thought out and thorough program for overall fitness. Rushfit seems good, and Insanity maybe a little spastic?

    I'd def be interested in knowing what you think the overall strengths and weaknesses of each are, which are most effective for you, and which most enjoyable.
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    Apr 22, 2012 2:23 AM GMT
    Colbert_Nation saidThanks for posting. The only 'gym' I have access to is pretty sparse so P90X, Rushfit and Insanity seem like the best way to go.
    I've been doing P90X which seems like a well thought out and thorough program for overall fitness. Rushfit seems good, and Insanity maybe a little spastic?

    I'd def be interested in knowing what you think the overall strengths and weaknesses of each are, which are most effective for you, and which most enjoyable.


    Well, here are the pros and cons I see with each.

    P90X seems pretty well balanced and I know some real life examples of guys that have gotten really good results with it. I think the best thing about it is that you get a nice balance of resistance, cardio, and flexibility. Plus out of the three routines, it gives the best "pump" - especially on the glamour muscles, the arms and shoulders. Now, the biggest drawback I see is the length of the workouts; especially the yoga routine. Three days a week, the workouts are less than an hour - about 50 to 55 minutes long. But the other three days a week, the workouts are around 75 to 90 minutes long. Since working out in the mornings is the best way for me to stay consistent, that means having to get up super early due to the length of the longer workouts. The other downside is that it requires more equipment than the other routines; a set of weights and pull up bar, yoga mat and blocks, etc. So if you have the time and don't mind acquiring the equipment, it's a solid routine. One more thing - Tony Horten, the guy that coaches you through the routine has a personality that may not be everybody's cup of tea. He tends to make some pretty awful jokes throughout the workouts.

    Insanity is great if you like cardio and body weight exercises. The only equipment needed is a jump mat and if you are working out on a carpeted area with good padding you may not even need the jump mat. I definitely believe you can burn over 1,000 calories a workout with Insanity becaue the workouts are so intense. So, unless you have really bad eating habits, I think it's almost impossible not to get leaner with this program. But that's also the biggest downside in my opinion. I think losing muscle mass is pretty inevitable with Insanity. While you'll probably get leaner and tighter, you'll also probably lose some size. Also, out of the three routines, I think this one is the hardest on the body. By that, I mean the constant impact 6 days a week might start to cause issues with knees, ankle and lower back after a while. Once you finish the program, you'll probably want to do something else for a while to give the body a bit of a break before doing another round.

    Rushfit is good if you like the intensity of Insanity but want something with a bit of weight training thrown in. The thIng I like best about Rushfit is that the workouts are intense but shorter in length than the ones in P90X. Also, I like that it focuses on a lot of MMA type of moves; it's great for getting the aggression out. If you like the Kenpo routine in P90X, just wait til you try Rushfit's Fight Conditioning Workout - it's kind of like a turbocharged version of Kenpo on steroids. Another nice thing about Rushfit is that because the workouts focus on metabolic conditioning rather than working muscles to failure like P90X, you don't need as many weights. 10,15, and 20 pound dumbbells and you should be good to go. As far as downsides, one is that the same warmup ann cool down/stretch is used for every workout. It can get boring doing the same warmup and cool down six days a week. But it isn't intolerable - after all, most warmups and cool downs are pretty similar anyhow. Another downside is that if you're looking to put on mass, this probably isn't the workout. Because of the way the workouts are structured, even though they are very intense, they are designed to improve overall conditioning and endurance than to put on size. But, i'd say out of the three routines, it's my favorite so far. The workouts are fairly short and go so fast, I never feel bored. And they are so intense that by the end I'm drenched in sweat and feel like I've gotten a good workout in.
  • SkyMiles

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    Apr 22, 2012 9:00 AM GMT
    Nice reviews! Thanks for the info. I like P90X but think I could use more cardio. Insanity seems a little frantic and fast-twitch for me, though I DO need the weight loss...Rushfit sounds about right.
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    Apr 24, 2012 8:38 PM GMT
    Thanks for the advice on the RushFit. I have been considering purchasing the program for awhile.