Insanity: does it work??

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    Oct 01, 2012 12:38 PM GMT
    Hey guys does anyone here know if the fitness program Insanity actually works????
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    Oct 01, 2012 2:27 PM GMT
    Yes, insanity works. Just make sure not to hide the body because then they'll say it was premeditated.
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    Oct 01, 2012 2:33 PM GMT
    I just started it today. I did my fit test today and lets just say mid way through it I was hating life. Intense cardio training is not my thing but I am going to give it my all.
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    Oct 01, 2012 7:44 PM GMT
    It works-ish.

    All the hype of Insanity (Asylum) and P90X (and P90X2) is that it motivated and took people who didn't work out or didn't know how and gave them the tools.

    It doesn't look like you need to lose weight? If you want to lose LBS then maybe the cardio quick is what you need, but building muscle doesn't really come from Insanity workouts.

    If you do go this route, just torrent it, don't buy it.
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    Oct 01, 2012 7:47 PM GMT
    Has anybody ever used the program sold by the makers of Insanity designed for people at athlete-status fitness? (Can't remember what it's called...Apollo Anton Ohno and Hope Solo do the commercials for it).
  • HottJoe

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    Oct 01, 2012 7:47 PM GMT
    It works, but not as good as weightlifting, imo. You feel the burn but not the soreness you get the next day from really ripping your muscles right.

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    Case in point: Paul Ryan does insanity and he looks like pip squeak.
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    Oct 01, 2012 8:25 PM GMT
    paulflexes saidYes, insanity works. Just make sure not to hide the body because then they'll say it was premeditated.

    +1
  • Webster666

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    Oct 01, 2012 10:13 PM GMT
    There's no magic pill or protein powder or thigh master that will do a better job than repeatedly lifting heavy weights.
  • hanzo83

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    Oct 01, 2012 10:21 PM GMT
    Well I only did a few weeks at a time before having to stop for some reason, but in that time I did see a lot of definition in my body. I'm slim and in shape anyway so there probably won't be any drastic change.

    The cardio does make it easier for me to run for my military fitness tests. I did about 2 weeks of Insanity and knocked more than 1 minute off my 2-mile run time and I wasn't anywhere near as tired as usual.