Shaun T's INSANITY! Anyone wanna join me?

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    Oct 13, 2009 4:54 PM GMT
    Howdy fellas.
    I work on the road so getting to the gym on a regular basis is veerrrry difficult and I can only do so much with resistance bands and Perfect Pushups which is why I was very excited when I saw this INSANITY workout, so I ordered it immediately.
    Has anyone else started this?
    Does anyone want to start it WITH me?
    I'm taking myself out to one last fattening breakfast and after I've digested all those wonderful carbohydrates, I'm going to start with the fit test.
    I'll try my damndest to keep updated on here.

    Wish me luck,
    -Mikey
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    Oct 13, 2009 7:47 PM GMT
    I have not done Insanity but know several people who have and they all say it kicked their asses. They were in above average cardio fitness. The main complaint I heard from the guys was they feel they lost gains they made in muscle mass from programs like P90X and P90X+ some incorporated some resistance training in with it.

    Good luck and enjoy icon_smile.gif
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    Oct 13, 2009 9:27 PM GMT
    Fit Test - Day 1

    Switch Kicks - 90
    Jump Squats - 49
    Knee Kicks - 98
    Power Jumps - 20
    Globe Jumps - 7
    Suicides - 8
    Push-Up Jacks - 20
    Plank Oblique Kicks - 30

    PHEW! I thought I might puke. I'm not jacked but I"m pretty fit and this was really tough, but I was glad to hear that the two assistants in the video started with around the same numbers, give or take a few.


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    Oct 13, 2009 9:42 PM GMT
    I lost respect for that man when he came out with Hip-hop abs. The program is designed for max cardio benefit. It's biggest complaint is that P90x builds lean, solid muscle whereas this is purely a cardio workout.

    Good luck with the 60s days. No matter what, a good workout is a good workout.
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    Oct 14, 2009 6:51 PM GMT
    Ha Ha. Hip Hop Abs is one of the most engaging workouts I've ever used!!
    I'm going to take pjp's suggesion and be sure that I supplement this workout with some good Upper Body Resistance work. As much as I want to, I won't be packing those resistance bands and Perfect Pushups away.
    Plyometric Cardio Circuit later today.

    -Mikey
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    Oct 14, 2009 11:08 PM GMT
    Day 2 - Plyometric Cardio Circuit
    DONE!
    That wasn't easy.
    I had to skip almost a whole set, but my mat was covered in sweat when i was done so workout well done, I think.
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    Oct 15, 2009 9:50 PM GMT
    Day 3 - Cardio Power and Resistance

    Not quite sure where the resistance comes in, but it was, once again a great core engaging Cardio workout. I'm going to supplement today with a few sets on my Perfect Pushups and some Biceps with my Resistance Bands.
    My back muscles are gett QUITE a workout with INSANITY, not sure sure if that's the desired result or not.

    -Mikey
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    Oct 17, 2009 8:21 PM GMT
    Day 4 - Cardio Recovery (Skipped)

    I skipped this because it's yoga and stretching, this, I assume, is meant for people who are participating in this program that don't lead very active lifestyles, but I do so I'm going to pick up on Day 5 with Pure Cardio.
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    Oct 17, 2009 8:23 PM GMT
    Day 5 - Pure Cardio

    I'll be doing this in between shows today, unfortunately, but it'll push me.
    I gotta not eat pizza anymore though. I think I ate an entire small veggie pizza hut pizza to myself last night...plus breadsticks! AHHH!
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    Oct 18, 2009 4:31 AM GMT
    RunAwayFast saidDay 4 - Cardio Recovery (Skipped)

    I skipped this because it's yoga and stretching, this, I assume, is meant for people who are participating in this program that don't lead very active lifestyles, but I do so I'm going to pick up on Day 5 with Pure Cardio.


    Stretching and yoga are very important in regards to leading an active lifestyle. With the types of movements you're performing day after day you're putting a lot of stress on your muscles and joints which can result in injury if you don't take care of them. The day of active recovery is built into that routine...and any routine for a reason.

    Good luck.
  • MikemikeMike

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    Oct 18, 2009 5:01 AM GMT
    I have my personal training certification for quite a few years now. I got it for my own edification. I have a corp job. I used it to train myself and a few good friends. I have talked to some guys who I took the PT class with they told me INSANITY will help you build more cardio endurance and lean you down. If your looking to bulk up naturally P90X seems to work better. I talked to 4 people 2 did INSANITY and they look smaller and more lean now and the 2 that did P90X got bigger in muscle size.

    Good Luck with your fitness goals. Keep us posted. Never buy these programs they are alot cheaper on E-bay!!

    mike3
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    Dec 14, 2009 10:13 AM GMT
    I guess the difference between p90 and insanity is one builds muscle more than the other?? Hmmm.. I think I will go with Shaun T Insanity
    Thanks.
  • qbanlover

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    Mar 28, 2011 10:41 PM GMT
    OMG, I don't get to the gym as often as I would like to, I just started insanity and it killed me the first day!!!!! It is hard as hell but results show in about a week
  • misterduck

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    May 24, 2011 3:01 PM GMT
    I started this two weeks ago, and I saw some results after the first week. Then I got a terrible cold and took off a week. I'm on day two now of week two and I can see a different in my waist line. I definately am loosing some weight.

    I also am going to the gym at lunch and putting in another 30 minutes on the bike and then another 30 minutes of weight lifting. I'm hoping that I'm not over training. We'll see.

    But this is one CRAZY ass workout that's for sure!!
  • theredneck

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    Jul 11, 2011 3:26 AM GMT
    I'd love to find this program so I can try it and see what happens. Does anyone have this program I can use it for some time?
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    Dec 21, 2011 3:37 PM GMT
    I just bought this program 2 days ago and it does kick ass. I'm very sore after, but its a good sore. I def. recommend it for guys who are working on abs.
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    Mar 13, 2012 6:03 AM GMT
    I just started Insanity 5 days ago. A lot more difficult than p90x for sure!!! icon_twisted.gif Anyone else?
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    May 12, 2012 3:38 PM GMT
    I am resurrecting this old thread....I just got mine copy version of Insanity and will start on Monday. It came with a lot of stuff - nutritional manual, the CDs,, etc. I was wondering were to start - I do not want to be overwhelmed and not do it...any tip guys would be appreciated it. What did you do first?
  • ShredTahoe

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    May 12, 2012 4:50 PM GMT
    Insanity!

    I have doing Insanity for the past two years. I try and do the workouts 4 days a week (as opposed to the scheduled 6 days) and I have NO complaints, especially considering i downloaded that shit for free on PB.

    I am a hard core Insanity advocate. Fast workouts. Gets your heart rate up immediately. Dramatically increases your cardio endurance. True that You dont build muscle mass like you would in P90X; however for "all around fitness" you really cant beat Insanity's military drill exercise workouts.

    Its really important for me- who is a very active skiier and snowboarder, and wakeboarder in the summer time, to stay fit strong and flexible.

    Insanity provided the fitness I desired. (living in Tahoe, exercising at 7000 feet really helps) I visited LA a month back, went w/ a friend to Runyon Canyon, and breezed right past the hard bodied over worked/gym/tanned We-Ho gays who struggled to the top.

    Also makes you strong. I built trail last summer, and I noticed the effect Insanity had on my strength in performing those tasks. Not the "look how much i can bench strong" but the "watch me roll this 200 lb. rock outta this hole" strong (which takes brute strength).

    And the biggest benefit of Insanity was maintaining my flexibility. Muscle mass is not good for flexibility. I did weight training for 1 year, and quit when my range of motion dramatically decreased. Being an active skiier, you need to be quick on your edges, and the more flexible you are, the more likely you are to avoid injury (skiing=knee problems) and you can tweak out those stalls way more than the rest of the gapers on the mountain.

    So all in all, Insanity is the best workout for the guy who would rather walk out his front door to workout, then drive 30 mins to the gym. It provides the best foundation of fitness, strength and flexibility to excel at the other sports you participate in. Keep up the good work guys!

  • MgoDu

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    May 12, 2012 5:24 PM GMT
    i completed insanity last summer. It will definitely kick your ass. I lost about 40lbs during the 60 days.

    Keep with it and make sure to swear a lot at Shaun T!
  • Drift

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    May 12, 2012 5:25 PM GMT
    Started doing Insanity a few weeks ago and loving it. icon_smile.gif
  • ShredTahoe

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    May 12, 2012 5:30 PM GMT
    MgoDu saidi completed insanity last summer. It will definitely kick your ass. I lost about 40lbs during the 60 days.

    Keep with it and make sure to swear a lot at Shaun T!


    LOL, i love/hate that mothaf*cker. Most of the time I'm saying "F*k you Shaun T"
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    May 15, 2012 7:20 AM GMT
    Fit Test Today - Day 1:

    Switch Kicks - 60

    Power Jacks - 20

    Power Knees - 45

    Power Jumps - 20

    Globe Jumps - 4

    Suicide Jumps 10

    Push Up Jacks - 10

    Low Plank Oblique - 20


    Totally exhausted, but great workout.

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    May 21, 2012 1:48 PM GMT
    Yikes I just finished the Day 1 fitness test and I feel like I'm gonna vom all over the place. I feel accomplished since I actually got through it but my legs are like jello.


    Fit Test Today - Day 1:

    Switch Kicks - 54

    Power Jacks - 35

    Power Knees - 60

    Power Jumps - 16

    Globe Jumps - 5

    Suicide Jumps - 5

    Push Up Jacks - 15

    Low Plank Oblique - 36


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    Jul 03, 2012 5:00 AM GMT
    I am doing this now with p90x also.

    Hearing people say they lost 40lbs in the 60 days is inspiring for me. I hope I loose that much after I am done with it. I will try and post my results and before and after pics after I am done with it.

    Awesome thread. icon_smile.gif