The Ultimate Insanity Workout Review

Insanity Workout Schedule


I have just had a week off it, then in 2 weeks time I go away again for a week. I think you should try without it, and then see how it goes. Is there much power jumping? Am in day 4 today,and its very tough but am insisting to finish this workout with whatever result i will get even if sometimes i couldnt finish the session after 30 min am dead!! First couple of weeks it is out of the picture just let your body adapt for a while , but then, the moment you feel strong enough, you can squeeze a mile or two every next day.

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The fat around the waist should disappear, believe me. The thighs are definitely suffering the most stress. But it is understandable, since we all know how hard it is to loose the stubborn fat in that area. The pain should pass over time, meaning you will get used stressing the thighs. I will advice you though to watch a close eye on that, and not be reckless about it. It is advised to have a cardio check before we enroll ourselves in such activities, but we never do it.

The video instruction is not tailored after each individual, so take rest when you feel like it. Stretching is important, yes. It will flex your muscles, and allow a better blood circulation, as well as cardio recovery. This means more muscle can be made. Regarding the abs workout- do the whole video. But take your rest before you jump into it. You see, if you have your rest, then you can deep deeper into the workout, and that means better results. And to be honest,Am afraid of the MAX section..

I dont know if i can do it it will be 1 hour of max. To give you some background, I was very out of shape, and I was doing P90x and Jogging with decent results, around 25 lbs lost in 90 days along with some dieting changes. Now at about lbs, with 3 months of workout background I started Insanity. Let me say the first week and a half was tough! I could also only make it about minutes, in fact, I had a decrease to 25 minutes one day earlier in week 2. Then after a cardio recovery day, I decided the following day to push, no matter what to the end.

And now, on the end of the second week, I made it. Let me just say, I was very tired after doing so, but it felt great to accomplish my goal and finish the routine.

Lets hope I can repeat it. I always remember the last min: I was doing abs in the morning but I stopped as I read it will not be useful unless I loose my belly fat. Do you think Insanity is something I can do, given my age.

Your workout schedule is quite impressive Sandy: I cannot see why not going for Insanity. Given the various nature of your workout program, you are suited for the Insanity program the most. It also shows your dedication, which is a crucial factor in Insanity. Just try and find something to lay upon the space where you work out, since Insanity will make you sweat A LOT. I was even surprised the first time. Thanks for the advise and encouragement…. What are your thoughts on that, is it worth the investment?

I think you should try without it, and then see how it goes. For now I will advise you not to buy it. During the last 2 years I have lost over lbs and workout times a week. My goal is to get down to lbs, but the last 50 lbs or so have been the hardest to lose. After reading your review I feel like I can do this, but certainly not with ease— good thing I like challenges!

Reading your comment Stephanie, I think that you can make it. You said something that plays a big part in whether one can or cannot do Insanity. So, I was not doing any physical activity in something over a month before I tried Insanity. The first week was the hardest physical challenge I had to make ever. Therefore I honestly think that you can make it. And about loving challenges- you are about to enjoy this then: It gets addictive ;.

I am currently a University student, and my room mate actually brought this work out to my attention. She really wants to do it and wants me to join her.

The problem that I see is the difference between our fitness levels. My room mate is one of those people who eats anything she wants, weighs lbs, and never moves a muscle in her body. She does understand that she will have to do some prep work before she can begin this, and shes fully aware that she needs to get in better cardio shape first.

I however, am one of those people that eats all the right stuff, and because I am a student who spends all day sitting and studying I have gained 60pounds since I started. When I was younger, I was an intense athlete and I got my black belt in karate. I had 6 hours training sessions for over a year, two to three times a week, and finally my grading lasted two days of the most intense physical exercise anybody could ever imagine.

However, when I stopped doing all this exercise all the time my body went crazy and gain a ton of weight. I know this is impossible, really I do, but I swear my body has just conditioned itself to needing that much exercise on a normal basis. Since doing that stuff, I have been so unhappy. I go to the gym and I work out, but I only seem to get heavier.

Its like my fat is so stubborn, I build muscle under my fat regardless of how much cardio I do, and then I look even fatter than I am. Its really frustrating and upsetting. But, I truly am scared that weighing lbs is just too much to be trying something like this.

I have no clue how to deal with being overweight and its all happened pretty suddenly to me. And, lastly, we were wondering if you need a lot of space to do the workout-because we live in a pretty tiny basement suite. Reading your comment I can tell you that Insanity is going to make a huge difference. First, regarding the difference between you and your friend in terms of fitness- it is not a big deal. You see, some of us are fast, explosive, agile, even without doing that much of a training- we simply are that way.

And reading through your comment I see that your body is probably very sensitive to change- some extra food, and not that much of an activity and it gets prone to adding the pounds. On the other hand though, throw in some hard workout, and it gains results quickly. I find my body to resemble the same pattern. In less than an year or so, I injured my knee due to rigid 5K training.

The epilogue- almost two months out of any physical activity, while eating a lot. Then I started Insanity. The first week was hell: The thing is, that after the first week my body was back on track- I tell you, if you were once able to do those demanding exercises, then your body IS capable.

It just needs some initial push. My brother is way skinnier than me, but when he started Insanity he had trouble right after the first week, and he quit.

About hurting yourself, no one can tell you for sure, but my guess is that you will be fine. My knee still ached when I started the program, but after the first week the pain was gone.

My guess is that the muscles around it become more flexible, stronger, bigger, that they started giving way more support the balance exercises, as well as the yoga positions will take care of that. The fact that you are overweight now has nothing to do with completing insanity. Sure, it will be harder, but even if you are in a good shape you will still have to push to a higher bar, thus again facing the same difficulty.

Finally, about the space- if you plan to do the program one at a time, then you will need a space of approximately 2X2 meters. If both at once, then something slightly over that, though you can make combinations. Another thing I forgot to mention- Although I was skeptical that exercise alone can get rid of stubborn fat I always looked to find the solution more in terms of nutrition , this program convinced me otherwise. Although the results were better after incorporating healthy diet mainly protein centered , it melted stubborn fat even on its own.

Make sure to notice that even during the first week. I really appreciated your comprehensive review. I am just on Day 3 of Insanity, and was very heartened by all that you had to say. I am not following the meal plan — in fact, I just signed up to receive meals delivered from a weight-loss company — I hope this will be okay.

Anyway — thanks again for such a great review. Just make sure to eat more protein, as well as healthy fats. Carbs are useful to, but keep them in smaller portion. And eat 5 to 6 times a day. This is a great review and has certainly given me more impetus to get to the end and see the results. I intend to run through insanity starting in January for a second time.

My reason for this is that I want to get to a point where I can start Insanity with a running start. Initially in the fist 2 weeks I was doing the push ups from my knees instead of the usual plank position.

Although, I am now finding doing them not too bad. I am in week 3 of Insanity just now. I have already seen big differences. I have already lost 3 inches off my waist, and lost 16lbs in weight.

In the past I did a bit of boxing, and doing this programme has given me the energy to go out and hit the bag after every session for about minutes. Although this is not necessary, I am enjoying the new found energy that I have.

I am not following the food plan although I am eating extremely healthily in my own way. I have cut out everything apart from healthy foods, and ones that are recommended. Its the savouries that were my downfall. Now though, instead of eating crisps etc, I will have a few olives.

I find it amazing that there is such cameraderie and comradeship through this programme. I wish I had found it years ago. I live in a pretty remote area in Scotland, so I am doing this on my own. Its great to come on places like this and get a boost in motivation and the confidence to succeed. I started it with the same thought in mind- looking for people and forming somewhat of a community for Insanity enthusiasts.

And the interesting part is that everyone who ever tried Insanity will spare some of their time to help other comrades enrolled in the program. I too plan to start Insanity again.

Like you said, I need to see how it is when you start with power, in a very decent shape. You will see after you are finished with it. Your results are great so far. Though not just calculate the pounds, since remember that you are gaining a LOT of muscle too. Forget about the weight scale, see the progress in the mirror, by touch, feeling the stubborn fat melting.

I started Insanity with the goal to get as ripped as I can. I was pounds at the start, and weighted at the end. I lost 14 pound through the entire program, but I dropped to an incredibly low body fat percentage, as well as added some muscle mass and a lot of definition. Diet helped a lot too. Olives is a great idea to keep eating healthy, I will try that. Try incorporating cabbage or broccoli and see the fat literally melting away. Slight muscle loss can be expected, but you will have a lot of muscle definition.

The quads for example are gonna get really ripped, as well as your side abs. There is a video in the program for gaining upper body mass that is not included in the schedule, but you get it anyway. That can help you- you can change some of the more cardio oriented exercises videos with this one. Though I think that it only comes with the deluxe package. You can try some additional exercises, but that will be beyond hard. Due to the low body fat percentage, any muscle you gain will be very noticeable.

Ha, so you found the review: My plan was maybe a week later, since I want to use the sunny days to workout outside more. Last week was preparation, I plan to do the same next one too, so I believe I can be ready for the 17th to start with more power: Will let you know. Let me know when you will start. I am thinking of trying out insanity for getting definition but also want to add some muscle mass but I am not sure if it is right for me..

I know the workout has a lot of pushups but does it workout cover back, shoulders, arms as well? Insanity can give muscle growth as well as muscle definition.

I live in an apartment 4th floor in NYC. Is this something you can do without disturbing your neighbors, or will all the movement be too much noise? Is there a lot of jumping involved? I am really interested in the workout, but am nervous about the noise in an apartment.

This is in fact a sound concern. Insanity does have a lot of jumping involved. The only day without jumping exercises is Thursday. However it is good that the workouts last something longer than 30 minutes, so I guess you can try explaining to the neighbors. Hi Slavko and thanks for the review. Im on day 17 today been religiously following it. Hi I just started the Insanity workout with my cousin. I had a baby and the extra weight never left me. I am on the first week and… OMG!

I really wanted to quit during the fitness test. But I stuck with it. I am not nearly as fast or accurate as the people on the screen but with practice I am getting it. Its only been a week and I can actually play outside with my son or walk a short distance without getting tired.

I can actually breathe again. I feel good and I am very proud of myself. This review was really good, and your right this is not for everyone. You have to motivate yourself to get up and do this. I like to workout in the morning and get it over with Also I walk before the workout to a little warm up for myself, I find this very helpful. I wasnt looking for a 6 pac or a beachbody, I just want to feel good again, being overweight is not a good feeling expecially when your not use to it.

So anybody who is in a situatuon like me just keep pushing! We can do this! Congrats about the progress Roslyn! You are right, motivation is crucial. You are surprised now as for how good you feel. Wait a week or two and you will be even more surprised. Keep pushing, and good luck. You can do this! My daughter and I started the insanity workout 1 week ago — Im 51 and lbs and she is 25 and had her second baby 2 months ago.

She wanted me to do it with her for motivation. Before this I was working out X week- mainly walking on treadmill.

We are both struggling to keep up with the people on the video but seems each day we do a little better. Neither one of us can do more than 5 pushups at a time, but started out only being able to do 1 or 2.

My problem is the excersises that jump down to the floor to do stuff and then jump up and then down again. Will this get easier? Also we are wondering if it would be beneficial to do the first month twice to get in better shape before moving onto the 2nd month. Also our time schedule is gonna make it hard especially if you have two workouts in one day. We are mainly looking to lose weight and feel healthy. Thanks for your time. You just made my day Pam! You will see huge progress as the time progresses.

The important thing is to not push the pause button, and give YOUR max. The second month is somewhat more extreme, grant you that. However, you can try and see how things are going. I wish both you and your daughter good luck, and keep pushing forward. Drop a line or two when you are deeper into the schedule.

I would love to hear how things are going. Considering Insanity because of this review, it really means a lot. As healthy as you can. It all really comes down to that. Play football twice a week but made a concious decision to lose the fat before xmas. Once I started doing some reasearch I came across the Insanity programme.

The results sound impresive dont all fitness programmes but the reviews are what sold me. Thinking of taking a photo diary of the change in my body ovet the next 60 days, see how the change compares to the official reviews on the website! I was shocked about how much I thought I was in shape.

It pushes you to dig as much as you can, so you will get surprised each and every time. Taking the photo diary is a great idea, otherwise we tend to not notice the change to the real degree. So, Insanity got delivered on Saturday, I planned to start today, which I did. I usually laugh in the face of feats of fitness as I am very able-bodied and willfully motivated….

On just the fit test!! The fit test is seriously better than most standard workouts. I also completely understand why this program is well complimented with a support group of peers…. Enjoy Amanda, and keep digging: Thanks for the great review, been looking around for something this detailed and you hit the nail on the head and covered all the basis. For anyone with hesitations, get motivated and just do it! Hi Erica, I see that we resemble a lot in terms of our relationship with Insanity: I too am addicted.

Was planning to start next week, but probably will enjoy the outdoor workouts for another week. I want to start with power this time; compete with Tanya she is a machine: Drop a line from time to time and let us know how are things going. Take care, and good luck with the program. I am glad to read such a comment, I am an overweight person and I weigh around pounds.

I have posted also a comment. I Want to know like If I followed the program and the diet will this be enough for a significant change for me.

I really need to lose weight with a good diet plan that can fit me well. I recently started working in a multinational company so the long hours with a full suit is killing me because I have trouble wearing suits for a long time and even sitting for a long time. Thanks a lot and please reply: I work out daily at the gym doing cycling and weight training.

I also do the P90X workout. Would the Insanity workout be too intense for somone of my age? That really depends Karen. The thing you see, that is distinctly different about the Insanity workout, is that it tests you to the limits. No matter whether you are just fitness enthusiast, or fanatic, Insanity is all about determination.

You are 56 years young, and if you take Insanity it will show you just that: The least I can tell is that you are into fitness.

So believe me when I tell you- You will enjoy this workout. Hi Slavko, Amit here — I have ordered Insanity and waiting for the shipping: I have few questions for you. I am 5 feet 6 inches guy with pouns of weight. I do regular cardio 5 days a week from 18 months. Though i lost 22 pounds in first months, I am not loosing weight any more from long time. Will insanity help in this case? Also i am indian guy and cook my food at home mostly Vegeterian.

No junk food or cold drinks at all. Is the diet mentioned in insanity manageble to people like me? Glad you took the challenge: Regarding the diet, you can pull it out I guess, but you can also modify things for yourself. Surprisingly, they were loosing weight, although on a tiny scale. Granted, the results will be 10 times better if you do, but… You can follow your own healthy food choices and be just fine with it too. I followed the diet only briefly, if that helps, and saw some great results.

You say you do regular cardio, and thus are unable to see any more results. This my friend, is nothing alike with anything regular. So you do the math: Hi Slavko, Thanks a lot for the reply, you made my day: Keep posting the good articles.

Your website is very useful to people who are searching right piece of information on internet. Just ordered my insanity package just waiting for it to arrive, just a few questions really.

I can start to see my abs at the top but struggling to get a flat stomach!! Is the the one for me?? Hi Chris, and welcome to the Insanity community. In short, this is the thing that gets you ripped. No huge muscle gain, even some slight muscle loss if you are the bulk type.

However, it will drain fat from your body, and the muscles would appear sculpted and defined. Take care, and enjoy Insanity: I see you are doing great so far. You completed month one. I would like to hear about that. Do you notice some change? And now things are getting more intense. Watch a close eye on the diet, since you can sometimes lose control due to the intensity of the exercises. I remember I overate couple of times because I was feeling hungry beyond words.

Things can always be better, but alas, sometimes even the most determined and motivated ones confront obstacles. I too missed couple of days due to a cold. As for lowering your body fat percentage, it is possible. Stop worrying about numbers and measurements, and just enjoy the ride- I learned this, and it changed things quite a bit. Results will appear or not regardless whether you are measuring them or not. Be proud of yourself that you came so far, and keep pushing!

I guess that by now you are in love with Insanity- the intensity, the pain, the adrenaline, the great feeling you get while you are doing the drills, the whole team from Beachbody. Loved this observation of yours Slavko! To be honest,The max. I fighting to complete this month.. So I decided to do as much as I can. I changed my routine.. Now am waking up at 7: I felt my body so week and my mouth thirsty.. After I finish insanity.. Your questions are always welcomed my friend!

We Insanity comrades should stick together. Btw I love talking about the program: Granola bars are best for small meals. You can also add nuts. There are not that many people who can get there with Insanity. Just do them according to YOUR limits. About getting thirsty… I too had the same problem. Try drinking one or two glasses more during the workouts. You will see some muscle building there. With the Insanity workout melting the fat, the effect will be quite bigger.

As for the pull up bar, I cannot say for sure. It pretty much activates muscle groups that are hard to activate otherwise. It is a compound type of exercise meaning it activates more muscle groups at once. I never tried the P90X so I cannot say for sure.

Keep the core tight! For the first week I had no idea what this meant until I did some googling. It makes a huge difference, works your abs and glutes so much more when you keep your core tight throught out the exercises. I read a few of your followers asked about working out on a carpet, and how expensive those big mats cost.

I got around this by using a yoga mat. Since most of the sweat drips of me when in plank positions i just plank over the top of it and save my floor from getting covered in sweat!

Not at all Michael. Your advice is always welcomed here. As for your progress so far, congrats! Regarding the core and tightening it constantly. I never really focused so much on the core out of the abs section workouts.

But this is great. This way a lot more muscle fiber is torn, so a lot more muscle gain in return. This will definitely come handy. Thanks again, and please drop a line or two again to inform us about your progress as well as maybe some other awesome advice.

Hi there, I came across this workout on Australian Infomercial last week and have been thinking about trying this out. Your review has been SO helpful, so firstly wanted to say thanks.

Also helpful, were the comments and your answers, as I was also concerned about the push ups comment you made, but answered above. I weight train at the gym about 3 days a week and after a conversation with a trainer about my Vegetarian diet, have been drinking 2 protein shakes a day 3 on training days , as an attempt to up my protein intake.

I have always wanted a toned body and have felt my late start and diet, has affected the possibility of getting real results. So, my concern is about the diet needed for this workout, and as a Vegetarian, was wondering if this would affect my ability to do this workout?

Hi there Irene You are about to make the right choice with the Insanity workout as to cement the change in lifestyle for good. You can have a lot of protein even with vegetarian, just try and find food rich with protein. You already have nuts, almonds, peas, beans, sweetcorn, watercress 3 grams of protein per grams serving … try and read about Shakeology as well. I finished first month of the insanity program. I definitely see results on the scale. But my problem is that every morning I am really sore and not fully recovered.

This affects on the workout I am doing that day. I am following the diet plan quite properly and also drinking whey protien and casein night time protien. Infact also taking fish oil and multivitamin. First let me say congrats.

Recovery wise you would try more rest. Go to bed earlier, since otherwise you are putting your body through additional stress. You can also try massage, but more rest itself would suffice. Though remember that this is the elite of fitness, sometimes it just hurts. Hi Slavko, Sorry, never got change to thank you. I will keep that in mind and infact will find some massage today itself.

I think I am getting better at recovery. Also I have trouble sleeping since i had gained tons of weight. May 16, at 1: May 18, at 6: May 19, at 3: May 20, at 8: Natural Health Care Product Review says: May 21, at 5: May 25, at 4: Real Fat Loss Cure says: May 30, at 2: May 31, at 2: Ping Pong, Sports and More!

June 30, at 1: July 29, at 7: The problem is, most people arent educated enough to know how to eat that way and TRACKING your nutrition is a great way to educate yourself on how to become an intuitive eater eventually.

T25 is all cardio really and P90X is resistance training and cardio. The real key though is in your nutrition. Do you prefer cardio or resistance training Jason? Congrats on hard work! Thank you for your helpful insight and generousness! Thanks for these calendars i like to have them on my computer, do you think you could do one for the Pure Strength Gamma Phase, the other option to gamma, i am going to do the hybrid after with a phases mixed.

I think my son accidentally threw away the meal plan that comes with the T25 workout. Can you supply the nutrition guide to download also? I'm almost done with P90X and I want to try T I'm worried about losing my strength especially now that I can lift heavier weights and do a lot of pullups. There are additionally simple way of life adjustments one can easily make that can help yo achieve a greater level of fitness. Like following the this workout […]. Essentials 21 DF Extreme: Ultimate 21 DF Extreme: Focus T25 Calorie Intake.

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