Introduction to Insanity
Thanks for your awesome review — you look amazing! Insanity is my all time favourite. The Great Terror of — had provided a large supply of free labor, but by the start of World War II the purges had slowed down. Just ordered my insanity package just waiting for it to arrive, just a few questions really. Thanks Reply Hi Great review and excellent tips.
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After a tough month of Insanity your body will most likely need some time to recover. However, the workout will be less intense so it will allow your body and muscles to recover. These new fitness routines will really step things up. If you thought month 1 was insane month 2 is flat out fitness crazy. It will definitely take some heart and dedication to get through these routines, but the finish line is only a couple weeks away, so keep pushing play. A lot of people who finished the Insanity workout feel a huge sense of accomplishment and are proud to wear the Insanity T-Shirt.
Once you have completed the second month make sure you take your after photos and measurements and you will be amazed at how much your body and fitness has changed since you first started this program only 2 months ago. It is also important to follow the Insanity Nutrition Guide along your Insanity workout program to get maximum results. To learn more about the program you can read my Insanity Workout Review article. I wish you much success with your Insanity Workout Program. Any idea as to what to do?
Just click the watch now button on the main menu and that takes you to the beach body streaming service. Or just click here. I am a 48 yr male, lbs…my body is an ectomorph type. High metabolism, hard to gain weight.
I have started strength training with heavy weights but what I really want to do is get rid of the belly fat first. I am a skinny fat man! Is The Insanity workout for me? The insanity plan can help you if you have enough protein to feed your muscles or you will just loose more weight. Its very easy to use and there are loads of training out there on how to use it.
I hope that helps… Take Care Anthony. Thanks for the link to the worksheet. I also came across a site that lets you reference and print the schedule right from your browser without have to download anything. Also handy if you just want to reference it from your computer. There is only one option offered when purchasing the plan since not much more than a DVD player and workout attire are needed to complete the program.
The high cost of P90X versus Insanity can be attributed to the equipment necessary to complete each of the 12 workouts in the P90X series. When comparing the two workouts, not including the additional equipment, the cost is the same. Equipment to do the P90X workouts can be purchased through Beachbody or at your local sporting goods store.
Either way, however, it is necessary and brings the cost of the P90X program far above that of Insanity. When deciding to take on the P90X challenge, you can expect to workout virtually every day of the week with workouts lasting between 60 to 90 minutes.
The seventh day will be the Stretch workout and is substantially easier than the other workouts in the series. It is considered more of a rest day but, since you are still expected to complete the Stretch DVD, it is still considered a workout day. The workouts are intense and will require various pieces of equipment that may or may not accompany the DVDs. Some of the equipment necessary is a pull-up or chin-up bar, various resistance bands, small dumbbells and a yoga or exercise mat.
As you can see from the list above, the P90X workouts tend to focus on specific areas of the body. Instead of whole body workouts, P90X splits its workouts in order to work different parts each day of the week and usually with a different discipline.
With P90X, you will be doing yoga, martial arts, kick boxing and weigh training all in the same week. Some workouts include plenty of cardio work as opposed to strength training and others are the opposite.
P90X is extremely varied and, as previously mentioned, this is intentional in order to continuously shock the body and bring about constant change. The Insanity plan involves six days per week of workouts lasting from 30 to 60 minutes each. Each DVD features a workout that combines very high, medium and low intensity activity with high intensity segments lasting approximately three minutes each.
There are very short rest periods in between that last approximately 30 seconds. Most of the rest periods are not really rest periods at all. They involve slower paced exercises to help you catch your breath and start the high intensity segments all over again. Insanity is based on extreme cardio workouts that include plyometrics, core exercises, and strength training with your own body weight and balance work.
Most Insanity workouts are about 45 minutes to an hour long, with some lasting up to 90 minutes. One main difference between Insanity and P90X is that Insanity workouts tend to target the entire body. When you do an Insanity workout, you will feel sore all over the next day.
The P90X workouts target specific body parts each day and, by the end of the week, each body part will be worked to the extreme. The main reason behind this is that these programs are two very different types of fitness regimens. P90X is more of a strength workout and strength training requires rest days for each muscle group. Insanity is cardio based and cardio can safely be done every day, as long as it is followed by proper stretching. The P90X Nutrition Plan is made up of three phases.
Phase 1is known as the Fat Shredder Phase and is comprised of a diet high in protein, minimizing carbohydrates and fats. This type of diet will produce quick weight loss while decreasing bloat and fluid retention. This phase is also crucial for fat burning since the body resorts to using fat stores for fuel as opposed to glucose.
Phase 2 is the Energy Booster phase and will help improve energy by adding more carbs to your meal plan. The extra carbohydrates will give you added energy for improved performance. The third and final phase is referred to as the Endurance Maximizer. This phase increases carb consumption once again to give you the extra push necessary to make it to the end of the 90 day program.
All three phases include plenty of lean protein and are comprised of healthy fats, vegetables and whole foods. The P90X nutrition plan does not give extremely specific guidelines on how long each phase should last because it recognizes that each person is different.
In order to determine how long you should remain in each phase, you should gauge how you feel before and after each workout, compare the results you are seeing and determine how much fuel you need in order to complete the workouts. The nutrition plan that accompanies Insanity is known as the Elite Nutritional plan.
It includes a variety of breakfast, lunch, dinner and snack options for you to choose from and shows you how to combine foods to help your metabolism work at its peak. The plan is not necessarily a diet but instead a way of fueling your body to be able to endure the intense cardio workouts Insanity features. On the plan, you can expect to consume 5 meals per day, all approximately the same size and number of calories.
Eating several times per day at specified intervals gives you the stamina necessary to carry you through the day, and also keeps your metabolism burning calories all day long. Since each individual has different caloric intake needs, the program includes ways to modify the plan according to your individual situation.
Although there has recently been a low carb craze, the program advises against this and suggests that you balance your carbs and protein in order to maintain optimal blood sugar levels. During the first month on the Insanity Elite Nutrition Plan, you will choose five meals per day consisting of about calories each. As you enter the second month on the plan and your body is burning calories more effectively, you may increase your caloric intake to help keep your body fueled for the more strenuous workouts ahead.
Both Insanity and P90X have every different nutritional plans and that is because they are very different type s of workouts. One similarity between the two is the ability to modify the plan according to your individual needs.
This is something that sets Beachbody workout plans and their nutritional l programs apart from the rest. It recognizes that every individual is different and there is not one single plan that will apply to all. Results are what people are looking for when they purchase a workout program and both of these programs will give you very different but very noticeable results in your physique. The P90X Program was designed to increase your overall strength, build your core, burn fat and help you achieve maximum results through repeated muscle confusion.
Most people that decide to purchase and take on the P90X challenge are looking to lean up but also increase muscle and size.