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Train like a pro. Play like a star in 30 days.Winning the game, the race, the match starts now with INSANITY: THE ASYLUM™ workout program. Former track-and-field star Shaun T will push you to Dig Deeper® than ever with sports-specific training and drills inspired by pro athletes. During this 30-day program, he’ll push you to build your speed, coordination, agility, strength, and power. So on game day, you’ll have the unbeatable athletic edge. Here’s what you get with INSANITY: THE ASYLUM:
6 Intense Workouts:
Speed & Agility: Get quick on your feet—fast, with this intense cardio workout. (45 minutes)
Vertical Plyo: Jump higher than ever with this lower-body training routine. (40 minutes)
Relief: Stretch out to build long, lean muscle and increase your flexibility. (25 minutes)
Strength: Increase your strength and power by cross-training with weights and resistance. (50 minutes)
Back to Core: Build the rock-solid core, glutes, and hamstrings for the explosive power you’ll need to play and dominate at an elite level. (45 minutes)
Game Day: Put your new sports skills to the test with this cross-training workout. (60 minutes)
Plus, sports-inspired training tools:
Agility Ladder: Build strength and agility by using this portable ladder to sharpen your focus and your form.
Speed Rope: Improve your foot speed and endurance with this ultimate training secret.
ASYLUM Workout Calendar: Check it each day to cross-train like a professional athlete.
Guide Playbook: Map out your 30-day transformation with this smart step-by-step guide.
Eat to Win Nutrition Plan: Follow meals and tips used by Shaun T and you’ll be ready for game day—every day.
And receive 2 FREE bonus workouts:
Sports Performance Assessment: Discover the improvements you’ve made in your fitness and skills with this performance measurement tool. (25 minutes)
Overtime: Add this 15-minute monster to any Asylum workout to see if you’ve still got game.
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I'm just starting my third round of P90X and I plan to do a round of P90X2 after that, so I have quite a long time before I move on to something else, but I like to plan ahead. I would like to switch the focus to more of a cardiovascular workout to get ready for my tennis season at that point in time, so I'm considering either Insanity or The Asylum. Should I do Insanity before the Asylum, or is it OK to do the Asylum without doing Insanity first? I might be mistaken, but it sounds like The Asylum incorporates a little more resistance into the workouts, which I like, because although the focus will be on cardio, I don't want to neglect the strength that I've built up over the last year doing P90X. Thanks for any advice you can give me.
@JP2theX You can totally go right into the Asylum and I would after P90X and X2. The Asylum has a good amount of real strength work so the base from P90X and X2 will really help! You won't neglect strength at al with the Asylum. Great plan!
i am debating between Insanity the Asylum or P90X3. I prefer Shaun T over Tony, as I've done Insanity and T25, but do you need a lot of space for Asylum? I probably have about 9 feet that runs the length of the room (parallel with the television), but maybe 6 feet or so perpendicular with the television.
@dkahney319 No that should be enough room. The most room you need is for jumping the ladder. We have had tons of guys do it in really tight quarters. It will definitely add more strength work over T25 and Insanity! Dig deep!
@CoachWayne@dkahney319 Great thanks Coach. Would you recommend Asylum over P90X3? I know both programs target different needs and areas. One of my bigger concerns is time. I know Asylum is longer than P90X3 but is isn't THAT much longer than P90X3 (maybe 20 minutes per DVD?) I also like how Asylum incorporates more strength than Insanity. Asylum has proper warm-ups and cool downs in the DVDs a la Insanity, correct?
Hey Coach! Great results and transformation. Keep it up:) I am a basketball player and I need to gain weight (muscle only). I have a 7% BF. I want to get bigger, faster, and stronger. One of the trainers I asked for basketball said that you should never do something that says "bodybuilding" infront of it because your a basketball player, not a bodybuilder. I have a 7% BF
I have completed 2 rounds of P90x2 (lost 22 lbs) and was wondering which workout you recommend next, Asylum or Insanity? My goal is to lose 10 more pounds and then concentrate more on dieting to get ripped.
I just got The Asylum yesterday, did the fitness test and started the program today. WOW! It's really intense and I have a question about my diet. I have been following the 1900 calorie fat shredder for 4 months and I'm not down to the body fat % I want yet (I had a lot to lose). However I think I need to up the carbs and probably the calories in order to really get what I want out of Asylum. I was thinking of going to the energy booster style diet and maybe put my calorie count around 2400. I still want to get my body fat % down but I want to survive the work outs.
Obviously I'm going to have to experiment with the diet a bit and figure out what works, I was just wondering if you think that would be a good start place.
In 30 days I plan on having a 6 pack and be living life above the rim!
Hey coach, i'm doing asylum at the moment and did p90x before it. I will have to be stopping in a while because of school, but I have gained quite some muscle from doing these programs, so if I stop for 2-3 months and then pick them up again, do you think the muscles will have gone?
I'm currently 180 lbs with 24% body fat and I'm 5'9. I have love handles and I was looking to burn a lot of fat with this program. Would you recommend that I do this program? Suprisingly, my stamina is very good, I did a couple of insanity workouts and I withstood them all. If you do recommend that I do this program, what do you think about this supplement list?
My supplements list:
Pre Workout: Muscle Pharm Assault
Intra workout: Purple.wraath
Post workout: R&R, Gnc amp wheybolic 60, glutamine caps, creatine caps
I was looking at another post and I saw this list
I'm looking mostly to lose my fat by doing 2 ROUNDS of the asylum then build muscle later on
Hey coach, you probably got sick of me now i've been asking all over the site haha, but I started this today, and I have a history with my knees. They don't hurt alot but I did feel them today, especially the left side of my left knee. I still finished speed and agility, wasn't a huge problem, but do you reccomend me getting knee supports for both my knees in order to avoid injury?
Thanks in advance!
I'm new here and I wanna lose most of my 30% of body fat. I was wondering which plan would get me to lose the most fat faster, a hybrid between Asylum/Insanity or a round of Insanity followed by a round of Asylum?
Hi Coach, one more question. what should be the highest weight of dumbell I should get. I know this is subjective depending on my strength. I currently lift hard 3 times a week, but I'm a firm believer of doing the exercise right instead of letting my pride win (lifting more than I should with poor form).
any sort of standard I should go by? i.e. how much I'm curling/shoulder presses/bench presses currently as a way to measure what I should get. Since I don't know the moves it's hard for me to know what I should get. I tried looking at the adjustable weights but those are far to expensive. Even on craigslist they are going for almost retail price.
Thanks in advance!
In the next day or two I am going to order Asylum from the link on your site. I want to add the DVD protection (replace any scratched/unplayable discs no questions asked) that I got with P90X when I bought via phone through Team Beachbody. Do you know if it is possible to add that option through the online checkout after I click the link on your site? Thanks!
hey coach i have a question about the jump rope in asylum, i am going to do insanity and then p90x again first but am also looking into buying the asylum. I have a drop ceiling in my basement so i cannot be swinging a rope around breaking the ceiling tiles, i need to know if i can buy the asylum and still get results without using the speed rope?
I am currently doing a p90x/Insanity hybrid. I'm currently in phase 2 so i'm doing the max insanity workouts and phase 2 of p90x. I am trying to get into shape for a flag football league that starts in march so my question is would it be more beneficial to stick with a p90x/insanity for a 3rd phase or once i finish this phase to start doing the asylum or an asylum/p90x hybrid. Thanks so much for your help and this site in general it is like one stop shopping for fitness knowledge :)
I have finished a round of P90x and have started my second round. My goal is to get ready for p90x2 which I did preorder. I'm looking to really loose some fat without losing too much muscle. I have insanity and did a round 2 yrs ago. I found it very hard on my quad tendons with all the repetive squating moves and ended up with a bursitis that just took months too go away. I have no issues with p90x because its not so repetive. Curious what you would recommend- Asylum, hybrid, or just finish p90x ( I'm in phase 2 round 2 and will have to repeat this phase since I'm going on vacation for 10 days). Thanks
Im just about to finish my first round of Asylum, and I wanted to give my critique for those thinking of going for it. So you know where me and my critique are coming from: I have done P90X and got great results, and I consider myself an athelte and stay very active in sports year round.
- Shaun T is a great coach. If you want a all business, no joking around type of trainer, then Shaun T is your man.
- Most of the videos are less than 1 hour long. That being said:
- Very intense workout. There is very little rest/recovery time between workouts, which keeps your heart rate up and build endurance. Even though you might only do a 40min workout, when your done you know you "did work".
- This could be considered a Pro or Con: Some moves are more difficult to master than what I found in P90X. It has taken me more time to be confortable in and with some of the moves. However, these moves are hard so that you become a better athelte.
- Core, Core, and more Core: I tend to dislike core specific or intended exercises/workouts. But, Asylum hits your core hard and in a variety of ways. Every exercise has some type of core strength requirement, which I know love. I have seen definite results in my core from firmer obliques and to a stonger lower back.
- This might seem funny, but the other people in the video really struggle sometimes. Unlike some of the P90X people who seem to be machines, the Asylum folks bring it, but also you see them taking breaks (only to be told by Shaun T to get back in).
- 30 days isnt so bad. Often we fail at goals due because we cant see the finish line. Asylum durration is perfect for someone who could be afraid of the 60 or 90 day commitment, but still wants to get back in physical shape.
- The majority of the time the exercises are time based. For instance: do this for 30 sec or 1 min. Personally, Iam number drivin (8 reps, 10 reps, etc). So for me it has taken more mental strength to push and not give up. It seems that with P90X you have your number and you go get it, where as in Asylum you stay with it for 30-60sec. This was especially hard in the beginning when the moves were new and still being mastered. This is not so much a Con as it is something that has tested my mental ability to push in a different way.
- Strength/Weight Training: This was not a con to me personally, but I could see it hindering some. You dont use alot of dumbells in Asylum, mainly your own body weight. However, this goes back to the athletic focus of the program. You might not increase your curls but you'll probably be better at a variety of real life scenarios and of course in sports.
- Variety: Im not saying that you dont get a complete full body workout, but a couple of more programs would have been nice. I guess thats the P90X side of me.
Overall I dont think you cant go wrong with Asylum. Be ready to work hard and see the results. This program will remain in my arsenal to get me ready for athletic events and to provide me with a change after a P90X round.
"Dont hate me, love me; cuz Im going to make you look good" -Shaun T.