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Insanity

Insanity Workout Program

Are you ready to dig deep? Then you might just complete the hardest workout program ever put on DVD. Your personal trainer Shaun T will push you past your limits with 10 workout discs packed with plyometric drills on top of nonstop intervals of strength, power, resistance, and ab/core training moves. No equipment or weights needed—just the will to get the hardest body you’ve ever had.

My Insanity Review

When I went through the P90X Program, I really didn’t think that there could be a more intense program out there. Well, I was wrong when Beachbody released Insanity. Insanity might just be the most intense home workout system ever released! When I mean intense, I mean gut wrenching, sweat dripping, puddles-on-the-floor intense!

I have to warn you, though, this workout isn’t for beginners! This is for someone who is already in shape, but looking to take their fitness to the next level. However, if you are looking to build a lot of mass, I recommend P90X rather than Insanity. Like I said, Insanity is a high intensity program that burns a ton of calories, which is something you don’t want to do when trying to build a lot of muscle. But if your looking to get absolutely ripped, this program will work for you!

I love using 2 Insanity cardio routines in my current workout schedule.  I still think the P90X resistance days are unbeatable, but by adding the intensity of Insanity cardio to my Hybrid workout, I push my body to the max!

When you receive Insanity, you will get 10 DVDs, which are held in a very nice book, and also receive the Elite Nutrition Book to help you eat right during your Insanity journey. You will also receive a calendar to know which days to do what workouts, which will help you stay on track! All of the workouts are very intense, and you will burn up to 1,000 calories per hour, which is unheard of, so be ready to sweat! The reason for the high intensity is because of Max Interval Training, in which there are long bursts of high-intensity exercises with short periods of rest.

Insanity is an excellent program if your ready to get into the best shape of your life! It will help you burn the fat and get that beach body you have always dreamed of! If you’re ready for a challenge, then click below to try Insanity today!

Price: $119.85

**Before you buy Insanity, read my review of the Deluxe DVD’s that come with the Insanity Deluxe Package (Including a Weighted Upper Body workout, Max Sports Interval Training, and Insane Abs)

The secret to these mind-blowing results: MAX Interval Training. Shaun T took traditional interval training and flipped it on its head—you perform long bursts of maximum-intensity exercises with short periods of rest. Each workout keeps you constantly challenged as you alternate between aerobic and anaerobic intervals performed at your MAX. The results: burn up to 1,000 calories an hour and get the most insane body in only 60 days.

PLUS 4 FREE GIFTS!

  • Elite Nutrition Plan – designed to fuel your body for these intense workouts.
  • Fitness Guide – short and to the point. It’s just the information you need. We want you working out—not reading.
  • INSANITY™ Calendar – organized into month 1 & month 2 to track your progress, set workout goals, and keep you motivated. Plus, the Fit Test Tracker tracks your results as you watch your body transform before your eyes.
  • FREE Online Support Tools – stay motivated with round-the-clock access to fitness experts and peer support.

GET INSANE RESULTS OR YOUR MONEY BACK! You have a full 30 days to try INSANITY for yourself. If you’re not completely satisfied for any reason, simply return it within 30 days for a FULL refund of the purchase price, less s&h—no questions asked. If you’re up for the challenge, click below now!

111 comments
Sergey19
Sergey19

Hi Coach! I'm about to start Insanity workout, my goal is to shred my BF (currently, I have ~24% BF). Insanity guide recommends 40/40/20 plan. Do you think I would be better on 50/30/20 plan (as P90X recommends). Since Insanity is HIIT, I wonder if it was a reason they choose 40/40/20 over 50/30/20. Also, what is better - stick to 1900 or 2000 calories (I'm 35 y/o, 195 lb, 5'11'', desk job).

Joshua B
Joshua B

Hi coach! A little background: I've done 3 rounds each of x and x2, dabbled a little with some insanity and body beast,(not a full round of either yet) but I still haven't achieved my goal body fat of 8%. I know you're gonna drill me on how nutrition is the key, but I've been eating vegan, pretty much the same meals everyday, and the only time I see myself leaning out is when I do the performance phase of x2. My body obviously responds to hiit/complexes the best for leaning out. I'm about to start the performance phase, and I'm thinking about my next round. Should I try insanity? Body beast? X2 again? (I love the x2 workouts btw) Thanks!

BrianWoolf
BrianWoolf

thanks coach Wayne, just got done with the fit test

switch kicks -90

power jacks- 53

power knees-82

power jumps-34

globe jumps-10

suicide jumps-13

push-up jacks-27

low plank oblique-52

it really kicked my butt, but I will keep pushing play, brian

BrianWoolf
BrianWoolf

hey coach, I am still trying to see what program to try out, I am going to start with insanity and see if this would work for me, just got to stay motivated , I am at 225 for 6"3 and want to lose weight and be in better shape (fit) and feel better about myself

acrosby2000
acrosby2000

Hi Coach, I'm looking at stating my workout regimen again and I'm very confused which program will produce my desired results. I'm 5'10" with a weight of 195lbs and 26% body fat. My main goal is to eliminate these manbooboobs, flatten mmach, an become toned/ripped be. I own both programs and have dabbled with both, but now I'm on a quest to reach my goals. I've been able to keep up with the intensity of birth programs, but life got in the way and caused me to stop each time. Which program do you think would be better suited in me achieving my goals, and what should my calories intake look like? Thanks for your help! Tony

AliKhaleghi
AliKhaleghi

Hey Coach Wayne, I'm currently doing Insanity right now. The Insanity nutrition guide mentions that at 40p/40c/20f is the most beneficial diet which I have been doing, but would it be fine if I transition to a 50p/30c/20f diet, since I'm trying to burn fat? I understand the consequences such as being more lethargic  following that type of diet. However, I accomplished one round of p90x/insanity hybrid following the 50/30/20 throughout and I did feel somewhat weak a couple of times when I worked out, but not to the point where it significantly altered my performance. 

Bobby
Bobby

Hey coach how do you suppose Shaun T was so muscular in Insanity if he didn't really do weight training? Before Asylum i hear he was only doing weights like once a month or something.

johan
johan

is insanity good for building speed and football conditioning

Rodgeeko
Rodgeeko

Just ordered the insanity workout. Wife and i finished round 2 of P90X and we feel great. Round 2 included a dedicated commitment to nutrition after finding your website. Results are phenomenal compared to round 1 with lax nutrition. That was they key to success for us. Now on to the fun of insanity hybrid. Bring it!

Todd Nelson
Todd Nelson

You know coach, I don't think I have adjusted the weight on my monitor.. Oh boy I feel stupid now.. Ill try that and see what happens.. I'm beat by the end if the workout and also my nutrition is good.. Ill try that first.. Thanks again

Todd Nelson
Todd Nelson

Coach,have a quick question. I'm on day 8 of Insanity and I'm burning 350-450 calories a workout. I'm running a heart rate of 140's on average. What gives LOL.. I'm pushing myself but I'm only burning that amount of calories and have a heart rate iod only 140's???? Any suggestions? Also I have a Polar heart rate monitor which is a quality monitor so I'd think the readings are accurate. Just a little frustrated and looking for any suggestions. Thanks Todd

insanitylover
insanitylover

Coach, don't you think his muscles will start to canabolize themselves and he is of normal build. He wants to get quick results and he thinks this will get him ripped in a couple months.

insanitylover
insanitylover

Hey coach, one of my bud's is doing Insanity, gym class, 4KM and going to the gym on alternate days.Do you think this is a little to much? 

Ken
Ken

Hey coach, I dinsihed insanity a while back and i started weight lifting to get rid of some stubborn belly fat. I then tried insanity a little more but nothing seems to work out, do you think I should start a new type of cardio or go a bit more extreme, why do you think?

Nate
Nate

Hey coach, Iv'e noticed that insanity doesnt have a recovery week at the end of the second month like p90x does. What would you recomend if I wanted to do a second round of insanity? Also would I just do month 2 again or would there be a point to doing month 1?

Ken
Ken

Also Coach do you think I should be taking a protien powder drink after or before insanity ( Body fortress). Also how much protien do you think a 15 year old needs?

Ken
Ken

Hey coach I do Insanity at about 8 PM everyday and I have my last meal at about 9PM yet I go to sleep at 12-1 and wake up at around 9. Is it okay for me to eat that late since you are not supposed to after 7PM, or should I find time to do Insanity a bit earlier?

MC
MC

Just my 2 cents for people asking if P90X is not as good as insanity for losing fat. I did P90x a few years ago and had AWESOME results. Went from 214 to 186 and felt amazing. AND gained a lot of muscle. 36 to a 32 waist. My abs were looking great. I stuck to the P90X workouts and nutrition 100%. I was happy! Then I did insanity and cranked up my calories. The reason was because I followed the insanity book to calculate my calories. I also stuck to insanity 100%. I wound up gaining 6 pounds and could barely see my abs. After completing the full 60 grueling days of insanity, it was extremely disappointing to look worse on day 60 than on day 1. The problem was because I DIDN'T USE MY BRAIN. I knew I was eating too much but I just kept telling myself "no I won't drop the calories because the insanity book says I'm eating the right amount". I ate 100% clean - JUST TOO MUCH! Wayne is exactly right when he talks about the deficit being the most important thing for losing weight. Both programs are great (though I'll always love p90x most) mc

Kevin
Kevin

I'm following the calculations and I get 2,247 for my BMR. When I multiply that by 1.7 (activity factor assuming Insanity workouts), I get 3,819 as my TDEE. Subtract 500 from that and I get 3,319. So 1,900 would be a 1,900 calorie deficit. Is such a drastic reduction safe?

Kevin
Kevin

Hey Coach, I'm on my 7th week of Insanity and the scale has yet to budge. Haven't noticed any changes in inches either. I started with my calories at 2,400 and have upped them to 3,000 (based on the formula in the Insanity nutrition guide). I'm 250 with 29% body fat. While I have seen improvements in my endurance, I honestly decided to do Insanity for the purpose of losing inches/body fat. What am I missing?

joseph
joseph

can u build muscle with insanity

joseph
joseph

did you do any extra weight training with insanity

Vee
Vee

Hey coach, im halfway through strength phase of X2 but my nutrition was really off hence my results are not visible at all.. as i'm having my marathon in 2 months' time, would you recommend switching over to insanity instead of starting X2 all over again?

Josh
Josh

hey coach, In the Insanity videos, Shaun T always says "Keep the core tight". This is probably a stupid question, but i just wanna make sure i'm doing it right, how do you keep the core tight?

Michael
Michael

oh and what do you think would get me to reach my goal faster, Insanity/Asylum hybrid, or a round of Insanity followed by a round of Asylum?

CoachWayne
CoachWayne moderator

@Joshua B If you love X2, do X2. But you are right.... it's mainly nutrition :-)

Try to maximize your protein without blowing out your carbs with your vegan diet. Still track and hit your deficit first. 

CoachWayne
CoachWayne moderator

@BrianWoolf All of the programs will work man! You just have to do the work. Stick to your nutrition plan and you will be set. Insanity is a great program. Dig deep!

acrosby2000
acrosby2000

@acrosby2000 that should read "flatten my stomach and become toned/ripped." Sorry, I was typing from my cell phone

CoachWayne
CoachWayne moderator

 @AliKhaleghi You can definitely use Fat Shredder percentages with Insanity. If you are feeling spent at all during workouts, just use some of your carbs before your workout. Even an apple pre-workout is great fuel for intense cardio. 

CoachWayne
CoachWayne moderator

Bobby, Shaun T did not do Insanity himself until this year! He obviously weight trains. He may be a lot of body weight work, but you can see even from UBWT, he knows how to lift. 

CoachWayne
CoachWayne moderator

Johan, it would be great for speed and conditioning. 

CoachWayne
CoachWayne moderator

 @Todd Nelson  It depends on how trained you are, but that does seem low. Have you tried swapping out your batteries on the HRM? Is it set for your weight? Can you go any harder? Like when you finish, is there anything left in the tank?

With all that said, if you are bringing it, you will be fine. Work hard and the results come (no matter what a HRM says). Just keep tracking your nutrition and watch for body composition changes. If you need to adjust your nutrition, that could be a next step.  

CoachWayne
CoachWayne moderator

 @insanitylover He could lose muscle mass. Sounds like he doesn't want to address his diet. 

CoachWayne
CoachWayne moderator

 @insanitylover Seems like a lot to me! I stick to my one hour a day. But everyone is different. 

Coach Wayne
Coach Wayne

Ken, losing fat is primarily about your diet. Make sure your food is on track and don't cheat on your plan.

Coach Wayne
Coach Wayne

Nate, Insanity is just a 2 month program. If you want to run it again, just use the same recovery week as between month 1 and 2 and then start a new round with month 1.

Coach Wayne
Coach Wayne

Ken, I have no clue what a 15 y/o needs. I would check with your doctor before making any big changes to your diet.

Coach Wayne
Coach Wayne

Ken, that is ok. You might want to hold off if you went to bed earlier, but you have 3 hours after your meal. That is perfectly fine.

Coach Wayne
Coach Wayne

Kevin, the calculations are starting points. I started at 252 lbs. I wanted to lose fat and lose it quickly, that is where I came to a 1,000 calorie deficit from the 3,000 calorie level 3 that P90X put me on. I think you will totally safe. If you are worried start at 2400 and see. I just don't believe that you will be satisfied if you are eating 3,300.

Coach Wayne
Coach Wayne

Joseph you can, but you can build more with weight training.

Coach Wayne
Coach Wayne

Joseph, I use Insanity with P90X, never alone for that reason. Weight training has too many benefits to just stop for 60 days.

Coach Wayne
Coach Wayne

Vee, no I would recommend sticking to your nutrition plan. The program won't matter if you don't eat properly! Get after it and don't cheat all your hard work!

Coach Wayne
Coach Wayne

Josh/JP/Michael - keeping a tight core is about tighten your abs, glutes, and even quads a bit. You want to minimize movement through your midsection.

Coach Wayne
Coach Wayne

Michael, both would work. To lose weight like that you need time and a spot on diet. Learn everything you can from the Nutrition tab and give it 110%!!!

CoachWayne
CoachWayne moderator

 @acrosby2000 I still really like P90X for it's lifting aspects over Insanity. If you just want to get one done, do Insanity. It's a perfect length for your situation. 

acrosby2000
acrosby2000

 @CoachWayne  Thanks Coach! I have one more question. My job is relocating me across the country in the next 2 months, so that would give me just about 65 days of continuous workout before I'm interrupted with the move, and probably will have to take about a week (two max) off from training. Considering this monkey wrench in my workout regimen, would you recommend I still do P90X and just pick up where I left off, or complete a round of Insanity and start P90X fresh in my new location? Which program would yield the best results in those 60 days in your opinion?

 

Thanks again!

 

CoachWayne
CoachWayne moderator

Johan, maybe better in the sense that you have 60 days as opposed to 30. The Asylum would be great for speed and footwork. It also has the benefit of a real lifting day.