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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!
**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!
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).
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!
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
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!
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.
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!
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
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
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?
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?
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?
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)
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?
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?
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?
@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.
@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.
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.
@acrosby2000 I would pick P90X. You burn just as much body fat and will build more muscle with P90X. Lifting is really important for body composition changes. I compare the two here: http://teamripped.com/p90x-vs-insanity-revisited/ Nutrition is what will ultimately make you reach those goals with either program though.
@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?