Say you’re one of the brave, suicidal few, and are on the verge or have actually finished the 60 day INSANITY workout. You’ve sweated, cursed, near given up, but the end is now in sight. You’re ripped, shredded, lean mean and in the best shape of your life. But now what? Where do you go from here? Any form of post-INSANITY workout can seem like a step down, in intensity, in challenge, in benefits. What do you do after your 60 days are up? How do you keep up the heat?
A simple answer is to just do the 60 days again from the beginning. Remember those first two weeks when you struggled, sobbed, and felt awful? How you limped along, desperately keeping yourself motivated, and the 60th day seemed impossibly far away? Now you can go back and hit the ground running. Tear your way through those workouts, and refine your condition by pushing even harder through each workout. Remember, there is no way to ‘win’ at Insanity, given that everybody is competing against their own natural limits. That means that there is excellent repeat value to this workout. Each time you undergo the 60 day trial, you get to push harder, workout harder, and improve on your previous Fit Test result.
However, if the thought of going back and trying it once more doesn’t appeal, there is always the INSANITY Deluxe Upgrade. These are three new workouts that Shaun T designed exclusively for those looking to take their workouts to the next level. These are ridiculous even by MAX standards, so if you’re feeling like a machine and ready for the next level, this is the way to go. The Upgrade kit is composed of three new DVD’s: Max Interval Sports Training, Insane Abs, and Upper Body Weighted Workout, because even Shaun T lifts weights occasionally!
Finally, you can switch over to another extreme workout like Tony Horton’s P90X. This is a 90 day workout that uses a lot more weights, and will take you from your lean, ripped state to something more muscular, by adding resistance training to your musculature. It’s a good change of pace from INSANITY, and many people switch back and forth regularly!
The important thing to remember is not to burn out–you need to follow your 60 day completion with a recovery break, a week or two at least. Maintaining that level of intensity for too long will result in your burning out, and then you’ll be loath to return to the workout altogether! So pace yourself, make sure you’re refreshed, and then hit the next level strong!