There is a lot of information out there on the INSANITY workout. Countless Beachbody Coach sites promise to connect you with the product, while review sites of varying quality offer to inform you on the nature of Shaun T’s program. Articles have been written on how to best succeed at the workout itself, along with general tips and advice on how to approach it. It can be confusing, overwhelming even, and somebody who simply wants the right info without having to mount a research project can become discouraged. Well! Today I’m going to round up the best of the best, and show you where you can get all your info in one post. So read on!
The EFR blog has a number of excellent blog posts on INSANITY. Listed below are the blog post titles, and the first few sentences:
“For the past couple weeks I have been asked this question repeatedly: P90X or Insanity Workout? Which one should I get? So let me go ahead and share my point of view…” (Read the comments thread–lots of great info there!)
“The true test of INSANITY for me is when PMS takes over and what can I actually complete of this workout. To be honest with you, to say I woke up on the wrong side of the bed does not compare…”
“Does Shaun T really motivate people to get moving, or is he just a guy with some fancy moves and an annoying attitude?“
“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…”
“It’s no secret that the INSANITY workout is intense. Six days a week you work out, from cardio circuits to plyometrics, ranging from thirty minutes to an hour, leaping and sprinting and squatting and dropping down into push ups…”
INSANITY Workout Reviews Section
Want in depth information on each DVD workout, from length to what exercises are used to how best to approach it? Want to hear from the original INSANITY test crew, hear their stories and be motivated by their successes? Or do you want to hear from people like you, people with an iron determination and a desire for a change, hear how they fared and what they thought? The check out our Insanity Reviews section, and get all the information you need!
Shaun T’s Twitter Account
Keep abreast of Shaun T’s life, what he’s up to, what he’s working on, where he’s going and what he thinks via his Twitter Account.
Shaun T Promoting Insanity on the Tyra Banks Show
Just yesterday (Feb 24th, 2010) Shaun T was on the Tyra Banks Show promoting the workout. He talks about the workout, demonstrates some moves, and even gets to have Tyra feel up his booty 😉
Articles on Insanity
A lot of excellent info is out there, written up in articles and just waiting to be read. Here we’ll round up the best for you:
“The classic question. Tony Horton and his vaunted P90X system, or Shaun T and his truly daunting INSANITY workout? Both are touted as super intense, only for conditioned athletes. Both are guaranteed to give you startling results if you follow their guidelines closely. But how to choose?“
“On one side you have Shaun T and his INSANITY crew, leaping and lunging and sweating and doing football drills non-stop in their basketball gym. On the other side you have Tony Horton and his test group, drilling each muscle group at a brutal rate, practicing kempo and yoga, lifting weights and doing pull ups. Both are billed as extreme, both are said to be the most intense work out ever put on DVD-but which is really the toughest? If you want the ultimate challenge, which should you do?“
“Insanity delivers extreme results as your body is forced far out of its comfort zone and asked to perform at a level that is the equivalent of red lining a car. Does this sound right for everybody? Of course not, which is why INSANITY is marketed only for advanced athletes. But how do you know if you’re an ‘advanced athlete’? The INSANITY Fitness test is the answer.“
“”Wah wah wah,” everybody cries. “The INSANITY workout is too tough. INSANITY chewed me up and spat me out a broken shell of a man.” Oh, come on. Anybody can do INSANITY, and I’m going to tell you how. It’s true, fine, I’ll concede that if you do INSANITY in the manner that Shaun T expects, you’ll probably look like road kill by the end of the workout. But who says you have to do it that way? Here’s how to get through the sixty days of INSANITY without even breaking a sweat.”
“It’s a simple fact that everybody who begins to work out over estimates their capabilities. Practiced, professional athletes can gauge their levels of preparedness, while rank novices always think they are more advanced, knowledgeable and talented than they really are. The end result is injury, burn out, dejection, and scores of novices quitting before they’re a couple of months in.”
So there you go. Articles, a ton of reviews, twitter accounts, and more. Enjoy, and don’t hesitate to ask questions!