Everybody is always raring to go come the beginning of Day 1 of any workout routine. All that anticipation, all that desire for challenge, [...]
We all want a shredded six pack. When you pull your shirt off over your head at the beach, we want people to pause and glance at us out of the corner of their eyes as they admire our washboard stomach. But how does one go about achieving such a goal? It's become clear that just doing a hundred crunches each morning won't get you there. So what is the best, most intelligent and fail proof method to getting those abs to pop?
The Insanity Workout is billed as an extreme workout. It's meant to challenge even the most conditioned of top level athletes, meant to push people who are already incredibly fit and healthy to new extremes. The videos show terribly athletic people collapsing in pools of sweat as Shaun T urges them to go just a little further. Does this mean that the Insanity Workout is for nobody but the physical elite? Can somebody climb off the couch and give it a shot? The answer is simple: anybody can do Insanity. Read on to see how.
Everybody knows the Insanity Workout is hard. It's billed as such, says it right on the box, warns you that this is an extreme workout, and that it shouldn't be jumped into lightly. At first people revel in this intensity, love with a masochistic thrill how brutal it is. They recount war stories about each workout, compare just how bruised and sore they are. The more punishment they receive the more they feel they're earning a whole new body, and as such they come to almost crave that intensity, that burn, the sting of sweat running into their eyes as they lie on the floor, panting for breath. But that only lasts for a couple of weeks before that love for pain becomes resentment, complaints, a struggle to keep going, and then they quit. Why? Why the change of heart? Why does that intensity at first thrill and then kill? Why is the Insanity Workout such hard work?
The Insanity Workout is a comprehensive program that is composed of 10 Workouts on 10 DVD's. The workouts come with a comprehensive Nutrition Guide, and are meant to be done six days / week for two months straight. However, I frequently get questions about whether people can do the Insanity Workout only a few days / week, whether that will still 'work', or if it's worth even doing if they can't do the full program. I'm going to try and clarify a few doubts and misconceptions here, and hopefully set you guys straight!
Want to piss of Shaun T? I'd advise against it. Not only is the man large and heavily muscled, but he's also really, really fast. The quickest way to get in trouble with him is to buy your INSANITY Workout from pirates and counterfeiters. How can you tell who's a counterfeiter? Easy. ANYBODY selling for less than the full price of $119.89 is ripping off Shaun T, ripping off Beachbody, and lowering the chances that not only will Shaun T continue to produce excellent products, but that he'll get rewarded for the excellent work he's already done.
It's a simple fact that the Insanity Workout involves an intense regimen of plyometrics and cardio, and that following such a schedule six days/week for two months can result in an inordinate amount of stressing on your joints. This is one of the main reasons why the Insanity Workout is considered an elite workout, due to the fact that in order to complete it successfully you need to have joints that are conditioned for high impact exercise. Many people don't, however, and still wish to attempt the Insanity Workout: what can they do in order to minimize the stress they will subject their joints to, and minimize any potential joint pain?
I get asked this all the time. Will I lose muscle if I do the Insanity Workout? As with most questions, there's an annoying answer: it depends. What are the variables? They're your current body composition, your goals, and how you approach nutrition. Let's take a quick look at what the Insanity Workout is designed to do, and then see how you can tweak that to best suit your needs.
Imana Griffith is the winner of the Extreme Fitness Results Insanity Workout Giveaway! We don't know whether to congratulate her, or commiserate given the extreme nature of the workout that will soon be arriving at her door!