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WILLOWRAVYNCAT Posts: 38
8/5/10 1:48 P

OMG, INSANITY it awesome. I have puked, cried, cussed, but when I was done I felt so amazed at what I could do. I dont use the program as it was intended because I love going to the gym, so I do INSANITY on days I cant make it to the gym. My son who is a athlete thought wow I can do this and he puked after the first 15 minutes. Love it..DIG DEEPER. I do wanna try P90 or P90X soon.

SHOWSTER Posts: 7
8/5/10 1:46 P

How much weight can you lose on this workout? And how many calories do you need to consume? I'm 6ft and 14st, do you think I'd struggle?

SSALLS Posts: 1
8/5/10 1:08 P

I love the insanity! I do it a couple of days a week right now. When the snow starts flying and its too cold to run or walk, I'm back on track with it. It has helped my running and my overall energy level!

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8/5/10 10:46 A

Answering the question of what is it like, the program starts with a fit test and then has a calendar of workouts. I believe there were 4 different workouts in the first month, then there is a week of recovery (one workout for all 7 days), and then you move on to month two and the max workouts. The calendar plans it all out for you...a bit of mix and match, but no guessing about what you ought to do next. There is also a meal plan to help with your nutrition so that you have the energy to complete the workouts and still function the rest of your day. The whole program is nicely planned out. If you have ever tried P90X or Power 90 or ChaLean Extreme, this program is planned out the same way.

JENNKNUT Posts: 484
8/5/10 10:31 A

I could barely get through the fitness test DVD, but it got me to hire a personal trainer and get into a routine so I can go back and do it again. It is very hard but i know you would definitely see results. Hats off to anyone who does this routinely!

DJPERAZA Posts: 2,317
8/5/10 10:26 A

I just got my Insanity workouts yesterday! Super excited! I'll officially start on Mon. The workouts look extremely tough but fun! I hope it helps me break this plateau I'm dealing with.

BETHANYBOO Posts: 1,998
8/5/10 8:55 A

What's the format of Insanity? Is it all one long work out or are there a bunch of different workouts you can choose from? If it's the latter, how long is each workout?

Thanks!

LCHARISMA96 SparkPoints: (16,353)
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8/4/10 11:02 P

I haven't tried it yet. I watch the infomercial to get me motivated to do my Tae Bo and Bootcamp workouts. I can't wait to try it now after hearing all the feedback!

SOL-PR Posts: 6
8/4/10 9:23 P

Insanity. WOW. I'm finishing my second week and it is... insane. I was loving Jillian Michaels before I started because I found them more challenging that most but I'm thinking that after the 63 days of Insanity are up they will seem like a walk in the park. I am hooked. I even think about Insanity during the day. LOL. I never thought that something as intense and difficult would delivery so much satisfaction. During the workout I will curse in my mind, I will huff and puff, grunt, etc but the minute it is over and you know that you've definitely, without a doubt pushed yourself to the limit, that makes it worth the effort. I'm kinda worried about the second half of the program, the "Max" part but it is also a thing of mixed emotions. I can't wait either. If you're already fit, go for it. I love Insanity :)

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8/4/10 8:59 P

I started Insanity 5 days ago and am HOOKED. I absolutely love it. But yes, it is very, very difficult. Throughout most of it my thoughts range from "This is the worst thing I have ever done" to "Is this guy crazy?? Is this safe??" But nevertheless, afterwards I feel great and am bursting with energy. That being said, I have done all of Jillian Michaels including the 30 shred, I have done SWAT and all of the Firm DVD's and Hip hop Abs, etc. and Insanity is not comparable to any of them. This is a workout on a competely different level and I do not reccommend it to anyone who isn't already pretty fit and healthy. If you have a lot of weight to lose wait before starting this. And have two large water bottles at the ready when you start.

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7/28/10 12:55 A

The Insanity program is VERY DIFFICULT. Personally, I would not reccommend this to anyone who is not in very good condition. Although the workouts tell you to take breaks when you need them and to "know your limits", for someone who may not have tried something this challenging, this may be a difficult thing to do. Also, there is a lot of jumping, so if you have knee or ankle problems, this probably is not the program for you. I am a runner and consider myself to be in pretty good condition, but this was a serious challenge, and my heart rate was higher than it is when I run. Even the warm-up is challenging. Personally, I loved it and looked forward to the day's challenge, but I also agree with the person who commented that it would be a good workout to use two or three days a week as a HIIT workout. Good luck.

BOOGERBUTT Posts: 207
7/27/10 10:03 P

We just got it and are starting it on Monday....I need to lose about 100 pounds total but I am going to give it a run. I will let y'all know how it goes.

BRANDIINGERMANY Posts: 253
7/23/10 4:39 A

I checked out the product on Amazon and it looks really great! I don't think I'll be getting it any time soon because it looks to be hard on your knees and I have enough knee problems right now.

Maybe after I lose 40-50 pounds? something to look forward to :)

SPUNFAERIE Posts: 111
7/23/10 3:07 A

I started this on Monday and I love it! It's the hardest thing I've ever done, but the sense of accomplishment afterwards is well worth it. It's totally transformed my life! Before I struggled to get up, struggled to do a work-out, would think of any excuses not to do it and would cheat with my eating. With Insanity, it's so hard that it makes it "worth it" to me. I bounce out of bed two hours earlier than I did before I started this because I'm so looking forward to it and the way it makes me feel everyday, and even though my muscles are taking it in turns to hurt, it feels like I'm finally doing something right by my health. It's also become very easy to eat right because I'm starting to see food as 'fuel' rather than something to indulge in, all because of this work out. I think it's fantastic.

DASHA37 Posts: 10
3/8/10 3:54 P

It looks great I so want to try it.

DINOLIKE Posts: 49
3/8/10 1:25 P

Insanity is a great program. It is definitely very challenging, but you do what you can and feel better about things when you see the people in the video (and even the instructor) have to take breaks.

After the 60 days I doubled the amount of reps in each of the exercises and lost 8 inches overall. I only lost about 2 pounds. But with the increase in my cardio and the inches lost I was a happy girl.

The only problem with Insanity is that after it is done everything feels pretty easy. emoticon I think it is well worth the money and plan to do the program again soon.

DINOLIKE Posts: 49
3/8/10 1:25 P

Insanity is a great program. It is definitely very challenging, but you do what you can and feel better about things when you see the people in the video (and even the instructor) have to take breaks.

After the 60 days I doubled the amount of reps in each of the exercises and lost 8 inches overall. I only lost about 2 pounds. But with the increase in my cardio and the inches lost I was a happy girl.

The only problem with Insanity is that after it is done everything feels pretty easy. emoticon I think it is well worth the money and plan to do the program again soon.

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3/8/10 12:28 P

I tried the program and it is a good one. It was really hardcore though. I made it through a week and was just sore and tired. I think I did it too soon. It is mostly for those who work out and are looking to really up the ante. I prefer the turbo jam series. I have gotten good results with it as well as the power half hour. Beachbody has great exercise programs that are not boring. I use them a lot.

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3/8/10 11:52 A

i wanted to but i am scared too much.. :)

ALESHABEE Posts: 3,209
3/8/10 11:29 A

I was thinking about getting it myyself. I heard it's supposed to be really tough and intense. I know someone who used it and loved it but said she got burnt out because it was too much too often (only 1 day off per week) so she incorporated it just a few days a week along with her other workouts.

SISTAHMARYISIS Posts: 106
3/8/10 11:12 A

I tried one of the Insanity workouts (I don't remember which one) . . .I just remember it was INSANE! It was cardio at its most difficult. I had to pause the workout many times just to catch my breath and so that my heart wouldn't explode. I have never seen a video where the people featured in it are having just as hard a time as I am . . . one guy actually got up and walked off the set because it became too much for him (he eventually came back, lol). . . also several others were caught taking a break mid-workout as well. I am sure that it would be very effective if you can keep up. I couldn't. Yet I probably will do it again when I am looking for that kind of intensity . . .though I doubt it will be something I reach for daily (or even weekly).

N16351D Posts: 2,349
3/8/10 8:20 A

What is the Insanity workout?

SHADOWPUP SparkPoints: (62,536)
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3/8/10 12:13 A

Beachbody "Insanity" has some of the toughest cardio workouts I own! It is intense interval training: considerable plyo, high intensity. I enjoy these dvds for days when I want a really tough workout that will push me to the edge.

Insanity is not for everyone. Personally I do best when limiting workouts at that level of intensity to no more than two or three times a week.
You mentioned the elliptical - have you tried the Cardo Coach workouts? They are cardio-oriented mp3s, and they are both inspirational and (as with Insanity) will urge you on to your highest potential. The format is based on intervals, with sprints, hill climbs, and combinations. For each interval you are given a different 'perceived level of exertion' to reach. I love these workouts! While I don't use cardio equipment very much, they've made those workouts go from boring to among my most favorites.


With both Insanity and Cardio Coach I burn about the same number of calories per minute.

Edited by: SHADOWPUP at: 3/8/2010 (00:20)
SPEEDYDOG Posts: 2,636
3/7/10 11:30 P

I have not heard of the "Insanity Workout". The name does not sound good to me.

COTTONAY Posts: 24
3/7/10 10:14 P

Is it an effective workout as it claims to be? I'm getting bored of my elliptical and it isn't giving me the same "burn" I got in the beginning.

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