Insanity Workout Review

Insanity Workout Review - Insane home cardio workout

Insanity is truly Insane, but in a good way, and we will break down all Insanity in our Insanity Workout Review. The Insanity Workout has been labeled the toughest cardio home workout routine. For the most part this is true. Yes, Shaun T has come out with Insanity Asylum, Insanity Max 30, which some would argue are tougher, but I always go back to Insanity. Maybe it’s nostalgia, or the fact that he brings you from tough to very tough over the course of 90 days, meaning that it’s not 100% insane in the beginning, but when you get to the end you find yourself in a sweaty heap on the floor after every workout.

What is Insanity?

To answer the question, Insanity is a home workout designed by Shaun T and produced and distributed by Beachbody. It’s a 90 day workout, with workouts 6 days a week, each workout lasting between 40 and 60 minutes. The first month you will have the shorter workouts, and the second will be the longer workouts. Much of the workouts will be cardio focused, with HIIT and Plyometrics being the main focus.

While each workout is between 40 and 60 minutes, the workouts are not full tilt for the entire time. Shaun T has organized these workouts into a 9 minute warmup, a 9 minute stretch, and usually only 20 or so minutes of intense HIIT, followed by 5 minutes of cool down and stretching. The warmup is, for me at least, a good workout in itself, in fact the first time I tried the workout I thought those 10 minutes was the entire thing! So while it clocks in as a pretty long workout, it breaks down into very doable chunks.

Who Is Insanity For

Insanity is for anyone looking to get an amazing cardio based workout. For me I started because I was lazy, even though I went to the gym I didn’t feel I was getting anything out of my workouts and I wanted to feel like I did when I played sports in High school. Maybe you know that feeling where after the workout is over you feel elated and happy for quite some time. I wanted to push myself, AND I wanted to whip my body into shape. So after seeing the informercial I went to Beachbody and purchased a copy. It was tough, but I loved every (well not every) minute of it.

What Is Included in Insanity

Insanity Kit Includes

10 DVD workouts
Elite Nutrition Plan
Fitness Guide
INSANITY® Calendar
Bonus Fast and Furious Workout
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What Does the Schedule Look Like?

In the original Insanity workout schedule you will start out with 4 weeks of month 1 workouts, followed by a recovery week, and then you enter the last 4 weeks of the workout where Shaun T really cranks up the intensity. In month 1 the workouts are all around 40 minutes, while in month two expect to take an hour per workout. The crazy thing about this workout is that when you are in week 4 you think there is no way you will have an issue with month 2 since you’ve gotten used to the intensity. But when Month 2 comes around your first reaction is “What just happened?” as it really becomes intense.

The nice thing I like about insanity is that anytime I want to really burn off calories, I turn to Insanity. Even when I know the moves, and feel like I’m in great shape, I can pick out a workout like Pure Cardio, and push myself even more. There really is no limit to this workout. I had a great experience when I was overweight and out of shape, and still loved it when I was in much better shape. Shaun T knows how to motivate, and when I workout with him, I always want to push myself harder, and to be honest, the results are amazing.

What Is the Insanity Meal Plan?

What I like about the Insanity Nutrition guide is that right off the bat it states it’s not a quick fix guide, it’s not based on fad diets, or complete elimination. They set out to try to help shape your eating so that you gain the most benefit from the workout. That is very smart in my opinion. They could sell you on a fad diet, or no carb, but in the end it won’t work, and you will be disappointed, and likely be turned off from Beachbody. It’s also true that nutrition/diet is probably the most important aspect of any workout, if you aren’t eating the right foods to fuel your workout, or if the foods you are eating counteract the gains you’ve made in your workout, you won’t see results.

Calories in – Calories out = Weight Gain or Weight Loss. If you burn more calories than you eat, then you lose weight, if you eat more calories than you burn, you gain weight. But one caveat, if you don’t eat right, you won’t be able to work out right, and then you actually might gain weight.

This nutrition plan teaches you how to eat right in order to get the most out of this insane workout. If you diet while trying to do Insanity you will fail as your body NEEDS extra energy to make it through. Trust me on this, when you are trying to get through week 3 and 4 and if you have zero energy from lack of the right foods, you will give up, and you will fail.

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