Insanity Workout

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10/03/2013 at 09:58

Well done, 17 minutes less is great, i'm hoping to be at least a couple of minutes quicker on mine at the end of april.

I've got 1 week to go, week 2 was horrendous i felt fatigued and really de-motivated but i stuck with it. Week 3 was totally the opposite, i have had 6 really strong sessions this week, felt amazing all week and my body has had some visual changes as well.


Stick with it guys!

Edited: 10/03/2013 at 15:29
13/03/2013 at 06:11

Well done Mr A - youve nearly fininshed! Had another setback next week in the form of an evil mosquito who has bitten and infected me so badly that I'm on antibiotics and have to go to the hospital on Sunday to get the bite lanced! My arm is swollen so haven't been able to do anything this week. On Monday (if all OK) I'm going to start Insanity again - not sure if I'll go from the start or from about week 3. It's a bit annoying because I was feeling so much fitter  Anyway - I'm determined to get through the programme - even if I have to start it all again!!

13/03/2013 at 19:43
Great work Mr A

Sorry to hear you are under the weather Sam, be careful not to over do it, trust me, I know.

Doing a lot of core strength exercises as prescribed by physio and started some light running, basically leading my wife through C25K program. Looking forward to a time when my body is fully functioning again!
13/03/2013 at 20:05

JLB3 i'm glad your on the mend.

Sam, i hope you get better soon, i have had a teribble week. I have been called into work at short notice and had to put in a lot of additional hours, this has meant that i have have been too knackered to workout properly, i'm hoping to start the final week tomorrow, so i still have 6 workouts to go before i finish. I will get there!


14/03/2013 at 04:52

Well it looks like we've all come into a few problems. Good to hear you're feeling a bit better JLB3 and Mr A - you're nearly there - 6 workouts to go...I know what it's like - last week was like that for me - I haven't had a day off for 11 days, got this swollen arm and my son's been ill so haven't had much sleep either! we'll all get there - maybe might just take a bit longer!

24/03/2013 at 10:01

At last, i managed my first workout in 2 weeks yesterday. It was max plyo and i found it incredibly hard, out of all the times i had done this session this was by far the worst. It just shows that a couple of weeks not training makes a huge difference, suprisingly i'm not aching as much as i thought i would today. 5 workouts to go!

24/03/2013 at 11:07

I'm not sure what to do because I've had 2 weeks off too. I might just start the whole thing again from tomorrow! What I thought was a mosquito bite was actually a spider bite and resulted in antiobiotics and a trip to day surgery!

I feel really out of shape now and have put on some weight so it's back to the start for me in the morning!

24/03/2013 at 16:48

Sam, i really feel for you, thats terrible, i hope you are feeling better. Although it was really hard yesterday i would say that you dont need to start from scratch. Maybe do a couple of months 1 workouts to see how you feel and then jump back to month 2 if you feel okay.

25/03/2013 at 06:52

I thought about that but decided that I'd prefer to start again and do it properly. First workout today. Have you noticed a difference in fitness etc Mr A?

25/03/2013 at 15:15

How was your 1st workout again?

Just finished working out and it was okay, nowhere near as bad as the other day, i'm hoping this means that my fitness has stayed at a reasonable level even though i had 2 weeks of not training. I've got 4 workouts to go then i'm going to get myself out for a run and see what my time is like.

I'm definitely a lot fitter compared to when i started, i've also lost about 2.5 inches off my waist and 7lbs in weight, i'll post all of my final stats when i'm finished.

25/03/2013 at 23:45

Came home from our winter 2011 holiday to Egypt with the g/f.  Seeing the holiday happy snaps made me think who was this beached whale..As I always had this image of me being a 007 six packed type super hero...not a 44 y/o, balding overweight (77.7kg) man looking very tired of life.

Here are my numbers for Insanity: 31.12.12 - 02.03.13

Fit Tests (all eight excercises total)

1. 334
2. 445 33.23% increase from test 1
3. 518 16.40% increase from test 2
4. 562 8.49% increase from test 3
5. 629 11.92% increase from test 4


31.12.12 - 70.2kg (11.10% body fat), 62.41kg lean body weight, 7.79kg body fat. 27.01.13 - 68.2kg ( 9.54% body fat), 61.69kg lean body weight, 6.51kg body fat.  03.03.13 - 66.7kg ( 7.41% body fat), 61.76kg lean body weight, 4.94kg body fat. 

*working on the basis that there will always be a 'fudge' factor with these figure I will err on the side of caution and say the bf % is aprox 8.5% which still makes me very happy.
What did I learn?

The scales are not your friend...but a decent set of fat calipers & tape are.

Know exactly what you put in your mouth..know your carbs, protein, fat amounts each day. Know how many cal you 'spent' that day.

Learn to love you...some find sweat 'icky'... it's just your bodies way of showing the world what 'liquid awesome' looks like!

Now matter how bad you feel...push play..if you just cannot do a single excercise, push play, sit down and watch the machines do their thing.

Don't lose heart after 15, 30 days because you have not seen the results you patient...they will appear and appear when you least expect it....

If you want a buddy, message me at beachbody..I'm not a coach or wannabe coach nor will I become one...but if you just need to chat with know what to do.

Don't lose faith...



Edited: 26/03/2013 at 08:13
26/03/2013 at 18:42

Nice results Dave!

26/03/2013 at 19:21

Thanks mr.average 99..have to admit I'm well chuffed...I have taken some time off training to do a few other things and started again this week with a 4 week hybrid of the 'max' workouts of insanity and 3 runs per week...this will be ok for now as I am hoping to buy the other bits and pieces I need for insanity such as weights, bands, ladder, pull-up bar until finds allow I'll keep on doing 'my own thang'


Edited: 26/03/2013 at 19:27
26/03/2013 at 19:26

I too am starting a hybrid when i finish on saturday. When you say you are buying other bits, do you mean for asylum?

26/03/2013 at 19:27

Yeah...for Asylum 1 and 2, Body combat etc.... sorry to confuse I should have written Asylum instead of insanity... I can be such a clutz!

Edited: 26/03/2013 at 19:31
27/03/2013 at 04:49

First workout back was quite hard but not too bad - I could probbaly skip a couple of weeks but think I'll stick to this now as I'm going to run 3 days a week too.

Nice to see someone else on here too Dave! I agree with you about the scales, I didn't seem to lose weight but my clothes felt much looser.

My plan after I finally get through Insanity is to do a P90x Insanity hybrid - I like the idea of doing the weights in P90x but find that the cardio on it isn't as good as the Insanity. Just a few more days Mr A!

27/03/2013 at 13:35

Yep almost there sam, you will get there.


Dave, asylum looks good but i dont think i have the space to do the workouts properly, windscreen wipers from a pull up bar will require some space and i wouldn't want to comprise the workout by doing a substitute exercise.  I will be interested to see your posts on it when you start though.

28/03/2013 at 15:30

Are you on the beachbody website?

28/03/2013 at 17:05

I'm not mate because i didn't buy my insanity through beachbody, i e-mailed them about joining and they said i dont get the benefits because of that.

I've just been out for my 1st run since starting insanity,  a particularly hilly 7.5 miles, i did a 57:58 which was over 2 and a half minutes faster than my PB so i'm well pleased, however i'm aching more than i would have expected to. I've just got to maintain a good hybrid of training now.

29/03/2013 at 16:53

Mr.Average...just join the site and google a use address and postcode...mine is a burge king in LA...then set your time as GMT.



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