Insanity Workout

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19/04/2013 at 16:39

Wow, thanks Fuzzy now I'm nervous for tomorrow when I will attempt pure cardio after a 45 min boot camp session.

Completed the cardio recovery today, have to say i was still sweating well even though it was pretty slow, I did struggle with some of the stretches I'm no where near as flexable as they are, probably why I had a good sweat on.

Right off to have a sneeky look day 5

20/04/2013 at 11:03

Well done to everyone, it's been nearly a month since i finished insanity now and i'm still noticing the differences.  I'm back to running and all my PB's are being smashed, i did 12.5 miles last night and ran a 1:40:50 which is 6 minutes quicker than last years time. I put all my running improvements down to insanity, i'm a stone lighter than this time last year and feel fitter/stronger.

I still throw in the odd insanity workout during the week just to keep my hand in.  Stick with it guys, it really works, I did follow the nutritional requirements through the whole 60 days and i did take protein shakes after the workouts to help recovery.

I filled in the form from the team beachbody website, sent my stats and before and after photos, they have e-mailed me to say that my insanity t-shirt is on it's way!

Good luck guys.

21/04/2013 at 19:33
I've just finished my third week of insanity and I love it! Pure cardio is my favourite without a doubt.
As I am planning to do the Dundee half in 13 weeks I'm away to start doing 3 days insanity, Monday, Wednesday, Friday and 3 days running, 4 miles Tuesday and Thursday, 7 miles on a Saturday. I'll increase the mileage on Saturdays as the weeks get on but 7 will do for now.
Good luck to everyone doing insanity, it is an amazing workout.
21/04/2013 at 22:01
Ah, thats good to hear... im doing insanity ( week 3) and just signed up for a half marathon in 10 weeks. I love doing insanity and was trying to work out my training plan and a bit gutted I might have to stop it for a while but might do the same, alternating the days with insanity workouts and running! Looking forward to T25!!!
22/04/2013 at 09:25

Sounds like we are making the same progress - I too have just completed week 3 of insanity and its going great. I have to say I enjoy all workouts though probably have a slight leaning towards pure cardio as being my favourite.

I am in a similar boat to you guys - except I have my first half marathon in 5 weeks time so it is tough going. I am doing all the insanity workouts plus running 3 times per week and also trying to supplement it with 2 weights workouts per week. I just did a 9 mile run yesterday on my insanity rest day and i am feeling it this morning! I have pure cardio this evening which whilst looking forward to, i am quite sore this morning so dont know how it will go. I am just going to get to the end of this week and then next week is recovery week.


22/04/2013 at 12:52

Well done Mr A! Glad to hear you got good results. I'm still going after stopping and starting so much over the last couple of months. Determined to get through the whole thing this time! Is everybody doing the diet as well or only the exercise?

22/04/2013 at 15:21

I am only doing the exercise at the moment. I had a brief look at the nutrition plan when i first got the DVDS but i mentioned earlier in the thread that I was trying to eat clean with 5 small meals per day and supplementing with protein shakes and upping my water intake as well. What about you?

22/04/2013 at 16:11

Just completed Day 1 Week 2. I am sticking to it just although did swop a Rest Day from Sunday to Saturday because of work commitments. I have lost 8lbs during the first week and have started to feel the benefits. I am completing pretty much all of the warm ups now without stopping. I thought I would be aching so much more than I am but have followed the warm downs to the letter and think this is probably why. Diet wise I am not taking protein shakes but immediately after the DVD I have a chocolate milkshake and a high protein snack/meal instead. I am not following the meal plans in the book but have cut down portion size on my main meal, eating 5 times a day and introduced more dairy, meat, beans etc for protein top ups. I agree with the earlier comments about Pure Cardio. When Shaun T said that he was feeling nervous about what was to come!!!!!!!!

The reason I started Insanity was because as I got injured training for the Edinburgh Marathon at the beginning of March running a half marathon. I was so annoyed that I binged for a month didn't do any exercise and put on a stone in weight. I then tried a run and had to give up after 4 miles due to the pain. I was going to start Insanity in June after the marathon but started last week as I had given up on the  marathon. With the first weeks results fitness and weight loss I feel that the marathon may possibly be back on!! Anyone reading this thread and thinking about starting GO FOR IT!!!

22/04/2013 at 17:34

i'm not doing the diet, just trying to eat healthily. Had lots of setbacks recently healthwise and had to stop, start again and stop again. Going to go for it this time and try to do the whole thing properly.

Dave79, you should go for the marathon and like Mr A says, it really helps, I had doen half of Insanity when i ran a half marathon and knocked 17 minutes off my previous time.

22/04/2013 at 18:43
I'm not following the diet either. I totally changed what I eat though and very rarely eat junk food now (always got time for a pack of m&m peanuts as a treat). Tuna and salad on whole meal pitta bread is my favourite thing to eat just now.
Eating healthy and regular exercise really does make a difference, not just physically but mentally as well.
22/04/2013 at 19:27

Sounds like you guys are doing really well! Those of you who are training other routines as well as insanity just be careful when you do month 2, it really kicks up another level!

22/04/2013 at 21:20

As expected I struggled with pure cardio and cardio abs this evening but got through it anyway. Mr A I am definitely wary of combining half marathon training with month 2 - I will just have to play it by ear and see how I get on.

22/04/2013 at 21:56
Think I must be going wrong somewhere! I got to week 5 last summer then stopped due to work etc but carried on with normal weights n cardio. I really noticed the change and improvement in my tone this time im not noticing any changes or weight loss atall I don't eat junk n have a high protein low to no carb diet. Think I need to change things? !?!?
24/04/2013 at 16:11

Is it just me but this doesn't seem to be getting any easier, im back on schedule after missing a day last week but i'm finding it tough. Just done the plyometric cardio again and that drill session towards the end with the press ups and squats its just .... well insane.

I think combining this with my boot camp is a bit too much, i'm 49 now and before this I just did the 2 boot camp sessions and the odd 5k run, I feel like i'm running out of energy not gaining any.

Any hoo tomorrows another day ...... dig deeper yo'll


24/04/2013 at 18:14

Mark1963, sounds like your overtraining to me, i stopped all other training whilst doing insanity so i could maximise the results, month 2 is harder!

Just to let you all know, my insanity t-shirt arrived today.  When you finish just download the form from the beachbody success stories website, fill it in and email with the required before and after photos and stats, then hey presto 5-6 weeks later the t-shirt turns up. Wear it with pride

25/04/2013 at 12:44

Just two more sessions left for me in the first month of Insanity. Today is cardio recovery but I dont really feel the benefits of doing it so i am skipping it. I have trained 10 days in a row between insanity, running and weight with sometimes double sessions on those so i am taking the opportunity to have a rest and then really smash the final pure cardio and plyo cardio circuit on Friday and Saturday. Slightly wary about stepping up into month 2 but definitely up for the challenge.


26/04/2013 at 03:53

well done Mr A! Katie, I find the same - no weight loss but I can see and feel a difference in tone. Hopefully if we keep going, that will change.

28/04/2013 at 14:10

Just completed the end of week 2. The Cardio Abs after completing Pure Cardio is MAD!!! Felyt like a physical wreck after it but I am still enjoying it overall. 2nd fitness test tomorrow so fingers crossed for some good results.

29/04/2013 at 15:58

Agreed with dave79 about Pure Cardio + Cardio Abs. That was a nasty little surprise. I enjoyed Week 2 but work commitments meant that, like mark1963, I had to swap my rest day (Thursday in my case). 

Completed the fit test this morning:

Switch Kicks: (87) 108

Power Jacks: (45) 54

Power Knees: (66) 85

Power Jumps: (34) 31

Golbe Jumps: (10) 11

Suicide Jumps: (17) 20

Push-up Jacks: (16) 20

Low Plank Oblique (32) 54

Overall very pleased with the results (except for the power jumps!) Definitely feeling a lot stronger and have dropped 7lb in weight an inch from the waist and 2% bodyfat in the first two weeks. 

Well done and good luck everyone. Very inspiring reading this thread!

Edited: 29/04/2013 at 15:59
29/04/2013 at 22:50

Hi all

I started the Insanity workout last week. Just scouring the internet for threads on Insanity and came upon this place so thought I'd register and share my progress. I wouldn't label myself a 'runner' as such, but aside from the occasional 5 a side footy, running is about the only exercise I've been doing before I started this.

Anyway, before I started I weighed in at 96kg. I'm 6ft 4. Started insanity to shed some fat before my holiday at the end of June, and to be honest if I complete it I'll be in the best shape I've bene in for years.

 My fit test results:

Switch Kicks: 80

Power Jacks: 43

Power Knees: 78

Power Jumps: 27

Golbe Jumps: 6

Suicide Jumps: 10

Push-up Jacks: 11

Low Plank Oblique 36

I completed my first week yesterday and have been pleased so far. I'm feeling great and have lost roughly 2kg in my first week. I had been fortunate to have the week off work last week so usually had a light breakfast then did the routine at lunch time. Now the hard work starts now that I'm back to work!

Do many of you do insanity first thing in the morning? That's ideally what I'd like to do but not sure if I'll have the energy that early in the morning

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