Shaun T’s Insanity Review – Dig Deeper

You really have to question yourself when you knowingly decide to tackle a workout program named Insanity. I’m a P90X graduate and like to think I’m in pretty good shape, but the first time I tackled Shaun T’s Insanity, my body was in for a rude awakening.

Insanity is a 60-day at home extreme workout. It focuses on total body conditioning using the principle of Max Interval Training. The technical explanation of that is doing long burst of intense activity followed by short rest periods. A lot of traditional training are the opposite where they do short bust of intense exercise or longer but at a moderate pace. This is then broken up by long recovery periods. The technical explanation is fine, but all it really means is that you will work hard, sweat and curse Shaun T at certain times. I think the longest rest period you receive is 30 seconds. In some parts of the program, you don’t even get a break until after 20 minutes.

One of the great appeals to Insanity is that you don’t need any equipment. Your body, workout shoes and water are all you need. You also don’t need a tremendous amount of space. I travel a lot and I can do Insanity in most hotel rooms off my laptop.

As I mentioned, Insanity is designed for 60 days. Below is a brief description of the DVD’s –

The first month is designed to get your body use to the pace and intensity of Insanity. The workouts are about 45 minutes in month 1 and they really challenge you. You then get 1 week of recovery that consists of less intense workouts and stretching type programs to help your muscles recover. At the end of Month 1 I felt very accomplished and proud of the progress I made. I recommend you enjoy that feeling during the recovery week because Month 2 is no joke. The workouts crank up to under an hour and there is no mercy. I actually felt like I was starting over again. Now don’t let this discourage you. If you are going to invest money in a program, it’s great to know that you can find another set of challenges in the 2nd month.

Shaun T is great as a motivator and instructor. He is constantly encouraging you through the various exercises and he has an in your face approach. His timing is excellent because he seems to know just when you want to take a break and he pushes you through. Another great feature with the DVD’s is the presentation. Shaun T is basically leading a group of people through the program. It’s refreshing to see that some of the people have to take breaks and rest to make it through. It let’s you know we are all human.

I have to admit that Insanity is one of my favorite at home exercise programs. If you like intense challenging programs, look no further. This will challenge you physically and mentally. Remember the phrase DIG DEEPER! You will be doing that for 60 days.

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