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Insanity VS P90X Plus

insanity vs p90x plusIf you’re just about finished with your first round of P90X, you’re probably sitting there contemplating what you should do next. Some people feel they have a lot of body fat still left to lose, so they decide to do another round of P90X, which is fine, but others want more of a challenge. If you’re one of those people looking for a challenge, then you need to consider either Insanity and P90X Plus, but which one do you choose?

Insanity VS P90X Plus

P90X Plus Review: After I finished my first round of P90X, I decided that I was going to go through a round of P90X Plus. The P90X Plus is an awesome program and definitely increases the intensity! My two favorite workouts from the series are Interval X Plus and Kenpo Cardio Plus. Interval X Plus involves doing different exercises at 3 different speeds: slow, medium, and fast. There are two halves of the workout, and the second is the same as the first. By the time you finish this one, you will be winded and drenched in sweat! My other favorite from the series is Kenpo Cardio Plus, and the best way to explain this one is that it’s Kenpo X super intensified! There are no slow spots in this workout, and you might have to take a few breaks to catch your breath. The other 4 workouts focus on resistance training, but are little different than the P90X resistance workouts. These workouts are faster paced and involve a lot of lighter lifting with higher reps. After a month of doing P90X Plus, I decided that I wanted to gain more mass, so I started mixing the Plus workouts in with the P90X Classic version.

Insanity Review: As you all have seen from my recent posts, Melinda, Greg, and I have all been going through a round of Insanity for the past few weeks. Insanity is like no other program that Beachbody has to offer because of the intensity level. I thought that the P90X Plus cardio workouts were intense, but that was until I started Insanity. Insanity is more of a cardio program than anything, and the little resistance training it does provide is through body weight resistance exercises, like push-ups and squats. I love Insanity for the fact that it makes me push myself harder than I ever have before, and I really get to test my limits. There has been one time that my heart rate got up to 192, which I really didn’t think was possible! The only issue that I have with Insanity is the lack of resistance training. However, I found out that there are 2 or 3 Insanity Resistance workouts that you can purchase to incorporate in with the rest of the workouts. Whether it’s through those extra workouts or my own workouts, I’m going to make sure I get in 2 resistance workouts per week.

So, which one is it? Who wins the battle of Insanity VS P90X Plus? You have my reviews so you be the judge! You can learn more about and purchase either of these programs from the buttons below.

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  1. Do you think its possible to double up p90x & insanity or is the intensity too high? I definitely feel p90x + additional daily cardio is possible for me, but I haven’t tried insanity yet(though I have bought the videos through your link, naturally.)

  2. Austin /

    So I’m doing P90X Plus right now but once I’m done I was thinking about not fully doing Insanity, but incorporating IT with P90X instead of plus. This way i can build mass and get an even harder cardio workout other that Plyo or Kenpo plus. on my cardio days.. DOes that seem like a good idea?

  3. Josh /

    @Austin. Sounds good bro! That’s what I’m doing right now actually.

  4. Josh /

    @Jai. Doubling up with Insanity and P90X is going to be tough. I’m completely exhausted for the rest of the day after an Insanity workout and there is no way that I would be able to get in a good lift.

  5. AussieNate /

    @Jai. I have just finished Insanity and thought it was unbelieveable but now I am doing both Insanity and P90X everyday. Today was day 1 of the combo and I found it really made me push while still keeping form. I suggest giving it a go.

  6. Hi.. has anyone tried mixing p90x plus with insanity…

    I reckon u could get a mean program that way considering the cardio involovled in insanity is wayy harder..

    Also i have checked out some hybrid programs of insanity.. but I am what is the best abs exercise. I would to have a discussion on this as well whether Core Abs Plus is better, or Insane Abs or perhaps even ab ripper..

    Thank you

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