Does Insanity workout work? Most of my posts revolve around P90X because it’s the program that I started out with and one that is proven to work. The one thing that I love about P90X is that there is a balance of both cardio and resistance workouts. However, after you do P90X for some time, the cardio workouts, Plyometrics, Cardio X, and Kenpo X become too easy. I can breeze through Plyos without really getting out of breath, and that’s when you know it’s time to up the intensity. That’s where Insanity comes in.
After most people go through a round of P90X, they are looking for something to take them to the next level. If you are looking to lose the remaining body fat, then it’s time for you to try out Insanity. From the different Insanity Reviews I have done in the past, you know that I think Insanity is an excellent program, but it lacks in the area of resistance training. However, if you’re main goal is to lose body fat, then it’s the perfect program for you. Because of it’s high intensity, you will burn through any fat and get ripped! I’ve seen many, many people that I coach get ripped with Insanity if they haven’t reached their goals with P90X.
Even if you have lost all the fat you want, you can still get Insanity and incorporate it into your routine by forming a hybrid workout. One way to do this is to take the super intense Insanity cardio workouts and combine them with the P90X resistance workouts. High Intensity Interval Training, or HIIT, like the Insanity workouts, are excellent to do if your looking to maintain or even build muscle mass. Because of the high intensity, your body will target carbs and fat for the energy, instead of muscle. However, it’s going to be very important that you eat properly as well if you want to gain mass, which involves taking in the proper pre and post workout supplements and nutrition, as well as taking in enough calories throughout the day. Pre workout, take in 8 oz. of natural fruit juice for the simple carbs, which will spike your insulin levels, and give you enough energy to get in a great workout. Post workout, take in the P90x Recovery Drink, which has simple carbs, protein, glutamine, and creatine, which are all very important for proper muscle recovery. Simple carbs post workout is important because you need to replenish the glycogen stores in your muscles that you used up during your workout. Also, the simple carbs transport the protein to the muscles to begin the repair process.
If you have checked out other Insanity Reviews, you know that Insanity works. From my own Insanity Review, you have seen that the warm-up is intense! When I did my first Insanity workout, I was expected to be done after the warm-up only to find that I was just beginning. I was already winded, but that was the point that I knew the Insanity workouts were intense, and it was going to push me to the max, which is always what I’m searching for! When you receive the program, you’re going to be impressed with the huge book-like case to hold the DVD’s. At first, I actually thought it was a book, only to open it up and find all the DVD’s. You will also receive a diet plan with Insanity, which involves a little more carbs than P90X, mostly to compensate for the added intensity. It’s almost like following Phase 2 or 3 of the P90X Nutrition Guide. As you progress through the program, the workouts get more and more intense! You are going to find that you will struggle to get through many of the workouts, but it’s going to be important that you push yourself if you want to maximize your results. However, that doesn’t mean injuring yourself. If you have to pause it and take breaks, then so be it! Like I have mentioned in my other Insanity review, the program isn’t for people who are very overweight or have knee or back problems. You are going to be doing a lot of jumping around, and can put a lot of stress on those areas.
So does Insanity workout work? YES! It’s an awesome high intensity program that will help you burn fat very quickly.
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