If you haven't seen the compelling informercial, Insanity is a 60-day program (a series of max interval workouts) intended to deliver the "best body" you've ever had in your life to those who commit to "digging deeper".
The key to the regimine is that instead of regular interval training (sustained moderate exercise with spikes of high-intensity) max interval training is sustained high-intensity with brief rest periods and a great deal of stretching in the middle of the workout.
I just finished my first week of eight total.
I am sore.
I am sore in strange places.
The moves aren't too tough and Shaun T's voice is hypnotic, which helps me push myself without wanting to hunt him down and kill him.
The hard part for me (and likely anyone) is sustaining the activity level and the increased speed to which I am asked to push myself without breaking form.
The price is roughly $125, which may problematic for some. Perhaps the Beachbody team feels the price alone demonstrates a ceratin committment level? I tend to agree.
Workouts are 40 minuntes per day for the first month and then longer, tougher workouts for the second month. After training for two half-marathons last year, (where long runs can take the better part of two hours for me to complete), I appreciate the impact of an abbreviated workout on my schedule.
I'm sure this program works, especially in conjunction with a diet of lean protiens and lots of veggies. However, I need to lose 30 pounds (yay resolutions), so after one week, I feel like I have rock hard abs, fantastic muscle tone, cardio endurance and incredible balance ... right underneath my fat suit.
I have no other way to explain it. That, an accelerated thirst for wine as the day winds down to evening, just to dull the pain.
I'm hoping to make a leap in results at the conclusion of week two. Wish me luck and endurance!
Has anyone out there had success with Insanity? Please post a comment and share your fuss with us!