As promised today's post is on the Insanity workout. Let me just start off by saying that the name says it all. This is one of the most insane workouts I have done. Not only considering dvd workouts, but including all workouts I have ever done. A quick description of the workout...it is based on the idea of interval training. About 3 minutes of hard strength/cardio type moves (jump squats, jack pushups, suicides) followed by a 30 second water break. Workouts last between 40 and 60 minutes. The set includes ten dvds. I have tried four of the dvds so far and have been impressed that there is hardly any crossing over of moves between the dvds. Keeps things interesting.
I would consider myself to have high cardio stamina. I can usually hold a conversation while running even at a good clip. Some parts of the dvds I find myself sucking air pretty hard, but where I really feel the workout is the BURN...in absolutely every part of my body. The pushups! I do not have a very strong upper boy (something I am working on) and the 75+ pushups that keep coming at me typically result in my collapsing to the ground. Then, Just when I think I cant possibly do another jump squat, Shaun T (the ripped trainer) yells at me that I have ten seconds to go and I need to push it as hard as I can. Ha.
Although it may sound like I am complaining, and maybe I am a little bit, I am very happy to have the Insanity program. I used to be convinced that the only way I could get a great workout was to go for a run or go to a spinning class, but this is one workout (of a few others that I have recently discovered...I'll share later) that has proved me wrong.
One of my favorite parts of a cookbook is the pictures so that I can see if my attempt resembles what was intended. I try to post pictures of my baking...and I just decided it is only fair if I post a picture of myself doing an Insanity workout. Now I warn you that it is not going to be pretty like a tray of golden muffins. But, it will prove that this workout really does work up a sweat...
...however, I still need to take that picture! So stay tuned if you would like to see what this workout is all about!