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08 November 2011

Insanity Day 2

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Today I am on day 2 of Insanity. It's been a while since I have worked out so I was feeling very week, especially when it came to the ski jumps and power squats. During the warm up I was hurting! So either I am out of shape or Insanity is just that good of a work out.

For those who are unfamiliar with Insanity, it is a 60 day body conditioning program. I've had people ask me which is better p90x or Insanity. Well Insanity is more cardio and p90x focuses on weight training.

The first month of insanity consists of several different plyometric workouts. "Plyometric" is just a fancy way to say "lots of jumping around like a crazy person", just in case you weren’t aware. Anyway, these workouts last around 40 minutes each. There is always a warm up and stretch session that's about 10 minutes long, followed by the workout that lasted roughly 25 minutes, ending with a cooldown stretch that lasted about 5 minutes.

Week 4 is a recovery week.

The second month the workouts jump from 40 minutes to 60 minutes! I'll be honest I hate working out at home so working out for 60 minutes is boring for me. There are times where I won't even finish the workout because it just last too long.

There is not much to offer in terms of building muscle. You will probably build some muscle and will definitely see some toning, but this is mainly a fat loss program.

This will be my second round doing Insanity. The reason why I have decided to start it again is because

1) Since I am single mom at the moment and I don't have childcare, I will be relying on my home work outs.

2) The first time I did insanity, I saw a huge difference in my running (for the better).

Becoming a faster runner in my ultimate goal :)

1 comment:

  1. Thanks for this post. I've heard about Insanity & want to try it out...this made me want to even more! (sorry about the no babysitter & having to workout at home, I hate that)

    Kiley @ DailyVitaminF.blogspot.com

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