Wednesday, July 29, 2009

Week 1 INSANITY Report


Sorry, that phrase is stuck in my head this week as I've finished up the first week of INSANITY with Shaun T. This is the first program I've done with Shaun T and I have to say I'm starting to become a fan. "Hip Hop" abs never really sounded appealing to me because a.) I don't like Hip Hop, and b.) I don't dance.

However, I've been really happy with INSANITY. The program on day 1 started with the Fit Test. Day 2 was Plyometric Cardio, which as you can tell from Monica's previous post tore us both up. The rest of the week has gone with a nice flow. However, everything has Cardio in the title. This is a program designed to shred you. If you've been struggling with those last 5 lbs like I have, I'm reasonably sure that this program will give you an amazing opportunity to get out the chisel and show off the abs.

The one thing about this program that has me totally pumped is that the cast isn't perfect. In most workout videos, its obvious that they went through the workout 2 or 3 times, and edited together a seamless workout where no one misses a beat. I remember seeing one workout program on Fit TV where the camera cut between two angles of someone doing some bicep curls. In one angle she had a 10lb weight, the other angle she had a 15lb weight. It was hilarious.

Well, you don't get that in INSANITY. It's obvious that the cast in the video were giving their all and leaving it out on the floor. Sometimes, they don't have enough, just like you will at home. It's refreshing to see someone in a fitness video, face down on the floor, pounding the floor in frustration that they can't get in another rep. Shaun T will come over and if he sees that someones form is in the crapper, he'll kick them out and tell them to go get some water and come back. To me, this shows me a genuine workout that really does the trick.

Week 2 starts today with some Cardio Power and Resistance. I'll be there ready to go. Can't wait to crank out some push-up jacks!



  1. i think i'm going to start on this puppy!!!

  2. Ive been reading your blog a lot today! Just came across this post about Insanity. My husband is doing the Insanity while I am trying to finish the p90x plus. I guess I should have done the p90x with him when he first started so I could be on the Insanity! Looks like a sweet workout from what I have seen and he tells me :)