Insanity workouts

Discussion in 'Fitness Health and Exercise' started by thatgurlwho, 29 January 2013.

  1. thatgurlwho

    thatgurlwho Active Member

    Has anyone tried the Insanity workouts? Are they an absolute killer?

    Has anyone completed the full challenge? If so, what results did you get?
  2. Slim

    Slim Well-Known Member

    I did the workout last year! I never lost loads of weight during it but I lost inches. Had stomach muscles for the first time ever. My fitness from start to end improved A LOT.

    It is hard tho lol! And you sweat loads.
  3. thatgurlwho

    thatgurlwho Active Member

    I'd like to keep this thread updated with my progress for those interested.

    I go to the gym regularly, can happily get through most of the Les Mills classes (Body Combat etc.) But am by no means super fit.

    Just did the fit test, I am now super tired and feel a little queasy (lol! Oh dear.)

    Here are my start fit test results.

    Kicks - 56
    Squats - 30
    Kness - 70
    Jumps - 23
    Globe jumps - 9
    Suicide jumps - 14
    Power jacks - 0 (can't do proper push ups yet!)
    Obliques - 30

    If anyone else is doing insanity let me know. Maybe we can have this as a support thread, lol!
  4. GrumpyWino

    GrumpyWino Well-Known Member

    I used to use random Insanity workouts once or twice a week, juggled with running and Jillian Michaels DVDs. Am now halfway through a proper schedule, albeit my one due to shifts and a love of running. I haven't bothered with the fit test though I have already found its dramatically improved my running. I don't expect to see any changes to my figure until further into month two, having read the Insanity forum this is quite normal. Its not so much a weight loss plan as a fitness plan, which is what I'm after. It's a challenge without a doubt, results will be better the fitter you are to start with - the fitter you are the more you can put it in. I am really enjoying it, and despite being fit I find it a great challenge.
  5. Niny

    Niny Active Member

    i decided to down load this too looks pretty intense. Think I'm gonna give it ago too... Hopefully.... :/
  6. GrumpyWino

    GrumpyWino Well-Known Member

    Just be careful, the first week my appetite went through the roof!! It was worse than long distance running! It's settled back down a bit now, but nutrition is critical. You'll need a heap of energy to get through the workouts, I'd have gone with their recommended meal plan but I can't tolerate carbs too well.
  7. Cheekypasterfield

    Cheekypasterfield Rather comfy here

    Hi All.

    Im on Day 10 and although it's a killer I am really enjoying it. Im also doing 2 zumba classes which are intensive... so lots of exercise going.

    I have been following SW and in my first weigh (on day 4 of insanity) and gained 1lb. Im hoping that it's just a my body adjusting.

    Ive decided to put SW to one side and follow the calorie recommendation for my weight.

    Not sure how others have felt but recently I feel really drained when I get up so in putting that down to probably not getting enough enough cals in.

    How is everyone getting on? X
  8. Carlyd85

    Carlyd85 Well-Known Member

    I'm too scared to try this! As you can tell from my weight I am not fit, I do gym workouts and spin class, but right now for, this workout seems too much :-/
  9. Cheekypasterfield

    Cheekypasterfield Rather comfy here

    I don't watch the dvs cos I get freaked out. I listen to his instructions and check every so often that im doing it right. If I watched it I wouldn't do it lol

    What I like about it, is that you can do it at your pace and have breaks
  10. GrumpyWino

    GrumpyWino Well-Known Member

    It's quite normal to put on weight at first, check the beachbody forums, what with an increase in muscle and water retention. The weight does comes off though. My appetite went through the roof during week one, but has settled now. I don't feel tired either now, each workout is a killer but leaves me feeling energised. Dreading month 2 though....I had a sneak peek and terrified myself!!! As well as Insanity I am running a couple of times and the odd Jillian Michaels DVD.
  11. GrumpyWino

    GrumpyWino Well-Known Member

    I amazed myself today. I did the plyometrics dvd (not my favourite if I'm honest) reasonably well this morning, then did a lot of walking, then this evening still had the energy for a 3 mile run. I would usually only run, say six or more miles, on a recovery day/day off from Insanity. Now I'm off to eat the entire contents of my kitchen!
  12. Polgara

    Polgara Active Member

    Hi - just did the fit test and my results are not great:

    Kicks - 35
    Squats - 33
    Kness - 50
    Jumps - 18
    Globe jumps - 6
    Suicide jumps - 7
    Power jacks - 10
    Obliques - 21

    Hoping to improve asap
  13. Fatcat12

    Fatcat12 Well-Known Member

    Have a look on YouTube for Shaun T 15 minute miracle workout with Dr Oz. I have been doing this for a few days and using it to get me ready for Insanity. I watched it first but when I actually did it the time just flew by. Two minute warm up of four exercises for 30 seconds each then repeated, 30 second break then a different four exercises each for one minute, 30 second break then repeated with cool down at the end.
  14. sunnysussex

    sunnysussex Member

    Might try that shaun t miracle workout
  15. DiamondDoll

    DiamondDoll Well-Known Member

    Hi ladies

    Are any of you still doing insanity? Starting mine on Monday :D
  16. elm

    elm Well-Known Member

    Started tonight. My fit test was horrible lol
  17. summerslim13

    summerslim13 Well-Known Member

    This looks intense. I am going to complete PX90 and Turbo Fire before I venture onto this.

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