Insanity is considered to be the Hardest Workout Ever Put on DVD. I personally have always wanted to try it and got the DVD and to be honest. I can say that this IS the hardest workout DVD I have ever tried. What The Insanity workout created quite a buzz in the fitness world. This program is ideal if you are looking to lose weight, gain muscle mass or just improve your overall health. This Insanity workout program created by Shawn T. He is a fitness trainer and choreographer who created INSANITY, INSANITY: THE ASYLUM, Focus T25, Hip Hop Abs, and Rockin’ Body.

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The Insanity Workout Promise

Shawn T promises that by using his Insanity DVDs and meal plan in only 60 days you will be in the best shape of your life both looking and performing your best without leaving the comfort of your own home.

You’d have to be insane to attempt this workout.

How it works

The Insanity Workout consists of a set of 10 DVDs (for 60 days including a week of recovery between month 1 and 2), a Nutrition Guide, Workout Schedule, Fit Test and a quick start guide.  You are expected to workout six of seven days. Each workout takes between 35-70 minutes to complete. During the three minute Insanity workout, the users move quickly between exercises with a little rest in between.

This is called Max Interval Training, because it keeps your body working at maximum capacity through your entire workout. You keep pushing your limits – so your body has to adapt. That’s how you get in such insane shape in just 60 days. – Shawn T.

The Gist Of Insanity Workout:

  • You start each workout with a warm-up, don’t be fooled the warm-up is not a piece of cake. It leaves those not in top physical form gasping for air.
  • The warm-up is followed with stretching.
  • Insanity Workout of the day (20 – 40 minutes). Make sure to go at your own pace. Do not try to keep up with Shaun T or his team at the beginning, they are professional fitness trainers. If it helps, “pause” the video, take a break, stretch and drink water as necessary.  As the weeks go by and your cardio will improve.
  • cool-down stretch routine.

Insanity Workout Equipment Requirements:

  • Towel – you will sweat, a lot.
  • Yoga Mat – some workout routines will be on the floor.
  • Water Bottle – you will need to stay hydrated since you will sweat a lot.
  • Cross Training Shoes – proper shoes will prevent you from getting injured.
  • Heart-Rate Monitor – It will be able to tell you when you are hitting your target heart rate.

Insanity Workout Schedule:  Month 1

Week 1 Insanity Workout Schedule 

Day 1:  Dig Deeper and Insanity Fit Test (Approx 30 minutes)

Day 2:  Plyometric Cardio Circuit (Approx 40 minutes)

Day 3:  Cardio Power & Resistance (Approx 40 minutes)

Day 4:  Cardio Recovery (Approx 35 minutes)

Day 5:  Pure Cardio (Approx 40 minutes)

Day 6:  Plyometric Cardio Circuit (Approx 40 minutes)

Day 7:  Rest Day

Week 2 Insanity Workout Schedule

Day 8:  Cardio Power & Resistance (Approx 40 minutes)

Day 9:  Pure Cardio (Approx 40 minutes)

Day 10:  Plyometric Cardio Circuit(Approx 40 minutes)

Day 11:  Cardio Recovery (Approx 35 minutes)

Day 12:  Cardio Power & Resistance (Approx 40 minutes)

Day 13:  Pure Cardio and Cardio Abs (Approx 60 minutes)

Day 14:  Rest Day

Week 3 Insanity Workout Schedule

Day 15:  Insanity Fit Test (Approx 25 minutes)

Day 16:  Plyometric Cardio Circuit (Approx 40 minutes)

Day 17:  Pure Cardio and Cardio Abs (Approx 60 minutes)

Day 18:  Cardio Recovery (Approx 35 minutes)

Day 19:  Cardio Power & Resistance (Approx 40 minutes)

Day 20:  Plyometric Cardio Circuit (Approx 40 minutes)

Day 21:  Rest Day

Week 4 Insanity Workout Schedule

Day 22:  Pure Cardio and Cardio Abs (Approx 60 minutes)

Day 23:  Cardio Power & Resistance (Approx 40 minutes)

Day 24:  Plyometric Cardio Circuit (Approx 40 minutes)

Day 25:  Cardio Recovery (Approx 35 minutes)

Day 26:  Pure Cardio and Cardio Abs (Approx 60 minutes)

Day 27:  Plyometric Cardio Circuit (Approx 40 minutes)

Day 28:  Rest Day

“Recovery Week”

After those 28 days body will need some recovery time. The upcoming week is “recovery week” don’t be fooled, this doesn’t mean you are back on the couch again.  The Core Cardio & Balance workout will get your body moving and grooving but the workout is not as intense and it will allow your body and muscles to recover.

Week 5 Insanity Workout Schedule

Day 29:  Core Cardio & Balance (Approx 40 minutes)

Day 30:  Core Cardio & Balance (Approx 40 minutes)

Day 31:  Core Cardio & Balance (Approx 40 minutes)

Day 32:  Core Cardio & Balance (Approx 40 minutes)

Day 33:  Core Cardio & Balance (Approx 40 minutes)

Day 34:  Core Cardio & Balance (Approx 40 minutes)

Day 35:  Rest Day

Insanity Workout Schedule: Month 2

You thought month one was hard, well month 2 is flat out fitness crazy. Don’t be discouraged, month 2 is hard but keep the end goal in sight only a couple of weeks left.

Week 6 Insanity Workout Schedule

Day 36:  Insanity Fit Test and Max Interval Circuit ( Approx 85 minutes)

Day 37:  Max Interval Plyometrics (Approx 55 minutes)

Day 38:  Max Cardio Conditioning (Approx 50 minutes)

Day 39:  Max Recovery (Approx 50 minutes)

Day 40:  Max Interval Circuit (Approx 60 minutes)

Day 41:  Max Interval Plyometrics (Approx 55 minutes)

Day 42:  Rest Day

Week 7 Insanity Workout Schedule

Day 43:  Max Cardio Conditioning (Approx 5o minutes)

Day 44:  Max Interval Circuit (Approx 60 minutes)

Day 45:  Max Interval Plyometrics (Approx 55 minutes)

Day 46:  Max Recovery (Approx 50 minutes)

Day 47:  Max Cardio Conditioning and Cardio Abs (Approx 70 minutes)

Day 48:  Core Cardio & Balance (Approx Approx 40 minutes)

Day 49:  Rest Day

Week 8 Insanity Workout Schedule: Week 8

Day 50:  Insanity Fit Test and Max Interval Circuit (Approx 85 minutes)

Day 51:  Max Interval Plyometrics (Approx 55 minutes)

Day 52:  Max Cardio Conditioning and Cardio Abs (Approx 70 minutes)

Day 53:  Max Recovery (Approx 50 minutes)

Day 54:  Max Interval Circuit (Approx 60 minutes)

Day 55:  Core Cardio & Balance (Approx 40 minutes)

Day 56:  Rest Day

Week 9 Insanity Workout Schedule

Day 57:  Max Interval Plyometrics (Approx 55 minutes)

Day 58:  Max Cardio Conditioning and Cardio Abs (Approx 70 minutes)

Day 59:  Max Interval Circuit (Approx 60 minutes)

Day 60:  Core Cardio & Balance (Approx 40 minutes)

Day 61:  Max Interval Plyometrics (Approx 55 minutes)

Day 62:  Max Cardio Conditioning and Cardio Abs (Approx 70 minutes)

Day 63:  Insanity Fit Test (Approx 25 minutes)

 

Insanity Nutrition Guide

You get a 70-page, full color, comprehensive Nutrition plan, recipes, beginner’s guide, worksheets, etc.

  • Step-by-step recipes that are easy and fun to follow
  • Beginner’s Nutrition Guide area
  • Nutrition Troubleshooting area
  • Food Substitution Guide
  • 60-Day Nutrition Meal Plan Journal
  • Michi’s Ladder (a list of foods and helps you determine whether it provides you carb, fats, or proteins)

When you are done with the workout and if you are happy with your results you can move on to the “Insanity the Asylum.” If you are not happy with your result go back and start from the beginning.

PROS

  • At home workout
  • Intense workouts
  • DVD workout program
  • No equipment required
  • Nutrition guide included
  • 60 day workout plan
  • 60 day money back guarantee
  • actual results

CONS 

  • High Impact Workouts (tough on the knees and joints)
  • Dedication (it’s not a quick fix)
  • No strength training (you will not gain weight with this workout. This is a cardio based workout.)
  • No junk food allowed

Insanity Workout Tips

  1. Warm up & Cool down, properly. This is a high intense workout program. You need to warm up your muscles and stretch them out properly before and after workout.
  2. Go at your own pace, be realistic! Trying to go at the pace of Shaun T. is not going to happen and it will make you quite.
  3. Self-motivation. Make sure to be motivated and stay motivated.