Hey! I found your blog a few days ago and its fantastic, I love that you aren't promoting punishment. You rock. That being said, I was thinking about trying the Insanity DVDs and I was wondering what your experience with them has been? I'm pretty fit and a workout on a daily basis, i just want to become stronger (my boyfriend is 6ft 4 and a wrestling match lasts with him .001 of a second, I need to put up more of a fight!haha) AnywYs any help would be great :)
Asketh - Anonymous
Hi there and thanks. :D
I’ve done Insanity 1 & 8/9 times (I was so burnt out from exercising heavily for many months that I quit before the last week, sucks for me) and I hate it but I love it. I love that it’s all doable moves just using your own bodyweight, I love the time bar thing at the bottom of the screen so you know how much longer you have for the move/set/whole video, I love that he explains the new moves, I love that he tells you to push yourself but if you need a break then please take a break, I love that sometimes some professionals need to take a break before I do so I can feel like a badass before it’s my turn for a waterbreak. ;) I love that there’s a fit test that you do every two weeks, because even when I didn’t feel like I was doing much better, I’d do the fit test and my scores would all improve from the previous time. The first time I did Insanity, I could not do an unmodified push-up to start with, and by the end I could do a bunch before needing a break, so it was awesome. I’m not sure how much it would help with wrestling boyfriends, but I noticed my endurance in general improved.
I will say, every time I’ve started Insanity or done the cardio video out of context, my calves will kill me the next few days. I usually push through with my exercising, and warming up/exercising makes it hurt less, but ouch. I forget which body part my friend said was killing her (and she says she can’t either) but I remember it wasn’t her calves.
So yeah. I haven’t tried that many workout videos yet, mostly a handful of Jillian Michaels and then this, and I preferred Shaun T/BeachBody’s video style, I think. Hope my babble helped somewhat. :)