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ruralcurls 09-10-2009 11:37 AM

Insanity Workout...
 
with Shaun T (the guy from Hip Hop Abs). Has anybody heard of this? Or done it? I just heard of it last night. What do you think?

http://www.beachbody.com/product/fit...20090910173304

WileE-Dead 09-10-2009 11:48 AM

I haven't done it yet...it looks quite intense!

ruralcurls 09-10-2009 12:02 PM

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Originally Posted by WileECoyote - Dissolving Bikini Wearer (Post 1096105)
I haven't done it yet...it looks quite intense!

Does that mean you are going to?

Up until now, I thought P90X looked difficult. Compared to this, maybe not?

luvmylocs 09-11-2009 08:13 PM

i want to try it. i'm leery of the 3 payments though. i wonder if i can just make one payment. i've heard stories of them continuing to bill you credit card. as a fitness instructor i bet i could get some good ideas for my class from this too.

ruralcurls 09-11-2009 09:10 PM

If you call, they should offer a one pay option. They will also offer things things, as soon as you say no, the agent can move on with your order.

I looked on the site, and I think there will be a one pay option there, too. It looks like you give your info, they will tell you about more stuff on the next page, and then they will give you a payment option.

If you decide to get it, let us know how it is.

luvmylocs 09-11-2009 09:12 PM

i might be a sucker but i bought it. it looks interesting, particularly the fact that you don't use weights.

you can skip through a lot of offers on the site and at the very end make one payment. total w/ tax and shipping is $150. that's reasonable considering what a trainer would cost. i'm going to commit to it and do it (before and after pics too). i'll let you guys know how it goes.

ruralcurls 09-11-2009 09:19 PM

Oooh, I don't think you are a sucker. I love that it doens't need anything extra to do the workouts.

I can't wait to hear what you think, and see the pictures.

luvmylocs 09-12-2009 01:57 PM

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Originally Posted by ruralcurls (Post 1097784)
Oooh, I don't think you are a sucker. I love that it doens't need anything extra to do the workouts.

I can't wait to hear what you think, and see the pictures.

thanks girl...but i will not be posting my before and after pics ;-) they're just for my "free" insanity t-shirt that i hope to get. i'll post on here. glad you posted about it. it seems right up my alley. i think i didn't get excited about p90x because of the equipment even though i do have some dumbbells around here, nothing really heavy though.

FTFE 09-18-2009 03:40 PM

Oh I missed this thread and I might be late, but I am doing Insanity. I have 2 more weeks to finish the 60 days.

If you haven't ordered set up a TeamBeach Body account and order through that site (which means you are ordering through the coach they set you up with). You'll save on shipping and you'll know exactly what you're ordering, without being put on an autoship for the recovery drink and so on.

If you've been working out and doing other things and know how to modify things beyond what your abilities might be you'll be fine with this series.

It's very intense and requires you to push beyond your limits. Don't expect to complete the workouts at first. If you do, then you're pacing yourself and probably not pushing hard enough. The workouts do get easier as you progress, but of course then when you just start to get comfortable with the Month1 workouts, he starts you off into Month2.

I personally need to modify a couple of the moves to keep them safe for me, but I'm used to doing that. I really do like the series..

If you have any specific questions, let me know.

ruralcurls 09-19-2009 09:01 AM

Oh, cool. Did you do it to loose weight or just for an exciting workout? Has there been a change in your body?

And what happens after the 60 days?

I won't be able to do this for a while, but I am curious.

WileE-Dead 09-20-2009 07:00 AM

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Originally Posted by ruralcurls (Post 1096121)
Quote:

Originally Posted by WileECoyote - Dissolving Bikini Wearer (Post 1096105)
I haven't done it yet...it looks quite intense!

Does that mean you are going to?

Up until now, I thought P90X looked difficult. Compared to this, maybe not?

I usually take up inside exercise when it's too cold to go out...but, yeah, I've been wanting to give it a shot! I also have the Chalene vids, as well...

ruralcurls 09-20-2009 10:09 AM

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Originally Posted by WileECoyote - Dissolving Bikini Wearer (Post 1106201)
I usually take up inside exercise when it's too cold to go out...but, yeah, I've been wanting to give it a shot! I also have the Chalene vids, as well...

I remember you said you have the Chalene videos, Turbo Jam, right?

Let us know how Insantity works for you, if you give it a try.

FTFE 09-21-2009 09:53 AM

ruralcurls,
I did this mostly to improve my cardio capacity and to change things up. I had just finished a 3-1/2 month STS rotation from Cathe that focused on strength, so I decided to focus on cardio. I have really improved in that area with this series (and lost 4 pounds so far - nothing earth shattering, but a nice bonus).

Honestly if the series is too much, you don't have to even follow the rotation to begin with. Do what you can , when instead. You need to push your boundaries yet know your absolute limits with this series.

After 60 days (really it's 63), you can do whatever you want. You can start over (although I don't know how tough those workouts will seem after M1), or you can just incorporate them into your schedule once or twice a week. Really the choice is yours.

Personally I like to change things up since the body gets used to doing the same thing and you're more likely to fall into a rut that way. After this I plan to take a few weeks to just wing it with whatever I want and then maybe start another STS strength rotation trying to put equal emphasis on strength and cardio.

luvmylocs 09-25-2009 10:49 AM

FTFE did you take before and after pics for your "free" insanity t-shirt? i'm going to.

i'm starting this on monday. i plan to read through the info this weekend and do it in the morning....urgh...i will still keep my normal classes that i teach during the week.

FTFE 09-25-2009 11:22 AM

luv,
No I didn't take pictures. I got the series right after it was released. I'm not sure if that promotion had started yet, and if it did I probably didn't see it since I ordered through the Team Beachbody site instead of through the regular site. My S&H was only around $7 instead of the incredible amount they usually charge. :?

luvmylocs 09-25-2009 11:33 AM

yeah my shipping was $19 i think.

how long are the workouts? i haven't read the info yet so i'm just curious. is it something you did in the morning or the evening? i'm not really a morning person but i want to try for the mornings since i teach in the evenings.

FTFE 09-25-2009 11:47 AM

The 1st month workouts are all around 40 minutes or under. The 2nd months workouts are all closer to an hour.

I workout first thing in the morning because it just fits my schedule better. If I wait till later I find too many other things to do instead.

Good luck and I found that for the first month, it helped if I did a quick 5 minute warm-up before his warmup. My 5 minutes on the treadmill was sort of a pre-warm up. He does warm you up really well and then you get a really long stretch (6 minutes) before he works you really hard. The extra long stretch seemed a bit strange right in the middle of the workout at first, but I learned to love it and even look forward to it. For me, I was used to a more gradual warm-up, which is why I tacked on a pre-warm up for the first month.

luvmylocs 09-25-2009 12:06 PM

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Originally Posted by FTFE (Post 1112328)
The 1st month workouts are all around 40 minutes or under. The 2nd months workouts are all closer to an hour.

I workout first thing in the morning because it just fits my schedule better. If I wait till later I find too many other things to do instead.

Good luck and I found that for the first month, it helped if I did a quick 5 minute warm-up before his warmup. My 5 minutes on the treadmill was sort of a pre-warm up. He does warm you up really well and then you get a really long stretch (6 minutes) before he works you really hard. The extra long stretch seemed a bit strange right in the middle of the workout at first, but I learned to love it and even look forward to it. For me, I was used to a more gradual warm-up, which is why I tacked on a pre-warm up for the first month.

great!!! i'm super excited to be starting soon!!

on the infomercial on the site there is sweat pooled on the floor. did you sweat that much? i have wood laminate floors and will wear tennis but i'm like seriously do you sweat that much?? in general i am a sweater.

FTFE 09-26-2009 10:47 AM

luv, I'm an avid sweater. I put a towel on the floor under my head for the "plank" type moves and the really reduces the amount of sweat on the floor. If I didn't do that, my floor would look close to what you see in the advertisements.

FTFE 09-28-2009 08:34 AM

Sooooo... luv, I believe you said you were starting today. How did your fit test go?


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