This has by far been the toughest Beachbody product for me to date. I am NOT a cardio lover, so I knew going in that this was going to be a challenge. With this program I truly have to give it my all during each workout or I would easily fail. Each workout is a mind over matter battle. My mind constantly wants me to stop, but I pull it together, regain my focus and push on.
My results for month one are not mind blowing. I have gained and lost the same 5lbs all month, so no major weight loss for me. I did lose an inch from each thigh, an inch from my hips and a half inch from my waist. The biggest improvement has been in the cardiovascular department.
The #INSANECREW and I are now in Recovery Week, but please don’t be fooled by the name. Shaun T has no interest in letting you “rest” he just simply tortures you in a new way. Honestly, I really like the Core Cardio & Balance workout and that’s a good thing since I have to do it all week.
Here is what it consists of:
Warm Up (6 exercises)
Switch Heel Kicks, Mummy Kicks, Football Shuffle, Over the Log, 8 High Knees/8 Power Jacks, 8 Fast Feet/8 Hooks
Main Workout (10 exercises)
Moving Ski Hops, Hit the Floor, Level 1 Drills, Heismans, 8 Switch Kicks/8Hop Squats, High Jumps, Moving Plank Walk, 8 Elbows/8 Suicide Drills, 4 & 4 Hops, 8 Jabs/Jumps
Hip Flexor Burners (Pure Evil)
Shoulder Burners & Plies (My arms were ready to fall off my the end)
This sounds like a lot but the workout is only about 37 mins if I recall correctly. The Hip Flexor and Shoulder sections are the hardest (at least for me) because your muscles truly start to burn during them.
I’m a little nervous to begin month two of INSANITY, but I’m sure it will all be worth it in the end!
Bring it! Dig Deep!