Earlier this month, I posted my Turbulence Training review and how I am following the program. Right now, I am still in the first four weeks of it and I’m enjoying it very much. The workouts are short, intense, and don’t take up a lot of time during the week. However, I also borrowed my dad’s copy of Insanity. If you’re not familiar with it, it is a fitness program put out by Beachbody®, the company that also produces P90X.
What is the Insanity Workout About?
Insanity is an advanced interval training workout. Unlike regular interval training in which you have short bursts of intense activity followed by a slightly longer period of rest, Insanity is opposite. You have longer periods of intense activity and shorter rest periods. This is an advanced workout and the fast-pace didn’t really appeal to me. Yet, I want to try out a few of the workouts to experience it for myself.
The Creator of Insanity and What’s Included
This workout was created by Shaun T. He is also the creator of Hip Hop Abs (one of his earlier fitness programs.) Shaun T. is in amazing shape. His newest program is the Insanity Asylum Workout, which is more of an athletic workout but still very fast-paced. I’ve used Hip Hop Abs and he is a very enthusiastic instructor and fun to follow along with. I’m sure he is just as motivating with Insanity.
What is kind of awesome about this program is that no equipment is required. You use your body weight for resistance. It includes 10 discs that focus on cardio, plyometric drills, strength, resistance, and core training. The workouts include:
- Dig Deeper and Fit Test
- Plyometric Cardio Circuit
- Cardio Power and Resistance
- Cardio Recovery
- Pure Cardio and Cardio Abs
- Core Cardio and Balance
- Max Interval Circuit and Fit Test
- Max Interval Plyo
- Max Cardio Conditioning and Cardio Abs
- Max Recovery
Plus a nutrition plan, fitness guide, and Insanity calendar to track progress.
Turbulence Training has an inteval training portion for each workout. However, the interval portion lasts about 20 minutes. Insanity workouts are anywhere from 30 minutes and up. I’m not sure if they could work hand-in-hand. I’ll probably know more after my first workout.
If I were to follow Insanity on its own, I would be using it as a 60-day program. It is an option for me after completing my current program. I do like cardio and it is definitely not a boring cardio routine to follow.
Learn more about the Insanity workout from Beachbody®: