So, yesterday was my first full Insanity workout, and I will tell you this. It was fun! There is no way to get bored on this program , I’ll tell ya that much.
For those who don’t know – What is Insanity?
Insanity is a High Intensity Interval Training program that takes interval training up a helluvalotta notches.
Well, normal interval training has short bursts of cardio, followed by short rest periods. For example: Tabata workouts which are 20 seconds of work with 10 seconds of rest. Another example is a standard HIIT workout that is 40-50 seconds of work with 10-20 seconds of rest.
What Insanity does is increase the work time to 3 full minutes and provide a 30 second rest period. In that 3 minute time period you will be doing several different exercises for 30 seconds each, repeating the circuit over and over.
Yes, it is intense. My head was sweaty after just 5 minutes. (Apparently not enough for the hubs though because he commented that I wasn’t sweating enough and to do it again. I told him to “Go F&%* Yourself!”) My heart was pounding at probably around 90% MHR for the latter part of the workout. But I knew when to take a break. I wanted a workout, not a death sentence. LOL!
The most difficult part of the Plyometric Cardio Circuit DVD was doing cardio ab moves; such as Ski Abs, In and Outs, and the Level 1 Drills. But the point of the workout is to push yourself.
All that being said, I did enjoy it. Today I am on to Cardio Power & Resistance, which I will do after my swim. I’m looking forward to getting in the pool for my 32 laps.
This week’s workout schedule:
Monday: Insanity Fit Test and 3 mile run (was supposed to be 5 miles, but I had no energy left after Insanity). Tuesday: Insanity Plyometric Cardio Circuit
- Wednesday: Insanity Cardio Power & Resistance and 1-mile swim
- Thursday: Insanity Cardio Recovery and 4-mile run
- Friday: Insanity Pure Cardio
- Saturday: Insanity Plyometric Cardio Circuit
- Sunday: 5-mile run
What’s your workout for today?