What did you like abou them? What didn't you like about them? Would it be a good way to cross train while running?
Today is the end of my first week doing the program. I have lost 3lbs and gone down a pants size. Crazy! I am also a runner but have committed to the 60 day program outlined without extra running. Honestly, I doubt I would even be able to. The workouts are short (40 minutes or so for the 1st month) and intense but doable. Your heart rate is kept at 85-90% for long intervals ( a couple of minutes) and then you rest for 30 seconds to bring the heart rate down. I am able to push through and keep up with the people on the video and can do more than 5 push-ups at a time now!
I am interested to see how my 10k time is for a race I run on Summer Solstice...I feel like I will have much more stamina and speed.
The set also comes with a meal plan...I don't really follow it as I am veg, but I do try to eat the 5 small meals a day (300-400 cals) as recommended.
I've been doing Insanity since August of 2009, and I'm still loving it!! I can't think of anything I don't like about it.
I started off doing a full round (following the schedule), but adding in 2 days a week of running to keep up my running shape. It took me a little over 70 days to finish the round that way, but I really needed to keep running.
Ever since then, I pick-and-choose which video I'm in the mood for as a cross-training tool for my running. I think it's great and has definitely made me a stronger runner. My core is the best it's ever been, and I honestly don't ever do the actual abs dvds that came with the program. The other videos alone work the abs sufficiently.
I'm always recommending Insanity to other runners. It's such a good way to strengthen your whole body. And I love to do either of the Recovery dvds the day after a long run.
I love that you can do these DVDs anywhere, too. (I even did them in the campground bathroom over the winter a few times!)
The workout is no joke. Even if you're fit, you will find them pretty challenging. I still can't do all the push-ups!
There's a new set coming out soon called Insanity- The Asylum. It's supposed to be even harder!! I can't wait to try that out, too.
Good luck with it! I think you'll find it worth the money and good for those days when you need a day off from running.
Sounds like it's definitely something I need to look in to getting! Everything both of you have said is exactly the kind of thing I'm looking for! Thanks. Anyone else use the program?
I am just into my second month of Insanity and I LOVE it! I lost 2 inches off my waist within the first 3 weeks. All of my smaller pants are fitting again as well! I actually already ordered Insanity Asylum and plan to start that when I am done.
I feel like an addict! It all started with p90x in December and i was hooked!
I also have been following the diet. I am mostly a vegan, but just eat 5 smaller 3-400 calories per day and it is working!
I did the whole thing last year after first doing a month of 30 day shred. I was much tighter but didn't lose anything, I'm not sure why because I do have lots to lose! It was a fantastic program, I loved doing it! I would not have been able to do it and run at the same time though, I think unless you modify it with specific days just for running and stretch out the length of the program it is better just to do it on its own.