(Closed) Need Fitness advice! Insanity videos

posted 5 years ago in Fitness
Post # 3
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: September 2014

Insanity is for people who are already pretty athletic, So going from “not in shape at all” straight to insanity is going to be a rough start. I’m not saying you can’t do it because you probably can, but don’t be surprised if you are incredibly sore for the first week or two! It’s super intense. I’ve gone through the program 3 times now (actually starting my 4th today). Yes, you will be in pain the first time, but stick with it! The more you get through it, the easier it gets! 

Post # 4
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: June 2013

I have yet to try Insanity although I have done the fit test once and have the stack of dvd sitting on my shelf! However my soon to be sister in law did it with AMAZING results. She however chose a diffrent beach body workout to do proior to Insanity just to get her body ready for the more intense workout..maybe you could try the same? Also My Soon to be sis had  a decent amount of weight to lose so you may find that a regular beach body will be enough to get the tone and definition you want!

Post # 6
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: June 2013

She started with P90X did two rounds of Insanity and is now maintaining with Les Mills Combat.

Post # 7
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: January 2012

Sounds like you overtrained. Insanity is meant to be done every day because the workouts complement eachother and are rounded. I would say start again from the beginning and take it a little slower, that way you can finish the week (& 2 months).

Post # 8
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: January 2014

Severe pain is one thing, but usual work out soreness can be worked through. Once you begin working out, the edorphins start flowing, and the soreness should ease.

If you feel like you have an injury though, don’t strain it!

Post # 9
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: April 2014

The pain you feel is quite normal and don’t worry about it.  No amount of stretching would have changed the fact that you can’t move your legs  🙂  I’ve never done a full round of insantiy, but I do incldue the workouts in my fitness routines.  I currently play volleyball or softball depending on the season, I run, take spinnig classes, the insanity workouts, some weight training as well as some bootcamp.  The key is just to not give up.  Go at your own pace, but the program is designed to be done on a regular basis.  It may hurt to even think abotu doing another squat or burpee, but its worth it when you finish!

If you need any help or advice just let me know!

Post # 10
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Helper bee

@dancingfox:  i’ve done insanity 2 complete rounds through.  it is an amazing workout and takes tons of dedication to complete it every single day.  that being said, the first week i did it my legs and body were soooo sore.  like sitting down on the toilet i had to slowly lower myself using my arms and push myself up because my legs were soooooooooo sore.  it gets better!  stick with it.  my advice for doing insanity though is this….a) make sure you protect your knees.  all of the plyo and jumping will be hard on your knees.  trying working out on a floor that has some give or just be aware of the jumping is hard on the knees…i have issues to this day (2 years after completing the last full round of insanity….and b) stretch on your own afterwards.  sean t is amazing but he doesn’t stretch you out nearly as much as you need to, especially your calfs and hamstrings.  good luck!

Post # 11
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Bee Keeper

@dancingfox:  I’ve tried doing insanity 5+ times and every time my legs (calves) get so sore I can barely walk for like five days and I’m not kidding. I am literally training FOR insanity right now lol. Don’t feel bad!!! haha. What I’m doing is running and lifting weights + like a jillion calf raises every day.

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