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Sheysdrm

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Posted: 28 Apr 2013, 01:02
Does anyone here use the insanity workout? My daughter is thinking of starting it and I would just like some input before I get it for her.
"Hug your children, it matters and let them be children, they have a lifetime to be grown up."
Spacey47

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Posted: 28 Apr 2013, 01:56
I think it depends on her fitness levels, weight age and goals

There is nothing amazing about any of these training sessions ;Insanity',P90x,Delta etc

They are all pretty much lots and lots of body weight exercises done for probably too long at a time and likely unsustainable long term

From what I have seen some of the exercises look dangerous and could probably hurt your back or joints especially if the person is quite over weight and unfit.



There is nothing in them you can't find for free or ask for advice for on a forum such as this


Better to be a regular consistent trainer long term than an INSANE one short term!
paperiniko

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Posted: 28 Apr 2013, 02:58
I do not know Insanity but have started P90 and done it for 51 days with a break now of 2 weeks and I will try to resume it next week.

It is very well designed and allow to progress at one's own pace with alternative options depending on the fitness level. It definetly requires commitment since you need to do it 6 times a week, but I think it is way better than a DIY workout as it is balanced and has tons of resources online.
Overall although I was skeptical at the start I think that if you are not already very well versed in training program and do not want to invest in a personal trainer, these BB products are quite a good alternative, but as usual the most important thing is the personal commitment
Spacey47

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Posted: 28 Apr 2013, 04:37
Its money for old rope
jonnybadback

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Posted: 28 Apr 2013, 05:41
But then again...nothing ventured,nothing gained. You spend your money and take your chances like anything else in life. Sometimes the motivation someone needs is actually laying out the cash...if you spend it then you better do it lol.

Any exercise regime has got to be better than none. If you like it then its good,if not then try something else. Cheapest exercise is to go walking and push your pace up Smile
Spacey47

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Posted: 28 Apr 2013, 06:08
That kind of motivation is not going to last forever though like gym memberships , how many cough up for those and never use them......loads

I agree with you about walking though, I walk every where and regularly go for 1 hour power walks in the morning on the days I don't work out with weights.

I also do shadow boxing workouts 10x4 minute rounds with 30 secs rest between each round
jonnybadback

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Posted: 28 Apr 2013, 10:54
Totally agree but disagree.lol. I spent out on a treadmill. I use it nearly every day. Its great cos i dont need to watch for potholes cracks and uneven surfaces. This means i can just concentrate on the walking. So my outlay of cash helped my motivation. Personally i dont see the need for gym membership unless weights are your thing as everything else can be done at home. Smile
jonnybadback

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Posted: 28 Apr 2013, 10:56
Ps i tried that shadow boxing once...he knocked me out lol Smile
Sheysdrm

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Posted: 28 Apr 2013, 16:29
Thank you for the input, I got the P90 for my oldest daughter and she loves it but she is also only a step away from being a fitness trainer. The insanity was for my youngest, she's 18 and just had her first child. I personally think the insanity dvd looks like it would be good for someone pretty fit but not the average person.
"Hug your children, it matters and let them be children, they have a lifetime to be grown up."
Dianem65

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Posted: 28 Apr 2013, 16:53
I have done the insanity workout series. This is a good workout series and I did enjoy it. Make sure and advise your daughter that it can be difficult on your knees as there is a lot of jumping. She can modify the workout for herself.

I learned to modify some of the jumping to put less stress on my knees. If she likes cardio workouts she will love insanity! It has a good abd. workout video as well.
Sheysdrm

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Posted: 28 Apr 2013, 23:09
Thank you Smile
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Gera46

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Posted: 04 May 2013, 17:07
Maybe she can start with the Rocking Body.
Rita41

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Posted: 04 May 2013, 20:54
I've done it too...modify until you can keep up. I'm forty and can do it so 18 year olds should be able to do it...provided they don't have back or knee issues. Any exercise can be modified. You need a good pair of crosstrainders and preferrably a cushioned surface to do it on. Personally i just started Turbofire and it kicks Insanity's butt ....and i've even done asylum!
Sheysdrm

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Posted: 05 May 2013, 02:44
We've been playing around with Zumba and she enjoys that one, I peronally can't stand it lol. Another member said to have her do the Jillian Michaels 30 day shred and see how she did with that one first, so I bought her that one tonight. No matter what she goes with, she's eating healthier and walks alot so I think it will just be a stepping stone or challenge on a road to good health overall.
"Hug your children, it matters and let them be children, they have a lifetime to be grown up."
FattyChunkCh...

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Posted: 09 May 2013, 14:33
I am doing insanity again and I am in my second week. The first time I did it I was about 30 lbs heavier than I am now and was only about 8 weeks post partum from having my third child so it kicked my butt. I stopped after 2 full weeks due to having abdominal surgery. Before I started the insanity program this time I started with the 30 day shred and did that for 3 weeks to get back in shape since I had previous success on that program after my second child. I will say insanity is a whole lot harder than the 30 day shred but my results were good with that program. The first time I did insanity I ended up gaining some weight in the beginning but I believe that to be due to not calculating my calories correctly and my muscles were retaining water since they hadn't been used in so long. I have already lost over 4 lbs in the two weeks since I started this time but I still do not follow the nutrition plan, which for some is a must apparently. Some days i eat less than my allotted calories, other days i eat more, but it all balances out by the end of the week. I also started this second time with my bmi in the normal range so maybe that has helped. With insanity I have seen faster changes in my body than with the 30 day shred already so I am more motivated to complete the program. The problem I have with both programs is there is not enough stretching so I always try to stretch more after I complete the videos. Also, insanity is a lot of jumping, which is hard on my knees at time since I still have injuries from my days in the military. I can keep up with the people on the DVDs, but even I take a short break if I need it. I would recommend going at your own pace if you do decide to purchase the DVDs for your daughter since there is a less likely chance for injury. Good luck to her in whatever workout program she chooses.



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