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Old 04-16-2013, 09:35 PM   #21 (permalink)
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i am not impartial because I actually bought insanity but i have done all the dvds on insanity and have done a few p90x exercises. the main reason why I got insanity is because it doesnt require you to buy your own equipment. in addition, i think each dvd is shorter. the first month of insanity range from 35 about 35 min to 45 min each whereas one p90 exercise i did was an hour and a half. so for people who want a quicker workout i think insanity will be better.

Also shaun t is a better host and more charismatic. he has more attractive women in his his video which i think helped distract me from the pain and motivated me to work harder. the other guy in p90x is kinda weird and doesn't have as much women.

if you look at reviews around the web, most people would say the advantage of p90x is building muscle but if you're looking to be leaner, then go with insanity.
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Old 04-16-2013, 10:54 PM   #22 (permalink)
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i am not impartial because I actually bought insanity but i have done all the dvds on insanity and have done a few p90x exercises. the main reason why I got insanity is because it doesnt require you to buy your own equipment. in addition, i think each dvd is shorter. the first month of insanity range from 35 about 35 min to 45 min each whereas one p90 exercise i did was an hour and a half. so for people who want a quicker workout i think insanity will be better.

Also shaun t is a better host and more charismatic. he has more attractive women in his his video which i think helped distract me from the pain and motivated me to work harder. the other guy in p90x is kinda weird and doesn't have as much women.

if you look at reviews around the web, most people would say the advantage of p90x is building muscle but if you're looking to be leaner, then go with insanity.
This is the best review ever. I'm not even being sarcastic.
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Old 04-16-2013, 11:19 PM   #23 (permalink)
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This is the best review ever. I'm not even being sarcastic.
HAHAHAHAHHA i'm sold as well!!!
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Old 04-17-2013, 02:23 PM   #24 (permalink)
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HAHAHAHAHHA i'm sold as well!!!
Hottest:

Tonya - the asian girl in Insanity...My god

The tall dark haired girl with tattoo in Asylum = perfect.
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Old 07-03-2013, 08:49 AM   #25 (permalink)
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That;s nice but i personally feel that in the starting going for intensity isn't correct i mean that is something which we do when we are at the peak.
Right now just maintain your shape by doing basics and eating correct.Just an opinion

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Old 07-03-2013, 10:02 AM   #26 (permalink)
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Stickz,
I'm not sure how old you are but here's some advice. Right now I'm only doing Insanity for maintenance 4 times a week but I have done Insainty twice before.

-Ice your knees after every workout even if they don't hurt.

-If you skip a day, it's okay. Everybody has other priorities and the older you are that extra day of rest actually can help you. Try not to skip too many days in a row though.

-Sleep more. Your body will need it.

-Clean up what you eat. You don't have to follow their diet. I didn't but you will see better gains if you follow their diet. For me I just cut out sugar from juice, pop, and sweets.

-Carbs are not bad for you. Your body will need it for any HIIT program. Make sure you get carbs. I suggest a 40/50/10 macro of protein/carb/fat. If you are on a no-carb diet you will burn out.

-Your goal is to be fit for next season which is great but try no to use a scale as the primary indicator of how you are doing. I actually gained weight the first time I did the program but I still lost an inch around my waist. The mirror is the best indicator and you can also track your progress with weekly photos.

-First month program will be tough at first but it's only prep for the second month. The second month workouts are closer to an hour and there is plenty of jumping in the second month. Keep icing your knees.

-For the second month, EAT MORE. I am deadly serious on this. It's one of the most counter intuitive things ever - eating more to lose body fat. Your body is going to demand extra food and if you deny it you will not get stronger and your body is going to hold onto whatever fat you have. You will feel like crap and it will become difficult to continue. When I first did Insanity I needed to eat almost 3000 calories a day for the second month. Before I was eating only 2400 calories and my body fat percentage didn't budge because at 2400 calories plus second month Insanity, it was putting my daily calorie intake AT my basal metabolic rate. My body thought it was in shock so I drastically started eating more to "trick" my body into thinking that I'm not in a crazy deficit. You can search online to find out what your basal rate is and what your maintenance caloric intake is. Do not go below the basal number on a weekly basis. When punching in the multiplier for maintenance calories, treat insanity as highly active and working out as 7 days a week. To lose fat, subtracting 500 calories from the maintenance number is okay for men but I wouldn't go more than that.

-Once you complete Insanity stop eating the extra calories. Eat according to your fitness level.

-Drink lots of water.

-Dig deep and have fun.

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Also shaun t is a better host and more charismatic. he has more attractive women in his his video which i think helped distract me from the pain and motivated me to work harder. the other guy in p90x is kinda weird and doesn't have as much women.
FWIW if anyone is interested Shaun T's new program just came out last week I think. 25-minute workout plans. My wife started yesterday said it kicked her but but it's pretty much all cardio. I'm starting it after the holiday, in addition to longboarding, to try and drop ~20 lbs this off-season:

If you're interested, here's the linky-link
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Stickz,
I'm not sure how old you are but here's some advice. Right now I'm only doing Insanity for maintenance 4 times a week but I have done Insainty twice before.

-Ice your knees after every workout even if they don't hurt.

-If you skip a day, it's okay. Everybody has other priorities and the older you are that extra day of rest actually can help you. Try not to skip too many days in a row though.

-Sleep more. Your body will need it.

-Clean up what you eat. You don't have to follow their diet. I didn't but you will see better gains if you follow their diet. For me I just cut out sugar from juice, pop, and sweets.

-Carbs are not bad for you. Your body will need it for any HIIT program. Make sure you get carbs. I suggest a 40/50/10 macro of protein/carb/fat. If you are on a no-carb diet you will burn out.

-Your goal is to be fit for next season which is great but try no to use a scale as the primary indicator of how you are doing. I actually gained weight the first time I did the program but I still lost an inch around my waist. The mirror is the best indicator and you can also track your progress with weekly photos.

-First month program will be tough at first but it's only prep for the second month. The second month workouts are closer to an hour and there is plenty of jumping in the second month. Keep icing your knees.

-For the second month, EAT MORE. I am deadly serious on this. It's one of the most counter intuitive things ever - eating more to lose body fat. Your body is going to demand extra food and if you deny it you will not get stronger and your body is going to hold onto whatever fat you have. You will feel like crap and it will become difficult to continue. When I first did Insanity I needed to eat almost 3000 calories a day for the second month. Before I was eating only 2400 calories and my body fat percentage didn't budge because at 2400 calories plus second month Insanity, it was putting my daily calorie intake AT my basal metabolic rate. My body thought it was in shock so I drastically started eating more to "trick" my body into thinking that I'm not in a crazy deficit. You can search online to find out what your basal rate is and what your maintenance caloric intake is. Do not go below the basal number on a weekly basis. When punching in the multiplier for maintenance calories, treat insanity as highly active and working out as 7 days a week. To lose fat, subtracting 500 calories from the maintenance number is okay for men but I wouldn't go more than that.

-Once you complete Insanity stop eating the extra calories. Eat according to your fitness level.

-Drink lots of water.

-Dig deep and have fun.
Excellent advice.

Just to add some things...

- Invest in some really good cross training footwear. I actually use the vibram komodosport L's and they work great for me. Lots of exercises in this program impact the balls of your feet a lot

- Try and use a forgiving surface. Concrete floors can wreak havoc on your knees. Even with carpet on top. Put thick interlocking mats on concrete, or go to the gym and use their surface

- Drink a recovery shake (4g carbs per 1g protein) or just drink chocolate milk. Really helped with the muscle recuperation post workout
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After a week I realized with herniated discs that this shit was fucking retarded. Unless your in perfect condition no aliments (not necessarily in shape) then this program is fine. If
You have and pre existing injury stay far away from routines like these. I couldn't walk for almost a month after 7 days of insanity. I got in much better shape by simply dh mtn biking the later half of the summer.
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wanna know how to get skinny ripped? because no one wants to be that dumb bouncer hulk, then wanna be that toned regular guy. well here it is, and its not a secret:

-drink water, lots of it. it loses weight for you
- swim, for long distances, works every single muscle in your body
- run, for long distances, works on your diaphragm when breathing heavily (abs get toned), also you gain leg power and control.
- eat fruits and vegetables.

if you dont change your habits, even after 200 days of insanity, you can be fat again in 20 days. my 2c
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