What can it do for you?
INSANITY pushes you beyond what you thought was possible with explosive cardio and plyometric drills and non-stop intervals of strength, power and resistance. Additional ab and core training techniques will get you amazing results in just 60 days.
What is it?
INSANITY® is a 60-day cardio-based total-body conditioning program that’s perhaps the most intense workout ever put on DVD. Fitness expert Shaun T drew on his collegiate track and field training plus his subsequent years of experience as an elite trainer to create a program that takes total-body conditioning to an extreme level.
Just as P90X is the height of resistance training, so INSANITY is the pinnacle of cardio training.
Why is it effective?
Interval training allows you to beat the “stress adaptation response,” which is what happens when your body gets used to exercising at one level of exertion and stops improving. An interval workout includes a set where you perform
at your maximum, followed by one of lower intensity, with the cycle repeated to achieve a cumulative effect.
INSANITY uses MAX Interval Training which replaces your moderate-intensity exercise with maximum-intensity exercise, and your short intervals of intensity with short periods of rest. Adding high-intensity exercise, during which your heart rate is raised to 80 percent or more of its maximum capacity, forces your body to use fast-twitch muscle fibers not normally engaged in cardio exercise. These fast-twitch fibers continue burning extra fuel even during lower-intensity exercise.
INSANITY’s high-intensity activity is likely to have you working out at over 85% of your maximum, instead of the lower rate recommended in other programs. As a result, you’ll experience faster increases in fitness and more efficient burning of carbohydrates and fat—as much as 1,000 calories per hour.
Instead of working out moderately, with short bursts of intensity, INSANITY demands long periods of high-intensity exercise punctuated with short periods of rest.
80% INTENSITYTIME 0% 20% 40% 60% 100% TRADITIONAL WORKOUTMAX INTERVAL TRAining
MAX vs. Traditional:
INSANITY turns conventional interval training
How does it compare?
Unlike Shaun T’s earlier best-selling programs, Hip Hop Abs® and Rockin’ Body®, INSANITY is not dance-based. Instead, it turns to sports science and high-level conditioning techniques to create fast body composition changes.
Other extreme programs, such as ChaLEAN Extreme® and P90X®, focus on building muscle and burning fat through weight training. They utilize weights to help ignite your metabolism.
INSANITY uses only the power and resistance of your own body to amp up your cardio, lower your body fat percentage, and sculpt your muscles. You won’t need any gear other than water, a towel, and your own strength of purpose.
Men and women in top physical shape
Even people who regularly run marathons
can find their performance improved by INSANITY’S demanding cardio, strength, and resistance exercises.
INSANITY’S combination of intense cardio, strength training, and plyometrics will keep them in peak condition year-round, ready for rock climbing, snowboarding, or any rugged adventure.
Graduates of other Beachbody programs
They’ve already learned to exercise regularly
and enjoy the results. Now they’re ready to commit to a tougher program and unleash
their inner athlete.
Cardio lovers like runners, spinners,
If they thrive on the endorphin rush of intense cardio, they’ll be challenged and exhilarated by MAX Interval Training. INSANITY’S mix of aerobic and anaerobic exercise will increase both their endurance and their ability to pour on crucial bursts of speed.
Former high school/college athletes
Athletic drills even more intense than the ones they remember from their training days can get them back into youthful, competitive shape—fast.
Who INSANITY is not for:
Beginners, pregnant women, obese people, people who aren’t willing to work hard, people who don’t consistently do high-impact exercise.
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