Insanity Workout Review

Claimed to be the hardest workout ever to be put on DVD, the Insanity workout is seriously, seriously intense.  I just finished it and am satisfied with how I did.  Below are my thoughts. What it is: Hardcore anaerobic exercises.  Lots of interval training, lots of explosive movement, lots of bodyweight exercises, lots of power, resistance, plyometrics, core and balance work.  Little rest. What it is not: Insanity is not an upper body workout.  If you are looking to build up muscles in your arms, chest, and back, I would not do this workout.  P90X would be a much more suitable alternative (another really good/intense program). Who should do it: Insanity is for people who are already in shape.  Athletes looking to build their cardio, raise their VO2 Max, increase lung capacity, strengthen their core and legs.  People in the video are Beachbody coaches, spinning instructors, marathon runners, army veterans, b-boys, that sort of thing. Who should not do it: If you are looking to get into shape, stay far away from this program.  You will not be able to handle it.  The warm up itself is enough to knock you out.  I know people who can’t finish the warm up and it only gets more insane.  You better be damn sure you are already in good shape, P90X grads would fit into this category, people who workout 6 days a week hard would fit into this category.  The New Years resolutioners will need to find something else cause they’ll get worked over.  People with breathing conditions like asthma should stay away as well.  Consult your doctor before doing...