Insanity – Round 2- Month 2 Calendar + Fast and Furious review

Month 2

Ok so my plan for this month is to survive all the workouts. In worst case I will reduce it to 5 workouts a week instead of 6. But I only started so let’s hope for the best.

I did the fit test and the first workout of the month 2 … it’s a killer no way that I can accomplish them one after the other one. I did the fit test before lunch and the second one before diner.

You can check my first attempt for month 2 week 1 workouts here .

G -february-2014

Fast and Furious review

This workout packs a 45-minute INSANITY workout into 20 crazy minutes. So if you only have time to plead temporary INSANITY, this one’s for you. It may be short, but dynamite comes in small packages too.
Here is how the actual workout looks like:
1. Warm-up
2. Stretching
3. Workout

  • Jog
  • Jumping Jacks
  • 123 Heisman
  • Jump Rope / High Knees
  • Fall Squats ( like Jumping Jacks but this time you are not touching the hands above your head but you are touching the ground instead)
  • Plank Squats

Remember this video is entitled Fast and Furious, so you are looking for both speed and form.

  • Sprints – High, Low, Floor / Moving Push-Ups
  • Power Knees / Diamond Jumps
  • Ski Abs / In & Out / Oblique Push-ups – crazy combination!
  • High Knee Oblique Twist
  • Burpee Push-up Jacks
  • Power Jumps
  • Football Rolls / Plank Holds
  • Plank Punches
  • 100 Meter Dash

4. Cool Down Stretch
Finished.

My opinion on the workout dvd:

Ok, where to start. Hmmm …. The way the video is arranged is just like the normal Insanity workouts, but only condensed into a 20 something minute workout. The format of this video is the same as the other Insanity DVD’s: Warm-up, Stretch, Workout, Cool Down, Finish as you can see in the breakdown above. The video has a long lead-in advertisement and a long Shakeology advertisement at the end!
Poor audio quality and camera work. The camera bouncing up and down as Shaun T moves up and down is annoying and amateur work.  Set up is in small gym (looks like apartment changed in the gym) … doesn’t seem like enough space for Shaun T and the girl and guy working out in the dvd,
Shaun T is certainly moving fast and driving the intensity, but there is a poor job of communicating with the home audience.The audio engineers did not capture his voice well enough to let you hear what he is saying all of the time. The group also shifts exercises without telling you, hopefully you have your eyes on the screen to catch it. This is the most random disorganized video I have ever seen. The transitions are terrible, there is no flow!
It is indeed an insane workout. Why? Because none of the three people working out (not even Shaun T) could keep up with the workout! It gets really insane in the middle when they do the fast phase workout and Shaun T kept saying you have to be ready! But none of them could do it! There’s one part when he says “I see no one jumping!” because they were all gasping for air including Shaun T! Total insanity!
Maybe I can understand that Shaun T needs some extra breaks because he is also talking during the workout … the Girl in the video is ROCK STAR (she was in previous workouts – Amber or something like that), but where the hell did they get the other guy!?! Mario or what was his name?! …complete idiot! ….doesn’t have a good form during the workouts …can’t keep up after 5 min in and he is just laughing – very funny that millions of people can see him on dvd how he makes fool of himself!
Definitely not good for beginners! It might be good substitute for normal Insanity workouts – especially for Pure Cardio on the busy days if you don’t mind the crap quality.
So I did it once but I just can’t follow something what looks like joke. I don’t think that I will do it again. Luckily I didn’t buy it myself, one of my friends did and I would recommend just send it back and get your money.
It could have been great workout if it was the same quality as the previous workouts. It’s a throw-away video that beach body decided to use to make more money. They should go back and send it as a free sample with other insanity DVDs or re-do it! Very disappointing.

Peace and Love, G.

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Insanity – Round 2- Month 1 + Recovery Week

Month 1 Update

G - January-2014

I finished first month and of course it didn’t go as I planned .The last week of the month 1 I was down with flu so I was in the bed sleeping most of the time. 😦 But I was feeling better the following week so I continued with my schedule and did Core Cardio & Balance workout.

I still didn’t measure myself – silly me  >:o but I’m fine just with beating my scores on fit test and I’m really hoping that I will managed all workouts in month 2 – fingers crossed. O:)

So far I think I improved since my first attempt of Insanity. I can see it not only on my results on the fit test but also with my stretching – I’m able to go deeper and I’m getting more flexible. 🙂

And I did Fast and Furious workout once instead of Pure Cardio – just to try it out – review coming up soon…

Recovery Week Update

Ok so after one week off I was glad that it was recovery week. I was still feeling kind of tired and slow, but I wasn’t planning to skip any more workouts so I did my best. Starting slowly – I was taking many breaks the first two days but after that I was myself again and I finished the week strong.

My fit test Update:

FIT TEST 2Peace and Love, G.