Does the Insanity Workout By “Shawn T” Really Work?
This product has been around for a very long time and I thought it’s time I do my Insanity review for those of you wondering if this program actually works.
From an infantryman in the army to a work from home dad, I’m sure you’ll appreciate an opinion from someone who knows how it is to be in tip top shape to being in the worst shape of his life.
Being that I am trying to get back into the swing of things, I have pulled out my Insanity DVDs and I have had quite the experience now compared to when I purchased it over 5 years ago.
Obviously a lot can happen in that amount of time and in my case, I actually went down the wrong road and put on the pounds.
If you’re still thinking if you should purchase this product, this post will help you make up your mind, especially for those wondering if this is going to be too “insane”.
Insanity Review – Product Overview
Insanity is an exercise program by Beach Body that has been around for a very long time now and it looks like it won’t be going anywhere either.
It doesn’t require any weights or resistance bands and uses your bodyweight for resistance along with some sport type exercises to help with strength and cardio.
The exercises can be done from home but does require some space for you to move around.
With their “max interval training” you can expect a killer workout but it can be done at your own pace.
The complete Insanity set comes with 10 DVDs, a nutritional guide, and a calendar to track your progress.
If you’re like me, you might lose the calendar or the kids might get ahold of it, so you might want to post it up somewhere so that you can see it as well as keep it out of reach.
If not, you’ll end up having to look for one, and trust me, it is not easy.
Who This is For
The exercises in Insanity are not the easiest of workouts and although I would say that this is really for anyone because it’s done at your own pace, I think not.
The workouts are about an hour long, but there is a warmup and cool down session so don’t think that you’ll be doing rigorous activity the whole time.
I’m going to have to say that this is just not for everyone although it can be.
If you’re completely out of shape and are looking at doing Insanity, you might want to take it easy and do some jogging before you get this product.
Each exercise is between 30 minutes to an hour long with rests in between each set.
The program is done in 60 days and the two months are split up with different exercises which are done throughout a week’s time.
5 days to be exact.
Month 1 is the start of your soon to be workout routine and it consists of…
- Day 1 – Fit Test
- Day 2 – Plyometric Cardio Circuit
- Day 3 – Cardio Power and Resistance
- Day 4 – Cardio Recovery
- Day 5 – Pure Cardio
The month does end with some recovery exercises, but I still found them to be as hard as the first ones even if a lot if it had to deal with stretching.
Month 2 is a lot harder and I didn’t get to this part when I first started this program.
- Max Interval Circuit
- Max Interval Plyo
- Max Cardio Conditioning
- Max Recovery
There are many testimonials out there and I must say that there are a lot of people who have actually benefitted from this program.
If you’ve seen the As Seen on TV infomercial, you’ll know that this bad boy isn’t going to be some $20 deal.
So if you want to get the Insanity workout set, it is going to cost you about $150 total.
And yes, people are still buying this stuff.
$119.85 for the actual product
$24.95 for shipping
Or, you can just get it on Amazon.com for $144.
Do you think that’s a fair price for some type of exercise program? I think so.
Look at it this way. You can get a gym membership that costs an arm and a leg for just a month, or you can get this DVD set that you can use forever.
Unless of course, you let the kids use them as frisbees and scratch them up then a gym might be better for you.
What I Liked
It doesn’t get any better than being able to pay for a product on a monthly basis.
If you have the money, you can straight up cash it out and never have to worry about paying it every month.
Not all of us want to be buff so programs like P90X (that require weights) is not for us.
This is great if you’re looking to tone down, especially if you’re more of the running type.
The Progress Calendar
This little thing makes everything look so cool. When I look at everything I’ve completed it gives me more motivation to get on to the next DVD, even if I got my butt kicked.
What I Didn’t Like
Kind of Pricey
To me, the price is okay and worth it. I just don’t think it’s very affordable to most.
But again, with a monthly payment plan, almost anyone can get it.
No Digital Copy
I also don’t like that it’s still in the form of DVDs.
We live in a digital world and if you’re like me, I would like to use this on a computer and not just insert some DVDS.
I did have to watch this from my computer at one point and good thing I had a Macbook with a disc drive or I’d be out of luck.
Before You Buy
I hope you know that just by purchasing this program is not going to make you buff or make you run like Usein Bolt.
However, this can be the start for a new and healthier you if that’s what you’re looking to do.
Like I said, I have had this product for a really long time and I need to get back into it.
Life happens, so find time to get back in shape and build the energy you need to get through the day.
There is also an up-sell, which is called Shakeology, which I didn’t give into.
I have yet to try this, but if you have any experience with this product, please share them in the comments section below.
Should You Buy Insanity?
Just like any other exercise program out there, it’s really up to the individual. You can have the best workout program on the planet, but if you’re not using it, then it’s completely useless.
I think this is a great product and it will definitely change up your exercise routine if you’re bored with your current program.
Eat the right food, do some Insanity, and I’m sure you will see some progress.
After this review of Insanity, I’m either going to pullout Insanity or go for a run and get my butt back into the shape I used to be.
And in the world of being healthy and in shape, round is not a shape!
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Thanks for reading!