INSANITY, Do you have it in YOU?

INSANITY, Do you have it in YOU?

lovemuscle n cookie lovemuscle n cookie
I was curious as to how many people out there have used any of the Beachbody fitness programs, such as P90X or INSANITY (or Turbo Fire, Slim in 6, etc).

I did p90x about three years ago, and loved it (and hated it at the same time lol). Now I know what you are doing in the programs are nothing new to the world of fitness, they just package them up and take a lot of the guess work out of them.

We are looking at starting up INSANITY here in the next couple weeks, or at least I am, not sure if the wife will join me or not. I want to do p90x again, but who has time to devote an average 90 minutes/night? Insanity is only 40-60 minutes, which is much more doable. I started it up last year, but things kept getting in the way so couldn't stick to it like I wanted to. So going to finally try again now.

If you haven't done any of these programs, have you tried any others that you liked?

(PS Not sure if this is the correct forum or not, as I couldn't find much on general health and fitness.)
06/19/2011
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Linga Linga
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Originally posted by lovemuscle n cookie
I was curious as to how many people out there have used any of the Beachbody fitness programs, such as P90X or INSANITY (or Turbo Fire, Slim in 6, etc).

I did p90x about three years ago, and loved it (and hated it at the same time lol). Now I ...
I'm an aussie so I really have no idea what these things are but they sound good and I'd love to know more.
06/19/2011
newlady newlady
Nope...I don't have THAT sort of insanity in me...
I'm more the Wii-Fit type of insane person! lol
06/19/2011
MaryExy MaryExy
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Originally posted by newlady
Nope...I don't have THAT sort of insanity in me...
I'm more the Wii-Fit type of insane person! lol
Ditto, haha.

There was a kid at the ice cream shop I worked at that did one of those... he kept scooping ice cream and playing rugby just fine, so I guess it went ok?
06/19/2011
lovemuscle n cookie lovemuscle n cookie
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Originally posted by Linga
I'm an aussie so I really have no idea what these things are but they sound good and I'd love to know more.
The best place to get information is link

Basically, most of the fitness programs are made using the muscle confusion concept, which keeps your body from adjusting to your workouts, which then makes your results "plateau", and you stop seeing results. By changing it up on a weekly basis, it keeps this from happening.
06/19/2011
lovemuscle n cookie lovemuscle n cookie
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Originally posted by newlady
Nope...I don't have THAT sort of insanity in me...
I'm more the Wii-Fit type of insane person! lol
My wife used the Yourself Fitness on the xbox before and liked it. The Wii Fit looks fun, but we don't have a Wii.
06/19/2011
namelesschaos namelesschaos
I don't have it but seeing the infomercial has made me mild curious about themthey are nothing new as you said but still be interesting to see how they repack the stuff. If I could borrow the DVD's from someone i might do it, but I'm not going to spend my own money on it.
06/19/2011
DeliciousSurprise DeliciousSurprise
I've done a bit of the P90X workouts, but I've found they aren't for beginners. You have to be in at least acceptable shape before attempting them, or you're just dead after ten minutes.
06/19/2011
married with children married with children
A friend at work was using the P90X. he had lost like 20 pounds in 2 weeks. Since I no longer work there, I wont be able to tell you if he gained it all back after quiting the P90X.
06/20/2011
lovemuscle n cookie lovemuscle n cookie
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Originally posted by namelesschaos
I don't have it but seeing the infomercial has made me mild curious about themthey are nothing new as you said but still be interesting to see how they repack the stuff. If I could borrow the DVD's from someone i might do it, but I'm not ...
I picked up my P90X at a garage sale, and got Insanity off eBay, both for pretty cheap. Combined I still didn't spend but maybe $50. Got lucky.
06/20/2011
lovemuscle n cookie lovemuscle n cookie
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Originally posted by DeliciousSurprise
I've done a bit of the P90X workouts, but I've found they aren't for beginners. You have to be in at least acceptable shape before attempting them, or you're just dead after ten minutes.
The warmups alone can kick your butt if you aren't in decent shape as you said. I was in ok shape, so it kicked my butt for sure. But when I spent time on their forums, there were people in much worse shape you would do as Tony Horton would say "Do your best and forget the rest". They kept pushing play everyday and saw results.
06/20/2011
Linga Linga
Wow, looks great! I'm going to look on ebay too! Thanks!
06/20/2011
Bignuf Bignuf
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Originally posted by lovemuscle n cookie
I was curious as to how many people out there have used any of the Beachbody fitness programs, such as P90X or INSANITY (or Turbo Fire, Slim in 6, etc).

I did p90x about three years ago, and loved it (and hated it at the same time lol). Now I ...
Yes, I have. It works...but it is BRUTAL, and really looks very focused on the young person who is already in PHENOMENAL shape and wanting to ramp it up to the next level. The problem is that with someone older or out of shape, they will (despite warnings), PUSH themselves hard in those kind of "NO STOP...HARD" workout and there IS such a thing as "too much" and "too hard". After having to have shoulder surgery, tearing all four muscles out in such a workout, I can speak to that personally. Do I blame the workout program? NO, I don't. They WARN you to stop and not hurt yourself, or to slow down...BUT...the environment and the GROUP is going SO fast and hard you feel like a WIMP if you stop or slow down. These are amazing workouts and you WILL shed sweat, pounds and WILL gain muscle, but you have to be VERY, VERY, VERY careful to not hurt your body in the process.
06/20/2011
Petite Valentine Petite Valentine
It's easy to get sucked in by the infomercials, but the $100+ price tag has always kept me from ordering it. It works, I personally know two people who went from overweight to athletic hard-bodies using the program, but I still don't think it would be a good idea for me based on the movements used in the program and my history of sports injuries.
06/20/2011
BBW Talks Toys BBW Talks Toys
The only Beachbody workout I own is the Turbo Jam. I still like it. I wish I thought to do it more often. I might break it out once this cold that's forming goes away. Blech.

I need to get back into exercising because I haven't in some time now and I'm feeling kinda shitty.
06/20/2011
lovemuscle n cookie lovemuscle n cookie
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Originally posted by Bignuf
Yes, I have. It works...but it is BRUTAL, and really looks very focused on the young person who is already in PHENOMENAL shape and wanting to ramp it up to the next level. The problem is that with someone older or out of shape, they will (despite ...
Couldn't agree more. That is part of the reason they have a fit test to gauge your ability before hand to see if you are ready to bring it. BUT, anyone can do the program by MODIFYING. You don't need to keep up with the people in the video. You just need to do your best and forget the rest. You have to know your limits, when to push them, and when not you, which goes without saying for any sport, activity, or workout program.

I knew my limits when I did p90X. I wasn't afraid to do push ups on my knees at first or when I was loosing form doing them normally. I used a chair for support when doing pull ups. Modify until you get stronger.
06/20/2011
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