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September 20, 2012 10:50 AM
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I would not recommend skipping Cardio Recovery. The purpose of it is to RECOVER and let your muscles to some deep tissue work rather than cardio. Even though you don't really break a sweat during it, it is important. And I think if you pushed your muscles extra hard that day then you would be feeling it the next day during a high intensity workout and you may not be able to give it 100% as you would have if you did Cardio Recovery.


I went back and fourth on this quite a bit. I finally settled on jumping back in and skipping the recovery week. I figure if I chose a different workout to start, it wouldn't start with a recovery week. I also decided on round 2 I will skip the fit tests, that means I did cardio recovery just a couple days in, also I decided because I skipped the fit test that leaves an extra workout that needs to be made up for so I will just do cardio recovery again on Saturday. I know you are right, but I reasoned it out and this is what I came up with as a kind of comprimise.
September 21, 2012 6:23 PM
I just attempted Max Interval Plyo and I at a certain point I just felt like "what's the point?" Honestly, I nearly pressed stop halfway through the video...sooo many push ups! (and I still can't do them)...nevertheless...somethign is better than nothing right? I don't know but I see myself doing some modification this month because it was kinda discouraging not being able to do so much of this workout...i still managed to be wet at the end (that's one thing that's consistent...lol) and even a bit sore (which i'm sure will be CONFIRMED in the morning)...so...will try to push play again tomorrow for Month 2 Day 3!
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September 22, 2012 7:59 AM
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I just attempted Max Interval Plyo and I at a certain point I just felt like "what's the point?" Honestly, I nearly pressed stop halfway through the video...sooo many push ups! (and I still can't do them)...nevertheless...somethign is better than nothing right? I don't know but I see myself doing some modification this month because it was kinda discouraging not being able to do so much of this workout...i still managed to be wet at the end (that's one thing that's consistent...lol) and even a bit sore (which i'm sure will be CONFIRMED in the morning)...so...will try to push play again tomorrow for Month 2 Day 3!



I hated max plyo. I procrastinated every time I saw that on the sheet. I never got the enjoyment in month 2 that I did out of month 1. As you said something is always better than nothing. I don't know if it will help you but I would break the videos down in my head. You warm up for a few minutes, then you stretch, on the videos that are only 45 minutes, by the time you get to the actual hard workout, its really only 20 minutes that you are pushing it, then a little stretching and you're done. There was nothing that made me feel better about that plyo workout though. lol You're doing great. If you have to modify, then modify cause its TUFF.
September 25, 2012 4:57 AM
Thanks barbosa...It's coming again soon and I"m not looking forward to it...even thought of switching it out for something else but we'll see...
  20006653
September 26, 2012 2:59 AM
i have one more workout left but cant bring myself to do it lol i think I lost momentum a little plus my half marathon coming up in just under 5 weeks! Ive promised myself that I will complete the last Insanity workout before the end of the week so hold me to that people!
September 26, 2012 5:38 AM
I'm considering cutting my recovery week down a bit. I want to get as far into month 2 as possible before I go on vacation (October 21st). I can *almost* finish the program if I only recover for 3 days or so.
September 26, 2012 6:42 AM
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i have one more workout left but cant bring myself to do it lol i think I lost momentum a little plus my half marathon coming up in just under 5 weeks! Ive promised myself that I will complete the last Insanity workout before the end of the week so hold me to that people!



I certainly understand the momentum thing but........... Only one workout left! You're so close! Try to sneak it in there so you can check it off the list and get if off your mind and you can say DONE! Best of luck with the half marathon.
September 26, 2012 6:49 AM
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I'm considering cutting my recovery week down a bit. I want to get as far into month 2 as possible before I go on vacation (October 21st). I can *almost* finish the program if I only recover for 3 days or so.



That is a very ambitious option. I enjoyed my recovery week and found month 2 h-a-r-d. I am loving being back in month 1.
September 27, 2012 4:35 AM
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i have one more workout left but cant bring myself to do it lol i think I lost momentum a little plus my half marathon coming up in just under 5 weeks! Ive promised myself that I will complete the last Insanity workout before the end of the week so hold me to that people!



I certainly understand the momentum thing but........... Only one workout left! You're so close! Try to sneak it in there so you can check it off the list and get if off your mind and you can say DONE! Best of luck with the half marathon.


thanks soo much! yep i'm going to try and do the last workout on Saturday
September 27, 2012 7:57 AM
I have a question for those of you that have completed the Insanity program. Was Insanity all that you did? I am on W2D3 and don't get me wrong, the workouts are KILLLERS!!! But, I just feel like I should still be lifting heavy to get the results I see on here. I am still trying to get in the gym 3 days a wk and also walk/run 1-2 days a wk. I cannot do it all. I'm getting burned out and scared I'm gonna injure myself. But I don't want to leave any wt loss or toning on the table either at the end of the 60 days. Please help a sister out! LOL
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October 2, 2012 7:41 PM
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October 3, 2012 5:54 AM
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I have a question for those of you that have completed the Insanity program. Was Insanity all that you did? I am on W2D3 and don't get me wrong, the workouts are KILLLERS!!! But, I just feel like I should still be lifting heavy to get the results I see on here. I am still trying to get in the gym 3 days a wk and also walk/run 1-2 days a wk. I cannot do it all. I'm getting burned out and scared I'm gonna injure myself. But I don't want to leave any wt loss or toning on the table either at the end of the 60 days. Please help a sister out! LOL


if you follow the macro split 40 40 20 and eat a decent amount of GOOD calories you will see results in fat loss, inches and/lbs. You could add in some weight lifting or running but as you said you don't want to get burnt out so listen to your body. I do just Insanity for the majority of the time but the last 3 weeks i added in some running as i'm training for a half marathon which is now 3 weeks away! Planning on starting Round 2 this weekend where ill be doing a hybrid so some Insanity and some running probably 3 days running and 2 days Insanity

I hope that helps
October 25, 2012 12:49 PM
How do I join this group? I SO want in!
October 26, 2012 3:36 PM
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How do I join this group? I SO want in!


lol nothing your in haha
November 2, 2012 9:03 AM
I am in my second round of insanity and into month 2. Today was my favorite month 2 workout. max interval circuit
fat burn 2:17, fitness 58:20 average heart rate 148, max 167, total calories burned 519.
February 4, 2013 9:45 PM
Helloooo ladies!! I just got insanity today and I'm starting tomorrow. So excited!!! Anyone else around 5'4" and 135 lbs that's hoping, like I am, to get rid of the dang roll at my lower tummy??!!

I'm in decent shape...think it'd be okay to do the fit test and the first workout both tomorrow?
February 4, 2013 9:51 PM
I started Insanity today and that fit test kicked my butt! This is gonna be a challenge but I'm ready to face it head on. Day 1 Completed smile
February 5, 2013 5:16 PM
Hi! I finished day 1 today as well! Did the fit test this morning (and that was actually a workout in itself) and then this afternoon I did the plyo cardio circuit. Wheeeeew!!!
February 6, 2013 6:32 AM
Started Insanity Monday 2/4/13 - Definitely kicks butt, but I'm willing to work harder and push further today! Are there any of you NOT using the nutrition guide?
February 6, 2013 6:45 AM
I did 3 rounds back to back. I just used mfp calorie recommendations with my hrm to eat back exercise calories. Its a fantastic program. I pushed myself everyday and even after 3 rounds, even though I could keep up no problem, its still challenging. I lost 22 pounds my first round and 20 pounds my second round. Third round I had a lot of maintenance days through the holidays so the weightloss wasn't great but the shape of my arms, legs and stomach still benefited. I moved on to the advanced extreme shed and shred and it was a really good transition from insanity. It has a high calorie burn but less cardio.
February 6, 2013 6:46 AM
I started on 1/7/13 which means I'm in the middle of recovery week. I'm not following the food guide but eating smart and aiming at net 1200 cals a day. I also run a few days a week to keep up my running before race season.

I'm very nervous of month 2, I still dont make it through a whole video without a face plant or near tears :) I love it, but it's crazy!
February 6, 2013 7:29 AM
Good to know that I'm not the only one not using the nutrition guide, but like you I'm eating smart and aiming for 1,200 per day. Today will only be my 3rd day and I really like the intensity of it, but I'm like rolling on the floor. Ha. But I suppose it will take time and that’s ok. How much weight have you lost so far?
February 6, 2013 7:47 AM
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QUOTE:

I have a question for those of you that have completed the Insanity program. Was Insanity all that you did? I am on W2D3 and don't get me wrong, the workouts are KILLLERS!!! But, I just feel like I should still be lifting heavy to get the results I see on here. I am still trying to get in the gym 3 days a wk and also walk/run 1-2 days a wk. I cannot do it all. I'm getting burned out and scared I'm gonna injure myself. But I don't want to leave any wt loss or toning on the table either at the end of the 60 days. Please help a sister out! LOL


if you follow the macro split 40 40 20 and eat a decent amount of GOOD calories you will see results in fat loss, inches and/lbs. You could add in some weight lifting or running but as you said you don't want to get burnt out so listen to your body. I do just Insanity for the majority of the time but the last 3 weeks i added in some running as i'm training for a half marathon which is now 3 weeks away! Planning on starting Round 2 this weekend where ill be doing a hybrid so some Insanity and some running probably 3 days running and 2 days Insanity

I hope that helps


I did just the program and nothing more. I don't see why you couldn't add more running or weights if you feel like you need to. I would agree and just listen to your body as you'll know how far you can go. Enjoy!
Edited by ljimom01 On February 6, 2013 7:49 AM
February 6, 2013 11:13 AM
I just started insanity monday with my husband. we are trying to lose weight together.
I am a 33 year old mom of 3- (6, 4 and 2) and I also teach high school full time.
I am really trying to lose the compounded baby weight of these three little munchkins- and the Sam Adams that I love so much!
Insanity is soooo hard!!!!
I am eating healthy, low carbs, around 1200 calories a day...
I am 5'6 to 5'7 and weigh 178 to start....
February 11, 2013 4:37 PM
I guess I'm technically on week 2 though I had a bit of a set back last week. Nothing I wanted and I CRAVED exercise and sweating, but I have a neck issue that randomly flares up and leaves me completely incapacitated. I am thinking the culprit was spending almost all day Wednesday writing an essay. It began on Thursday and finally has eased up enough today to work out again. I'm in okay shape so I'm not letting that get in the way of progressing time-wise--I'm just going onto week 2 this time.

Who else has done this sort of off-calendar? I'm thinking I'll do the hard workouts M-F and leave Saturday for some strength training at the gym and Sunday for yoga and stretching and resting. This morning I did pure cardio because I wanted to go easy on my neck and just warm up the muscles. Welp! I felt even more awesome and my neck felt supremely better after that so this afternoon I did insane abs (which is tricky with neck issues--you actually REALLY have to try to only use your abs so you don't strain your neck more) and it was awesome but my core is pretty strong and there's not much cardio to it so it wasn't horribly challenging. So far the hardest workout has been the plyo cardio circuit...maybe because that was the first one I did, or maybe it just is the hardest. I don't know!

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