June 29, 2017

My Insanity Fit Test Results!

 

It’s actually been a little while since I have used the Insanity workouts as I have been incorporating programs like P90X and Insanity Asylum. But, nevertheless today I decided to see where my current fitness level is at. Actually the funny part of this story is that I woke up this morning to the Insanity infomercial! After seeing all that craziness and the man, Shaun T laying it out, I HAD no option but to go for it!

In this post I’ll include my numbers and a progress picture. Keep in mind I haven’t even done Insanity workouts for probably at least 6 months. Like I said above I was using Insanity Asylum (the program following Classic Insanity) but those workouts are different. I LOVE Asylum as it’s very “functional” and sports conditioning oriented while the classic Insanity workout is just balls to the walls cardio conditioning.

My current physical progressMy fit test results are…

  1. Switch Kicks x62 every other kick = 1
  2. Power Jacks x53
  3. Power Knees x93
  4. Power Jumps x46
  5. Globe Jumps x12
  6. Suicide Jumps x22
  7. Push-ups Jacks x32
  8. Low Plank Oblique x36 every other = 1

I am quite happy with my numbers and honestly since it had been awhile I took the pace slower than I could have (excluding the globes jumpers – I gave those everything left in my quads).

So it seems all the spartan training, Insanity Asylum, and P90X has kept my conditioning up! I’ll be hitting the Classic Insanity workouts over the next 2 weeks to really kick up the cardio and then I will do the fit test again! Stay tuned!

“Do what it takes to get results!”

Jason Croxford
Insanity Survivor
Star Diamond Independent Beachbody Coach
 

P.S. Nutrition is the KEY to optimal results. Using the Insanity meal guide will help you build meals for success but that still may not be enough. You should strongly consider adding the highly potent, nutrient dense Shakeology once a day either as a meal replacement or as a snack. Many people experience greater results when they begin pairing Shakeology with their Beachbody fitness program (including me – I’ve been using it for over a year!) Learn about Shakeology & try it risk free for 30-days here

Top 3 Tips For Surviving The Insanity Workout

 

#1 Set the pace, do what YOU can do

This was partly mentioned yesterday as far as your expectations, today we will dig a little deeper (pun intended =D).

You’re in this to get results right? You want to see changes and you want to feel better? I’m guessing you want to experience these results for a long time, perhaps a life-time right?

The great news is – You can!

Just like the title says, you must set the pace so that each day you are striving a LITTLE harder. Don’t go at this like superman/woman. Give your body the daily challenges but take it at a pace that will allow you to continue showing up day after day.

It’s very useful to pick a move from each DVD that you dread. You know, the one that makes you huff and puff and, in the beginning, most likely makes you want to vomit also (been there). Do that move to the best of your ability and take note (on paper) of how many reps you were able to do or how long you were able to last without taking a break.

You’ve just set the pace. Everytime you do that DVD in the future you will strive to improve your previous goal by 1-3 reps or last just 1-5 more seconds. You’ll be amazed at how quickly you improve when you set small goals and keep improving incrementaly.

Don’t go all or nothing! Instead go as hard as you can right now and take notes. Take notes. Oh yeah, take notes! If you do not write down these benchmarks you WILL forget. Remember, just choose the hardest move for you in each DVD, write it down, and each time you do it try to beat your previous results by just a little, not a lot.

Do this over a period of 63 days and you will be AMAZED at what you can now do!

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#2 Create small challenges (7-14 days at a time)

This one is INCREDIBLY powerful! Yes, the entire 63 days in the Insanity Workout schedule is not incredibly long, right? I mean it’s really only 2 months. Trust me, the days tend to drag out especially once you get to month 2 where the workouts become MAX (aka A LOT harder).

Instead of focusing on the entire picture at once, create small goals to accomplish. Just like each workout you push a little bit harder than the last time, what you’ll do here is ONLY focus on the next 7-days. Or perhaps only 2-weeks.

  • i.e. Instead of saying you are doing Insanity and you are on day 4 of 63 you would say, “I am on day 4 of 7”. Then on day 7 you will rest and the next week you will begin another 7-day challenge. 7-days is EASY to stick too and you’ll be amazed at how quickly the entire 2 months goes by when you only focus on 1 week at a time.

Alternatively, you may set your stepping stone goal as 2 weeks so that way you can do the Fit Test at the end of each goal.

  • i.e. Instead of saying you are doing Insanity and you are on day 4 of 63 you would say, “I am on day 4 of 14”. Rinse and repeat 4 times and you’ve completed the program! Make sense?

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#3 Get R & R

So it’s all about pushing HARD, kicking butt, and taking names… Right?

WRONG!

Fitness is destructive and Insanity is no exception. This workout is extreme and very high impact. Set your pace for what YOU can do and focus on form (quality) over quantity (high reps).

The workouts are what break down your muscles (hence the soreness). Your Rest and Recovery is where the true results happen. You NEED the fitness to signal your body to grow, you feed it high quality foods from the Insanity nutrition guide to give it the essential building blocks it needs, and you get rest (sleep is very important) to prompt your body to put it all together!

Don’t neglect rest days, stretching, proper nutrition, and absolutely get your sleep. Quality sleep lends to quality workouts and quality results. Lack of rest and you’ll likely over train, get sick, and/or just lose your motivation.

Do what it takes (get R&R)!

 

P.S. Nutrition is the KEY to optimal results. Using the Insanity meal guide will help you build meals for success but that still may not be enough. You should strongly consider adding the highly potent, nutrient dense Shakeology once a day either as a meal replacement or as a snack. Many people experience greater results when they begin pairing Shakeology with their Beachbody fitness program. Learn about Shakeology & try it risk free for 30-days here

Tomorrow you will uncover the most common mistake just about every one makes and how to overcome it!

 

Also, revisit Day 1 Top 6 Tips For Getting Started With Insanity (or keeping it going)


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Top 6 Tips For Getting Started With Insanity (or keeping it going)

 

#1 The Mindset check

It all starts with your mindset. I truly believe this hence why every single guide you will see me create starts with setting up the right mindset! If you don’t have the mindset to overcome obstacles (more in email #4) and even to accept the new you, you may find yourself back where you started.

You avoid the yo-yo of success/failure in your fitness when you decide to develop a bullet proof mindset. The great news is – It’s EASY!

Simply know WHY you are doing this in the first place. Why did you choose Insanity? Since you chose such an intense program it would seem you are looking to return to a conditioning you use to be in? Or maybe you are training for some like a race, a marathon, military, or just to increase your fitness base. But WHY? Remember that, write it down, and NEVER forget it!

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#2 Setting up expectations

This has something to do with mindset but it deserves it’s own little section. You may have a solid mindset BUT where are your expectations? Even a solid mindset can crumble if you don’t set realistic expectations!

  • Do you expect to magically lose 100 lbs in 63 days of Insanity?
  • Do you expect to keep up with the DVDs in your first week?

Those are just 2 examples of false expectations. Both of those are GOALS for the long term but NOT the right expectations. The fact is you WILL get in better shape with Insanity if you stick it out and put in the work. But set your expectations in a realistic way so that you can celebrate small accomplishments and stepping stones.

  • i.e. Expect to lose 10-15lbs your first 30 days (keep in mind you are also ramping up your metabolism so you will see more drastic changes in the back half, consider it like an “after-burn”).
  • Expect to take no more than 10 breaks during the DVDs in your first 2 weeks. As you progress decrease that number until you can complete an entire workout with only 1-5 breaks.

Those are just 2 examples of achievable expectations. When you achieve each milestone, celebrate your success and then set new goals. Take it one step at a time!

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#3 Environment

It’s VERY important to be in an environment where you can stick to your goals and accept your new life. If you are trying to change your life but yet still going out to the bars on the weekends you will inevitably hurt your results and/or ultimately fail to stick through it.

To create the NEW you it’s crucial that you create a NEW environment that the new you can thrive in. If you play to many games (I used to) uninstall them from your PC, lend your Xbox to your friends, etc. Set yourself up for success!

This may mean you need to spend less time with friends who want to continue living the old way. Example, if your friends just don’t want to motivate or workout but you do, spend less time with them. Your chance for success will directly and indirectly be affected by those your spend the most time with.

This may mean you need to step back and be a little more antisocial. Do what you have to do to change your life. Start spending more time with others doing what you are doing or striving for what you want.

 Questions? Contact me

 

#4 Accountability

Once you setup your environment the next step is to have others hold you accountable. Of course you will hold yourself accountable but you are only just so strong (even if you are the most strong willed person on the planet you will still have moments of weakness).

Don’t just say your commitment, share it! Tell you absolute best friend, tell your family, post it on your Facebook wall, etc.

Once great way to stay accountable is to use a wall calendar where you can put a BIG GREEN Check on every day you stick to your goals. On a day you miss, fill in a BIG RED X. Nobody likes to see red X’s – Especially the new you! (if you do though that is not the end – More on this in email #4)

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#5 Pictures

This is one of the MOST IMPORTANT steps. Remember, you see your body every day and so you may not see the small changes that happen over time. When you take pictures on day 1 (or wherever you are now) you will have a benchmark. There is nothing like putting a day 1 and a day 30 picture side by side to see the different muscle popping out and the love handles fading. Trust me, take your pictures if even only for you.

Make sure to take new pictures every 2 weeks (or even every week) with the same camera, same lighting if you can, and same angles.

6 recommended angles are:

  1. facing the camera, hands by side.
  2. facing camera, arms flexed above head
  3. back to camera, hand by side
  4. back to camera, arms flexed above head
  5. side profile left, arms at side
  6. side profile right, arms at side

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#6 Fit test

Did you take your fit test? Just like your pictures your fit test numbers will represent your physical progress. Even if you don’t see much changing on the outside you can bet (if you’re showing up with intensity everyday) you’re getting stronger and faster.

Take your day 1 fit test and make sure to take it every 2 weeks like the Insanity schedule lays out. This is an important bench mark that gives you something to shoot for!

More about setting benchmarks to shoot for in email #2 tomorrow. In the mean time make sure to complete each of these steps. Take time to think through your mindset and expectations to see how you measure up.

Do what it takes to get start (or to keep going)!

 

P.S. Nutrition is the KEY to optimal results. Using the Insanity meal guide will help you build meals for success but that still may not be enough. You should strongly consider adding the highly potent, nutrient dense Shakeology once a day either as a meal replacement or as a snack. Many people experience greater results when they begin pairing Shakeology with their Beachbody fitness program. Learn about Shakeology & try it risk free for 30-days here

Make sure to check your Inbox tomorrow for Day #2 – How to survive Insanity & 3 tips to achieve your success!

 

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Shaun T Insanity Workouts | Fast & Furious

As if the Insanity Workouts are not insane enough at it is; Shaun T went and created a whole new bonus workout when you purchase the original Insanity Workout program from the Official Team Beachbody store.

Shaun T designed this Fast & Furious workout as a totally new and intense way to squeeze in your Insanity even on a busy day! Shaun say’s you will get a 45 minute workout crammed into a non-stop 20 minute session.

Check out this Insanity Workout Fast & Furious video to see how you can buy Insanity today and get this new bonus workout for FREE!

Click To Buy The Official Insanity Workout

Click To Buy The Official Insanity Workout

Shaun T Insanity Workout VS P90X Workout

Insanity Workout VS P90X Workout

Which is better: Shaun T Insanity Workout OR the P90X Workout? It’s a BIG question and rightfully so, both offer extreme fitness at home BUT how similar are they, which one should you buy, and most important of all; Which gives the best results – The Insanity Workout OR the P90X workout?

It’s actually a simple break down and comparison so let’s take a look at each program and then determine which is for you.

Shaun T Insanity Workout Program

  • 60-days
  • No additional equipment (Just you, gravity, and the fortitude to show up)
  • More jumping, higher impact, no weight training
  • Built for speed, endurance, and cardiovascular strength
  • No chin ups and high energy

Click Here To Buy The Insanity Workout


P90X Workout Program

  • 90-days
  • Additional equipment needed (weights, yoga mat, and chin up bar)
  • Based on weight training, lower impact (except plyometrics), cross training (weights, yoga, cardio)
  • Build for muscular strength, muscle building (but only if you want it), and balance
  • Lots of chin ups and most workouts are at a medium pace

The Break Down

The thing is that the Shaun T Insanity Workout and the P90X workout are similar in intensity BUT completely different at approach. Neither are built for the absolute beginner BUT can be modified by a beginner until able to take on the full program.

The Insanity workout is for those who don’t have extra for equipment, can’t do chin ups, and don’t want to lift weights. Insanity will build cardiovascular strength, heart strength, and fast-twitch muscle groups for speed.

The P90X workout targets a total body conditioning approach which a balance on weight lifting, balance, and cardio. P90X is for those who want more muscle building potential, like to do chin ups, and have extra room for additional equipment.

Now you should have a good idea of which program is for you. Now is time to get started! Click either program image below to be directed to the Official Team Beachbody Store so that you can be sure to get all included bonuses AND the 30-day money back guarantee JUST IN CASE you happened to choose one but decide you want to do the other.

Shaun T Insanity Workout

Insanity Workout Program

  • Full 60-Day Insanity Workout Program
    FREE Elite Nutrition Guide
    FREE Insanity Calendar
    FREE Bonus Workout (Insanity Fast & Furious)
  • Price $119.85

P90X Workout

P90X Workout

  • Full 90-Day P90X Workout Program
  • P90X -Phase Nutrition Guide
  • P90X Fitness Guide
  • 2 FREE Bonus Workouts (From P90X One On One)
  • Price $119.85