The Instanity Workout with trainer Shaun T has quickly become a highly popular home DVD fitness system. The only question is whether it's right for you or not. In this short review of the Insanity Workout I hope to help you come to the right decision regarding this program so you use it only if it's right for you.
The Insanity Workout system is marketed as a 60 day home workout program designed to burn off a massive amount of body fat. The program is presented in 10 DVDs (with some extra manuals and material) in which Shaun T and accompanying trainers run you through various workouts.
The workouts are made up of body weight exercises which makes it easy to do them at home without any fitness equipment of any kind. However, this doesn't make the Insanity Workout system easy to do overall. You need to train 6 days a week and each workout lasts from 45 minutes to slightly over an hour.
The promise of a massive fat loss doesn't come cheap as Shaun T makes you do some pretty intensive workouts. I'm talking about really difficult workouts with a lot of cardio, plyometrics and strength elements with hardly any rest at all.
In the Insanity Workouts, Shaun T uses a training method which he calls Max Interval Training which means that you do long segments of high intensity exercise with short low intensity segments to be able to catch your breath again. This is opposite to how interval training is usually done with shorter segments of high intensity. It makes the Insanity Workout program truly challenging.
Let me just say that this program has highly positive reviews by many people. There's no doubt that if you go through the program and eat right that you will lose weight and fat. It's no wonder really as the workouts are very difficult.
To make sure this program is right for you I believe you need to consider whether this is the kind of workout experience you're looking for: training six days a week, having muscle soreness (at least in the beginning), pushing yourself to your limits, and doing it for 60 days straight. This is something only you can decide upon.
In addition, as there is a lot of jumping exercises in this program, it may not be right for you if you have joint and knees issues. Get clearance from your doctor before you rush right into it