Day 2: Plyometric Cardio Circuit
I have heard the rumors… “Insanity’s warm up feels like a workout themselves,” and, “P90X Plyometrics feels like a day off when compared to Insanity’s easiest workout.” So I knew today’s workout was going to be a challenge. But I had no clue how hard this program really was. Ladies and gentleman, I can already give you my review :
Insanity makes P90X workouts feel like kindergarten nap time, with chocolate milk, a blanket, and lights out.
I was completely out of breath after yesterday’s fit test (25 minutes, with 1 minute on/off intervals.) Today’s workout was 40 minutes of nonstop action (3 minutes on, 30 seconds off.) It started with a warmup that lasts three minutes, then you immediately repeat it with higher intensity, just when you feel like you are going to die, you repeat it with even greater intensity. It got a little hazy after that, but I can tell you that all of the interval circuits repeat three times. By the end of each 30 second break I was able to bring my heart rate down to 175, just in time to repeat what I just did with higher intensity.
I fell to my elbows a few times to catch my breath, but so did the people in the video. I did my best to jump back into the action ASAP and tried my hardest to keep up. I would give myself about a 80% score fore keeping up. Before I knew it, the workout was over. I have never seen so much sweat in my life… The puddles in the market are no joke. I probably lost at least a pound in water weight.
I have also come to the conclusion that Shaun T is a robot. There is no way that a human can do the Insanity workouts while directing/training/motivating a group of people.
Overall, I am impressed and look forward to tomorrow. Insanity is a HUGE challenge. It is exactly was I needed to get to the next step. I hate, I love it, and I need more!
Tip of the day: I would strongly recommend that anyone interested in Insanity, complete a round of P90X first. It is a great beginners program and will get you prepared. I would have probably died if I tried to jump right into Insanity. I am being 100% serious when I say that.