Day 8: Cardio Power and Resistance
Day 9: Pure Cardio
It doesn’t seem to get any easier the second time around. I really am liking Cardio Power and Resistance. I was amazed at how high I was jumping with my knees up. I was starting to look like Shaun T. in the marketing still shots. Pure Cardio, on the other hand, is a tough ride. I lasted longer this time before I had to take a quick 10 second break, but 20 minutes of varied cardio is tough. It is nothing like running, where you repeat the stride. Mixing it up definitely gets the heart rate up.
On a side note, I am really starting to feel sore in the abdominal area. That is a good thing. When I started Insanity, I was a little disappointed to find out that the targeted ab work was limited to one day a week. I am used to doing double ARX with P90X and really was hoping to get more definition. But, the truth is, all of the high knees and power jumps are working your abs way harder than a bunch of sit ups and leg lifts. Insanity is a core-based program. It will work your abs CONSTANTLY. I am already seeing and feeling a change.