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Not for the half-hearted!,
This review is from: Insanity: The Ultimate Cardio Workout and Fitness DVD Programme. (DVD)
This workout is one of the best I've ever done. The results are instant, but that all banks on you putting your all into the workout.
It's flipped exercise on it's head. Instead of doing some light exercise with a burst of tough exercise every few minutes, you do 2-3 minutes of hard, in your face, exercise then take a 30 second break. You can still stop and take a quick breath in those 2-3 minutes, but when you get back into, it's got to be your all, even if you're tired. As Sean keeps saying through the workout 'You have to dig deeper!'
The workouts are for 6 days of the week, and one day for rest, for about 40 minutes. That's a nothing time to fit into your day. You don't need any equipment, just your body. You start with a fitness test, which you count how many of certain exercises you can do in a minute. You do this fitness test every 2 weeks. There's a plan to follow to show you which exercise regime to do that day. You follow one plan for 30 days, then you go to the more intense ones for the next 30 day plan.
I got mine from their website, which came with a measurement chart, a book on the recommend diet (high protein), and a calendar to keep track.
It is hard, nothing comes close to how hard these workouts are, but after a couple of weeks, I already noticed my fitness level increase. I used to get slightly out of breath walking up my stairs and now I barely notice them. The inches are dropping off and my body fat percentage is lower than I've ever seen it.
I will warn you, it's hard on the joints and the feet, so make sure you wear a good pair of cushioned trainers to take the impact and that they support your arch. I had knee surgery last year and some of the exercises are not an option for me, so I take the time to keep doing an exercise to do something else so that I don't stop. So if like me you've had knee surgery that's still not 100% or you have bad joints, see your doctor first and see what they recommend for the exercises that just aren't an option.