Insanity Workout: Would You Try It?

Insanity Workout
Forget the 30 Day Shred and P90X.

The latest DVD workout everyone's talking about is called the Insanity Workout, and if these pictures are any indication, then SIGN ME UP.

Unless it hurts.

And um. By the looks of things, IT'S GONNA HURT.


I say this from some experience- I bought into the 30 Day Shred and after the first day I tried it, I walked like a sailor for the next three days.

If anything, the Insanity Workout looks even more painful- and with a name like Insanity Workout, I guess you'd sort of expect that to be the case, right?

Here are the ten "Insane" DVD workouts included in the program, according to

  • Dig Deeper & Fit Test: To start, Shaun will put your body to the test and see what you're made of. (30 minutes)
  • Plyometric Cardio Circuit: Burn fat with intervals of intense lower-body plyometrics and sweat-inducing cardio. (40 minutes)
  • Cardio Power & Resistance: Build lean muscle and upper-body definition with strength-training and power moves. (40 minutes)
  • Cardio Recovery & Max Recovery: Shaun goes easier on you once a week so you’ll be ready for the next round. (80 minutes)
  • Pure Cardio & Abs: Nonstop, extreme cardio workout. (40 minutes)
  • Cardio Abs: Do explosive intervals of cardio and core moves for rock-hard abs. (20 minutes)
  • Core Cardio & Balance: This workout lets you take a break after month 1 and gear up for month 2. (40 minutes)
  • Max Interval Circuit: With MAX Interval Training, this circuit is more intense than anything you've ever done before. (60 minutes)
  • Max Interval Plyo: Push your legs ‘til they beg for mercy with power and plyometrics, all at your MAX. (55 minutes)
  • Max Cardio Conditioning & Abs: Get pushed to your limit with this extreme cardio workout. (50 minutes)


The Insanity Workout kit also includes a nutrition guide and a calendar to track your progress.

And the price for this insanity?



Suddenly, this system is a lot harder to invest in than my $8 Shred DVD...

I'll put it to you, readers. Have you tried the Insanity Workout? Do you know someone else who has? Is it worth the dough?

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Say_i... Say_im_a_bird

Tried it but only got half way when I found out I was pregnant. Then I stopped, for obvious reasons. I am going to start It again in June/July when I return from maternity leave. I definitely recommend it to anyone who wants to get in shape. Definitely worth the money. The only catch, you have to want it... bad.

bills... billsfan1104

My friend has it. She works out everyday and after doing the one video, she felt like she was going to die. Lololol. No thank you. I will still with my thirty day shred.

buffa... buffalove23

Did it, loved it, and it puts every other work out to shame

Linds... LindsayFerrier

LOL, I want it, but I don't think I want it THAT bad!!

nonmember avatar Melissa

I've only done phase 1 because I borrowed someone else's DVDs, but I wasn't able to get a hold of phase 2 so I couldn't finish. That was disappointing, because I liked it. It's a GREAT workout but like someone else said, you have to want it BAD. It's tough.

I *have* heard that it can be found on ebay for MUCH less, so if you're interested I'd suggest checking there first.

Momma... MommaTasha1003

Ive tried p90x & a new "girl version" of p90x in my opinion called "Turbo Fire".. they all seem like they are pushing the same thing.. push your body to the limit in a short amount of time..

Workout. Eat good. You will lose the weight! :) ... Easier said than done! HAHA

KPS323 KPS323

Insanity i one of the best workouts ever! It's definitely tough but if you've reached a plateau or need a new cardio workout it's wonderful! I tore my MCL 2 years ago and am still not able to run so I tried this for cardio and I love it. It's not good if you're just starting to workout because it is tough but if you are semi-active try it!

Manda Scheffert

I will stick with yoga, meditation and working out on my gazelle while listening to club music... thx.  I am not willing to pay that price just to break down what's left of the cartiledge in my knee or mess up my back any more than it already is.

buffa... buffalove23

To the pp...that's a good idea for anyone to follow with the beach body workouts. My partner has knee problems and insanity made it 20x worse while she did it.

knfisch knfisch

It will work awesomely but it's high intensity and for all the struggle and expense you could buy a pair of sneakers and a 5-10pm pair of dumbbells and start running and doing basic strength training. As long as you are doing an intense cardio workout for an hour 3 times a week and a Circuit training style of basic strength that ups your heart rate for 45-60 minutes every other day and then watching portion sizes Nd keeping snacking in check you're going to loose weight and get a body like the pictures. Unfortunately most people will not. Stick to such a rigoruous routine or when they realize it'll take longer than a week to loose the first 20lbs will be discouraged and give up.

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