Insanity as the name suggests should have been something that is absolute madness and something that is crazy. Yes, definitely, it is but not related to anything else but a workout program. So, you can well imagine if a workout program is referred to as Insanity, it must be including a series of exercises and workout steps that will make you go crazy!
If you must believe it, it surely is. The ones that have tried out the Insanity workout program have declared and agreed that this exercise regime will make you stretch yourself to the extreme mental and physical limits and will really test your perseverance and patience and also tolerance to rigorous exercise and at the same time assess your stamina and energy levels. As far as Insanity workout results are concerned, it has been found to vary from one individual to another. But we will first discuss a little bit more about the workout program.
More about the workout program
This is in fact, a 60-days exercise program recorded on to a DVD and being sold to the innumerable fitness freaks that want to enhance their image by getting a great body. You will have to work out 6 days a week, every day for a period of 30 minutes to one hour without using any equipments or machines. Your body weight serves as the resistance. During the first 30 days, you will have to go through 5 rigorous exercise regime including Pure Cardio, Cardio Recovery, Cardio Power and Resistance, The Fit Test, and Plyometric Cardio Circuit.
Before you enter into the second half of the Insanity workout program, you will be allowed to unwind a bit but you will have to continue with the exercises, the only difference being that during this period, it is comparatively light.
The name of the instructor is Shaun T. and you can get the DVD for as much as USD$120. However, if you think the price is a bit too high, you can always opt for paying it in 3 installments. The DVD has been produced by Beach Body and this company offers a 90-day trial period during which, if you are not satisfied with the Insanity workout results, you can ask for your money back.
Let us quickly catch a glimpse of the results that are obtained after undergoing this fitness regime. Given below are the changes that you will notice physically.
Effect on muscles - One of the most prominent changes you will observe is in your muscles. It leads to the tightening of the muscles in your entire body. You will see the marked changes soon after you have completed exercising for at least a week or two. You not only get tight and compact muscle build up but you will also notice that they become even more defined. Muscle mass improves remarkably. Right from your thighs to the quadriceps and chest, you will notice the changes. Not only that aside from tightening your muscles and defining them well, your entire body gets a great shape. And if your muscles are in perfect shape, your body is bound to have a great shape!
Increased stamina and improved energy levels - Earlier if you would pant and run out of breath after climbing a flight of steps, once you start the Insanity workout program, you are sure to make out the difference in your energy levels and stamina. You tend to become more energetic.
Excitement and adrenalin pump – These exercises are so thrilling and pushes you so much to the extreme, you are sure to feel the adrenalin pump in your body.
Having said about the Insanity workout results and what you can expect, let us find out whether or not this program can be availed by everybody. This is one of the drawbacks of this exercise program that if you have never exercised before, you cannot start your workouts with this DVD.
Who cannot opt for the program?
Basically, these exercises are meant only for those people that have the habit of exercising regularly and the ones that have already developed awareness of having a great body and have worked towards the same for many years. So, it is definitely not meant for everyone. Also if you are pregnant, extremely fat or obese or overweight, suffer from diabetes, have ailment of the heart or other vital organs and suffer from osteoarthritis, you should not go for the DVD at any cost. More than good, it will cause harm and you will not be able to take these exercises in the first place, so getting results is definitely a far cry.
Will it be effective only with exercise?
Also, it has been found out that the ones that are eligible for the exercises recorded in the DVD will not get adequate Insanity workout results unless they follow the other guidelines too. The other guidelines mean religiously following the nutrition plan and keeping proper track of your exercise schedule. As far as diet plan is concerned, it contains several healthy recipes and also mentions the proportion in which you ought to consume carbohydrates, vitamins, proteins, fat, cereals, dairy products, and the like.
Benefits of the exercise regime
One of the biggest advantages of this DVD program is that so that you do not get bored with the same kind of exercises every week, they have been changed every week to do away with boredom. Also you will have the enthusiasm to try out new exercises. And if you are tired with a particular type of exercise as it is straining you draining you off your energy, you know the same exercises will not be repeated the following week. So, the chances of quitting midway do not arise.
So, if you are not suffering from any of the disorders mentioned above, you can try the exercises but beware of adverse side effects if you are not eligible. The best way to find out your eligibility is to talk to a medical practitioner.