Frequently asked Questions For Insanity Class Newbies

Running might be the easiest, most effective form of cardio, but it won’t help burn any calories if the monotony turns you off. If you need something more fun and seems more like a night out partying with your friends rather than a workout, you’ll want to try Insanity. It’s gained so much popularity because it works, so give it a try! Here’s some common questions to help you get started.

Now let’s be real here. Taking in mind the nature of the exercises, and adding a healthy diet into the picture, what do you think? This is not a joke, this is hard work. If you train like an athlete you will look like an athlete. And Insanity is even more in intensity than what some athletes are doing.

Students should come to class with an open mind and be ready to sweat, move, and shake their booty! New students may want to arrive to class a few minutes early and let their me know they’re a newbie, so that I can provide any additional cues during the class.” Most new students tend to stand in the back, but I recommend standing near the front or in a spot that has a good view of the instructor. It typically takes a student three classes to feel like they “get” movements and routines.

Also, make sure that you bring a towel and water bottle. Optional equipment is a Jump Mat, heart rate monitor

As a matter of fact it doesn’t. It gets harder- the videos from the second month are both longer and containing more complex movements. But you get stronger, a lot stronger, so it seems like it gets easier.

I have heard this question like a dozens of times. The answer is not that much, but it all depends. Guys, having more testosterone, are likely to build more muscle.

Also, it depends on how much protein you consume during the program. But with Insanity being more cardio centered than anything else, I will have to say no.

It will give you that ripped look, that athletic look, rather than make you look like you’ve been weight lifting. It’s muscle definition and fat burning more than anything else.

Not that much actually when you consider percentage wise, though the number on the other hand is huge. But it has nothing to do with it being freakishly hard or anything. It is a matter of motivation, will power and discipline. This is a whole new ball game here guys. It is hard, but remember- when you go the last mile it’s never crowded.

It was created by a track and field athlete, so you do the math. First of all, you cardio capacity will be way up. It’s max interval training, meaning a lot of cardio work.

Secondly, the exercises target the core quite a lot, from every possible angle, so you get a lot of explosiveness.

Both from the core exercises as well from the lot of leg work. High knee sprints, jumping jacks, heel rises, squads in all possible forms and variations, a lot of yoga moves for increasing range of motion…

All of this makes for the perfect workout. I’m into recreational 5K’s, and after completing Insanity I measured 21 minutes even without running a mile during the two months.

Most definitely. The thing is, you see, with all that cardio done on daily basis your abdominal fat tissue will almost disappear, hence revealing your six pack. Size depends on protein intake as well as some genetic predispositions, but a lean defined abdominal area is a given.

This is also due to the fact that almost all of the workouts target your core in one way or another, and of course one of the workouts is designed specifically to give you the hardest abs workout there is.

Couple of times I had the exact same feeling and it’s not pleasant at all.
So avoid eating like two hours before you hit the play button. Drink small sips of water instead of mouthfuls while working out, and start learning your body’s limits.

The diet plan is great if you want to see the results you are after. But have in mind that it is not the ONLY option when it comes to nutrition. Try to see it as some sort of blueprint for healthy way of eating rather than the secret formula. You see, I never followed the exact diet plan, and still got the results I was after.

Try to follow the cornerstones of diet mentioned there. Eat 5-6 times per day, eat healthy food in the proportion of 40% carbs, 40% protein, 20% healthy fats (monounsaturated and omega 3,6,9). Find the food sources which contain this nutritional value (lean meat, fish, fruits and vegetables) and make your own diet plan. Take my word for it- you will see the same results as if you were on the Insanity diet plan.

Depends on your current physique. But all in all expect nicely defined arms and shoulders, flat and sculpted chest if you are a guy, incredibly tightened abdominal area, tight but very well defined calves, and of course very tight thighs and butt (mostly due to the fact that half of the exercises involve jumping and positioning yourself in squad position, doing all varieties of squads).

Definitely lowered body fat percentage too. You will see muscles you never knew existed.