Where do I start? Insanity Asylum totally kicked my butt beyond my imagination.  However, I absolutely LOVE/HATED THIS PROGRAM everyday that I had to do it. I have been addicted to Beachbody programs ever since starting P90X back in April of 2011 and really I never thought I would ever consider myself qualified to even do Insanity Asylum a few months ago.  So I stepped out on total faith and put my body to the test and found that this program challenged me in every way, mentally, physically and yes emotionally.  With that being said, let me share my Insanity Asylum workout review with you.

 

INSANITY ASYLUM WORKOUT REVIEW

When I first started INSANITY, I really thought it was a TOUGH workout, and it was, but as I got better and better into shape, the workouts became easier.  I actually became addicted to INSANITY and began telling everyone about it and how awesome and challenging the workouts are.  After INSANITY, I saw improvements in my endurance and agility and also now had the ability to do the most pull-ups ever due to my weight loss and strengthened shoulders.  This was very exciting for me.  Finishing INSANITY also gave me the confidence to look at the possibility of doing INSANITY ASYLUM.  When I would watch the videos on YouTube about INSANITY THE ASYLUM, I have to be honest, it just looked too intense. However, I knew that someday soon I would have to tackle that beast.  I decided to go for it and do INSANITY THE ASYLUM initially on July 2, 2012.  I initially made it only through 9 days, then had to go out of town on a business trip which caused me to miss too many days. I then decided to restart the program on August 5 and this time, no matter what, I was going to finish the full 30 days.  I restarted on Day 1.

I am going to be totally honest with you about this INSANITY ASYLUM WORKOUT.  I started the second attempt on August 5 with the fit test and was finally very excited to get going with this program.  What excited me the most about the program was how advanced and athletic the workouts were and how it was more challenging than INSANITY.  I mean, how can you get more challenging than INSANITY?  Being a person who enjoys losing weight and getting more and more toned at 49 years old, I’m always looking for ways to challenge myself and others’ fitness regimen to get the best results.  The INSANITY ASYLUM WORKOUT takes your skills and fitness up to elite status with sports-specific training and progressive drills inspired by pro athletes. During this 30-day program, Shaun T pushes you to build your speed, coordination, agility, and power.

There are 6 very intense workouts in the INSANITY ASYLUM WORKOUT which will push your CORE to the max.  For instance, in the INSANITY ASYLUM “Strength” workout, you do many exercises with dumbbell weights designed to increase your strength and power by cross-training with weights and resistance.  My favorite drill in “Strength” is called “Halo Dead Lifts” where you stand with your feet shoulder width apart and your hands on both sides of the dumbbell and your back straight, get into a squat position with the dumbbell in between your legs about 3 inches off the ground, as you are standing up bring the dumbbell up to your head and “halo” the weight around your head going clockwise, when you return to your squat position, this is one rep. If you are using the power band do the exact same thing, but only do a half of a “halo” then return to the squat position. Halfway through the exercise switch to counter clockwise.  You really feel your CORE get a great workout on the Strength DVD. One of my other favorites is called “Speed & Agility” which quickly has you moving on your feet through the provided “Agility Ladder” and provides a very intense cardio workout.  One of the most challenging workouts is the “Vertical Plyo” disc which within the first 5 minutes, your quads will feel the burn from your muscles producing lactic acid.  This is caused by jumping higher than ever before during this intense lower body routine.  I found myself being challenged to keep up with the team on the routines and having to take a few water breaks during some high jumps. I also found my nemesis drill on this INSANITY ASYLUM WORKOUT and it is called the “Agility Shoulder Tap” where you are in plank position and you are tapping your shoulders as you plank through the agility ladder going from side to side.  This is the kind of drill where I need Shaun T right there screaming in my ear to move, to push and to not let down.  It took all of me to get down the ladder twice when you are suppose to go down and back 5 times.  I personally used the saying “Do my best and forget the rest” by another famous trainer on this drill.  I do have a goal to make it through the ladder 5 times and I will hit that goal very soon.  Also, there is a workout you build up to called “GAME DAY” which pushes your sports skills to the max as if you were in a game to “WIN”. Overall, these routines will make you sweat and burn calories to the max.  The intense feeling of accomplishment that you experience when you are done is one-of-a-kind.  Here is a quick video of what the INSANITY ASYLUM WORKOUT looks like during the “Strength” workout routine.

Hopefully, you have found my ASYLUM WORKOUT REVIEW to be helpful, and when it all comes down to it, the INSANITY ASYLUM WORKOUT is a very challenging, amazing workout that is designed to build your speed, coordination, agility, strength, and power and get you ready for any “GAME DAY” in your athletic journey. If you’re an athlete looking to take your skills to another level or just someone in great shape looking for a Challenge, the INSANITY ASYLUM WORKOUT is definitely the way to go! If you have any questions about the program, feel free to reach out to me at chefstaceyrocks@comcast.net