INSANITY DVD Workout – Base Kit

Shaun T’s Insanity workout is the best of its kind. No other workout can get you these types of results in just 60 days. Guaranteed! Shaun T’s Max Interval Training techniques are a step ahead of every other fitness program ever designed. You get you a lean, muscular body in a short amount of time.

The Insanity Workout is a difficult workout, but the results are phenomenal. Complete set includes a nutrition guide, calender to track your progress, and 10 intense DVDs. No exercise equipment is necessary, all you need is a little space and a big heart.

$ 144.80


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  1. 5,357 of 5,480 people found the following review helpful
    5.0 out of 5 stars
    Rrrrrripppp….yes, that was the sound of my abs flexing, February 28, 2011
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    This is a nuts set of workout DVD’s. I am overweight and just shy of 40, but I have dreams of getting back into my pre-marriage body. I decided to seize the day and go for it, and I am not sorry. My muscles are currently screaming, every bit of me hurts. Every day, I both love and dread pushing play on this dvd, because I know what will happen when I do. I will spend 45 minutes gasping, lurching around, heart pounding, sweat running off me like a monsoon, desparately trying to keep up with a workout designed by fitness demigods. Afterwards, when I can catch my breath and pull myself up of the ground, I feel so good it is not even funny. Yesterday when I finished my workout and was talking to my wife, I said “You know what I feel like? I feel like I’m on vacation!”. You know, that feeling you get on day 1 of vacation when you have the whole thing stretching before you, when there is a cool drink in your hands and not a care in the world? That’s how I feel when my blood is pumping, when my body is sore and I am so proud of myself.

    I can’t even begin to keep up with this video, but that is ok. I keep my heart rate up, I have a great time, and I try to get a little better every day. I’m not done with the program yet, I hope I have the stamina to keep it up, but for now, this is fantastic.

    The DVD’s themselves are good, the music is fine, the instructor is incredible and never demeaning. I feel like he is speaking directly to me and he is very encouraging. I am also encouraged when the folks exercising with him can’t keep up, because I know that if these very in shape people can’t do it, then I am in good company. The rest of the package is fine. I’m on weight watchers, so I’m not using their eating plan. I’m not changing diets midstream. Anyway, the workout calendar is nice, I keep it up to date and it is a good motivational tool for me. The DVD case is compact and sturdy. It’s a little pricey, but I think that it is worth it so far. It is giving me back my self respect.

    —-**UPDATE**
    I’ve done the program now for 21 days. I have gone down 2 pant sizes, lost 11 pounds, am losing my love handles, have had to take my belt in 2 notches (almost 3!) and am getting my neck back! The workouts are very active. They are very intense, and the more I do them, the more intense they can get. When I first started, I could not do the exercises with anything approaching good form. 3 weeks on, my form has improved, but now the workouts are tougher because I’m pushing myself harder to complete them. Shaun T. is inspirational,and I have a love hate relationship with him on the DVDs! I yell at the screen as I exercise. Get yourself a good pair of shoes, it made a huge difference to me, and make sure you do all the warm ups. If you are chunky like me when you start, don’t be discouraged, just keep at it, do your best, and so far the results have made me a believer. It has been a very hard 3 weeks, but I love the way I feel, I’m happy to be in clothes I thought I would never wear again, and my wife and co-workers all notice the difference. This set has made a big difference in my attitude towards exercise, and I think I’m going to do P90x when Insanity is done!

    –**Update**
    Day 31 of insanity here, down 14.1 pounds, ran 5k yesterday, pushing harder. The workouts don’t get easier, but there is a huge sense of accomplishment every day as I fill in the workout calendar. Someone told me today that I look thinner, and I was very excited. I’m still thick, don’t get me wrong, but I’m getting there. Insanity has made me excited to get physical.

    –**Update**
    5 weeks of insanity done, 17 pounds down, preparing for a 4.5 mile run this weekend, really nervous about starting week 6–it supposedly gets even insaner (?). My wife has joined me for some of the workouts and my kids are now doing it with me (as much as they are able, and they have a great time!)–the whole family has gotten into it. Can’t say enough about how good I feel–it is a crime to feel this good, I swear.

    –**Update**
    I must admit that I look forward to these little updates, as I use them for encouragement. Anyway, day 45 of insanity is today. From a discipline standpoint, this is a daily decision–these workouts are hard. I feel great, but every day, I look in the mirror and think a)this is great and b)long way to go. On the up side, my belt is too big, have to use it on its tightest setting. I’m down 18.5 pounds since I began. I can see my neck–and it is not just a solid column of blubber. I have abs popping out (!) (although they are still buried under some belly fat–let’s face it, I started this waaaay overweight). My wife has now joined the culture of fitness in our family, and is working out regularly. The second month of insanity, which starts 6 weeks in, is significantly more insane than the first month (which I didn’t think was humanly…

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  2. 647 of 667 people found the following review helpful
    5.0 out of 5 stars
    Best high power workout on the market, September 3, 2013
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    The workout is aptly named – it is insane(ly great!). It turns the typical intense workout on its head with the premise being longer intense spurts followed by shorter rests (3 min of working as hard as you can, 30 seconds rest) – the opposite of the norm . This is a workout that will push you to your limits, and that is the secret to its success. And it works. This program is the best workout on the market for an active person who wants to power up your routine to get in great shape and lose weight. However, if you are a beginner, not active or have any physical limitations, this is not a first time workout.
    This is a cardio heavy workout with minimal resistance training (push-ups, squats, lunges are pretty much it for resistance). It’s a two month program, with alternating intense workouts through the first month, then, after a recovery week, a second set of cardio heavy workouts. It moves fast, you don’t have any time between segments, which is the idea behind the program, so you need to be prepared to move. The specific exercises aren’t hard to do, they are a variety of jumping jacks, jogging in place, squats, lunges, push-ups, jumps (plyometrics), and kickboxing/martial arts moves , so it is easy to follow and do movement wise. They are all done at a super fast pace with a lot of repetitions – this is where the insanity comes in – and this can make the segments hard to complete. You get an all over workout for all your muscle groups, so when you complete each day, you have done an effective all over training.

    Pros about the workout:
    You don’t need equipment to do it, just you, your sneakers, a mat (maybe) and the DVDs. The instructor is great, giving you encouragement all the way through (and you will need it). Exercises are easy to understand and not complicated to do, so you don’t need great coordination to execute them correctly. You cycle through several exercises (ex. 20 secs each of jumping jacks, jogging in place, suicide drills, burpees, jump lunges), then a 30 second break. And then you keep going. Each workout is 40 minutes, which may seem easy, but you are pushing it the whole time with practically no break. It will get you sweating and your heart going. When you first start this, don’t hesitate (or be ashamed) to use your pause button to make it a little easier to adjust to the routine and avoid injury. As you get used to it, and it doesn’t take long, you can get through the whole DVD without a pause.

    You can change up the DVDs each week which keeps you from getting bored and keeps you motivated, a great plus with the program. You also don’t have to map out a workout regimen, this program comes with everything laid out in a calendar that’s easy to follow. It also comes with a nutrition program that outlines what you need calorie and nutrition wise to keep your energy up to do this (and you will need it).

    This is not muscle building workout, although it does incorporate some strength training, but only using body weight as resistance. If you want to incorporate a little more strength/muscle building, I recommend working some weights into the routines. I found that the best way is to use ankle and wrist weights, this way you can strap them on before you start and just keep going. You are also told to check your heart rate throughout the workout, I recommend a heart monitor Polar FT4 Heart Rate Monitor which you can wear as a watch or on your chest (comes with a chest strap) – wearing on your chest gives you the most accurate reading. It also tells you how many calories you’ve burned. Stands up to a heavy duty work out.

    I also added a fat burner supplement to my routine, Phenatrim (2 Bottles) – High Performance, Clinical Strength Weight Loss Supplement it gives a huge energy boost to help get through the workouts, but without getting jittery or crashing afterwards. I lost about 2 pounds per week the first couple of weeks just doing Insanity and dieting alone, which wasn’t bad. But after adding the Phenatrim I started losing almost double the weight (lost an average of about 4 pounds per week). It’s a clinical strength formula so it’s pretty strong, however I have not experienced any negative side effects which is a big plus to me. There are several good energy/fat burning supplements out there you can use, I just found this one to be the best.

    If you want serious, fast results, Insanity is for you, but it takes a serious commitment to get through the program. You will be very happy with the results, and this is the best workout I have found to get the body you want in a short time.

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  3. 2,122 of 2,227 people found the following review helpful
    4.0 out of 5 stars
    P90X this isn’t…, January 23, 2010
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    A. Ort “aorto” (Youngstown, Ohio) –
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    I’m a former P90X junkie. That program literally changed my life and got me into the best shape of my life, even at 40 years old. However, this is not P90X. That is not a criticism at all, just don’t expect more of the same.

    This is all floor exercises using your body weight with lots of plyometric and isometic exercises, cardio and core exercise that will work you – hard. The exercises come fast and furious with a good mix of cardio and strength building (e.g. squat type exercises and push-up type exercises). But its primary focus is the CORE. If you didn’t know what that meant before Insanity, you will definitely understand it once you begin.

    It’s broken into two four week segments with a “recovery” (I use that term loosely..) week in between. The warm-up itself is a workout. The first four weeks are two rounds of three sets of a series of exercises equaling about 40 minutes per session. In the second four weeks you’ll find some of the warm-up exercises were exercises from the actual program from the first four weeks. And the program itself moves to three rounds of three different sets of exercises equaling about an hour. You’ll actually be begging to go back to the first four weeks. If you like crazy, you’ll love it…

    Shaun T is a good motivator and provides good tips about proper form and techniques. The music adds to the program as well; as each routine picks up intensity, the music is well designed to keep you going.

    It is tough on the body, though, so be forewarned. If you aren’t in some semblance of shape, you may want to rethink this one. I pulled a neck muscle during the first week because I didn’t breathe properly. It will tax your joints, your knees, your feet, your back. If you are injury prone, be extremely careful. Modify if you need to or pass on it altogether.

    It requires serious focus. Breathing is key. Drink lots of water. And move at your own pace. Even the participants in the DVD (including Shaun T) have to quit and take breaks. It’s that intense.

    The caveat is really only this: you may lose some of the “glamour” muscles. This doesn’t mean you will get less strong but there are no no exercises for the biceps or the lats (no pull-ups here). However, the muscles you do have (especially the legs) will be stronger and more defined. If you want to maintain weight, you will need to increase your food intake big time, especially as the program progresses.

    Your body will change and your core (including the abs) will be stronger than you ever thought possible and you will be in incredible shape, even if you only do the program at half the intensity.

    I give it a definite thumbs up but know what you want to get out of the program and understand what it is about before investing your time and money in it.

    UPDATE: The first time around I was surprised and frustrated with the loss of size (due to lack of adequate calorie intake) but a second round with more focus is producing positive results. The body fat reduction happened from the top down. I am seeing more definition in the shoulders and the chest and seeing muscles in and around the abs, especially the obliques. Things just feel tighter all the way around. The “spare tire” thing is not completely gone though I feel quite ok in a t-shirt that fits rather than a larger size to hide behind. Results: maintained my body weight and dropped from 20 to 16% body fat which means I actually built muscle.

    Final reflections: Using the CORE (which is much more than just your abs) makes all the difference. Keep it tight, no shortcuts and you’ll feel your power increasing. The true test of this is during the high knee run in the warm-up and in the high jumps on the cardio power and resistance disc. If you use anything other than your core, you will never get the speed and power and you risk injuring your back.

    If I could emphasize one other thing it is to continually push through. One more rep, one more second, just a little further than you think you can. Don’t be foolish, recognize your limitations, but don’t confuse your body’s need for rest with your mind’s tendency to quit too soon.

    And, just as a reminder, drink lots and lots of water before, during and after.

    Heads up: Shaun T has a new program just out called Insanity: The Asylum Deluxe. It’s a 30 day program using sports training techniques that looks brutal. And that’s a good thing…

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