Dig deeper while doing INSANITY. I would like to pass along these five free insanity workout tips to ensure you get the maximum results you’re looking for!
1. WORK TO GET YOUR MIND IN THE RIGHT SET
Before you start sweating, you will need to prepare your mind for the next 60 days. You will need to decide right now that you’re in this for a full two months. It doesn’t seem like too long of time, you’d be shocked at the number of people I talk with who quit the workout in the first week.
Things to think about before starting INSANITY…You WILL work very hard. Probably harder than you have ever had before in your life. This isn’t a quick fix! You aren’t going to look like Shaun in the first few days. Energy & Performance will be your guides.
2. YOUR FORM IS IMPORTANT
Shaun has said this many times…form over speed insanity is a rare workout. There isn’t a slow intro to let the body warm up. The workout starts fast and furious. It’s easy to get caught up in the excitement and adrenaline Shaun gives. You feel you need to keep up with everyone on the DVD. I’ll tell you a secret. Most the people in the video had 60 days to train with Shaun in preparation to shoot the DVDs. If that group of fitness pros needed 60 days to get ready, don’t feel bad when you can’t be at their level a day.
If you’re really serious about performing at your max & avoiding injury then watch the workout before you try it. This way you can see the progression and pay close attention to Shaun’s form. Now Let’s face it once the workout starts, we are so busy trying to keep up that your exercise form is probably the last thing you’ll be thinking about…and when you compromise form you fail. That’s when you get injured and can’t workout. No one wants that to happen, do they?
3. DON’T FORGET TO PACE YOURSELF
Even though you might think otherwise, Shaun can’t see you through the TV screen. He’s not going to jump through the screen and yell at you or anything if your pace is not as quick as the insanity cast members. In fact, on the several occasions I’ve have had the opportunity of training in person with Shaun, I have seen him actually tell people to slow down. Your body will actually get some of the best results at a slower pace if you have good form. When you go faster than you should, you then leave yourself open for injuries, discouragement, frustration, and getting light headed. Nobody wants that!
4. CHARGE YOUR BODY CORRECTLY
There is a Nutritional Guide provided with your Insanity DVDs! I’m always amazed just how many people want to jump into working out without paying attention how to eat during INSANITY.
You most likely bought INSANITY to look like the success stories on the infomercial or to have abs like Shaun. Well let me let you in on a little secret: They don’t get to have bodies like that eating whatever they wanted.
Even worse many people aren’t eating enough! There was just as much time and effort put into the nutrition guide as there was in creating the workouts.
It’s just 60 days! Don’t you want to give yourself the best chance to get the best results from your purchase? Some people are surprised how much food they are asked to eat. However, keep this in mind: You are training like an athlete, so you must fuel your body just like an athlete. INSANITY is not a program to be done without the proper nutritional guidelines. In addition to the food guide, there are two things I use each and every day during my INSANITY Workouts: Protein Shakes – You can find recipes for these that are affordable here on Successful Weight Loss Tips. It’s truly the healthiest meal of the day. These are great pre-workout meals. I drink mine 1st thing in the morning and get to my INSANITY workout about an hour later.
Results and Recovery Formula – Originally designed for people doing P90X, the results and recovery formula was really helpful to me while using the DVDS. BTW – The orange bottles you see everyone drinking from in the Insanity Workout DVDs are filled with Results and Recovery Formula. Try putting 1 scoop in your water during your workout, take 1 scoop post workout to replenish lost nutrients & prevent soreness.
5. FIND A PARTNER
Here’s the number 5 INSANITY WORKOUT FREE TIP this maybe should’ve been #1. Too many people try this routine by themselves without any support or encouragement. Doing INSANITY is a life changer and positive encouragement is a definite plus…we’ll take all we can get.
What do you do when you skip a day? What is the best way to find some needed motivation on the days you don’t feel like working out? ANSWER: FIND A Partner. Wouldn’t it be much easier to work with someone that knows the answers to all these questions? I have always attributed my amazing results to the fact that I have always had someone to be accountable to. They would pat me on the back or kick me in the butt depending on what I needed at the time. I’ve been very thankful for the different people who’ve helped me.
Congratulations on taking a huge step to improve your health and fitness. Your life will be completely changed if you follow these simple INSANITY WORKOUT TIPS.