Ever since the birth of the Insanity workout program, it has taken the market by a storm. But the number one problem or rather a pondering people had is
pitching the Insanity Workout against another workout by the same company, the P90X.
Insanity vs P90X
? Which one is good? Which one yields more results? Which one is right for ME?
Well, let’s have a step-by-step look, shall we?
Insanity workout is a boon for the world of fitness and weight loss and everybody is contemplating giving it a shot. Well, like they say, trying never
harms but you should be completely aware of what you are getting into before trying something this strenuous. We will look into the pros and cons after
understanding the concept and the working of the insanity workout.
What in Heaven’s Name is The “Insanity Workout”?
Insanity workout is a workout training program on DVDs that works on the max-interval training phenomenon. It is a high-intensity workout that pushes the
body to get extra-ordinary results. The creator of Insanity workout, Shaun T. has rammed a year’s workout schedule into 60 days and thus every session is a
high intensity one which is a combination of cardio, core, abs, muscle training, fit tests etc. Although, the workout is not meant for absolute beginners
due to its strenuous nature, the challenge surely lures a lot of semi-fitness freaks.
The Working Of The Insanity Workout
Shaun T. has smartly combined power resistance, muscle training, stamina training, core, abs, cardio etc to make it a high intensity workout training
program which pushes the body to extremes in order to achieve that kind of results. The 60 days workout schedule makes you sore and makes you wonder if the
pain is worth it but Shaun T. guarantees that every single second will be worth it. Hence, the beach body gives you a 60-day money back guarantee in case
you are dissatisfied with the results after the program ends.
Pros of the Insanity Workout
Insanity workout is a high paced, high-intensity activity that keeps your body super-active throughout the 60 days and later too. The whole max-interval
training shows desirable results in the given time limit.
Due to its strenuous nature and a year’s schedule rammed into 60 days, the insanity workout guarantees results in 60 days. The success stories and the
‘before & after’ pictures of the people who took up the insanity workout portray the intensity of the workout regime.
You do not require anything but your body in the Insanity workout. No dumbbells no pull bars, nothing. You can perform the given tasks at the comfort of
your home without being intimidated by others or having to take out time to drive to the gym.
The beach body is sure about the results the insanity workout provides. Therefore, it gives you a 60 days money back guarantee. So you can complete the
program and get your money back in case you are not satisfied.
Cons of the Insanity workout
Not suitable for everyone
The insanity workout is designed for people who are already fit who wish to enhance their fitness in an insane way. It is in no way for beginners or people
with disabilities. Neither is it recommended for those who are weak at heart. Insanity is certainly not everybody’s cup of tea but if it is yours, there’s
The basic foundation of the insanity workout is its high-intensity nature that pushes the body to extremes. But this feature can prove to be fatal to those
who aren’t up for the challenge and fail to realize it. Intensity workout can result in cramps, soreness, aching joints and muscles in people who aren’t
High amount of dedication required
With the kind of difficulty that the insanity workout battles, one needs to have exemplary commitment and dedication towards going on without quitting
because otherwise all the efforts made so far would be a waste of time.
About the P90X – The Power 90 Extreme Program
P90X, is the short form for Power 90 Extreme, which is a “workout from home” DVD program, and most popularly known, liked and even criticized for its
intensity. It is a complete program that spans across 90 days, and consists of a workout program that uses cross-training, meaning many different types of
workouts and exercises such as yoga, free weight training, martial arts and even calisthenics.
It also comes with its own diet and nutrition guide.
The P90X is more suited for people who are already a “little bit fit”.
So finally, to answer the question – Insanity Vs P90X, I think the answer’s that both are equally good, it depends on YOUR fitness level. If you are more
flabby, it’s the Insanity for you, and if you are looking to build some muscles, then P90X can help you with that!
This comparison was written by fitness trainer and blogger, Matthew Gates. Matthew is one of the most popular blogger on all topics related to the Insanity Workout. He resides in New York and is a software engineer by day. Read more on his Google Plus profile.