In Review - Insanity Day 8

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Today's Workout Description: Cardio Power & Resistance
Tomorrow's Workout: Pure Cardio
Date of today's workout: Friday, July 18, 2009
Duration: About 40 minutes
Type: Intense Cardio

I think I died a little inside during today's workout.

The whole concept of Insanity is to push yourself harder than you ever have before and to dig deeper to discover what you're truly made of; today, I can honestly say that I dug deeper than I ahve before and I FEEL IT!!!! Although I've done today's workout just five days ago, it's somehow equally as challenging as it was five days ago. Perhaps that's because I'm pushing myself harder than I was doing five days ago.

Whatever the case, my heart rate got into nearly dangerous highs (189 BPM) and, although, my masochistic mind told me to keep going, keep pushing, and keep burning, my body had other plans. There were literally two times during today's workout that my body shut me down while my mind taunted me: during the fastest set of Power Jumps and Globe Jumps. I was going as fast as my body would carry me and getting so much air, it felt like I was Superman taking flight.

I have only one problem with this workout: I wish there were more rotations of the 8 Hops/8 Pushups series. Crazy, I know, right? I think it's because when I started P90X nearly a year ago (August 25 marks a year), I couldn't do a real pushup. Now, I'm lowering completely to the floor and powering back up. Show-off? Rarely. Confident? Maybe. Insane? DEFINITELY. The Insanitometer reads the same as it did the first time I did this workout.

Now where's that recovery drink...?

Insanitometer Rating: 8 out of 10.

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5 Responses to "In Review - Insanity Day 8"

  1. GrowStrong Says:
  2. Larry, it's GrowStrong from BB Insanity threads... I was inspired by your blog to start my own for Insanity - do you mind if I link to yours in my blogroll?

    PS Your "home" link has a typo (needs the second 'i' in initiative) and doesn't work.
  3. Larry Says:
  4. Absolutely! We're all a big family, helping one another! Link me man, and send me your link and I'll link yours! And thanks for the heads up about the link. Fixed it!
  5. GrowStrong Says:
  6. Awesome. Mine is ... putting yours up now.
  7. Active Says:
  8. Hi Larry, really enjoying your blog. I am finishing up my final weeks of P90X and will start Insanity first week of August. I have been doing P90X at 4am, (only time I can workout), before I eat breakfast and I am able to get through the workouts with no problem. For Insanity, you recommended eating something prior to workout. Can it be something light? I really don't want to wake up at 3am, just to eat.

    Thanks again for your blog. Looking forward to getting INSANE!
  9. Larry Says:
  10. Active - I think you really have to know your body for this workout. One of Tony's mantra's from P90X is, "Don't be eating AT LEAST an hour do this workout." I'd almost say the same for Insanity.

    Insanity and P90X are very different animals--P90X is definitely more strength/aerobic centered, while Insanity is more cardio/anaerobic centered. The demand that Insanity puts on your body is much different than P90X. I say if ANYTHING, at least have a protein shake or glass of Shakeology prior to the workout. Your body will need the energy.

    You can read a bit about anaerobic vs. aerobic exercise by clicking here and use your best judgment.