In Review - Insanity Day 9

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Today's Workout Description: Pure Cardio
Tomorrow's Workout: Plyometric Cardio Circuit
Date of today's workout: Saturday, July 18, 2009
Duration: About 40 minutes
Type: Intense Cardio


"Why do I do the things that I do? Cause I wanna look GOOD!"

Well, Shaun T is at least partially right. Heck, I'll be honest--he's mostly right! I suppose to undergo a workout as crazy as Insanity, there has to be a little vanity involved. More important for me, though, it's honestly #1 - staying away from a life filled with high blood pressure medication! I was diagnosed with high blood pressure at 24 years old, and have since been on a mission to reverse the curse. Glad to say that I'm HBP free thanks to Beachbody!

That said, this workout is honestly making a believer out of me! I've never EVER been that much of a cardio guy. There's something about getting my heart rate so high that I can hardly breathe that just doesn't scream "fun" to me. Give me the nice, genuine burn from a set of free weights or heavy resistance bands ANY DAY. I've actually come to ENJOY cardiovascular working out due to this workout. Today is an insane, non-stop cardio party, and I found myself pushing myself so hard! Whereas the first time I did this workout, I'd be taking 30 second breaks, today I found myself taking 5-10 second breaks, and right after the break going as fast as my body could carry me. That, my friends, is a little thing I like to call progress.

I could honestly be hard on myself and stress that I'm not as quick or intese throughout the entire workout as those on the video, but let's face it: Shaun T is taking breaks, and he's making his crew take breaks. He's also looking in the camer and telling you and me to take breaks. So, I'm not going to beat myself up over not doing the entire workout without a break. What counts more is that I find I'm getting quicker and more precise with good form during each workout, and to that, I have no complaints. You will, however, notice that the Insanitometer has changed just a bit from the first time...

(As an aside, a lot of people have been asking, "What workout is just "Cardio Circuit?" After talking with a few people, I think it's a typo on the Insanity calendar, and Cardio Circuit is the same thing as Plyometric Cardio Circuit. It's the only workout that has those two words in the title. So once you get to that point, use Plyo Cardio Circuit.)

Insanitometer Rating: 8.5 out of 10.

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6 Responses to "In Review - Insanity Day 9"

  1. Anonymous Says:
  2. Hey Larry, do you use Shakeology from BB?
  3. Larry Says:
  4. I just got my first bag of Shakeology on Thursday afternoon. I ordered the Greenberry flavor, and I will say this much--the taste is definitely "unique" and takes some serious getting used to. But I defintely feel a difference in my body after taking it.
  5. Coach81 Says:
  6. I would be very interested in your honest opinion of shakeology as you use it. I'm on the fence with it now. It cost me about 1.50 for breakfast now with my protein/oats shake.. I want to know if it is worth it to jump all the way up to almost $5.00 per breakfast with shakeology!!!
  7. Larry Says:
  8. Coach81 - I can definitely feel a difference in my body since Shakeology. Honestly, I think it's something everyone has to try. Either you'll really like and enjoy the taste or you won't at all.
  9. Coach81 Says:
  10. You're making me think if I'm going to try it..I should just go ahead and order the chocolate, eh? LOL
  11. Larry Says:
  12. Coach81 - I say go for it. If you don't like it, then you'll know that it's just not a fit for you. Like I said, though, the taste is "unique" and will take some getting used to, honestly. But give it a try and let me know what you think.

    I may write a post about Shakeology.