Fitness Friday: Insanity

Fitness Friday - Insanity

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CLEAR LAKE, Iowa – It’s easy to get locked into a fitness routine, so incorporating a workout DVD program may be your answer to switch it up.

You’ve probably seen those infomercials for the Insanity DVD’s, but if you’re on the fence about making the purchase, maybe this can help you decide.

Our workout doesn’t waste any time getting right into it, because the warmup is anything but easy.

The idea is to move non-stop for 3 minutes straight and then rest for only 30 seconds.

Three rounds later and just the warmup is complete. Then like all proper workouts, it’s time to stretch and recover.

And now the insanity begins!

Here’s the idea behind the program: It’s like most interval training sessions where you go all out in short bursts, then move at a moderate pace for a longer stretch of time.

But with insanity, you flip that formula.

You work as hard as you can in 3 to 5-minute blocks, and then take short breaks

This class at Cutting Edge Fitness varies slightly from the DVD’s only in that we break between circuits to kill our abs.

Insanity is not a workout for beginners, mostly because of it’s very high cardio intensity and high impact.

But no matter how fit you are, make sure you drink plenty of water on the breaks.

The next circuit incorporates a lot of jumping, as well as some what we call “level 2 drills, and then some skiers and sideways push ups.

Three rounds of this circuit and we’re back on the floor for more abs.

Then a quick stretch out again and then after that…I’m done.

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