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Created May 04, 2012 at 11:31 PM

i am on my 8th day of insanity, and it feels like i have gotten fatter, my lower stomech is sticking out, and i have lost some ab definition, but my quads and calfs have gotten extremely bigger, i follow the meal plan, and their are puddles of sweat around me when i workout, why am i getting fatter? or is it even fat, im really confused. my previous worlkout made me lose 30 pounds in 3 months, but the insanity seems to be wrecking it, should i pull the plug on the insanity workout? im 18 i weigh 195

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on May 05, 2012
at 03:45 PM

thank you for the advice :)

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on May 05, 2012
at 03:50 AM

What JayJay said. I like a crazy Insanity workout every now and again, it is a fun workout (aside from his warm-up/stretch routine... that, my friend, is bass-ackward) and I love how I feel post-workout. Similar to an intense Crossfit metcon. However, insanity isnt the answer for fitness, leaning out, or even health in general. If you're going for lean: diet and strength work is all you really need (the HIIT is icing on the fat-loss cake and insanity could qualify as the HIIT workout - just don't do it every day).

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on May 05, 2012
at 01:58 AM

Well, its not really about easy. Its more about why your doing it. If you wanna be healthier and have a strong physique I'd go back to the powerlifting...do some HIIT...and eat a paleo diet. Your young, so I'm sure you can handle the program. I'm just pretty well convinced its less than optimal. But I've done plenty of less than optimal training in my life so have at it :).

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at 01:12 AM

thats kind of a releif, cuz when i look in the mirror it looks like i've gained like 10 pounds

C2ecbc6f2948c232d60a639c50b7f4f9

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on May 05, 2012
at 01:06 AM

i lokked defined prior to this, but then i got really bulky the past 8 days

C2ecbc6f2948c232d60a639c50b7f4f9

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on May 05, 2012
at 01:05 AM

it is kind of easy compared to other stuff i did the past 4 years of high school(powerlifting, football, rugby)

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at 11:44 PM

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cSccVzdYhmI

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on May 04, 2012
at 11:43 PM

my diet has been the same for the past 4 months, and im well hydraded(2 gallons per day), and i sleep 7-8 hours per day

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on May 04, 2012
at 11:36 PM

What is the insanity workout? Does it relate to this site? Just asking.

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71c689f8f851e66b04c3a8c2062bbfed

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on May 05, 2012
at 12:06 AM

From what I heard, you build muscle before you burn the fat, looking bigger for a little while, then the fat comes down.

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at 01:06 AM

i lokked defined prior to this, but then i got really bulky the past 8 days

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on May 05, 2012
at 01:08 AM

Your muscle does start to build before you lose fat. Also seeing swelling before losing is normal. Look at the workout you are doing. It's intense so nice huge calfs are going to be part of it. But trust me, once you're down to almost week three, you should be happy.

C2ecbc6f2948c232d60a639c50b7f4f9

(504)

on May 05, 2012
at 01:12 AM

thats kind of a releif, cuz when i look in the mirror it looks like i've gained like 10 pounds

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on May 05, 2012
at 01:09 AM

Your muscle does start to build before you lose fat. Also seeing swelling before losing is normal. Look at the workout you are doing. It's intense so nice huge calfs are going to be part of it. But trust me, once you're down to almost week three, you should be happy.

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3846a3b61bc9051e4baebdef62e58c52

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on May 05, 2012
at 12:45 AM

When I think of P90X and Insanity I think chronic cardio, cortisol, and repetitive stress injury.

3846a3b61bc9051e4baebdef62e58c52

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on May 05, 2012
at 01:58 AM

Well, its not really about easy. Its more about why your doing it. If you wanna be healthier and have a strong physique I'd go back to the powerlifting...do some HIIT...and eat a paleo diet. Your young, so I'm sure you can handle the program. I'm just pretty well convinced its less than optimal. But I've done plenty of less than optimal training in my life so have at it :).

C2ecbc6f2948c232d60a639c50b7f4f9

(504)

on May 05, 2012
at 01:05 AM

it is kind of easy compared to other stuff i did the past 4 years of high school(powerlifting, football, rugby)

C2ecbc6f2948c232d60a639c50b7f4f9

(504)

on May 05, 2012
at 03:45 PM

thank you for the advice :)

Fb677d93955eb0fac597e3d94db92980

(1115)

on May 05, 2012
at 03:50 AM

What JayJay said. I like a crazy Insanity workout every now and again, it is a fun workout (aside from his warm-up/stretch routine... that, my friend, is bass-ackward) and I love how I feel post-workout. Similar to an intense Crossfit metcon. However, insanity isnt the answer for fitness, leaning out, or even health in general. If you're going for lean: diet and strength work is all you really need (the HIIT is icing on the fat-loss cake and insanity could qualify as the HIIT workout - just don't do it every day).

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on May 04, 2012
at 11:38 PM

Some things to consider: Is it possible that it's inflammation? I sincerely doubt you're truly fatter. Has your weight changed, or your diet changed? Are you adequately hydrated? Rest is very important.

C2ecbc6f2948c232d60a639c50b7f4f9

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on May 04, 2012
at 11:43 PM

my diet has been the same for the past 4 months, and im well hydraded(2 gallons per day), and i sleep 7-8 hours per day

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