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thoughts about the insanity workout

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Created May 01, 2012 at 12:57 AM

is it advisable to do it twice a day?

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on May 01, 2012
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that video blew me away lol

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on May 01, 2012
at 06:32 AM

But if you're in the beginning months of a new regimen, that's totally different.

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on May 01, 2012
at 02:00 AM

thank you for the response sir! you have really helped me out

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on May 01, 2012
at 01:49 AM

I wouldn't worry too much about your stomach getting bigger if you're getting more cut at the same time. sounds like you're building up muscle and dropping fat- always a good thing from a metabolic standpoint.

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on May 01, 2012
at 01:48 AM

the adonis belt is the contour that runs from just above your hip bones and down to your pubic bone. You can have a six pack and not have adonis belt, and you can have an adonis belt and not have a six pack. I think it's definitely partly genetics that determines how well it can be developed.

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on May 01, 2012
at 01:39 AM

LOL, it's wierd because i can see the cuts of my obliques, and my 4 pack but my stomech has gotten bigger, could this be the muscle pushing out because i keep a clean diet, btw what is the adonis belt?

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on May 01, 2012
at 01:28 AM

It could be so many things, but if you aren't getting fatter you're probably just building muscle. As for the lower abs, try incorporating sets of hanging leg raises (you can do them hanging from your door frame if you are light enough) to carve out the adonis belt. IF you have trouble with the hanging leg raises, you can simulate them lying on your back on the floor and our feet in the air, and then pulsing/contracting up and down. It is a very subtle movement this way but properly isolates the lower abdomen region

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on May 01, 2012
at 01:27 AM

It could be so many things, but if you aren't getting fatter you're probably just building muscle. As for the lower abs, try incorporating sets of hanging leg raises (you can do them hanging from your door frame if your light enough) to carve out the adonis belt. IF you have trouble with the hanging leg raises, you can simulate them lying on your back on the floor and our feet in the air, and then pulsing/contracting up and down. It is a very subtle movement this way but properly isolates the lower abdomen region.

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i have been doing it for one week (twice a day), and i have seen more definition in my 4 pack, but my lower abs and obliques, and chest seem to have gotten bigger, can you shed some light on this?

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on February 23, 2013
at 10:28 AM

A friend of mine introduced me to this a week a go. In my opinion, it's actually a very bad idea to do this once a day, let alone twice a day. I'm not aware if there's a schedule, any planned rest or anything, it said once a day. To do it for a better looking body is completely ridiculous as you can achieve this faster and more effective by spreading and timing workouts. Your body needs time to repair itself and this is the most important part of any exercise program. It's not about when you exercise, but when you don't. I learned this the hard way by overtraining and plateauing. To do it to release energy I'd recommend to really focuse on the release instead of an exercise program. You can do this through movement or exercise but it's best to put the attention to the body part you are releasing.

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on March 09, 2013
at 04:33 PM

More is NOT better.

  1. it may be obvious but workouts make you hungrier thus you eat more calories (consciously or unconsciously) negating the effect.

  2. any activity done with the sole goal of burning calories will not produce results due to point one, and activities do not burn that many calories, most stats on calories burned per hour include your resting 'burn' rate to inflate the figure.

  3. Workouts of that nature i.e. a sustained moderate intensity, basically send your body into stress mode, flipping all kinds of bad switches like increased cortisol which will lead to muscle breakdown... http://www.marksdailyapple.com/case-against-cardio/#axzz2N3k4tWYL

  4. loads of wear and tear on your joints, this is a real issue you need to take care of your body, also mass over training, increased rick of injury etc.

You want to focus on building lean mass, to improve your body. You will look fit and healthy if you do this, not skinny, stressed and weak. This is 80% diet. Don't be fooled by the super fit people on the covers of these things. Most people only know how to train themselves, their own genetics (a massive factor in exercise response). They probably have great genetics (which got them in that position) and almost any program would have worked for them.

To IMPROVE the way you look: two short intense strength workouts a week: large compounds movements, two sets per exercise, about 10 sets in total, slow controlled movements.The focus is short and intense, which sends the signal to your body to become fit and lean.

Example:

2 sets of push ups, pull ups, squats, dumbbell row, one set of crunches (all sets slow and controlled, taken to failure, in good form, one warm up set per exercise, 1 minute breaks)

Hope this helps.

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on February 23, 2013
at 02:44 PM

do it once a day but with a weighted vest

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on February 23, 2013
at 09:51 AM

put more intensity into one of the workouts and insure the intensity and frequency coincide with you current fitness level while putting yourself on track towards you goals. You'll get better results with one intense workout rather than spreading your effort out of 2 workouts. I think some would say if you have enough gas left in the tank to do two of these tough workouts in one day then you're not pushing yourself hard enough on the one.

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on August 07, 2012
at 06:57 PM

im on my last day of week 2. i skip the cardio because i dont need it and replace it with some other stuff

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on May 01, 2012
at 06:28 AM

Mike, I see that you are a workout beast! Just wanted to share some information with everyone about high intensity training that I found very interesting. It is long, but it is worth it I think. I did not purchase the program, but it gave me lots of food for thought, cuz I used to be all about the two-a-days...or three-a-days. Or a 2-3 hour workout. This made me start to think about streamlining.

Not intending to offend at all, I think it is great that you are so into exercise, and I love it as well.

http://www.systemsixeasyfatloss.com/ haha forgot to add the url.

C2ecbc6f2948c232d60a639c50b7f4f9

(504)

on May 01, 2012
at 11:40 AM

that video blew me away lol

57fe410364322da1273494ded305c742

(109)

on May 01, 2012
at 06:32 AM

But if you're in the beginning months of a new regimen, that's totally different.

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on May 01, 2012
at 01:06 AM

Hey I love Insanity. I don't do them everyday, but rather only 2-3x per week. It is not advised that you do two a day, but I'm sure you could if you have the energy. If you're dead set on doing two a day, I recommend trying one of the cardio/plyo routines in the AM, and then one of from the rest/cardio recovery DVDs in the PM and seeing how that goes.

C2ecbc6f2948c232d60a639c50b7f4f9

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on May 01, 2012
at 02:00 AM

thank you for the response sir! you have really helped me out

1edb06ded9ccf098a4517ca4a7a34ebc

(14952)

on May 01, 2012
at 01:48 AM

the adonis belt is the contour that runs from just above your hip bones and down to your pubic bone. You can have a six pack and not have adonis belt, and you can have an adonis belt and not have a six pack. I think it's definitely partly genetics that determines how well it can be developed.

1edb06ded9ccf098a4517ca4a7a34ebc

(14952)

on May 01, 2012
at 01:28 AM

It could be so many things, but if you aren't getting fatter you're probably just building muscle. As for the lower abs, try incorporating sets of hanging leg raises (you can do them hanging from your door frame if you are light enough) to carve out the adonis belt. IF you have trouble with the hanging leg raises, you can simulate them lying on your back on the floor and our feet in the air, and then pulsing/contracting up and down. It is a very subtle movement this way but properly isolates the lower abdomen region

C2ecbc6f2948c232d60a639c50b7f4f9

(504)

on May 01, 2012
at 01:39 AM

LOL, it's wierd because i can see the cuts of my obliques, and my 4 pack but my stomech has gotten bigger, could this be the muscle pushing out because i keep a clean diet, btw what is the adonis belt?

1edb06ded9ccf098a4517ca4a7a34ebc

(14952)

on May 01, 2012
at 01:27 AM

It could be so many things, but if you aren't getting fatter you're probably just building muscle. As for the lower abs, try incorporating sets of hanging leg raises (you can do them hanging from your door frame if your light enough) to carve out the adonis belt. IF you have trouble with the hanging leg raises, you can simulate them lying on your back on the floor and our feet in the air, and then pulsing/contracting up and down. It is a very subtle movement this way but properly isolates the lower abdomen region.

C2ecbc6f2948c232d60a639c50b7f4f9

(504)

on May 01, 2012
at 01:14 AM

i have been doing it for one week (twice a day), and i have seen more definition in my 4 pack, but my lower abs and obliques, and chest seem to have gotten bigger, can you shed some light on this?

1edb06ded9ccf098a4517ca4a7a34ebc

(14952)

on May 01, 2012
at 01:49 AM

I wouldn't worry too much about your stomach getting bigger if you're getting more cut at the same time. sounds like you're building up muscle and dropping fat- always a good thing from a metabolic standpoint.

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