Friday, July 2, 2010

Insanity: Day 5- Pure Cardio

Pure Cardio is right! This workout is 38 minutes of straight cardio with no water breaks after the  9-minute warm-up and 6-minute stretch. The non-stop cardio portion runs 16 minutes long and it will keep your lungs pumping. Here are the drills, each 1-minute in length:

Suicide Drills
Switch Kicks
Wide Football Sprints
Stance Jacks
Pedal Lunges
Hooks and High Jump Rope
Power Jacks
Level 2 Drills
Frog Jumps
Power Knees
Mountain Climbers (standing)
Ski Downs
Scissor Runs
Suicide Jumps
Push-Up Jacks

You get a 1-minute water break at the end of the drills and then a nice 5-minute cool down. I'm trying not to picture Month 2 at this point because I feel my 1st month is in serious need of improvement. My brother actually called me yesterday and said there was no way I did that many reps on my Fit Test, but I did! Maybe I'm not doing as bad as I thought ; )

Tomorrow is a repeat of Plyometric Cardio Circuit so I won't bore you with another review of it. I can't wait to see the progress I have made. The one major thing I notice just within 5 days of doing Insanity is that my core is getting tight, fast! That is a major trouble zone for me so I'm stoked!

Another little side note, I did the first workout with music and have done every one since withOUT! I prefer no music mostly because it helps me concentrate so much more. Try it, see what you think!



Maria@HuffandBuff said...

Great job Nicole! Pure Cardio is tough, huh!? Glad to hear you are noticing changes already. Have a great holiday weekend!


Kelly said...

Pure Cardio is my fav of the videos. Love that it's so intense in such a short amount of time. AWESOME! And I also saw immediate definition emerging from my abs. So helpful after 2 kids. :)

Pure2raw twins said...

Oh yes Pure Cardio...ahh totally insane!! I will try it without music, thanks for the tip!

Lizzie M. said...

Wow, that sounds AWESOME!! Can't wait to try it.

Katie said...

Pure Cardio is my favorite so far. I'm just starting week 4 and I thought it would be easier by now. I still and WIPED after each workout. Insanity is right.

I'm trying tomorrow's workout without music - great tip. I hate the stupid nintendo music. I'm scared for month 2...

TheFitnessFreak said...

It is SO much better without the music Katie! Enjoy!

Yep, it's a fave of mine too. I too am scared for Month 2. Let me now how it goes for you!


Clint Christy said...

I just finished this workout and I'm beat. Does the pain in my legs ever go away?

TheFitnessFreak said...

Yes, yes it does! The first few days make you realize though how many muscles it takes to sit on a toilet :-D

Clint Christy said...

I'm definitely seeing that now. I'm sore from the waist down. I work production in a warehouse and I'm hoping this will help me with my job also.

TheFitnessFreak said...

Having a strong lower body is always a good thing!


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