Thursday, July 29, 2010
Insanity Recovery Week: Core Cardio & Balance
Last Saturday I finished Month 1 of Insanity. I was excited to be done because I was just starting to get burnt out on a workout or two. I previewed Core Cardio & Balance and wondered what kind of a recovery I would get doing the DVD. It has quite a few of the exercises I had been doing up until that point so I was a bit leery. Good news, although a lot of the moves are the same as in the Month 1 workouts, they are far less intense and most have a little twist from the original. It is nice to do the moves and focus more on form and the core area. I have been pleasantly surprised by the results I've seen just in this week.
I think I will have this same recovery week when I am done with the program even though it is not suggested. It is really tightening up my core area and I am loving how my arms look. I am so happy with this program and I am saying that now because I know Month 2 is coming and I may pass out and die before I return to the computer for an update ;D
Here is how the workout breaks down: (all moves are 1 minute)
Switch Heel Kicks
Over the Log
8 High Knees/ 8 Power Jacks
8 Fast Feet/ 8 Alternating Hooks
Stretch (4 min)
Moving Ski Hops
Hit the Floor
Level 1 Drills
8 Switch Kicks/ 8 Hop Squats
Moving Plank Walk
8 Elbows/ 4 Suicides
4 & 4 Hops
Jab Switch/ Jump Squats
Hip Flexor Burners (3 min)
Water Break (30 sec)
Oblique Knee Lift
Shoulder Burners in Plie (3 min)
Cool Down Stretch (3 min)
The workout runs 37 minutes long and it goes by quickly. I thought I would be annoyed doing the same workout 6 days straight but I've really been trying to focus on my form each day. I still am not able to finish the shoulder series without taking a break but that is my goal for this week. Hopefully by Saturday I will meet that goal and be nice and recovered for the daunting Month 2.
I will be reviewing each workout for Month 2 just as I did in Month 1. I hope you are all enjoying these reviews! If you have any questions about this program or any other fitness questions, don't hesitate to ask me!
It's almost Friday! Any exciting plans this weekend? Are you enjoying beautiful weather where you are? Talk to you soon!