Tuesday, August 3, 2010

Insanity: Month 2, Day 2- Max Interval Plyo

Okay, so last night I was awake several times wondering how I was going to make it through Max Interval Plyo. My usual method is to push really hard one day and do less intensity the next and so on, with Insanity that is NOT possible! I was already sore in the middle of the night because of yesterdays 85 minute workout and I wondered if my body would let me repeat the whole thing again today. Well, it did! Yippee!

The good news is that there is definitely room for improvement on this workout. I hate nailing a workout the first time through because it leaves nothing to be desired and the challenge of beating the darn thing is gone. I will definitely be able to improve on this one and I will have fun doing it. Yes, there are a lot of push ups and yes, it is tough but I know the results will be worth it.

This warm-up is a lot like that of Max Interval Circuit. Rounds 1 & 2 are 4 minutes a piece and Round 3 is a little over 2 minutes for a total of 10 minutes if you like to do math : )

Here is the warm-up broken down:

Straight Arm Jacks
1-2-3 Heisman
Jump Rope S-S
High Knees- Arms Out
Switch Kicks
Hit the Floor
S-S Floor Hops

After round three you get a 30-second water break followed by a 4-1/2 minute stretch and another 30-second water break. The bad news, you have a 45-minute killer workout in front of you. The good news, you're going to look great in 4 more weeks!

Okay, so is it just me or does the words insane and insanity come up a lot when talking to people about this workout? I laugh because I am constantly saying that. Talk about marketing genius!!

The full workout breakdown is coming your way on Friday so stay tuned!!



fitncrafty said...

You so inspire me!! I am so not ready for 85 insane minutes! However, I will get there. I am not doing the full rotation, every once in awhile I am heading out for a run or spin class... still working incredibly hard.
Insanity is like boot camp on steroids... one of my disks is missing, sigh... that's what I get for leaving it in the DVD player in my own room... I am sure it will show up!!
Keep up the good work and keep on sharing!
Do you miss lifting weights or variety at all? I am finding after only a few weeks I am, that's why I am going out to run or spin occasionally.

scrapwordsmom said...

Keep up the great work, Nicole. I love your passion!!

Alisa said...

Glad it is going so well for you! I had to cut off Insanity after the Recovery week as my knee couldn't take it much longer, but am incorporating it in with P90X for some more variety and balance! Looking forward to reading more though on the longer workouts from you!

Bon Vivant said...

A little inspiration from someone who is pushing through the challenge is just what I needed! Good work girl!

Mo said...

I'm not sure I could do Insanity as I have knee issues, but I'm so intrigued! So fun to hear your breakdowns of the workouts. Keep up the great work!

TheFitnessFreak said...

Thanks Mo! I actually have a knee that talks to me sometimes but it hasn't bugged me during Insanity. I was pleasantly surprised : )


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