Here are the results of all of my fit tests:
|Week 1||Week 3||Week 6||Week 8||Final|
|Low Plank Obliques||58||63||71||80||80|
My goal was to be able to beat Tania and Chris at every single test.
Switch Kicks: I personally improved from 120 to 150 over the course of the program, that is a 25% increase. That crushes the numbers reported by Chris (100) and Tania (110).
Power Jacks: I went from 52 to 66, an increase of 14 jasks, that is a 27% increase from Day 1. That squeaks by the 65 reported by Tania and beats the 58 reported by Chris.
Power Knees: Started with 85, ended with 118, this was a big increase of 39% or 33 additional power knees from Day 1 to Day 64. That completely whips the 81 reported by Chris, but somehow Tania reports 125!!! I made sure I watched that bitch this time and I was ahead of her the entire time they showed her. I think she counted wrong.
Power Jumps: Started with 38 ended with 71, a huge increase of 33 jumps or 87%. The big increase came during the 3rd Fit test when I started doing quick sets of 15, then resting a few seconds, then another quick set of 15, and so on. It makes it much easier than just jumping at a steady pace. Thanks for the idea Tania, and I whipped your ass using it.
Globe Jumps: Started with 9 ended with 12, and increase of 3 or 33%. Not much to say about globe jumps I managed to squeak past both Tania and Chris by 1. I am so gassed from Power Jumps that I pretty much dog it on the Globe Jumps.
Suicide Jumps: First Fit Test I did 18, final Fit Test 25, an increase of 7 jumps or 39%. I was able to do just a little better than Tania (23) and Chris (22). These things hurt my big toes!!!
Push-Up Jacks: Started with 25 and ended up with 43, an increase of 18 or 72%. I was just barely able to beat Chris (42) but whipped Tania (32). I used the same method as the power jumps, breaking it down into quick sets of 15 that I tried to finish in less than 20 seconds. I then rested until the 20 seconds was over, and did another quick 15. I fell flat on my face at 43 and still had 6 seconds left, but I could not push myself back up.
Low Plank Obliques: Started with 58, finished with 80. An increase of 22 or 38%. This is the only test that I did not improve on from Week 8 to the final. I stayed at 80. I think this was due to pushing to hard on the earlier tests.
Overall I am very pleased with the results, solid improvements in every test, and I was able to beat Tania and Chris in almost every single test. (I know that bitch is lying about the Power Knees!!!)
Some of the improvement came from better cardio conditioning, but I think in some cases, part of the improvement came from using the short burst and then rest technique. The Power Jumps, Push-Up Jacks and Low-Plank Obliques are definately easier to do when you do a quick set of 15 and then rest 1 or 2 seconds and then repeat, instead of going steady all the way through.
I am planning on writing up a final look back at Insanity to wrap up the blog, I will hopefully get to it in the next day or so. Thanks for reading!!!