Insanity – Day 63 – Max Cardio and Cardio Abs

June 1, 2010

At long last, the final workout of the Insanity series.

I can hardly remember the workout because the entire time I just kept thinking.  “Last Workout, Last Workout, Last Workout”.    When the Max Cardio DVD ended, I thought YES I am DONE!!! Then I remembered that I still needed to do the Cardio Abs DVD.   That was not so bad, 17 minutes of additional sweating before officially ending the program.

All that is left now is the Fit Test, I am planning on taking that on Memorial Day.


Insanity – Day 60 – Max Cardio and Cardio Abs

May 26, 2010

Wow,  Day 60.   With only 3 remaining workouts, I have to do each of the max DVD’s 1 more time.  Max Interval Circuit, Max Interval Plyo, and Max Cardio Conditioning.   Finish that off with the final Fit Test and call  it done.

Cardio Abs after doing Max Cardio is really overkill in my opinion.  Yeah the Cardio Conditioning DVD is only 47 minutes, but throwing another 16 minutes of ab work on top of it is just killer.  

3 more workouts to go…. Then the FINAL Fit Test.

Insanity – Day 54 – Max Cardio Conditioning

May 20, 2010

My favorite of the Max workouts went pretty well today,  I am hoping that by the final time I do this workout (I have 2 more times according to the schedule) that I will be able to go straight thru without stopping for any extra breaks.   Not much new today, I had a bunch of other stuff going on so I got through  the workout, did my best at the Insane Abs and headed for the shower.

Insanity – Day 48 – Max Cardio and Cardio Abs

May 12, 2010

Let me be the first to say, the dude with the baby blue headband that they show at the beginning of the workout looks like a complete tool.  That fricking headband is so thick, it looks like he took a couple of Maxi-Pads with wings, and wrapped them around his head.   I wasn’t sure if it was a sweatband, or a set of ear warmers for skiiing.

And what is with the lame ass 1-2-3 Insanity chant at the start of this video?  The only one cheering is Shaun T, the rest have a confused look on their face like, “what the fuck, is the camera on yet?”    Another thing, now that the MAX workouts have been going on for about 10 workouts or so, I must confess that I really cannot stand looking at the one new chick who is all muscular.  They continually show her, and her upper chest (no boobs here) is always bright red like she has just finished whipping herself.    She kind of reminds me of the Troll that works out with Tony Horton in one of the P90X videos, the one where he says, you did the test program with your daughter, and instantly my mind seized up wondering just how ugly the offspring of that troll had to look like.

Anyways, back to the new muscular chick, when the camera comes on her, she just busts ass for however long Shaun is there, but then slows way the hell down once he leaves.   Drives me nuts when they do that, cause I start haulin ass to keep up with them, then Shaun jumps over to some new idiot and that person starts busting ass and I try to keep up with them.  It is a vicious circle of death!!!

Well Max Cardio is my favorite of the Max workouts simply because it is the shortest.  But then they went and threw in the damn Cardio Abs along with it this week.   So my ass is draggin by the time I finish Cardio Conditioning and the next thing you know, Cardio Abs.    Well I wish I could say that I simply busted right through it just as easy as can be, but that would be an enormous LIE.  I bitched and moaned at the TV the entire time and by the end was reduced to a quivering heap of trash lying on the basement floor. 

I have 1 more workout and a rest day before the next Fit Test.  I am really looking forward to the Fit Test cause I think I should be able to whip Chris’s ass in everything, and Tania the cheaters ass in everything that she reports correctly.  We shall see.

Insanity – Day 44 – Max Cardio Conditioning

May 4, 2010

Second time through on the Max Cardio Conditioning and I am getting better.   What the fuck is up with the guy on the right hand side of the screen in the blue?  That dude is taking breaks during the fricking WARM UP!!!.   Shaun T needs to punch that guys mustache off and replace him with some fine young honey.    And another thing, Chris from the Fit Test video…. He is taking breaks during the very first excercise of the actual workout.  Now I can understand it once you are a few moves into the workout, but during the first ONE??? We just finished five minutes of stretching and another 30 seconds or so of just taking a break.

Enough bitching about the slackers in the video… I needed to start slacking after about 1o minutes into the actual workout as well.  I ususally just take the last 5 seconds or so of each minute and get a rest before the next move starts.  Shaun burns another 5 seconds or so explaining the move so that is usually enough to get recovered.

The best thing about this workout is the fact that it is only 47 minutes long.  These MAX versions of stuff that take a full hour are pissing me off.  The #1 reason I like the Insanity workouts is that they are shorter than the damn P90X ones.  But these Max ones are just about the same as the P90X, only 5 times more difficult.   So due to the fact that MAX Cardio Conditioning is the shortest of the MAX workouts… it is officially my favorite.

Insanity – Day 39 – Max Cardio Conditioning

April 30, 2010

When I saw the timer at the start of Max Cardio Conditioning set at 47 minutes, I was just thrilled that it was less than the hour the previous 2 workouts had been.  My mistake…. It may be 13 minutes shorter, but it was definiately harder than the previous 2 workouts. 

Here is a little run through of the trot through hell they call Max Cardio Conditioning.

Warm-up:  The same 10 minute sequence as Max Interval Circuit and Max Interval Plyo.  I really do not like the side-to-side floor hops.  They make my big toe hurt.   Follow this up with 5 or 6 minutes of stretching and you are ready to go.   Looking at the timer, there is over 32 minutes remaining.   My simple little brain attempts to do the math….  Holy Shit!!! There is room in there for nearly 28 straight minutes of cardio ass kicking.  (4 minute cool down at the end)

Come on ya alllllllll Letsssssssssssssss Gooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooo!!!!!!!

  • High/Low Squat Jabs.
  • Football runs into Low Plank  (Just like coach used to make us do at 2-a-days)
  • 8 Basketball Shots / 4 Hop Squats
  • Right Kicks / Left Kicks  (Like a cracked out Daniel San in Karate Kid)
  • Diamond Jumps
  • Suicide Jumps  (aren’t these things called Burpee’s?)
  • High Knee/Low Run/Floor Sprint  (Trifecta of hellish things to do)
  • Ski Abs  (I hate these)
  • Kick Step Back  (A bit of a break with these)
  • Squat Twists
  • Over the River Hops
  • Power Knees (1 minute each side)
  • Ski Down Hooks  (a mix of Ski Downs and Hooks)
  • Belt Kicks
  • Foward/Back Suicides
  • Push-Up Abs
  • Plank Punches
  • 8 Jump Ropes/8 Hops Squats
  • Squat Speed Bag

That is it, you are finished.  So you curl up in the fetal position and cry for your mommy for about 2 minutes.  (Shaun calls this stretching)   You then stand up, and wobble over to the DVD player, telling the TV to Kiss my ASS and punch the off button.