Insanity – Day 62 – Max Interval Plyo

May 28, 2010

Got home from work, headed to the basement and popped the DVD into the player.  What do you know?  Last time for Max Interval Plyo.   Not much new here, sore knees and back for the first 7-8 minutes and then I felt fine.   Sweat pouring out by the end of stretches and completely drenched by the end of the workout.

Later last night I had a hockey game.  I got hit with a slapshot on the outside of my left ankle.  Ouch!!! I could feel the swelling start right away, so I just kept on playing.  Taking the skate off results in large ankles.   Later in the game I get hit with a shot on the inside of my right ankle.  Now I am flipping pissed.  Both ankles now have bruises, and the left one is swelling up nicely.  

After the game, I am about to take the skate of when someone sticks their head in the locker room and says ” hey our team is way short tonight, anyone want to play a second game?”   My brain says “No way!!” but for some reason my mouth says “Sure, I will play”   What the hell am I thinking?   So I start playing the second game of the night and what happens?  I get slashed across the thumb!!!  Holy shit, I head over to the bench and take the glove off, and what do ya know, the thumb nail is already purple and black. 

As the second game of the night is winding down, the puck goes out to the point, and I head out to pressure the guy.  He winds up with the big slapper, and I think, HELL NO, I am not getting hit in the ankle again,  so I jump a little bit to get out of the way.  The puck ends up hitting the inside of my left skate blade, pushing my left leg  just a little out of whack, so that my leg is no longer straight up and down when I land.  So when the blade hits back on the ice slightly off center, there is a shooting pain in my left knee.  You have to be shitting me.  4 injuries in one night!!!!  I hobble over to the bench and look at the clock, a little over 2 minutes left in the game.  I end up trying to skate one more shift, but that is not happening, so I head to the locker room.

Taking off the skates reveals 1 large swollen left ankle with a nice black bruise on the outside of it,  1 purple and green bruise on the inside of the right ankle.  1 Right Thumb nail that is purple and black, and 1 left knee that is screaming in pain and swelling up nicely.   That was the worst night of hockey I can ever remember, 4 injuries in just a little over 3 hours of playing time.  

Good thing I only have 1 more insanity workout left.  There is no way I will be able to do it today.  As I sit here writing this, both ankles are throbbing, every time I hit the space bar my thumb hurts and my left knee is packed in ice.

I will most likely not do Day 63 workout, and jump straight to the fit test.  If the swelling and bruising feels better, maybe I will try it on Monday (Memorial Day) otherwise I might just try it in 1 week or so.

I will post the results of all fit tests once I finish the last one.


Insanity – Day 59 – Max Interval Plyo

May 26, 2010

My ass was dragging from my over-active “Rest” day, so my attempt at Max Interval Plyo was anything but stellar.    I managed to get through the entire workout without passing out, but was way more tired than usual.

The physical pounding that your body takes from these workouts is starting to catch up with me.  Sore knees, toes and a pulled groin are all starting to add up.   The first 5 to 8 minutes of the warm-up are painful at best.  It seems to be taking longer and longer into the workout before the small aches and pains dissappear.

A hot shower and 36 hours of sleep is what I need….


Insanity – Day 53 – Max Interval Plyo

May 19, 2010

Today was Max Interval Plyo day.  Not much new here, but I did almost make it through the Level 3 drills this time.  Did all 32 push-ups and plank runs the first 2 rounds, but collapsed onto my face after 7 push-ups in round 3.   This might actually be the hardest of the Max DVD’s, at least for me.  I actually kind of like the Max Cardio Conditioning workout (probably cause it is the shortest) and Max Interval Circuit I think is a little easier despite Shaun T getting all ghetto on us and telling us he is gonna kick our butts, and he ain’t playin.

Anybody else just about had it with the dude in all black who basically does as little as possible through this entire DVD?  I can’t remember his name maybe Darren?  Anyways, every time I look at the screen, he is resting or half assing the workout.  If Beachbody can’t afford to pay for better shills than that guy,  then maybe they should jack up the retail price of these DVD’s a bit.  Not that $130 isn’t already Insane, but why not charge $200 and get a bunch more hot chicks like Tania and crew who can tough it out? 

10 more to go…


Insanity – Day 42 – Max Interval Plyo

May 3, 2010

I did better on this today than last week.  I kept thinking there was another circuit to go, but thankfully the workout was done.  Must have been delirous from dehydration.  I think I sweat out at least a gallon, but only drink about 16 ounces back in during the workout. 

The level 3 drills are a bitch.  I can do the first half of each round, but can only get to about 8 or 10 push-ups the second half.  This is one tough workout. Again, looking in the background, lots of the “experienced”  people are taking breaks and curled up in the Childs Pose hoping that Shaun does not see them.  Pussies.

Tomorrow is a rest day, thank goodness for that.  My 44 year old body cannot take too much more of this pounding.


Insanity – Day 38 – Max Interval Plyo

April 28, 2010

After the severe beat down that was placed on me yesterday by combining the Fit Test with Max Interval Circuit, I was looking forward to getting a little redemption by taking on the Max Interval Plyo DVD.   Well, I ended up going all 15 rounds, but I was definately the beaten fighter.

Max Interval Plyo starts out with the same warm-up as Max Interval Circuit.  (Much harder warm-ups than the first 30 days) 

  • Jog in Place  (easy)
  • Arms Up Jumping Jacks (not to bad)
  • 1-2-3 Heismans (easy)
  • Side-to-Side Jump Ropes (No fun)
  • Arms Out High Knees (Difficult)
  • Switch Kicks (Pain in the ass)
  • Hit the Floor (Hard)
  • Side-to-Side Floor Hops (Suck)
  • After the warm-up we get to stretch and sweat all over for about 5 minutes, then the real hell begins.

    Max Interval Plyo haw two rounds of four 45-second exercises each. Each round is repeated three times, and a bonus move is added to the end of each of the completed rounds.

    Round 1:
  • Switch Jumps
  • Squat Push-Ups
  • Wide In & Out Abs
  • Power Jumps
  • One-Legged V Push-Ups (only done the final time through)
  • Round 2:

  • Pogos
  • Power Push-Ups
  • Globe Twists
  • Level 3 Drills
  • Power Lunges/Hop Squats  (again, only done the last time through)
  • Round 3: (Bonus Ass-Whipping section!, only done one time)

  • Side Push-Ups
  • Kickstand touch the floors
  • 8 Power Knees / 4 Diamond Jumps
  • Balance Push-Ups
  • Fall over and Die
  • Workout completed.   Level 3 drills are a killer and I was never able to get through the second set of 16 push-ups each time.  I would get to about 7 or 8 and just sit there and stare as the sweat dripped off like rain during a hurricane.   It will take about 3 more weeks of this to finally be able to make it through without stopping.

    On the bright side, these workouts make the ones done the first 30 days seem pretty easy.