Here we go! It is time for me to start my reviews of INSANITY Max 30! Are you excited? I am excited. Welcome back to SHAUN T baby! I apologize for the iPhone photos - it was the best I had at the moment.
Here is my INSANITY Max 30: Cardio Challenge review!
Total Time: 30 minutes (plus 2 minutes for the cool down)
You apparently use this workout as your Fit Test throughout the entire program.
If you know Shaun T at all, you know the warm-up is not just running around. You’re in it from the start and I began laughing from the start because I knew what was about to happen.
You do this twice and each round takes 2:30.
DO IT ALL AGAIN for the second round.
Around 5 minutes, you do 'an active stretch’. AKA: water break for 30 seconds. I splashed some water in my face (down my chest). I was just happy I hadn’t 'maxed out’ yet. Water break? Shaun T? HAHAHAH.
Shaun T does not mess around - hurry up - I don’t know how he talks the entire time.
Circuit 1 (they mirror the leg and arm sides for you):
Pike-up Spider Right - do a pike up (straight legs, feet in and butt in the air) and then immediately bring your right leg forward next to your arm for a spider - directly back into the pike, repeat. Remember to go back to the PIKE not the pushup position.
Swish, swash, swish, swash…
REPEAT THE CIRCUIT AGAIN but with the opposite leg.
This is what happens when you need a break/max out. You write it on the (shame board - just kidding) chalk board:
Around 10 minutes you get a 'water break’.
This looks like a dance move, ignore that:
This took about 2 minutes. DO IT ALL AGAIN.
DO IT FOR A THIRD TIME. 'Third time through in this circuit is where you really max out.’
Around 15 minutes, you get another water break. This is halfway.
HEAR ME? WE ARE HALFWAY!
Scissor Stance Jack - touch the opposite leg, jump and cross your feet, land back down and touch the opposite foot. Repeat. 'You gotta go down to go up.’ Oh Shaun, you’re so cute.
REPEAT IT AGAIN with the other leg.
Around the same time Shaun went to write his name on the board (17 minutes) is when I took a 2-3 breath break. Therefore, you can consider my Maxed out 17 minutes.
Then he was 'back b*tches’.
REPEAT IT A THIRD TIME - alternating legs.
For the love of….ugh.
'Think about that move that you’re like - Shaun T - I hate this. AND THAT’S THE ONE YOU ATTACK’.
Hey SHAUN T - I hate this one!
Around 20 minutes into it, you get another water break. Not 'a coffee break’.
Suicide Burpee - say what? Yeah, that’s right, run to your right, burpee, Run to your left, burpee, Repeat.
Well now I am just laughing out of madness. I MAY HAVE TAKEN another break for a breath around 21 minutes. Anything with 'suicide burpee’ in the workout is insane.
Plank Speed Tap Right - this is like a mountain climber but you stick on one leg - knee in and tap foot, knee back tap foot, repeat. This is not easier than mountain climbers, he is right.
REPEAT IT ALL AGAIN with the other leg.
Then, DO IT ALL AGAIN for a third time. Alternating legs.
At 25 minutes, you get a water break. Also known as - spray water at your face.
HOW MANY ARE THERE? OH MY GOSH!
My feet together, is not so together here:
Football Runs - run in place, turn right, turn center, turn left, turn center, move right, move left, move back, set and SPRINT! Remember to scream during the sprint or Shaun T gets mad.
2 Jab + 2 Tuck - jab twice to your left, jump knees up twice and slap them, jab twice to your right, two tuck jumps, repeat.
DO IT ALL AGAIN!
DO IT ALL AGAIN FOR A THIRD TIME!
During the 2 Jab + 2 Tuck, they stand in a circle and I maaaaay have gotten goosebumps. Or it could have been the sweat all over my face.
Since Shaun T knows you need some kind of cool down, there is 2 minutes attached after this workout. This is an active cool down so you do a little jogging, inhale and exhaling the arms up and down, reaching to the left and right foot, rolling up and reaching to the ground, pulling the knees in, more breathing, and celebrating. This should look familiar to T25's cool down.
My Final Thoughts:
PRETTY quickly into this workout, I remembered what it is like to do Shaun T’s cardio:
The four bobby pins and pony tail holder were no match - my hair was in my face and eye balls most of the time.
I was drinking more of my own sweat than I was the water (with Aminos/BCAAs mixed in) that I tried splashing into my mouth during the few water breaks.
I needed a towel. Do you know how long it has been since my eyes were actually burning from the cardio workout I was doing? INSANITY. I had to grab a shirt out of my hamper and wipe my face one. You’re welcome for that.
I have to go back to planning the correct socks, shoes and bra for this cardio. Yeah, you heard me. My socks kept slipping down into my shoes and my bra was not providing adequate… support.
See her standing around:
This was long winded because there were so many moves. So there you have it, stay tuned for more to come! This is fantastic cardio - harder than T25 and Ruthless, and a nice switch-up from INSANITY since I know those by memory. Your heart rate is high for 30 minutes without 'rest’, it is a full body workout, and YOU NEVER STOP!