INSANITY Max 30: Sweat Intervals

So, I posted a video Facebook yesterday - I took it immediately following the cool down. You can check it out here.

Nevertheless, here is my INSANITY Max 30: Sweat Intervals review!

Total Time: 30 minutes (plus 2 minutes for the cool down) Equipment: none (don’t be silly)

Shaun T starts this video with - ‘this workout is called Sweat Intervals, and you’re about to find out why’. OH HEY! THAT’S AWESOME SHAUN T!


This is just like the Cardio Challenge warm-up.

  • Chest Open Jack - arms up and they open and close as your feet go in out and out. Keep your elbows up and 'take off like an airplane’. :) Think of it like a jumping chest fly.

  • Jack Uppercut - feet open and close as you alternate arms with uppercuts.

  • 1-2-3 Knee - two steps left with a knee raise and touch, 2 steps the other way, opposite knee raise touch. Remember to reach back with the straight arm.

  • Cross Jack - feet open and cross as you alternate arms overhead. This should seems familiar since it is in INSANITY.

This is when Shaun T says he is 'really nervous’…

Jeez, I love when he does that. He does not say 'that sh*t was bananas’ though.

  • High Knee Jab - alternating arms with a front jab while doing high knees (alternating knees). 'Make sure your punch has an ending point’. (Extend your arms).


Then, the screen says 'water break’ but Shaun T says 'GET BACK HERE’. So really, no water break. However, you do get some quick stretching/jogging it out for a few seconds. Oh Shaun T. I love when you tease - no.

Circuit 1:

  • High Jump Cross Right - jump up and cross punch right.

This makes me feel like an awesome punching jumping bean fighter.

  • Squat Lunge Left - squat and then go into a lunge with left leg back. Repeat.

AND THERE GOES SHANITA. She’s 'maxed’. Haha, I love her. It is good to have someone normal people can relate with.

  • Push-Up Punch - do a push-up and then punch left arm out, push-up, punch right arm, repeat.

These are just terrible in the last round.

REPEAT IT (with the other arm/leg)!

These people are maxing out fassssssssst:

REPEAT IT AGAIN (third time) but with the following moves:

  • Moving Jump Cross - you jump up and move side to side while doing the cross punch.

  • Squat Lunge Alternating Legs

  • Push-Up Punch (alternating arms)

Shaun T goes and tries to make friends by pushing on Jessica’s back:

HOLY COW SHAUN T takes a water break!? ;)

Circuit 2:

  • Moving Squat Jab - two jabs while jumping and land into a squat. Move the other way, jab, jab, squat.

'This ain’t hop scotch home girl’.

  • Wide Pike-Ups - feet wide and bounce them in and out.

My pike-ups started to get rather slow at this point.

  • Hurdle Drill - start in a hurdle position (lunge while touching the ground) then hop up while switching feet. Be sure to yell 'MAX’ while you’re jumping.

REPEAT THIS circuit!

Repeat this circuit AGAIN. The hurdle drill tuns into jumping side to side quickly and trying not to fall over and die.

You get another water break - and then I realized WE WERE ONLY HALFWAY DONE.

I don’t even.

Circuit 3:

  • Hop Hop Runner - okay, hop hop what? You hop twice and land in a runner’s position - then you repeat this the other way. I found myself speaking in the hop hop syllables - 'what the f’. Get it? Hop hop runner. What the f.

  • Power Jump + Squat Push - you do a high jump and slap your knees, then fall into a tricep push. Yeah, okay. I really hate the power jumps.

Then, he preps you, while you are in this position, by saying 'I’m about to kill you. But you will live.’

OH JOY! :) I laughed a little.

  • Switch Kick Punch - while alternating leg kicks, you alternate punching arms. I won’t lie - I used this as a recovery and my legs could have gotten higher.