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.
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.
REPEAT IT AGAIN! :)
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.
This makes me feel like an awesome punching jumping bean fighter.
AND THERE GOES SHANITA. She’s 'maxed’. Haha, I love her. It is good to have someone normal people can relate with.
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!? ;)
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’.
My pike-ups started to get rather slow at this point.
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.
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.
REPEAT THIS CIRCUIT!
REPEAT IT AGAIN! By this time, I have the Hop Hop Runner figured out. HOWEVER - I think I may have pulled my back - or used muscles in my lats that were not ready.
I think Shanita gave up:
Nope, wait, look at this face:
Drink some freaking water. Shower your face with water.
This girl is awesome and gives her two cents and almost takes over Shaun T’s screen writer’s job.
'Just keep on going. If I can’t do one more - I do three’.
So basically, don’t fall flat on your face but jump and split your legs.
NOPE! This is the move that made my lower back so sore. Make sure you JUMP as you yank your knee up and land in a squat.
REPEAT THE CIRCUIT (switching legs)!
REPEAT THE CIRCUIT again (switch the legs halfway through Ski Runner, do full on Ski Abs - side to side knee ins, and do the back jerkers, of course).
This. Is where. I maxed out. And Shaun T wants to talk about it:
REPEAT THIS THING AGAIN.
For the last time through (because I think he forgot the order):
Then, you make a circle with everyone…
How can you not love this guy?
This is two minutes of sweaty jogging, inhaling the arms up and down, alternating shoulder stretches, reaching to the floor, rounding out your back, lunging right and left while tapping the floor….
….I think I am still doing circuits…
My Final Thoughts:
And he has snot comin’ out of his nose. But he guesses that’s part of the job. Yes, Shaun T, I have snot and sweat coming out of my nose.
I see you Shaun T.
So does Sarah. They are super intense and are like the Tanias of the video. I am not spelling anyone’s name right.
I did this workout later in the afternoon on my day off (as you heard in my video) while my daughter was napping. It is hard for me to muster up energy that late - especially after a Bubble Tea smoothie and some super sore muscle from lifting. :) NEVERTHELESS, this is definitely a great at home HIIT cardio to get you sweating and challenge you as an athlete.