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INSANITY Max 30: Tabata Power

January 15, 2015

Here is my INSANITY Max 30: Tabata Power review!  I posted a commentary video on my YouTube after doing this workout a few days ago.  You can find it here.

 

Total Time: 30 minutes (plus 2 minutes for the cool down)
Equipment: none (‘Your body is your equipment.’)

 

Warm-Up:

This warm-up is just like Tabata Strength so it should seem familiar.

  • Straight Arm Jack - feet go out as your arms go up and then feet come together as your elbows come down.  

 

 

  • Scissor Chest Opener - feet scissor (front and back) as your arms open and close.  'Open up the chest, cuz you’re gonna use it’.

 

 

  • Lateral Lunges - lunge side to side with a flat back and touching the floor (second time through).  This is easy - I got this.

 

 

  • Downdog Spider - Downward Dog and then into a spider lunge, Downward Dog, spider the other leg.  Repeat.

 

 

Repeat it all again!

 

Then, you get a water break and a pep talk from Shaun T.  You are going to do '20 seconds on and 10 seconds off’.  So, I was thinking, if this is anything like Tabata Strength, then I’m in for a world of hurt.

LESSSSGO.

 

Tabata 1:

  • Burpee Lunge + Alternate Leg - do a burpee and lunge with the right leg forward, burpee, lunge with leg leg forward.

 

  • Jog It Out (10 seconds)

  • Burpee Lunge + Alternate Leg

 

  • Jog It Out (10 seconds)

  • Plyo Lunge Jump Left - with the left leg back, you jump up and back down.  Use your arms to jump up.  Repeat.

 

  • Jog It Out (10 seconds)

  • Plyo Lunge Jump Right - with the right leg back, you jump up and back down.  Repeat.

 

  • Jog It Out (10 seconds)

 

  • Split Lunge Punch - with the right leg back , you alternate lunging legs forward while punching the alternate arm.

Name of the game - don’t fall over and try to look cool.

 

  • Jog It Out (10 seconds)

  • Split Lunge Punch - with the left leg back , you alternate lunging legs forward while punching the alternate arm.

 

  • Jog It Out (10 seconds)

  • Back Lunge Kick Right Leg - step back into a lunge and then kick the right leg forward, repeat on the same leg.

Ah yes, my quads are burning.

 

  • Jog It Out (10 seconds)

  • Back Lunge Kick Left Leg - step back into a lunge and then kick the left leg forward, repeat on the same leg.

 

'Woo Shaun T gotta use his abs.  Yeah, I like talkin’ in third person - you got a problem with that?’

No, I do not.

  • Jog It Out (10 seconds)

WATER BREAK!  This time, I think I actually had time to put water in my mouth.

 

 

Yes, that is Dora in the background on TV:

 

Tabata 2:

  • Moving Plyo Push-up - you do a push-up and then pop up into the air while moving laterally - do another push-up - pop up the other way.  Repeat.

It sounds and looks a lot harder than it is.  Trust me - I did these the entire time.  Then again, I may have been running on sheer madness.

 

  • Child’s Pose (10 seconds) - this is more like sit around shaking your head in madness.  However, here is a correct one for reference:

 

  • Moving Plyo Push-up

Oh my goodness, my hair is looking like Dora’s.

 

  • Child’s Pose (10 seconds)

  • Push-up Pop-Up - in a push-up position - you press up and your hands and feet pop off the floor.  Repeat - no moving laterally.

  • Child’s Pose (10 seconds)

  • Push-up Pop-Up

  • Child’s Pose (10 seconds)

Maxing out going on:

 

  • Push-Up Row - do a tricep pushup and then row your elbow up into the sky.  Alternate arms.

 

  • Child’s Pose (10 seconds)

  • Push-Up Row

 

  • Child’s Pose (10 seconds)

  • Knee Push-Up Row - do the push-up row with your knees down. Thank goodness, because your arms will be ready for knees down.

 

  • Child’s Pose (10 seconds)

  • Knee Push-Up Row

  • Child’s Pose (10 seconds)

WATER BREAK!!!

 

 

Now that your arms are smashed, it is time for the legs…

 

Tabata 3:

  • Fast Power Jumps - jump the knees up to your hands.

 

 

  • Jog It Out (10 seconds)

  • Fast Power Jumps

Ugh these power jumps.  Jerks.

 

  • Jog It Out (10 seconds)

  • Slow Power Jump - say what?  Okay, do the power jumps slowly and when Shaun T yells 'go’!

 

  • Jog It Out (10 seconds)

  • Slow Power Jump

  • Jog It Out (10 seconds)

  • High Jumps - starting in a squat - reach up with the arms and jump as high as you can.

 

  • Jog It Out (10 seconds)

  • High Jumps - faster this time.

  • Jog It Out (10 seconds)

 

  • Squat Knee Up - squat and then bring your right knee up to your hands (while keeping that core tight).

 

  • Jog It Out (10 seconds)

  • Squat Knee Up

 

WATER BREAK!  More like - try not to let your legs turn into jello for a few seconds.  I WAS SO TIRED OF JUMPING.

 

Shaun T steals Cynthia’s water and says, 'I have germs but I’m not sick’.

She made a joke about getting the power - but I think most of us were confused.

 

Tabata 4:

Time to work the core.

  • Switch Kick Abs - alternate legs up and arms punching directly up.  Flex the feet and keep your back on the floor.

 

  • C-Sit Hold (10 seconds) - for the record - this is more of a lay around for a few seconds breathing.  Shaun T uses it as time to take his shirt off.  My daughter sees it as time to climb in my lap:

     

 

  • Switch Kick Abs

 

  • C-Sit Hold (10 seconds)

  • Switch Kick Abs Right Leg - the right leg goes up and down as you punch the opposite arm.

 

  • C-Sit Hold (10 seconds)

  • Switch Kick Abs Left Leg

  • C-Sit Hold (10 seconds)

Oh, she’s about in the lap.

 

  • Scissor Abs - hands behind the head and feet scissor up and down.  Push the lower back into the floor.

 

  • C-Sit Hold (10 seconds)

  • Scissor Abs

     

 

  • C-Sit Hold (10 seconds)

  • “L” Hold Right - with the hands behind the head you hold the leg up in the air, push your lower back into the floor, and keep the other leg off the ground.

  • C-Sit Hold (10 seconds)

  • “L” Hold Left