INSANITY Max 30: Tabata Strength

It is the second day I have done Max 30, so here we go!!

Here is my INSANITY Max 30: Tabata Strength review!

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

Warm-Up:

This takes about 2 minutes for both times through and of course this is not the easiest warm up around but was easier than yesterday. :)

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

This is my cheerleader pose apparently and I have no idea what is yet to come:

  • Scissor Chest Opener - feet scissor (front and back) as your arms open and close. OH BOY!

I’m flyyyyyying.

  • Lateral Lunges - lunge side to side with a flat back and touching the floor (second time through).

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

Repeat it all again! For the record - I was thinking to myself - okay, this warm-up is not too hard. I can handle this. Then, later, I realized, OH I NEEDED MY ARMS AND LEGS FOR THIS WORKOUT - GOT IT.

Time for a water break and he tells you this workout is 20 seconds on, 10 seconds off.

Tabata 1:

  • Diamond Jump + Single Leg Burpee Right - I’m sorry, what? You do a diamond jump (feet and hands together at the top) and then drop down into a single leg burpee, repeat this for 20 seconds.

Scratch what I said earlier - this is not going to be easy. Of course we can’t just do a Diamond Jump - we have to add a burpee - and do it on ONE LEG.

  • Jog It Out - you get a break for 10 seconds before you do it again.

  • Diamond Jump + Single Leg Burpee Left

  • Jog It Out (10 seconds)

  • Diamond Jump + Burpee (both legs)

  • Jog It Out (10 seconds) - I quickly realized these are really just flail around and catch you breath moments.

  • Diamond Jump + Burpee (both legs)

  • Jog It Out (10 seconds)

  • Diamond Jumps

  • Jog It Out (10 seconds)

  • Diamond Jump

Shine bright like a diaaaaamond. I really haaaate these.

  • Jog It Out (10 seconds)

  • Plie Power Squat - staying low, wide squat with arms out and then jump knees together and bring arms together.

WHOA MY quad(s).

  • Jog It Out (10 seconds)

  • Plie Power Squat - oh yeah, sure, let’s do this again.

  • Jog It Out (10 seconds)

Tabata 2:

  • High Knee Abs - with alternating high knees, twist your elbows left and right.

  • Alternating Wide Pushups - in the pushup position - left arm out and pushup, together, right arm out and pushup. Repeat.

  • Child’s Pose (10 seconds)

  • Alternating Wide Pushups

  • Child’s Pose (10 seconds)

  • Diamond Pushups - elbows in and made a diamond with your hands.

  • Child’s Pose (10 seconds)

  • Diamond Pushups - not going to lie, I fell to my knees.

She maxed out at the end of these - by the way.

  • Child’s Pose (10 seconds)

  • Knee Diamond Hold - on your knees, hold the diamond pushup position.

  • Child’s Pose (10 seconds)

  • Knee Diamond Hold - I fell to my stomach when the timer was done.

  • Child’s Pose (10 seconds)

  • Child’s Pose + Knee Diamond - start in the Child’s Pose and then forward into the knee diamond pushup.

  • Child’s Pose (10 seconds)

  • Child’s Pose + Knee Diamond

  • Child’s Pose (10 seconds)

Tabata 3:

  • Jack Jabs - feet go out and in as you alternate jabs.

  • Alternating Plyo Lunges - alternating jumping lunges with the elbows tight.

  • Jog It Out (10 seconds)

  • Alternating Plyo Lunges

  • Jog It Out (10 seconds)

  • Plyo Power Knee Right - pull that right knee up as your supporting leg hops.

By the way, I think her chest is bigger! Someone commented after I wrote this that she had a baby - so maybe that is the reason. :) I cannot be the only one that notices these weird changes as I am working out, right?

  • Jog It Out (10 seconds)

  • Plyo Power Knee Left - pull that right knee up as your supporting leg hops.

  • Jog It Out (10 seconds)

  • Power Knee + Lunge Right - Power knee right and hop to the right into a lunge, repeat.

  • Jog It Out (10 seconds)

  • Power Knee + Lunge Left - Power knee left and hop to the left into a lunge, repeat.

  • Jog It Out (10 seconds)

  • Low Power Knee Left - stay low and bring that knee in. He tries to get just as low as this 'short’ girl:

  • Jog It Out (10 seconds)

  • Low Power Knee Right

  • Jog It Out (10 seconds)

Tabata 4:

  • Straight Arm Cross - feet open and cross as your arms go up and down.

  • 4-Count “V” Push-Up - four count down and four count back up.

  • Child’s Pose (10 seconds)

  • 4-Count “V” Push-Up

Well these suck.

  • Child’s Pose (10 seconds)

  • “V” Push-Up - single “V” pushups

MY ARMS ARE DYING.

  • Child’s Pose (10 seconds)

  • “V” Push-Up - bring your toes closer to make it harder. Then, scream or cry.

  • Child’s Pose (10 seconds)

  • “V” Push-Up Hold

  • Child’s Pose (10 seconds)

  • “V” Push-Up Hold

My arms shook until the very last second and gave out when the buzzer buzzed.

  • Child’s Pose (10 seconds)

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

  • Child’s Pose (10 seconds)

  • Wide Pike-Ups

  • Child’s Pose (10 seconds)

Aghhhhhhh. I have come to love Child’s Pose (aka: sit in a ball crying).

Tabata 5:

  • Mummy Kicks - you should know these - arms out straight and alternating on top