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Insanity Asylum Day 1 + 2 Review

Well, I have officially started Insanity Asylum and so far I am pretty impressed.  Since I am a P90X guy I was a little bit skeptical about a 30 day cardio driven program but I was very pleased to find out that Shaun T was incorporating a Strength routine and pull up bar into the program.  My first impressions of Speed/Agility were great.  This was an awesome cardio sports training workout.  I don’t think I have sweat that much in a long time.  Having that agility latter involved in the mix definitely turns up the notch of the workout.  Not only do you have to go fast but you now have to use good form and have precision.  I didn’t think it would make that big of a difference but believe me it does.  I am looking forward to seeing my hand and eye coordination improve with this workout.

Asylum’s Strength workout is a cross training/circuit training type of workout.  He uses 1 set of dumbbells for each exercise.  Again I thought this wouldn’t work well but I was wrong.  I chose 30lbs to start with and definitely picked the right weight.  Most of the moves start easier then get progressively harder as you go through the routine.  There are many ways to modify each exercise depending on if you are using resistance bands, dumbbells or the pull up bar.  Being a “pull up” guy I decided to try out those variations and was very surprised that I struggled through some of the moves.  My endurance is not as high as I thought and it showed.  This is a great one for strength/power and I can see it find my weaknesses.  Can’t wait to try it again.  Insanity Asylum is impress so far.

Here are my day 1 and day 2 Insanity Asylum Videos, Let me know what you think!

 

25 comments
Coach Vern
Coach Vern

Coach Sean, Can this program be expanded beyond 30 days? I coach age group swimming, and I have daughters in soccer, and I would like to extend this to a 3-6 month program. For me personally, the 30 day program will work. Thanks, Ken

Lynn Poupore
Lynn Poupore

I have been doing asylum for about a month. I love/hate it. I've completed insanity and dropped two sizes and. 24 lbs. I am 57 with six grown children. I like the ch,allege bout hope to leave an impression on my family to stay healthy. I like Ken , was wondering by wearing the heart rate monitor, how it tells you how many calories you burned??? I like to know this to keep track on livestrong .com for weight loss. I would like to lose another fifteen lbs. What kind of monitor should I look into for this purpose?? R u going to email me with the answers I need?? Thanks and good luck!

Ken
Ken

yea maybe ile try doing doubles with aslyum like once a week

Ken
Ken

Can i do like Speed and aglility in the morning and back to core in the afternoon in the same day?

Ken
Ken

like on a back to core day...

Ken
Ken

i still cant get the agility and speed video in my head cuz i mess up on the ladder alot.. so do you think its fine if i do it more than the asylum schedule says?

Ken
Ken

Sweet ile try it out!

Ken
Ken

its going great!. im actually shifting my calories from 1500 - 1800 like in back to core, relief and rest i do 1500 and when the real work i eat 1800. im actually beginning to see my 6 pack now, just need to drop a few more pounds. currently 4 pack abs :P

Ken
Ken

Hey again! im having troubles with meal 4 of the asylum nutrition plan because in the afternoon i have track and field practice so i cant really eat veggies... instead is it ok if i eat fruits instead of veggies for meal 4?

Coach Sean
Coach Sean

@Ken: No Problem! Let me know what other questions you have.

Ken
Ken

ok thanks

Ken
Ken

Yea asylum nutrition guide. yea it seems like 1500 will just cause my body to go into starvation mode so im better off with probably the 1800.

Ken
Ken

Hey for the nutrition guide i want to loose like 2 pounds of fat in order to see my six pack. so it suggest i should eat 1500 cals. should i do it? or just mainting my weight?

shawn
shawn

hey did you wear a heart rate monitor for when you did strength or how did you know you burnt 700 calories, i have never worn a heart rate monitor for a lifting routine because i find it uncomfortable

Coach Sean
Coach Sean

@Vern: Yes you definitely can. It is also a great program to hybrid with other programs and sports. If you want to contact me, I can help ya with it.

Coach Sean
Coach Sean

@Lynn: Wow that's awesome! Congrats on that! It keeps track of calories burned based on your heart rate levels, your gender, height and weight. Honestly I am not sure what equation they use to calculate it. I am sure it's not 100% accurate but it gives you an idea at least. You can buy any heart rate monitor that tracks your calories. There is one that beachbody sells that I have a link to up above under the "Gear" section. Let me know if you need help with losing those last 15 lbs.

Coach Sean
Coach Sean

@Ken: I wouldn't advise it because these Asylum workouts are hard enough. I don't really advise doing doubles with these workouts because I don't want people to over-train and get run down. You can try it but I wouldn't keep doing that on a regular basis.

Coach Sean
Coach Sean

@Ken: That could work. Back to Core is a good one though so make sure you include it in there somewhere. But You could definitely do that.

Coach Sean
Coach Sean

@Ken: An easy way to practice is to watch the ladder drills before hand. You can also practice at half speed to get the steps down. The more you do it the better you will get at it. Which workout are you going to not do so you can add speed and agility in?

Coach Sean
Coach Sean

@Ken: Great! Let me know if you have questions

Coach Sean
Coach Sean

@Ken: Great man! That is awesome! Keep up the good work. I would love to have you join the Get Ripped @ Home Crew, you can sign up HERE if you are interested. I will be able to track your progress, help with further questions, and you will get my newsletter each week.

Coach Sean
Coach Sean

@Ken: Yes that is fine ken. Make sure you try to get veggies in a later meal though. How is the program going for you so far?

Coach Sean
Coach Sean

@Ken: For me personally I wouldn't ever go below 1800 again, but I can lose fat pretty easily. Do what you think is right for your body. Nutrition is a lot about trial and error and finding out what works for your body type. I don't think you will go wrong sticking with 1800.

Coach Sean
Coach Sean

@Ken: I assume your talking about the Asylum nutrition guide correct? 1500 seems low to me but if the guide is suggesting it then you can try it and see how your body responds. I like the 1800 caloric intake myself. I feel like you can get great results with that level.

Coach Sean
Coach Sean

@Shawn: Yes I did wear a heart rate monitor. I was curious how many calories I would burn during this strength routine. I probably won't do so again because I find it uncomfortable as well.