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Insanity Injury

I got through 29 days and all hell broke loose. I was warming up like I’ve been doing for the past month and I felt some pain in my calf. Of course, for some reason I said to myself I should stop, but guess what, I kept pushing through the pain. Within about 10 minutes, boom, pop, blah. I felt my calf explode. It was brutal. This was the worst injury I’ve had in many years. I walked with a pretty bad limp for five days. I think I got lucky not tearing something and only straining it.

By the end of the 7th day of not doing anything but upper body workouts, I was starting to feel pretty good, but not 100%. I felt like an NFL injury report where the player can play, but is not 100%. Now I know what that means. Since I was on my recovery week I decided to start again. This workout went fairly well, but I had some pain. The next day I tried it again and could only make it through the first 5 minutes. That was a clear sign for me to stay on the sidelines.

I decided to take another week off. Just this past Monday more then 2 weeks after the injury I picked Insanity back up for the second half. Wow, was that a wake up call. The calf feels great, but the rest of my body is sore. I’m just happy to be doing these workouts again. I was still working out during my injury timeout. I was doing tons of push ups, pull ups, biceps, shoulders, triceps and it actually felt really good after doing so much cardio for a month straight.

Day 30-1
Max Interval Circuit – I thought the first 30 days was tough. This stuff is risickulous.

More about this in the future.

Insanity on Fire

I just finished day four of this insanity workout program and I have to say, the Insane word fits it really well. Seriously, who would call a workout program Insanity if it was easy. Even during the Fit Test, which is a workout in itself, gets your heart rate way up and the sweet poring. I was honestly huffing and puffing like crazy. With an intense interval training program that is turned upside down, you know that there is no easy way through this. You really need to bring it. As Shaun T says, you have to dig deeper.


Going through the warm up on the second day I was wondering, if this is the warm up; what is the real workout like. You get the blood pumping right away. You do several exercises and then you repeat, but each time you go faster. There are some rest periods in between, but those go super fast. Honestly this is the toughest workout, cardio wise that I’ve ever done.

The one thing I really like about this program is the time length of each video. Yea you get crushed, but when it is under 40 minutes, that is huge. Those 20 minutes really make a difference when it came to P90x. If these workouts were 60 minutes, you would literally have to quit before it was finished. It is that tough.

That’s it for now. As I move forward, I will keep everyone in the loop.