Insanity is not chosen at random, as a title: just take a look at the videos available all over the web that suggests what kind of training is about and to understand how crazy is the rhythm of this new discipline that is making a furor in America and begins to spread also in Europe and now in Asia.
It's called Insanity workout and the name derives from the very high intensity at which the exercises are performed.
What is it
It is an aerobic and muscular training system based on a mix of different exercises for which you use only your body, strengthening your muscles and training your cardiovascular system. The exercises are performed at a crazy speed, with short and very rapid repetitions and very little recovery between one series and another.
This allows you to burn many calories and at the same time work on toning and muscle definition. In addition to resistance, of course.
It takes a beastly physique to support such training, which however promises to redesign the body in just two months, of course as long as you have the constancy to undergo this hard training.
Insanity Workout includes 10 workouts that last from 30 to 60 minutes and there is training for 6 days a week. After 60 days it is advisable to change training because our muscles always need a different stimulus.
Before starting the second month, there is a week of recovery which includes daily core cardio and balance exercises. You will sweat anyway, but this week is less intense than the 5 workouts of the first month. This is because the body needs a break before starting an even more intense month than the previous one.
Caution: Intensity level is very high
Insanity is a training program that requires a lot of work and there are very few breaks. Even if you are very fit, it will be difficult not to feel fatigue.
Which parts of the body train with Insanity Workout
Core: Yes. With Cardio Abs training, you will train your abs.
Arms: Yes. You will use the weight of your body to sculpt your arms, chest and shoulders.
Legs: Yes. Insanity uses a technique called plyometric to train the legs and consists in jumping as much as in some sports like basketball, skiing and boxing.
Buttocks: Yes. With the same plyometric technique, the buttocks are toned.
Back: Yes. The insanity training program is a total body workout and therefore allows the back muscles to work, but certainly the lower body tends to work harder.
Although different levels of difficulty have been devised it is advisable to approach this discipline only if you have already trained a little and have enough breath and resistance.
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