Insanity Workout Vs P90X - Choosing the Right Extreme Fitnes

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Insanity Workout Vs P90X - Choosing the Right Extreme Fitnes

Postby fitnes57 » Sat Nov 28, 2009 9:14 am

Insanity Workout Vs P90X - Choosing the Right Extreme Fitness Program

Tony Horton and his vaunted P90X system, or Shaun T and his truly daunting INSANITY workout? Both are touted as super intense, only for conditioned athletes. Both are guaranteed to give you startling results if you follow their guidelines closely. But how to choose? Do you go for Tony Horton's 90 day total body transformation, or Shaun T's 60 day cardio madness? Is one of them simply better than the other? The answer, as you might have had a sneaking suspicion, is that it totally depends on your own fitness goals. In this article we'll take a look at what each program provides, and see which style of exercise suits your own personalized needs. Because while each is truly a challenging workout, they're tough for their own particular reasons, and it's important to know why before making a choice.

Let's start at the beginning. Before looking at the programs, you need to look at yourself. What do you want to accomplish? What are your fitness goals? Are you primarily interested in losing weight, or bulking up with some muscle? Do you enjoy extreme cardio, or loath it? What about free weights and doing pull ups? Of course in an ideal world you would be able to accomplish every fitness goal you could put on paper, but here you have to be realistic. What is your number one goal?

That determined, let's look at the programs. Shaun T's INSANITY is so called because he strives to keep you in your anaerobic zone for extended periods of time while giving you short short breaks inbetween. INSANITY is all gut wrenching cardio, where you use your own weight as the primary form of resistance. But let's be clear: the key word up there was 'anaerobic'. Shaun T doesn't want you to cruise through his workout at 65% effort, but rather 85% +. When exercising this hard you won't be getting enough oxygen to comfortably break down fat for energy as you would over the course of a 45 minute leisurely jog-you're forced to break down your own body tissue to keep going once you've exhausted your supply of blood sugar. Then, over the course of the rest of the day and that night your body will repair itself, resulting in more lean muscle tissue, greater health and less weight. But it's hard. For this to work, you need to operate at 85% + effort level, which few people can do for more than six minutes. Shaun T will ask you to do so for thirty minutes to an hour. Can you handle that kind of cardio?

Conversely, Tony Horton's P90X will challenge you in terms of strength training. While Tony's workout includes cardio and plyometrics (jump based routines), there is a strong focus on weight resistance training, from pull ups to free weights. You'll be breaking down the muscle tissue in the classic manner, which will not only help burn fat but result in muscle growth. You will not only fitter but stronger, and your appearance at the end of it will reflect that.

Finally you have the time consideration. Insanity Deluxe is 60 days. P90X is 90. How much are you willing to commit to one of these programs? Are you willing to go at it for the long haul, or do you want a shorter exercise period? Extreme cardio versus strength training?
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Re: Insanity Workout Vs P90X - Choosing the Right Extreme Fi

Postby Hi11ll » Thu Jul 28, 2011 4:42 am

Nice post.
Thanks for sharing.

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Re: Insanity Workout Vs P90X - Choosing the Right Extreme Fi

Postby Austin » Wed Dec 14, 2011 3:55 pm

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Re: Insanity Workout Vs P90X - Choosing the Right Extreme Fi

Postby Atwater » Wed Dec 21, 2011 8:02 am

I am interested to start the P90X program, diet and supplements. For the purpose of
reducing body fat, increasing muscle mass, sweating a lot .. are all good things for detox
and regulating blood sugar. If any one have knowledge or experience with this let me know please...

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Re: Insanity Workout Vs P90X - Choosing the Right Extreme Fi

Postby gabriel » Wed Feb 29, 2012 3:36 am

I think this only applies to those person who are really eager to lose weight in just a short span of time since the work out routines of the program are so intense. That it can you lose tons of calories.

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Postby arn021 » Wed Apr 04, 2012 9:16 am

I think one should have a workout trainer in order to do the proper practices in the gym.




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Postby jonathantrott » Tue Jul 10, 2012 3:43 pm

Good information about the fitness, great ideas.
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Re: Insanity Workout Vs P90X - Choosing the Right Extreme Fi

Postby stonecoldst » Fri Jul 20, 2012 8:25 am

I know technology is evolving so fast but I think it would be better if you still consult with your doctor personally so he/she can see you and know your problem more.



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Postby stonecoldst » Fri Jul 20, 2012 4:45 pm

Weight loss can be attain by anybody through massive exercise and proper diet. And of course, one must have self confidence in order to do it right.

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Postby silliker » Mon Aug 27, 2012 6:39 am

Proper diet and exercise help a good health for every individual to manage simple things and will functions properly in the body.




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