/ Insanity workout
I can testify to the Rushfit one which works a treat you can buy all 6 DVD from eBay reviews seem to favour Rushfit over insanity, I am told
It's a good all around workout. You do a lot of jumping around, so if you have downstairs neighbours, they won't be pleased. The sessions are balanced and give you a good workout without destroying you. It sort of like the wasabi of workouts, very intense but it doesn't hurt for long.
Quick queston though is it true that chocolate flavoured milk is a decent substitute for a protein drink, I dont stick withthe diet they advise but eat a healthy balanced diet anyway, just need a bit extra to get me through and would rather not pay for protein powder.
This guy is keen on it
I started drinking the tesco stuff while training for triathlon and thought it did offer some recovery benefits for day in day out training. In terms of quantity a carton would last me a week. Not incredibly scientific but even if it was no better than a placebo I felt better for it so was happy.
I finished the 60 days before Easter. The programme is very effective in building cardio fitness fast and all-round muscle toning (not muscle bulking). The workouts major on cardio but there's a lot of muscle resistance training plus some speed and balance work. As others have said, core strength gains are pronounced.
Warming up and stretching are emphasised which is good in view of the intensity of the training. Actually we found the warm-ups themselves pretty hard to start with! I wouldn't recommend it to someone with a low fitness base. It would just hurt too much.
The programme is pretty motivational too. Shaun T does a good job in pushing you, and it helps that you see and feel results in just a few days.
When the 60 days were up I just restarted the programme. I'd wondered whether going back to month 1 routines would lead to a loss in fitness but it isn't working out that way: the form and fitness improvements just allow you to work harder. Like Nick I'm finding it a bit harder to get motivated second time round, though.
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