I have completed a lot of home workout programs since going through P90X back in 2008, but there are only a few that I consider some of my favorites, and Insanity Asylum is one of those few. I don’t know what it is, maybe the unbelievable intensity of the workout, but I literally just can’t get enough! Enough talking about it, here’s my Insanity Asylum Review.
Insanity Asylum Review Josh Spencer
I love to push myself during workouts, I always have! There’s something about getting to that point where you feel like you can’t push any further outside your comfort zone, but then you force yourself to, and afterwards you feel amazing about what you were able to accomplish. This is how I feel every time I go through an Insanity Asylum workout! This is why I incorporate many of the Asylum exercises into many of the workouts that I do today, including Body Beast, which is what I’m currently going through. It’s a challenge, and I love a challenge.
What is Insanity Asylum? It’s a 30 day high intensity training program that involves both cardio and body resistance training. It’s a workout program that branches off from the original Insanity workout, but is shorter, more intense, and more sports focused, which of course I love, being a former college baseball player. Many of the workouts involve jump rope and ladder drills, all helping with speed and agility. With all of the Insanity workouts, the traditional HIIT workouts are flipped up side down, with long bursts of high intensity training followed by short rests in between. Because of this, you can burn a ton of calories, and I have even heard of people burning more than 1,000 calories per hour. Needless to say, you will be drenched by the end of these workouts. See below for my Insanity Asylum review of one of the workouts.
Insanity Asylum Review: Speed & Agility
Let me share my Insanity Asylum review of one of my favorite workouts in the program, Speed & Agility. The warm-up itself is insane, and there’s a good chance you will be winded before the actual workout even begins. I guess Insanity workouts are notorious for that. Anyways, the warm-up consists of you doing jump rope exercises, but not just normal ones, ones that involve squats, cross jumps, etc. This goes on for about 10 minutes, and it can be very frustrating at first, especially if you struggle with coordination. It actually took me a while to get the hang of all the different exercises because I’ve never done them before. Next, it’s time to bust out the agility ladder. At first you do some normal agility drills, but as the workout progresses, you start doing ones that you’d never dream of doing, like Bear Crawls, where you literally bear crawl through the ladder, do pike presses when you reach the other side, and then repeat for an entire minute. By the time you reach the half-way point of the workout, you’re drenched and completely spent, and probably having a hard time catching your breath. Crazy exercises like this go on for a good while, and there’s a good chance you will have to pause it a few times like I did. When the workout is finished, you should have nothing left, and are going to make sure you take some sort of recovery drink, like the P90X recovery formula.
If you’re an athlete looking to increase your speed and agility and take your cardio to a whole new level, or just someone in good shape looking for a challenge, Insanity Asylum is a program that I HIGHLY recommend! Like I said, I was a former college athlete, and never in my life have I been challenged the way I’ve been challenged with Asylum. I can tell you one thing, I am stronger, faster, and quicker now than I have ever been in my entire life. Hopefully you enjoyed my Insanity Asylum Review, and don’t hesitate to reach out to me if you have any questions (Make me your Beachbody Coach). Oh yeah, and if you have already been through Asylum, Beachbody just released Insanity Asylum: Volume 2! I haven’t tried it yet, but keep your eye out for an Asylum review of the new program coming soon.