Not the disease… I am talking about the hellish cardio workout designed by Mr. Shaun T. I do not know if he is related to Mr. T of A-Team and Rocky III fame, but if so, he certainly has a more pleasant disposition while he is encouraging you to torture yourself.
Insanity is a 60 day home workout that is divided into 2 phases. During the first phase, the workouts are between 35 – 40 minutes. It is six days a week with one off day. There is a recovery week followed by the second phase, in which the routines get about ten minutes longer. The only equipment needed is your body weight (see, I am already at a disadvantage) and willpower to keep showing up. See a video here.
As many of you know, this is not my first attempt at Insanity. I remember dripping sweat and thinking this was the hardest thing ever… right before being informed that this was still the warm-up. It is cardio intense, which is a weakness of mine. I don’t know why I gave up (around the recovery week). I am sure I thought I had a good excuse at the time. Working on your weaknesses will only make you better, assuming health and fitness are the goal and not just bicep size …
And it is only 60 days…you can do anything for 60 days. I am beginning my war of conquest against Mr. Shaun T on April 7. (“I pity the fool” wait, I think I got them mixed up again…)
Anybody willing to go a couple of rounds against Mr. T with me?? I would love some company on this beat down!