Shaun T’s latest fitness program, the Insanity Asylum, is the sequel to the popular HIIT cardio workout called Insanity. This extreme fitness program is designed to deliver results to you in just 30 days. Shaun created this fitness regimen for Beachbody Corporate that was looking to enhance their line of fitness DVDs with an intense workout series. Shaun T’s Insanity Asylum series emphasizes the technique “Max Interval Training”. In this method of exercising, one has to work out strenuously for 3 – 4 minutes and the cool down for 30 seconds and repeat the cycle. This is in contradiction to the traditional interval training method of exercising for 30 seconds and resting for 3 – 4 minutes.
The Insanity Asylum Workout is a sports-specific training program and is based on the highly effective drills that professional athletes use for developing strength, speed and agility. It is also an expansion of Insanity Workout, the previous program of Shaun T. With traditional workouts, you will take months or even years to see results. However, the Asylum Workout with Shaun T will help you shed extra pounds and trim your waistline in a matter of days. It is the most intense workout that has been developed to date to help you become fit by getting the most from your workouts in the least possible time.
The Insanity Asylum Workout program comes with six DVDs that contain sports training videos, covering a series of muscle building, agility and flexibility exercises. You will be presented with a new workout to do on every single day for 30 days. An agility ladder and a Speed Rope are also part of the package. The Agility Ladder helps to improve overall focus and agility, while the Speed Rope improves speed and endurance. The rigorous workouts will help you burn as much as 600 calories in an hour! Shaun T, himself a track and field star, has designed the exercises to suit the needs of anyone who is into cross-training: be it football, basketball or tennis players; swimmers, runners, cyclists, tennis players, or triathletes.
The effectiveness of the Insanity Asylum Workout can be attributed to the three powerful cross-training cycles that are incorporated in the regime. In Cycle 1, you will be challenged to master a series of core sports exercises. Once you master the routines in Cycle 1, you will be pushed harder with progressively tougher drills in Cycle 2 and Cycle 3 that involve difficult sports moves. The challenging training program will make your body use more muscles and develop additional skills to beat the competition.
The Eat To Win nutrition plan provides a general guideline to help you eat the right foods when you are firming up your muscles, pushing your body to the limits, and improving your strength and agility. The recommendations are the following:
- You can eat small meals frequently, at least 5 times a day.
- You can have the biggest meal for breakfast, but dinner must be small.
- You need to limit the portions of foods as specified on product packaging.
- You can eat lean protein. You must also have recovery supplements such as protein shakes.
- You can have carbohydrates, but choose good ones like whole grains and fruits.
- You must avoid fattening dairy products such as cheese.
- You can have plenty of water to maintain hydration, but not soda.
- You must limit your alcohol consumption.
- You can have good fats like peanut butter, olive oil, etc. You can also have different varieties of nuts
The activities in the 6 DVDs that come with the Insanity Asylum Workout program include bear crawls, hop-scotch precision work, criss-cross power jumps, etc. It is not as boring as the other workouts that are full of crunches. These workouts not only help you improve your agility and speed, but also your coordination. You will be in a constant state of movement and heavy breathing during the workout.
The best part of the entire program is the Fitness Assessment DVD that helps you to keep track of the progress that you are making. You can measure your fitness and progress based on: Agility Heisman, Pull-ups, In and Out Ab progression, Push-ups, X-jumps, Agility Bear Crawls, etc.
Summarizing, if you are a serious athlete who wants to build muscles and get shredded, then Insanity Asylum is the right workout program for you.