For people who have never done the more intense portions of Insanity, Core Cardio and Balance would definitely be a challenge! This workout that comes right in Recovery Week may be a little easier for people with Insanity experience to handle, but it is definitely for the faint of heart!
After completing a couple of weeks of intense, muscle-draining workouts, Core Cardio and Balance will provide a change of pace and allow you to truly recover and get prepared for the intense routines to come in the weeks that follow.
Core Cardio And Balance Review and Walk-through
The Core Cardio and Balance is a 37 minute workout that starts with a warm up. The warm up is usually quite manageable, as it consists of six, one-minute exercises done at a constant pace. Because this is in Recovery Week, the exercises in the warm up don’t get increasingly harder. They are all done at the same pace.
Right after the warm up is a stretching session that last under 4 minutes. The focus is on the core muscles, making use of parts like the pelvis, hips and hamstrings. Once again, the stretches aren’t as intense as with other Insanity workouts. Instead, they are constant and allow you to ease right through, leading up to the main workout.
The main workout consists of 10, one-minute exercises that range from ski hops to Heisman moves and switch kicks, among others. Shaun T uses the opportunity during the main workout to emphasize the importance of doing each movement with perfect form. He is also sure to point out that the motive with the exercises is not to burn out, but instead to get the most out of each move.
For a few minutes after the main workout, you will do a series of exercises, including hip flexor burners, oblique work and shoulder burners. The same concept will apply with these core-related exercises – full, deep movement for maximum effect.
To close of the Core Cardio and Balance routine, there is a short two to three-minute stretching segment involving your shoulders, back and hamstrings. Once you’re done, you would have wrapped up this part of the Insanity workout and hopefully achieved all it promised to help you achieve!
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