Pure Cardio is considered by many as one of the hardest month one workouts. I can agree but at the same time I think this is the funnest workout of month one. What I really like about this workout is there are no repeat moves.
Pure Cardio Review and Walkthrough
You begin with your usual Insanity warm-up of 10 minutes (3 sets) and followed by the stretch portion of the routine.
As we are stretching Shaun T makes a statement that I have to say worried me the first time I heard him say it. He says “…I have to be totally honest that I am really nervous about this workout…” Seriously, this is day 3, day one and two kicked my butt already and NOW your nervous, great what am I in for I say to myself.
The reason he and I (now) are nervous is because after your warm up and stretch you start the routine. Only about 20 minutes left in the routine BUT, once we start there is no stopping, none, nada. Well unless you need a break, and trust me you WILL need a break. The cast members including the insane man himself Shaun T takes breaks. You have a series of moves each is done for one minute. After one move you continue right on to the next no stopping.
Here is the list of moves:
Suicide (side to side touching the floor)
Switch kicks (exhausting)
Wide football sprints
Pedal (two lunges, then sprint, followed by 2 more lunges, etc)
Hooks and Jump rope (8 hook punches, several high jumps, 8 punches etc)
Power jacks (like jumping jacks, but you go deep in a wide lunge)
Level 2 drills (these get me every time. 8 push ups followed by 8 run lunges, repeat)
Power Knees (switch every 30 seconds)
Ski Down (jump side to side as if skiing)
Suicide Jumps (squat down, jump back to a push up, stand up again)
Push up jacks (push ups with wide feet)
I like that we finish with push up jacks because I can collapse on the floor gasping for air. Shaun gives you about 45 seconds to catch your breath before we do a cool down stretch which is much-needed.
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