A workout with the word insanity in it would be intimidating enough. Add asylum after it, and you may think it is some sort of torture propaganda. Beachbody offers some of the most intense at home fitness programs on the market and both of these Insanity workouts are on that list.
Unless you are familiar with Shaun T, you may not be aware of his two powerful workouts programs. Shaun is a professional choreographer and dancer who contributed to the at home fitness market with Hip Hop Abs and Rockin’ Body. Subsequently, he released Insanity in 2009 and The Asylum in 2011.
Both of these programs are designed for people who are accustomed to more advanced fitness programs or cardio intense workouts.
What is the difference between Insanity vs. Insanity: The Asylum?
Let me start by telling you that both of these workout programs will produce fitness results faster that you thought possible. Shaun will leave you with more stamina, power, agility, and strength after each workout.
However, there are differences in the goals and methods with each DVD set.
Insanity does not use weights or other tools, but instead focuses on cardio conditioning using your own body weight and resistance. To do this workout, all you need is a towel, water, and an ambitious mind-set.
Here are some of the main components of Insanity:
- 60-Day Program
- Ten Workouts
- Advanced Plyometrics
- Power Moves and Strength Training
- Abdominal and Core Workouts
- Max Interval Training (Short periods of intensity, with short periods of rest)
- Elite Nutrition Guide and Calendar
Insanity comes with a total of 11 workouts (10 if you order elsewhere). The 63 day Insanity workout schedule
is designed to get you in the best shape in the shortest amount of time.
Once you get through Insanity once or twice, step up your fitness level with The Asylum.
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Insanity: The Asylum:
The Asylum goes beyond cardio intensity and presents sport-specific training and drills designed for elite athletes.
I recommend starting with Insanity first. The Asylum is an advanced fitness program, period. There are no modifications for beginners. If you graduated from Insanity or other advanced programs like P90X, you are probably ready for The Asylum.
Here are the main components of The Asylum:
- 30-Day Workout Program
- Seven Workouts
- Sports Progression Drills
- Agility drills using the Agility Ladder
- Speed Rope for foot work
- Option to add weights
- 14-Day Meal Plan
Asylum comes with a total of 7 different workouts in a 30 day workout schedule.
The Asylum adds power, agility, strength, balance, and coordination to the cardio endurance that Insanity brought.
Take the steps today to reach your next fitness goal. Whether you feel Insanity or The Asylum is the next program for you, you will be on your way to getting the beach body you want!
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