I'm starting a low carb diet in conjunction with P90x. If you have never completed P90x before, please see here about purchasing P90x. Otherwise, follow the nutrition guide the first round and see how you do after 90 days. I am going to try cutting during P90x to gain that six pack. My body loves to send carbs to my fat tissues, I think I am genetically predisposed to getting fat. I'll be posting recipes that are low-carb, so keep an eye out.
See my review about Plyometric Cardio Circuit. Today is my rest day, but this posting is about my workout yesterday.
Yesterday went well. It’s still extremely difficult, especially on little sleep as I went to Notre Dame today and was up at 4:48 AM to workout. I pushed myself to keep my heart rate above 170 for the duration of the workout (except stretch and cool down).
Insanity Pure Cardio is 38 minutes, which doesn't sound like a lot of time, but you'll keep an eye on that clock waiting for it to tick down to zero.
To start, you'll have the usual heart-pounding "warm up" (it's really more of a workout) for 10 minutes. After which is a short break for some much needed water.
Insanity's Cardio Recovery is an easier workout than the other routines. It consists mostly of stretching and yoga moves.
There are breathing and stretching exercises, plank work, deep muscle work (which will require some leg strength for holding deep squats), quad work, oblique work, hip flexor, and balance postures.
Overall, you'll sweat a little, but it's a relatively easy workout for a "rest" day (the real rest days are Sundays).
As my calves are still very sore today, this was a much needed routine. You'll be doing Cardio Recovery for the first month.
Insanity Plyo Cardio Circuit was very intense!
The workout is approximately 42 minutes long. During the first 10 minutes you warm up. The warm up is a workout unto itself! You start out with three different levels of intensity with each more difficult than the last. The exercises are the same for each level during the warm-up, but you push yourself harder for each one. You’ll be sweating by the time you reach the stretching routine.
This morning I started Insanity. I weighed in at 182.8. I have not worked out for the past 5 days due to pulling a muscle in my shoulder (lifting computer equipment at work), so weight is up by 2.8 pounds. Today was the first day my shoulder did not hurt. It feels a little sore as I write this. The fit test does not burn a lot of calories in its 30 minute block. However, it’s not meant to, it’s designed to test your fitness level. But, you still burn a comparable amount for that 30 minutes. According to my HRM, in 26 minutes I burned 547 calories.