I often get asked what workout is better between Insanity vs P90X. This is not a question of better, it is a question of goals and preference. Insanity and P90X are vastly different workouts. Both are great for what they are designed for and both will achieve results when adhering to the program with willpower and dedication. So what are the differences?
P90X is a total body workout program on DVD. When you follow the complete 90 day program, you will completely workout every major body part during each week. The goals of P90x are to build muscle, lose fat, gain flexibility, and improve your cardiovascular capacity. These goals alone highlight how the total body is targeted.
Throughout the week the chest, back, arms, and legs are targeted. On the days with no resistance, the focus is with greater flexibility and strength in the fast twitch muscle fibers with an 1.5 hour yoga workout, or leg and cardio capacity with plyometrics, or pure cardio with Kenpo.
If your goals are get back into shape, lose weight, build muscle, and just feel better, then P90X is for you. This is not an easy workout for somebody who has not had an consistent level of fitness activity. This program will challenge you and make you earn every result you want. However, if you keep pushing play, stick to the meal plan, I can guarantee you that you will get results.
So how does Insanity vs P90X differ? Insanity is more of an extreme cardiovacular exercise program. The goal of Insanity is to greatly improve your lung capacity, leg and core strength, and lose weight through maximum interval training. This is not for somebody looking for a workout that have not done anything, and I mean anything, for the past 6 months. After I completed P90X with my wife for the first time, I convinced my wife to do Insanity with me. That lasted for only 1/2 the workout as she proclaimed, “This is not fun and I am never doing this again.” It is not a joke.
Maximum interval training “Insanity” style is a series of workouts where all you do is jump up, in, out and whatever which way you can as you gasp for air. I love this feeling. I love the burn because I know that I am burning calories and my fitness level is increasing each time. At the end of each workout, you are completely gassed, but it feels so good because you know that you accomplished a lot. If your goal is to build muscle, this is not the workout for you. You will become more lean and develop definition. You will not develop mass.
Insanity is an extreme workout on DVD for cardio exercises at home. This exercise workout will challenge those that think they are in shape. Even if you are an athlete, you will be challenged by this workout routine. This is still my workout of choice along with Asylum. Stick to the 60 day program and you will definitely see results.
Insanity vs P90X
I recommend both of these workouts. Depending on your goals, then selecting the correct workout will be the best workout video for you. I have also found that supplementing your workout program with Shakeology or another meal replacement shake gives you better energy and results.
How do you proceed? First, determine your goals. Second, determine your current fitness level. Third, select and buy your program. Push play and you will be well on your way to becoming a better and fitter you. Trust me. Decide today on a program. Commit yourself and you will see healthy results.
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Dr. Taj is a graduate of Univeristy of Pennsylvania School of Dental Medicine. He lives and practices in the Charlotte, NC surrounding area. Find him on Google + and Facebook. Over the years he has become a thoughtful leader in the business community.
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