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I currently do PiYo and I have a shake every morning. Instead, you go with 4, than 8, up to In the sacral region it is narrow and pointed, and at its origin chiefly tendinous in structure. Can I eat what I make for my family or do I have to eat differently? You will be amazed by how much control over your movements this program grants you. Oh, and regarding some of the comments below about customer service Your attempt to assassinate my character by doubling down on that article makes you look like a complete lunatic.
Start by placing your feet into the locks so they stay in place. You will then place your legs and body across the padding so your upper torso will be off of it. From there, you will dip your body down, and you will use your back to raise yourself back up.
Here is a good video demonstration. How to Integrate Lower Back training into Your Routine Choose either squats or deadlifts as your starting exercise and go heavy. Then include rack-pulls, good mornings, back extensions, or Supermans to follow up.
Supermans are also often used for physical therapy and to warm-up before a back or leg workout. Rack-pulls may be used in place of deadlifts as the first heavy exercise of the day. The Top 5 Best Chest Exercises. This entry was posted under Best Exercises , Weight Training. You can follow any responses to this entry through the RSS 2. You can leave a response , or trackback from your own site. It is the mainstay for a strong and healthy back. The power you get and feel from lifting heavy weights on a dead lift is incredible and translates so well to martial arts, wrestling, and other activities.
The good mornings, on the other hand, do cause some concern for potential injury by having a weight on the back of your neck. A safer alternative is to have the weight hanging like in a dead lift.
Another lower back exercise would be a reverse hyperextension. In that version, your upper body stays stationary and your legs rise up and down. How do you feel about stiff legged deadlifts?
I train professional basketball players and the taller individuals often have back problems if they have been away from the gym for awhile. Usually those with a relatively long torso and long arms do better with sumo.
Also the Olympic lifts and reverse hyperextensions could be considered for the top 5 in certain conditions. Just food for thought. I do want to mention the Pull Through. I have been adding some cable machine work outs to my routine because of lack of multiple free weights for use at my gym. I find that these are awesome and you can rack up a lot of weight with this pretty fast. I enjoy working out my back because I can tell when I am about to push things to far on it or not.
Also, I work at a desk job and sitting in front of a computer can mess up your posture. The back needs to be worked to regain good posture and for me confidence with all other weight lifting that I do. You know, I bet I posted this on the wrong page. Do you have any suggestions for a person who has scoliosis? I am not at all qualified to give you advice for training with this medical issue. Please consult your doctor or someone who has a degree in physical therapy for the answer to that question.
I used to HATE deadlifts, but as it turns out it was mostly because I never really did them since having a back injury when I was Rick Kaselj of http: Get on topic or piss off.
You suck at trolling too — a mind-bogging example of an inept MLM apologist. Dave, congratulations on being hypocrite of the year. This logic can only be described as, bizarre. Second of all, that article is an advertisement in disguise. Why is it arrogant for someone to call you out in a public forum for your BS?
If you choose to write in a public domain, then you sign an unwritten contract to be scrutinized. How are you going to be so offended after putting out an extremely vile posts against the author?
This is obviously a lie, or you have a weird agenda to go to random blogs based on topics you know nothing about and attempt to defame an author. Nobody would come here and write like you have without being some kind of corporate shill or an outraged distributor. Who should the people trust? Geoff who is a stranger from the internet, or Entrepreneur magazine?
It is a dangerous concoction. Some of the choices they do have are as follows:. Geoff, a contributor who has consistently been posting well though-out, well-referenced, fact-based comments here for quite some time versus some anonymous troll crackpot MLM apologist who has yet to make a single incisive contribution or put a single fact on the table.
The wealth of additional information published by mainstream media sources, experts, and government agencies which have established conclusively that the MLM is industry is a shit-filled morass of crooks and liars versus propaganda published by PR people paid by the MLM industry.
Please top talking about Kool-Aid; you sound like an idiot. You came here to discount it. You are a blatant troll and are very, very bad at it. I have no financial bias and no attachment to this website.
Your attempt to assassinate my character by doubling down on that article makes you look like a complete lunatic. Your over-dramatized paragraph does not help to make you look more intelligent, but rather is distracting from the attempt to refute my points.
First of all, your use of the word hypocrisy is incorrect and misleading. The definition of hypocrisy is: My emotional fervor has nothing to do with this word, and your inability to use it correctly while continuing to go off the rails makes you look like an idiot.
The way that you attempt to attack people, instead of points within the article is absurd, and nobody would have this kind of passion to write as you are writing…just because. If you came to this site and actually looked for unbiased information, then you would not have written anything. Instead, you posted an extremely biased article, attacked 3 different people to date that have a difference of opinion, and have continued to spout off at the mouth.
This actually made me chuckle. You have to be one of the worst internet trolls of all time to come up with a line like this. You all seem to preach critical thinking — yet display none. Critical thinking involves evaluating information from various sources, not sources that simply align with your preconceived notions. When people have come to support MLM, they present someone financially-biased such as what you did with the Entrepreneur article.
Keep in mind that I objective reviewed that Vemma was a scam years before a court of law agreed with the FTC that it was. This guy even does a great job of describing websites like this. There are even some facts in here for Geoff and Vogel unfortunately, these facts oppose their preconceived notions, so they are unable to accept them.
Pride is a dangerous thing. Dave, this weird psychological projection technique you are trying to use is not going to work here. It would be wise of you to take your own advice and start considering relevant counter-points to your nonsensical platform. All of my positions have been developed from reading FTC guidelines, clinical studies, statistical studies, and investigative reporting. You have done nothing except distract, defame, and misguide in your posts.
You have maintained a ridiculous and unfounded position that has been crippled through sound logic. This website is designed to protect and inform consumers from people like you, and it continues to do great work! In fact, of all the MLM trolls I have encountered here, and there have been many, you are among the most inept.
This is a website dedicated to helping consumers make better financial decisions. You also seem to lack sufficient awareness to recognize the audience. If only you all had the ability to be as critical against the negative information and misinformation the website is spreading — you would be able to construct a balanced argument.
I came to this site for information — not negative propaganda. Any website or person who is unable to accept an opposing view, without getting all bent out of shape is what really concerns me.
As I explore the idea of starting a Network Marketing business — I will encourage those I speak with to review both the negative sites like this one, and the positive and allow them to make an informed decision that is right for them. How about Educating them, with both Pros and Cons of a decision? Empowering them to make a decision that is right for them? What if you had an opposing view that domestic violence is a great thing and improves of the victims? If you actually tried to put a valid argument for MLM not to be confused with Network Marketing , we could have a discussion about it.
Instead you simply attacked the well-cited and well-sourced view presented here and tried to claim bias, with no reason for doing so. You also presented your own clearly marked biased article and tried to the logical fallacy of Argument by Authority. The general population is actually pretty smart. And yes, people are free to make the decision themselves. They are shown fast cars and vacations. One comment was made from a Beachbody Coach who has achieved great financial success — rather than encourage her entrepreneurial spirit or offer sound financial advice like the website claims to offer — it attempts to discredit the Doctors in her downline.
I guess being a website financial information site means it is well postured and more intelligent, and educated than Doctors? Which comment was this? Did she give names of the doctors in her downline.
Was she forthcoming with her identification or potentially someone just trying to validate a scam. Can we confirm that this person makes her financial success from directly selling product to consumers who are not in the organization, or did she build a big pyramid of a downline? So many questions need to be answered before we can evaluate her case.
I have invested enough time talking with those who are incapable of seeing things in a different way. I am going to turn off the comments now. I will use this website and this thread as a great example for those I talk to if I do decide to proceed with an MLM business.
You guys all responded as expected and your close-mindedness and inability to share even 1 positive comment about an Industry growing exponentially is evidence of that. A few companies charity-wash by making small donation so some charities that might be profitable.
Look what happened when Vemma had to start playing by the rules. Like any other business model. Until you are willing to expand your thinking even 1 percent to grasp that idea — you have nothing more to add to this conversation.
You are a degenerate troll that has done nothing but ignore facts and evidence to further your goals. You have wasted your time by trying to defame people while completely degenerating the conversation. You have used the terms listed above to hide from the reality, and that is why we asked you to have a logical conversation…simple?
Again, this is the same stupid deflection crap that makes no sense. We have placed well balanced and articulated positions in front of you, and you have continued to maintain your delusional position while ignoring the actual purpose of the discussion. You are a terrible internet troll that has tried to use blatantly bad psychological manipulation to further their agenda. Finally, we are getting somewhere. This conversation has not given you a strong footing for recruiting in the future, and probably will make your downline think of you in a different light.
This, again, is some made up nonsense to help with your psychological bull…. This website does a wonderful job of weeding through stinky pile of feces your rambling puts out there. Anyone that gets taken in by MLM can utilize this website as a resource to see through the manipulation and lies. First of all Dave, thank you for not linking the comment sarcasm. Second of all, anyone who is going to believe a random, biased, anecdotal comment without any evidence is going to be easily deceived.
If that person provided a tax return form showing the income they made from Beachbody never going to happen , then there may be something to work with. Third of all, there are plenty of doctors that are bad business people. Would you assume that a PhD in psychiatry would be great for calculus? Rhetorical question, of course not. Is this your way of saying you have spent a lot of time trying to hold a conversation with the man in the mirror?
That would be your reflection. If you already knew how we were going to respond, then why bother posting in the first place? This seems like a bizarre exercise in futility…. Where is your evidence of this? This is more indoctrinated crap spilling from your mouth. In fact, now is the worst time to join MLM, because all of the MLMs are offering their products cheaper on Amazon and eBay than they are through distributorships.
Stamping your feet out of the door in defeat while trying to proclaim mental superiority is a hallmark of MLM indoctrination. Your hollow, canned, and utterly useless posts have come fallen short and as such, in a last ditch effort, you try one last time to claim the upper hand by telling us to stop. Dave, please make good on your word and show all of your recruits this website and this comment section!
Oh Dave, you poor SOB. You first appeared 3 days ago making a fallacious argument that an MLM distributor is no different from a sales manager in a non-MLM company, which is demonstrably false. Hardly something that would pass as unbiased or compelling.
You proceeded to slag other contributors here as misguided, and then the wheels really fell off your cart. Since then, the only comments you have posted have consisted of petulant whining and personal attacks. So for all your bitching about how this site is unfair and how we need to read more unbiased information, the only thing you have come up with in support of your charge was that one horribly outdated superficial article authored by the MLM industry PR consultant, which no rational person could construe as an unbiased source, and which by no means refutes any of what has been said here to date.
And you have yet to point out a single statement that is untrue or biased. Either you came here with intention of disrupting the site, or you decided to become disruptive as revenge after your initial superficial comments were eviscerated.
Now you have degenerated into full meltdown bitch mode, and witnessing it is equal parts sad and funny. I think the general population is much smarter than you are. MLMs have a horrific PR problem — entirely deserved. I am going to turn off the comments now… Until you are willing to expand your thinking even 1 percent to grasp that idea — you have nothing more to add to this conversation.
How infantile can you be? You are upset because no one is moved by your vapid self-serving statements. Your inability to sway people is a direct result of the lame arguments you have put forth and the sociopathic manner in which you have conducted yourself.
Another post by DB, another series of ad hominem attacks and unsubstantiated arguments. I was told to be a coach I would have to pay the membership fee plus buy at least one bag of shakology per month which seemed outrageous to me. I ended up buying the challenge kit for21 dayfix which includes the workouts, the portion containers, and blender bottle, and a bag of shakology.
I called and canceled and was still charged and still received another bag. I had to call three times in total to cancel, luckily I had the money in my bank account and nothing bounced but all in all it was a nightmare and put a really bad taste in my mouth for the company. I plan on getting another beach body workout soon because the workouts are great but I will go through eBay and get a used or second hand DVD set. And I had the same problem w cancelling.
I got charged 2 extra times and had to have my credit card company fight the charges. That whole experience made me really angry and I now see beachbody for what it really is. Her progress is inspiring to say the least — first of all, her progress with her own health and fitness and, secondly, her success in her coaching abilities and financial situation. She appears to be strong physically and emotionally, and she has reportedly quit her well-paying full-time day job to coach part-time and make a full-time income.
Thankfully I am a somewhat savvy individual, so I have taken all her claims with a grain or two of salt, but my job pays pretty poorly. The only problem is that I am a private person with multiple health problems that I worry about- a. Also, I do not use my real name on social media because I have been stalked by someone whom I seek to avoid for the rest of my life. Anyway, I shared these burdens with my prospective coach and she said that they have vegan shakes which would sit well with me.
She said that many people with health conditions more serious than mine have become successful coaches and have even improved their state of being. In fact she said my obstacles will inspire other people facing the same challenges. And lastly, regarding my privacy concerns… she said that I could use my middle name but that people will be inspired by me being the real me so, if I use a fake name, that is coming across as a lack of authenticity. The last bit is what rubbed me the wrong way the most out of everything.
I mean the whole thing is weird to me- posting videos of myself exercising in spandex on the Internet for anyone to see is weird enough. Selling powdered shake stuff is also a little weird let alone drinking it. But to feel pressure to use my real name when..
To ask me to put it all out there for just the potential of gain- no guarantee of my success at all- is asking a whole lot of me. I am so tired of chasing jobs at companies that underpay employees when I could be using my skills and education for people I believe in- myself and my prospective customers- in a field that I believe in- health and wellness. I hope that if you choose to respond to my comment that you do it in a way that is positive and constructive….
It might help you cut through the hype of the product itself. Hi Bella, stick w your gut and say NO to coaching. My coach told me how she was 6 months away from quitting her management position w excellent pay to be a full time coach. I fell for the scam and wasted thousands of dollars n it went straight to the top of tge pyramid.
If you eat healthy proportioned meals and exercise 30mins a day u will lose weight. Dont get sucked into the auto ship and scam of coaching.
These ppl r liars and they pray on the good intentions of ppl like u and me to line their pockets. Bella, just remember that coaches will say pretty much anything to get you under them in the pyramid. They want you to believe they care about your health first, but think about it. My coach would convince others that you could leave your current job and make a living from being a coach.
One girl fell for it, left her job, and struggled and ended up needing to find another job. And you put a lot of your spare time and money into it. Shakes are not for losing weight but are for improving your health so they say. One time I asked a rep if they could send me a complete list of ingredients and their origin. I stopped promoting this company after all the horrible incidents with customer service. One girl was over charged on sales tax and took 3 months to get her money back.
I also believe this is happening to other people and that they are getting away with tax fraud. Among other fraudulent activities. I had customers get charged and never receive the product. Who wants to inconvenience their friends. Oh and you end up acting like an expert on health and fitness and unless you have a degree in it, how can anyone do that?
I was always afraid someone was going to get hurt and I would feel liable. I made the mistake of getting involved with BB, thinking I could make some extra money! I should have known when my so called Coach would never meet me at my home, only at a cafe. And trust me I tried! The best I could do was sell my increasingly growing over stock of the product at a discounted rate. This so called Coach of mine would never answer my questions about the money, and kept showing me all these people added to my down line and how all I needed was toget people in my up line to start making money!!!
I had probably about 25 people in my downside!!!! Guess it was OK when he was getting me sign up though!!!! To this day I have never heard from this guy and reached out to him once on Facebook and got nothing!!! Anyone know if this is a scam as well? I know that there dvds are good but what brought about this promotion, when they were pushing the purchase of same? My guess is that Beachbody realized that people would buy a few DVDs and it would be enough for them. It might not be the best value for your dollar.
The on-demand deal is not a scam. I held off for a long time and eventually tried it. If you purchased any DVDs, you get online access to those. I think that they did this to compete with Daily Burn, and similar services. There are so many workouts. Look at Microsoft, Netflix, and Amazon…. What the idiot failed to realize…. I think a lot of this is going to depend on lifestyle and personality.
I personally love the gym. I swim 2x a week, walk on my lunch break, bike to work 2x a week weather permitting , run on the weekends. But… — my husband travels, sometimes a lot. I find it boring. I was already eating healthfully and exercising regularly. So much work to add it up every day, on top of a full time job and not enough sleep. I have to say that the container system in 21 day fix was a complete godsend.
I was able to buy the container system once and lose the weight 3 years ago now and yay! It was a far cry from USDA recommendations for servings of grains a day. It was literally my first introduction to the idea that that many carbs is a bad idea.
For 5 am workouts, or when the husband is traveling or the weather sucks, I love the streaming workouts. Variety is good, but sometimes I also just like to force myself to complete a full program that gets progressively harder.
Just generally eating healthfully may work. It may require more than that depending on your age and other factors, but there are many ways to get there too. I know 1 or 2 coaches who were making a decent amount as a side job, but after a few years had to quit. I like the workouts, and the BOD is a good value. It seems pretty reasonable with the rest of the market. There are a couple of free options and some that are much more. I was doing very, very well as a Beachbody coach. I reached the Diamond level.
You can do it in only an HOUR a day. No you cannot do this in an hour a day. I work a full time job. All of their questions, their needs, etc. Trust me, with a team of 20, that takes a lot more than an hour a day.
Because you never know who can relate and that, and in turn, will result in a sale. True -Nobody likes a sales person. Ask them about their life, their kids, their dogs. Be fake and act like you care. It might lead to a sale because they think you actually care deeply about them. Once the relationship is built, now start in with shakes and workouts. I rank advanced quickly and I was being celebrated as a great leader.
The more you do, the more they want. Shortly after my burnout, I went off the radar. Enter my up line who endlessly harassed me and were just plain cruel. Because I had TWO diamonds on my team. If I quit, those two diamonds would roll up to them along with all of my customers and other coaches. They said horrible things to me -I actually cried a few times they were so cruel. I call this the attempted ladder collapse. The two diamonds on my team would become here.
Hello 2 star rank advancement for her! Genuine meaning, not predatory. I refuse to recruit anyone else into this vultures nest of a business. Meaning, they drank shakes for one month and just stopped. I can imagine why there is a push for distributors to discuss deeply private personal details.
Others who have experienced similar things might identify with the person and could sign up based on the shared experience. A team is everyone on the same level contributing. Truly, education is the best solution. The more know about the traps of MLMs, the fewer that will fall into them. I wish I had read your post first. I put only a good years worth of effort into this and felt some of the things you did.
I could never see leaving my current job to try and make a living as a BB coach. Thank you for sharing that. I tried looking up her law info and its still showing she is a practicing lawyer. Everyone I went to hs w is selling BB. It took 3 months for them to let me quit. And they continue to charge all fees. I had to call my credit card company and have them fight the charges.
No, it is not a scam but it is a multi level marketing endeavor. To even get the possibility of making any money you have to put out quite a bit of money to be a coach or to stay active. You also need to hound everyone you know to buy the products.
The coach who recruited me was very aggressive and appeared to be very interested in me and my life, but the moment I signed, she was pretty much gone. The workouts are great, the shakes and supplements, not so great. I had virtually zero help. Which meant learning it all on my own and making quite a few mistakes that cost me money. The rules change all the time.
And the ways you can earn continue to change and benefit their top diamond coaches. I was a coach for seven years. I hung in there. But it did get harder and harder to make money without nearly accosting everyone you meet with this opportunity for their health and fitness. People are really vulnerable about that. It is no different than any other multilevel marketing company. If you attend all the coach summits and as many events as possible and meet the CEO, celebrity trainers and a lot of the top earners you may get somewhere and you may get some help.
The financial outlay ends up being enormous. And a lot of people not only want to help themselves, but want to help other people be healthy. It really plays on your emotions. But the costs mount and mount. But unless you are a top earner you really are on your own. If you need something to do and have money to spend, go for it. I recommend you just start your own business doing something that you love and you are good at without contributing to the multi millions made by this company.
When I started out there were about 22, coaches throughout the US. But now with it being in Mexico and Canada there are hundreds of thousands of team beach body coaches. Find something else to do that pays you instead of you having to pay the organization to be a part of it. However, you are entitled to your opinion. Simply because according to the government and the Better Business Bureau, and the IRS they are doing legitimate business.
My personal opinion may be different, though…. The quick analysis from that inside expert is that it costs taxpayers too much money to prosecute them in a court of law. I hope your previous opinion took this into account.
If not, maybe it is worth re-adjusting your view. Thank you for all that additional info. Love the eye opening!! Do I want to trash anyone? No but this is truly a game changer where my opinion is concerned. The FTC actually did a ton of work to try to stop pyramid schemes in the last couple of years, but the system allows every company a fair trial and those trials tend to cost hundreds of millions of dollars and go for years.
The Bloomberg article that I cited explains that we really need new legislation. This is why it is important to vote for credible politicians and put them to the task of protecting consumers. Thank you for the well researched coverage. They are just there to make suggestions to you on products and becoming your upline when you become a coach. There are some coaches who are pros but most are in it for the money or discount on the products and have no fitness training or certifications.
Furthermore I forgot to mention above that in addition to the business fee and the membership fee about 2 years ago you could No longer get leads via having a membership. The membership only became good for streaming workouts and to keep you at your level. You had to be a minimum 50 point — read dollar — Success Club member to get leads. So, biz fee, required membership fee to stay at your level and Success Club fee.
I feel in hindsight I was duped and misled. I was a vulnerable, desperate new single mom when one of the original and first multi- diamond level coaches — who was friends with the CEO Carl Daikeler and star trainer Tony Horton of P90x- approached me about it. She was in touch quite often. The good thing was that the biz she transferred to me came with leads and contacts and a list of people who had bought the products in the past.
A business that had already been built I was told. I just had to maintain it and grow it. By the time i signed on the dotted line, she disappeared. I had to teach myself the business which is complicated and convoluted and it cost me a lot in mistakes by not understanding the rules. Nearly everyone jumped ship from the business I was handed. And my friends got sick of hearing about it on Facebook so they would hide me.
I did however make some Money. Typically enough to cover all my expenses and put some in my pocket. It never happened again. I had so much product that I had to buy to keep my PV current so I could get a check.
The only things that seemed to sell were workouts. I could never bring myself to push Shakeology on anyone. I tried it for a while but it took a lot of added components to make it taste decent.
Plus it gave us horrible gas. Beachbody said that would happen and to just keep drinking it and it would eventually subside. When you flood your system with such rich and high quality, vitamins and minerals your body had to get used to it. I would never ever recommend anyone get connected in any way with this MLM scheme! In after having my 2nd child I was lbs. No big deal, I just needed to lose 30lbs to get to my pre-baby weight. But then my weight loss stalled, I got discouraged and quit the diet.
I ended up gaining the weight back plus more. I tried the Atkins diet, once again saw results then stall again for weeks! I felt tired and shaky…I quit again and gained the weight back plus more again. I had to use so much fruit and veggies to make a small cup of juice and all the good fiber was extracted and thrown in the garbage. I ended up deciding that juicing was too big of an expense. I was up late one night and saw an infomercial for Slim in 6 and I said well…what the hell do I have to lose at this point?
When it arrived I tried out the workouts, some days I would only get through 5 minutes and sit and watch the rest…I modified…rested…and failed…but the difference??? The community I became part of…the Beachbody Community. I pushed through and lost weight week after week…until I stalled…and stopped losing weight…was I doomed to be lbs for the rest of my life!?!? Then after the 2nd week, things started changing. And then I stepped on the scale…I was finally losing weight again!
Next thing I knew after a year after ordering Slim in 6 I was lbs! Then my life went upside down. I ended up getting a divorce my husband was insanely abusive and things got to the point I feared for my life. I was a single mother of 2 children with no job and my ex husband quit his job and abandoned us. I had to cancel my shakeology…I was pretty devastated…a couple months later my hair started breaking off again…my face started breaking out.
I turned to coffee as it was cheap…but it was short term energy. I was able to maintain my weight but it was a constant struggle. Eventually I re-married and 18 months ago we welcomed our baby into this world. Unfortunately with being pregnant came the weight gain.
I found myself at lbs after having our baby. I quit my job so I could nurse him and be there for him. Unfortunately with nursing I was hangry all the time and I ate and ate and within a year after having my son I was lbs!!! If you searched on the net even a little bit before you stumbled here, you will notice that many people out there compare the Insanity workout program with its competitor the P90X.
I say competitor only because they are products by the same company, and they both have similar goals. The truth though is that they are so different that there is no point in comparing. I have some friends that tried the P90X, and by talking to them I see that the results these two programs produce are quite different.
The P90X goes for more muscle, since you also lift some weights and work with some equipment, and is more bulk oriented. With the Insanity you will be far more fit, flexible, and you will see huge muscle definition, as well as some decent muscle growth.
The most important thing though, is that with the Insanity workout you will lose more fat tissue that you ever thought possible.
I lost stubborn fat that was stored on my thighs — that never happens when I do other workouts. People try to compare them in terms of which one is harder. And if someone tells you that the P90X is more demanding, just ask them and you will definitely see that they never done the Insanity. You can try the P90X, finish it, and then still have a hard time dealing with the Insanity workout. For example it gives you one minute to do as many sets of an exercise as you can.
I always find that I have so much to talk about when I meet someone who is doing the Insanity workout, or someone who already, as Shawn T. I also find myself trying to convince other people to try this exercise or read this insanity workout review. I try helping them with tips and so on. The truth is that everyone who has tried the Insanity workout program will see you in a different light when you tell him that you are doing it too, or at least consider doing it.
Also, as of recently, you can now stream Insanity with the new Beachbody On Demand streaming service, which allows for streaming of workouts anytime, anywhere. You can read more in this Beachbody on Demand review. As I promised earlier in this insanity workout review, here are some tips that I think will make your time the Insanity workout much easier. You can get it separately from the official Beachbody Insanity website. Or you can get it via Beachbody On Demand.
Therefore, you can also get Insanity through the official Beachbody On Demand website. Objectively, this is the better deal.
By the end of this Insanity workout review I hope that you made your decision whether the Insanity workout is the right workout for you, and I also hope that this Insanity workout review helped you more than some of the others out there.
You should also try to read the comments below. There are a lot of them, but they can also help you decide whether the Insanity workout is for you. I personally recommend the Insanity workout, because I know that it works, and because I had a lot of fun hours with it.
I even think about doing it all over again. After doing the Insanity workout there is only one thing that I can guarantee you, you will now be able to do any physical activity whatsoever with ease, and finally lose tremendous amount of body fat , while growing and shaping your muscles.
Will definitely try it again. Hi there, I loved your review.. I have essential hypertension high blood pressure that is controlled with medication.. Am I a suitable candidate for the insanity programme? If something is hard, you will do a light version of it or sit and catch your breath while watching them do it.
It gets easier if you keep pushing yourself little by little in such a way. The first time I did it, I was really motivated and I got amazing amazing results. I had muscles popping everywhere and really wanted to wear little shorts for the first time. Im doing it to peruse my dream of becoming a professional soccer player! Well what a fantastic review. I am still on my second week day 1, there is already result. Keeping up with the team in the videos is very hard, but i would say the wish to catch up with them it is Strength which is giving you motivation.
The program is going under the skin. Hey Slavko, I am a 51 year old male and I am on day 37 of Insanity. I decided I was going to take my life back and get back in shape. This is the best move I have ever made involving work out program. You are right about it breaking you down. Thanks again for the support.
I sweat profusely during every work out. I have had some minimal improvement at the 2nd fit test. My physique is the same, though. Already looking forward to it. Glad to hear that Daniel: Prepare for a fun ride.
If you want to be prepared I suggest starting with some low cardio in the form of jogging at first. After three or four days start with some exercises using your own body weight, like sit-ups, push-ups you will have countless of variations of these in the program , squats since the program focuses a lot on your quads and calves.
Before you start make sure that you can do some more intense cardio, and you will be ready. Looking forward to hear how things will go. Hello Slavko, I just read your review of It is now July 26, I think I am way far behind but never late. I have started to mess around and play with the routines in Insanity from a pack of used DVD given to me as a giveaway. I did not know how to establish a regimen.
Then I could not even pass beyond 20 minutes. I die every time. So I was wondering if there is a way to do this right and properly as I could not execute a lot of those stretching and plyo and push ups so I just keep jumping and swaying and moving around until the video is into the part where I can do it. Today, as I read you review, I decided I want to do it seriously and prepared my gym room with mat and towel and water.
Is it okay to start this way, having used it for about a month without really following the routines to the T? Or does this mess with the result I am seeking?
I just want body definition. I have just got my insanity pack i will be starting it on Monday!! Where is your before and after pix? I just want to see it because I started today and I want to know what to look forward to. Im planning on starting insanity and just pray that o have to motivation and willpower. There are a lot of push ups, but this is the thing with insanity: It never forces you to do high number of repetitions in one set.
Instead, you go with 4, than 8, up to But make it right. If you still want to reach that mark though, go with steady progress over a certain time frame. I did this when I wanted to see how many sit-ups I can do.
Following this method, it seems I can do quite a lot ;. Thank you for the information—I have the same problem with push ups. How about adapting them and doing them with knees on the ground so you are still getting the upper body workout? I just after the first week I was getting better!
Form is always better! The only issue with doing push-ups on your knees is that you remove your core from the exercise. The core is one of the key elements to all exercises. Try facing a wall and do upright push-ups focusing on proper form while engaging the core as you do the motions. As time goes on and strength improves begin to move to lower surfaces like a bench or chair.
Thank you so much for that review! It answered a lot of my questions. I ordered Insanity and it should be getting here any day now. High school soccer season is in full swing now, and since my school starts a bit later in the day the plan was to do insanity in the morning, then soccer practice after school. Do you think this will be too much for me?
We have games twice a week Tuesday and Thursday so I was thinking use the rest day on Thursday but also take Tuesday off. Will I still get good results if I do insanity 5 days a week instead of 6?
Let me know what you think!! Doing Insanity in the mornings, and also playing soccer after school is challenging to say the least. You are an athlete though, so I assume that this is not some ignorant decision, but rather knowing your limits.
I tried following some similar pattern, the first time I did Insanity. I was then into running the 5K, and tried to squeeze some run sessions in the less demanding days of the program, as well as tried to combine things with adding additional rest days.
I settled for doing only Insanity. You see, if you try and give ALL you got into the Insanity workouts, I doubt that you will need more. However, you can compensate with not going as deep in the exercises, as to have still some energy to put into the soccer practice. I believe that you can manage to do both.
I think I will try to do Insanity 5 days a week none on game days and see how it goes. That means I will finish in early November instead of later October, which is fine.
Thanks for the advice and good luck with your 5K training! Will keep you posted: One more question — after I have figured out how many calories I eat a day do I add the calories that I burn doing insanity or do I just eat the number i get from the equation?
Nope, just the number from the equation. I found though, that you can speed things up, results wise, if you free more room for proteins in your diet on the expense of carbs.
However, keep them close too, since otherwise you will lack the energy. Well yes, though its up to every individual. Some may just find the decrease in intake of carbs to be a lot harder. Try and tweak things as you go. Its a great review,I read a lot but this honestly was the best.
Am in day 4 today,and its very tough but am insisting to finish this workout with whatever result i will get even if sometimes i couldnt finish the session after 30 min am dead!! The main problem with me in insanity is the Yoga and stretching part,my body is not flexible am 40 year old. I need your advise, Is this ok and i will get used after time? About the intensity of the program, believe me, it gets easier after the first week. Then though, after the first month it gets harder, since the second month of the program is the most demanding.
When you get there make sure to drop a line to let us know how are things going…. Regarding the flexibility and the stretching: I too had the same problem. Although way younger, it was a pain in the start. Then I tried this: I was to make every stretch last longer, while inhaling and exhaling deeply. Every day, I was reaching for more during the stretch, but always tried to hold till the end of it.
My advice would be: Even take it a little bit easier in the warm-up part, but do those stretches. Try this and tell me how it goes. What you gain with Insanity will last long my friend. Thanks for your reply.. I didnt get it very well…what you mean to keep up with stretching as the vedio and to try my best to do it right? And regarding thd diet: Usaully at BF i get one sandwich with tea or fruit juice Lunch: Your diet seems very healthy. Though you should add some fruits or protein bars in-between meals.
About my earlier advice- go as deep as you can into the stretch, and try to held that position while taking deep breaths. Every day try going lower with the stretches, bit by bit. Instead try the stretches in the position which is only slightly uncomfortable at first, staying there longer, and then progress each day.
Through the net,and through his website that many persons got six packs after 60 day which i cant believe and i think its impossible.. Although I wish i can have the 6 packs but all my concern now is to just to loose my belly fat which is not to big and the fat around my waist these places are very stubborn..
I noticed that this course mostly is concentrating on the thighs area till now i feel pain on my thighs and every day later is the same my thighs muscles is not getting used to the course till now!!!
Most of the time,I cant finish the training everyday after min because of my breath. Hi Dankar, Congrats for reaching the 3rd week! Even some of the trainers fall short. Regarding the six packs- It is true, not a lot of muscle can be gained in the abdominal area, though if you can push harder on ab exercises you can notice some better results. The trick is that your abdominal fat will be gone, so it will look like muscle gain, since you will have a lot of muscle definition.
The fat around the waist should disappear, believe me. The thighs are definitely suffering the most stress. But it is understandable, since we all know how hard it is to loose the stubborn fat in that area.
The pain should pass over time, meaning you will get used stressing the thighs. I will advice you though to watch a close eye on that, and not be reckless about it. It is advised to have a cardio check before we enroll ourselves in such activities, but we never do it. The video instruction is not tailored after each individual, so take rest when you feel like it. Stretching is important, yes. It will flex your muscles, and allow a better blood circulation, as well as cardio recovery.
This means more muscle can be made. Regarding the abs workout- do the whole video. But take your rest before you jump into it. You see, if you have your rest, then you can deep deeper into the workout, and that means better results. And to be honest,Am afraid of the MAX section.. I dont know if i can do it it will be 1 hour of max. To give you some background, I was very out of shape, and I was doing P90x and Jogging with decent results, around 25 lbs lost in 90 days along with some dieting changes.
Now at about lbs, with 3 months of workout background I started Insanity. Let me say the first week and a half was tough! I could also only make it about minutes, in fact, I had a decrease to 25 minutes one day earlier in week 2. Then after a cardio recovery day, I decided the following day to push, no matter what to the end. And now, on the end of the second week, I made it. Let me just say, I was very tired after doing so, but it felt great to accomplish my goal and finish the routine.
Lets hope I can repeat it. I always remember the last min: I was doing abs in the morning but I stopped as I read it will not be useful unless I loose my belly fat. Do you think Insanity is something I can do, given my age. Your workout schedule is quite impressive Sandy: I cannot see why not going for Insanity. Given the various nature of your workout program, you are suited for the Insanity program the most. It also shows your dedication, which is a crucial factor in Insanity.
Just try and find something to lay upon the space where you work out, since Insanity will make you sweat A LOT. I was even surprised the first time. Thanks for the advise and encouragement…. What are your thoughts on that, is it worth the investment? I think you should try without it, and then see how it goes. For now I will advise you not to buy it. During the last 2 years I have lost over lbs and workout times a week.
My goal is to get down to lbs, but the last 50 lbs or so have been the hardest to lose. After reading your review I feel like I can do this, but certainly not with ease— good thing I like challenges! Reading your comment Stephanie, I think that you can make it.
You said something that plays a big part in whether one can or cannot do Insanity. So, I was not doing any physical activity in something over a month before I tried Insanity. The first week was the hardest physical challenge I had to make ever. Therefore I honestly think that you can make it. And about loving challenges- you are about to enjoy this then: It gets addictive ;. I am currently a University student, and my room mate actually brought this work out to my attention.
She really wants to do it and wants me to join her. The problem that I see is the difference between our fitness levels. My room mate is one of those people who eats anything she wants, weighs lbs, and never moves a muscle in her body.
She does understand that she will have to do some prep work before she can begin this, and shes fully aware that she needs to get in better cardio shape first.
I however, am one of those people that eats all the right stuff, and because I am a student who spends all day sitting and studying I have gained 60pounds since I started.
When I was younger, I was an intense athlete and I got my black belt in karate. I had 6 hours training sessions for over a year, two to three times a week, and finally my grading lasted two days of the most intense physical exercise anybody could ever imagine.
However, when I stopped doing all this exercise all the time my body went crazy and gain a ton of weight. I know this is impossible, really I do, but I swear my body has just conditioned itself to needing that much exercise on a normal basis.
Since doing that stuff, I have been so unhappy. I go to the gym and I work out, but I only seem to get heavier. Its like my fat is so stubborn, I build muscle under my fat regardless of how much cardio I do, and then I look even fatter than I am. Its really frustrating and upsetting. But, I truly am scared that weighing lbs is just too much to be trying something like this. I have no clue how to deal with being overweight and its all happened pretty suddenly to me.
And, lastly, we were wondering if you need a lot of space to do the workout-because we live in a pretty tiny basement suite.
Reading your comment I can tell you that Insanity is going to make a huge difference. First, regarding the difference between you and your friend in terms of fitness- it is not a big deal.
You see, some of us are fast, explosive, agile, even without doing that much of a training- we simply are that way. And reading through your comment I see that your body is probably very sensitive to change- some extra food, and not that much of an activity and it gets prone to adding the pounds.
On the other hand though, throw in some hard workout, and it gains results quickly. I find my body to resemble the same pattern. In less than an year or so, I injured my knee due to rigid 5K training. The epilogue- almost two months out of any physical activity, while eating a lot. Then I started Insanity. The first week was hell: The thing is, that after the first week my body was back on track- I tell you, if you were once able to do those demanding exercises, then your body IS capable.
It just needs some initial push. My brother is way skinnier than me, but when he started Insanity he had trouble right after the first week, and he quit. About hurting yourself, no one can tell you for sure, but my guess is that you will be fine. My knee still ached when I started the program, but after the first week the pain was gone. My guess is that the muscles around it become more flexible, stronger, bigger, that they started giving way more support the balance exercises, as well as the yoga positions will take care of that.
The fact that you are overweight now has nothing to do with completing insanity. Sure, it will be harder, but even if you are in a good shape you will still have to push to a higher bar, thus again facing the same difficulty. Finally, about the space- if you plan to do the program one at a time, then you will need a space of approximately 2X2 meters. If both at once, then something slightly over that, though you can make combinations. Another thing I forgot to mention- Although I was skeptical that exercise alone can get rid of stubborn fat I always looked to find the solution more in terms of nutrition , this program convinced me otherwise.
Although the results were better after incorporating healthy diet mainly protein centered , it melted stubborn fat even on its own. Make sure to notice that even during the first week. I really appreciated your comprehensive review. I am just on Day 3 of Insanity, and was very heartened by all that you had to say.
I am not following the meal plan — in fact, I just signed up to receive meals delivered from a weight-loss company — I hope this will be okay. Anyway — thanks again for such a great review. Just make sure to eat more protein, as well as healthy fats. Carbs are useful to, but keep them in smaller portion. And eat 5 to 6 times a day. This is a great review and has certainly given me more impetus to get to the end and see the results.
I intend to run through insanity starting in January for a second time. My reason for this is that I want to get to a point where I can start Insanity with a running start. Initially in the fist 2 weeks I was doing the push ups from my knees instead of the usual plank position.
Although, I am now finding doing them not too bad. I am in week 3 of Insanity just now. I have already seen big differences. I have already lost 3 inches off my waist, and lost 16lbs in weight. In the past I did a bit of boxing, and doing this programme has given me the energy to go out and hit the bag after every session for about minutes. Although this is not necessary, I am enjoying the new found energy that I have. I am not following the food plan although I am eating extremely healthily in my own way.
I have cut out everything apart from healthy foods, and ones that are recommended. Its the savouries that were my downfall. Now though, instead of eating crisps etc, I will have a few olives.
I find it amazing that there is such cameraderie and comradeship through this programme. I wish I had found it years ago. I live in a pretty remote area in Scotland, so I am doing this on my own.
Its great to come on places like this and get a boost in motivation and the confidence to succeed. I started it with the same thought in mind- looking for people and forming somewhat of a community for Insanity enthusiasts. And the interesting part is that everyone who ever tried Insanity will spare some of their time to help other comrades enrolled in the program. I too plan to start Insanity again.
Like you said, I need to see how it is when you start with power, in a very decent shape. You will see after you are finished with it. Your results are great so far. Though not just calculate the pounds, since remember that you are gaining a LOT of muscle too. Forget about the weight scale, see the progress in the mirror, by touch, feeling the stubborn fat melting.
I started Insanity with the goal to get as ripped as I can. I was pounds at the start, and weighted at the end. I lost 14 pound through the entire program, but I dropped to an incredibly low body fat percentage, as well as added some muscle mass and a lot of definition.
Diet helped a lot too. Olives is a great idea to keep eating healthy, I will try that. Try incorporating cabbage or broccoli and see the fat literally melting away. Slight muscle loss can be expected, but you will have a lot of muscle definition. The quads for example are gonna get really ripped, as well as your side abs. There is a video in the program for gaining upper body mass that is not included in the schedule, but you get it anyway.
That can help you- you can change some of the more cardio oriented exercises videos with this one. Though I think that it only comes with the deluxe package. You can try some additional exercises, but that will be beyond hard. Due to the low body fat percentage, any muscle you gain will be very noticeable. Ha, so you found the review: My plan was maybe a week later, since I want to use the sunny days to workout outside more. Last week was preparation, I plan to do the same next one too, so I believe I can be ready for the 17th to start with more power: Will let you know.
Let me know when you will start. I am thinking of trying out insanity for getting definition but also want to add some muscle mass but I am not sure if it is right for me.. I know the workout has a lot of pushups but does it workout cover back, shoulders, arms as well? Insanity can give muscle growth as well as muscle definition. I live in an apartment 4th floor in NYC. Is this something you can do without disturbing your neighbors, or will all the movement be too much noise?
Is there a lot of jumping involved? I am really interested in the workout, but am nervous about the noise in an apartment. This is in fact a sound concern. Insanity does have a lot of jumping involved. The only day without jumping exercises is Thursday. However it is good that the workouts last something longer than 30 minutes, so I guess you can try explaining to the neighbors.
Hi Slavko and thanks for the review. Im on day 17 today been religiously following it. Hi I just started the Insanity workout with my cousin. I had a baby and the extra weight never left me. I am on the first week and… OMG! I really wanted to quit during the fitness test. But I stuck with it. I am not nearly as fast or accurate as the people on the screen but with practice I am getting it. Its only been a week and I can actually play outside with my son or walk a short distance without getting tired.
I can actually breathe again. I feel good and I am very proud of myself. This review was really good, and your right this is not for everyone.
You have to motivate yourself to get up and do this. I like to workout in the morning and get it over with Also I walk before the workout to a little warm up for myself, I find this very helpful. I wasnt looking for a 6 pac or a beachbody, I just want to feel good again, being overweight is not a good feeling expecially when your not use to it. So anybody who is in a situatuon like me just keep pushing! We can do this! Congrats about the progress Roslyn! You are right, motivation is crucial.
You are surprised now as for how good you feel. Wait a week or two and you will be even more surprised. Keep pushing, and good luck. You can do this! My daughter and I started the insanity workout 1 week ago — Im 51 and lbs and she is 25 and had her second baby 2 months ago. She wanted me to do it with her for motivation.
Before this I was working out X week- mainly walking on treadmill. We are both struggling to keep up with the people on the video but seems each day we do a little better. Neither one of us can do more than 5 pushups at a time, but started out only being able to do 1 or 2. My problem is the excersises that jump down to the floor to do stuff and then jump up and then down again.
Will this get easier? Also we are wondering if it would be beneficial to do the first month twice to get in better shape before moving onto the 2nd month. Also our time schedule is gonna make it hard especially if you have two workouts in one day. We are mainly looking to lose weight and feel healthy. Thanks for your time. You just made my day Pam! You will see huge progress as the time progresses.