The Insanity workout is one of the most sought after workouts in the country these days. The rumors are true! This heart pounding workout will burn off stubborn fat and give you more health benefits in less time than a traditional endurance exercise. Every fitness level can perform this exercise. The workout is based on each person’s maximum performance. Your performance may be different than the person standing next to you but you will both reap the same health benefits. The insanity workout can burn up to 1000 calories/hour. If you haven’t already taken part of the craze at MultiGym MTL, here’s what you need to know:
What is it?
The Insanity workout is a High Intensity Interval Training (HIIT) workout that combines bursts of intense exercise followed by brief bouts of low-to-moderate movements. The constant change in intensity level keeps your heart rate elevated allowing you to burn fat in half the time. To see when the next Insanity workout class is, click here.
What you can expect
Bring a water bottle! Expect high intensity exercise like you have never had before. Squats, stance jacks, and power jumps are just a few moves you can expect to be well acquainted with after your first class. Will you be able to catch your breath? Yes, briefly. Insanity is based on pure body weight so workout equipment will not be necessary.
Why you should do it
Anyone looking to release unwanted fat, get into better shape, or improve athletic performance should do this work out. The Insanity workout is proven to shred fat more quickly than other types of exercise. You can get fit and healthy at a faster rate than you would with other type of exercise.
Health benefits of doing Insanity
- Research has shown that Insanity workouts reduce fat in the abdomen, thigh and buttock areas more than any other types of exercise.
- Insanity increases your resting metabolic rate meaning that your body will continue to burn fat for up to 24 hours after you complete the workout.
- Improved athletic performance through increased muscle strength and better oxygen consumption (VO2max).
- Lowers the risk of insulin resistance and improves glucose tolerance. Both of these health conditions can lead to diabetes if left untreated. Most people don’t even realize that they have them until it’s too late.
- Improved cardiovascular system.
- Builds lean muscle.
Ensure a successful workout
Drink water before, during and after the workout. Water will keep you hydrated and continue to give your body the energy it needs to complete the workout. It’s recommended not to workout on a full stomach and skip the cheese fries that day. Some people have reported feeling nauseous when doing intense workouts after eating, especially after consuming fattening, “heavy” meals. Fruits, vegetables and protein will help nourish your body before the workout and will help your body recover after you complete it.
Think of Insanity as a mental rather than physical workout. Feeling tired or weak is normal, especially for your first time. Push yourself to your max capacity to ensure the best results. As always, trust your body. If you are feeling dizzy, lightheaded, or feeling physical pain it’s okay to slow down and give yourself a break.
Give it a try!
Insanity is a great challenge. You will feel a sense of accomplishment after your first workout. If you stick with it, you will see dramatic changes inside and out. Your body will thank you.