So today my copy of Insanity Asylum arrived. It came complete with a set of workout DVDs, program guide, nutrition guide, calendar (including hybrids for both Insanity and P90X), agility ladder, speed rope, and two “booty bands” (I’m not really sure what those are used for yet). It all looks innocent enough…but I’m not so sure.
I decided to skip the demonstrations (which in hindsight was probably a mistake) and went straight for the ATHLETIC PERFORMANCE ASSESTMENT aka Fit Test. I may end up doing the fit test again, only because my cat Nermal really got in the way. Does it sound like I’m making up excuses? But in the middle of everything she got tangled up in the agility ladder and it was just an ugly mess. So here’s a tip: don’t let your cat play with the agility ladder…esp when you’re trying to use it!
Nevertheless, here are my not-so-impressive results:
Agility Heisman 7?
In and Out Ab Progression 20
Pull-Ups/Push-ups 4 pull-ups and then 8 push-ups
Mountain Climber Switch Kicks 26
Agility Shoulder Taps 5
Moving Push-Ups 4
Agility Ladder Shuffle 7
Agility Bear Crawl 6
Yes, Shaun T managed to find a way to combine Mountain Climbers and Switch Kicks. God bless him. There is a lot of work using the agility ladder. I kinda like it, but I may need to find a new room for working out…preferably one with no cats present. You do need a little extra room when working with the agility ladder…especially since the majority of the time you’re either sprawled out doing push-ups in and out of the darn thing or sailing through it with your arms and legs going every which way. Kinda fun, but kinda dangerous if you have delicate knick-knacks sitting around. Or cats.
Anyway, at first glance the nutrition guide looks interesting. It seems to include some good solid info but again most of the recipes don’t seem all that practical. I just don’t have time to whip together a meal that contains 10+ ingredients. Sorry! And if I don’t have the majority of ingredients already sitting in my kitchen it probably ain’t gonna happen. I will probably be making my own meals and recipes based on the advice and guidelines in the book.
I think I’m going to like the extra strength training in Asylum. I really liked Insanity but something was missing. I took a quick glance at one of the strength training DVDs and one of the moves I saw was called SKULL CRUSHER PRESSES. Subtle don’t you think? What happened to Tony Horton’s famous Tip of the Day, “Don’t smash your face”? Apparently Shaun T’s approach is a lil’ different.
I plan on starting officially on Monday. This should be interesting as I also just started to get in the thick of my half-marathon training. But I’ll get it sorted out. If you want to follow along be sure to check out my Facebook page.