Are Weights Better Than Cardio For Weight Loss?

Are Weights Better Than Cardio For Weight Loss?

Insanity's Cardio or P90X Weight Training?   If weight loss is the ultimate aim, should you concentrate more on cardio workouts or strength training? This issue has been hotly debated for many years now with reams of articles, blogs, studies devoted to finding out the truth. However, most would agree that the real answer is both! What's all the debate about? In fact, how fast you lose weight is as much a function of your lifestyle, namely eating habits, as it is of the manner in which you train. The terms cardio and weight training started competing with each other in an … [Read more...]

Should You Do Focus T25 or Insanity?

Should You Do Focus T25 or Insanity?

Focus T25 or Insanity? The Focus T25 workout from Shaun T was just released on June 24th and I am already getting lots of email from my reader friends asking which workout is best for them. Before we get into the details of the two workouts, let's get something straight. They all work. P90X, Insanity, T25, Pump, TurboFire, etc. As a Beachbody Coach for the past 4 years, I have seen people get in incredible shape using all of these programs. Beachbody has got the formula for success and all you have to do is follow it. There are 2 things that will determine your success. 1. … [Read more...]

Modify T25 But Don’t Stop Moving!

Modify T25 But Don’t Stop Moving!

Shaun T's Focus T25 workout will be shipping before you know it and I want to be ready when it hits my doorstep. Also, the Beachbody Summit in Las Vegas is in a few weeks and I need to be in top shape so I can make a good showing at the Coach workouts with Shaun T, Tony Horton and the other trainers who will lead some fun group workout sessions. If there is enough interest, I will create a series of videos to show people how they can modify moves in the Insanity workout and T25 if they have physical limitations such as knee pain or back pain. These workouts can still be done if you learn … [Read more...]

Can You Handle Focus T25?

Can You Handle Focus T25?

I think the first impression people might get from the T25 workout preview is that it's "Insanity Light". It's only 25 minutes long, right? Insanity graduates will remember the first time they saw the "Pure Cardio" workout on Day 5 of the program. I can remember seeing that it was only 30 minutes! Before this, you've already made it through the Fit Test, Plyometric Cardio Circuit, Cardio Power and Resistance, and Cardio Recovery which are all between 44-50 minutes long, so when you see a 30 minute workout, you are thinking, Hell Yes! No Problem! Now, those first 4 workouts (even that Fit … [Read more...]

Lowest Price On The Insanity Challenge Pack, Ever!

Lowest Price On The Insanity Challenge Pack, Ever!

It's all about Shaun T this month and the month is already half over, so if you haven't ordered the Insanity Challenge Pack, now is the time to do it. Shaun T is blowing up! I was going to write about Shaun T's new Focus T25 workout that will go on sale this summer, but Beachbody came up with this crazy April promotion for the Insanity Challenge Pack. If you have read this blog at all, and you do, right, then you know I love Insanity! I have done the program several times. I am stoked that Beachbody is coming up with these promotions that Beachbody Coaches can offer because it makes … [Read more...]

Insanity Workout Creator, Shaun T on Dr Oz – Part 1

Insanity Workout Creator, Shaun T on Dr Oz – Part 1

Shaun T is on fire this year and is becoming a regular on Dr. Oz. He has been on several times now showing Dr Oz and his audience new moves from the Insanity workout as well as Shaun's Hip Hop Abs DVD. If you have followed this blog for a little while, you know that I love Insanity so much that I have done the program 3 times! It is the hardest program I have done and it is the most fun. As long as you like a hard core, sweaty workout, Insanity is for you. This month, Dr. Oz has Shaun T create a 5 week program that targets all the normal problem areas for women. Obviously, this will work … [Read more...]

Build Muscle With Insanity

Build Muscle With Insanity

I wrote an article a while back on the which workout is best for you, P90X or Insanity. Many people want to know if it's possible to build muscle while doing the 60 day Insanity workout and the answer is yes, but not much. If you want to bulk up as fast as possible, check out the new Body Beast workout. Physiologists have found that only certain types of lifting make muscles grow larger, specifically, doing 8 to 15 reps in sets that end in muscle failure. These types of workouts are found in both P90X and Body Beast. However, do fewer reps with heavier weights, and you will create … [Read more...]

100,000 Views For Elena’s Insanity Workout Story

100,000 Views For Elena’s Insanity Workout Story

Elena's Insanity workout video is getting close to 100,000 views and that is because her story captures how so many people are feeling out there. Elena was 22 years old and she just hit her heaviest weight ever. At 222 lbs., she felt she was at rock bottom. I know it's tough to be overweight and people do not always treat you fairly. You often hear people on tv who are over weight say that they are fine with their weight and embrace it. I never buy this because I have worked with many over weight individuals and they confide that they do not feel good about themselves and are usually … [Read more...]

Is P90X Better Than Insanity?

Is P90X Better Than Insanity?

The most popular article on this website is the P90X vs. Insanity post and I enjoy answering questions and helping my online friends figure out which workout is right for them. I've been a Beachbody Coach for more than 3 years and I have done all of the extreme fitness programs available and I've seen 1000s of success stories using the P90X workout or Insanity, often times both. There are many variables to consider because everyone is at a different place in terms of their health and fitness level, but the choice is usually pretty simple as soon as you identify your goals and assess your … [Read more...]

Team P90X or Team Insanity?

Team P90X or Team Insanity?

I have a little secret. I am a little addicted to The Voice on NBC. I am a huge Cee Lo Green fan and I think the other judges on the show are all funny and they have good chemistry together. The reason I am so hooked on that show are the singers themselves. Watching their personal transformation from the beginning of the show until the winner is chosen is incredible. It's the same reason I am committed to Beachbody products. The life transformations people make when they commit to a fitness program is even more inspiring to me. It's no exaggeration when I say lives are changed forever by … [Read more...]