Friday, February 18, 2011

Serenity now- Insanity later

Hey gang,

Third Week Rising! I'm definitely feeling the change in my body, as well as the associated physical ramifications (one new ab!!!). My newfound speed and core strength are coming in handy in weird, but useful ways- i.e. hauling ass to catch the trolley.

Second fit test went much better. I don't know if I'm more motived or my muscle memory is kicking in, but I improved on everything except the Power Jacks.

Switch Kicks: 80 --> 117
Power Jacks: 50 --> 44
Power Knees: 81 --> 101
Power Jumps: 22 --> 26
Globe Jumps: 5 --> 7
Suicide Jumps: 8 --> 10
Push Up Jacks: 14 --> 21
Low Plank Obliques: 40 --> 55

Unfortunately, my progress is about to be slightly interrupted. Week Four conflicts with me working some 12 hour days and getting home late. I don't think my downstairs neighbor would appreciate me throwing down with some power jumps at 11 PM (tho I certainly don't appreciate her throwing down shitty jazz vocal scales at 2 AM on the reg).

Question to fellow Insanity Punx- if I miss AN ENTIRE WEEK, would it be appropriate to begin the following week where I left off at Week Four? I want to make sure I have enough momentum to carry me through Week 5 and then into the Max Interval series.

To compensate not having a chance to squeeze it in, I'm gonna start week one of a supplemental plan- "onehundredpushups." One area where Insanity notably lacks is in the arm stuff, and this program purports to eventually allow you to do 100 consecutive pushups (the wording on the site is a little funny, but allegedly it's a six-week program). Here's the link if anyone is interested-

It's not very time-consuming and should wield some results, in theory. Perfect, low impact supplement that won't bother any poorly-crooning flatmates.


  1. Hey man, I've also dealt with having gaps in the schedule and jumping back in. In one instance I repeat a week of the program to get back into the swing of things before the max month, In another I just skipped a week and then jumped right back in....I guess just prepare yourself that if you do that....that first day back is gonna really hurt, but I think you'll be ok.

  2. Thanks for the encouraging words, man! Since Max month is two weeks away, I think I will start back tomorrow with week four! Back with a vengeance: Pure Cardio & Cardio Abs!!