Monday, January 30, 2012
60 days, so many abs
Happy Birthday Kettner! To celebrate your special day, we completed the 60 day insanity workout cycle!!
Liz here: I gotta admit, the last few weeks its been kind of hard to work up the enthusiasm to workout for an hour every morning, but I feel extremely accomplished that I did. I had a physical for the first time in 2 years and my new doctor told me she COULD FEEL MY ABS. Holy shit. Not to mention that my legs are rock hard, to the point that it grosses me out.
Our final fit test was this morning, and I was at a disadvantage, as I hurt my wrist last week, and couldn't do any of the plyometric exercises, but regardless, here are my results:
Switch Kicks: 110, down from 118 last time
Power Jacks: 57, up from 53
Power Knees: 104, up from 93
Power Jumps: 50, up from 42
Globe Jumps: 11, up from 10
Suicide Jumps: 0
Push Up Jacks: 0
Low Plank Obliques: 0
So now what? We're going to finish off this week with the recovery session, and then we'll continue to do the videos of our choosing 4 or 5 times a week. Insanity 4 eva!
Maris here. Well, that was fun. Now I'm ready to plan out our workout schedule post-Insanity. I think we're going to mix the "easy" workouts with the "max" workouts and see how that goes. And also have 2 days off instead of 1.
In terms of my Insanity experience...You can't really see my abs (I think I am genetically doomed to have a little gut) but that's cool. What surprised me the most is that most of my pants don't fit comfortably any more; they are TOO TIGHT. Specifically in the booty and thigh regions. So, Operation: New Pants is happening soon. To be fair, I only own 2-3 pairs of pants, so this is actually a pretty urgent mission. But enough about MY PANTS. Here's my last Fit Test results:
Switch Kicks: 130, up from 125 last time
Power Jacks: 40, up from 35
Power Knees: 100, up from 80
Power Jumps: 37, up from 28
Globe Jumps: 7, down from 8
Suicide Jumps: 13, down from 15
Push Up Jacks: 24, up from 20
Low Plank Obliques: 53, up from 40
All in all, I feel great and I'm psyched to continue working out INSANITY-style!
Greetings, internet. Joe here. I too stuck it out through the entirety of the 'Insanity' workout program (with a couple holiday exceptions -SUE ME), and I have to say, also share in a sense of accomplishment. That sense is tempered somewhat by the fact that Insanity isn't really ending, and, like Maris, I don't really have any visible evidence of my strengthening abs. But I can't deny that the workout routine has certainly forced my body into better shape. Going forward, as we'll be setting our own workout schedule, I'm hoping to do more of the ab-intensive routines, rather than the predominant 'endless jumping' exercise sessions. Not that I haven't seen any benefit from those. My legs are rock HAHD.
Switch Kicks: 135, up from 120 last time
Power Jacks: 54, up from 50
Power Knees: 104, up from 94
Power Jumps: 65, up from 45
Globe Jumps: 9, up from 7
Suicide Jumps: 13, up from 12
Push Up Jacks: 25, up from 23
Low Plank Obliques: 50, same as last week.