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Does Insanity Work? A Real User Review

Updated on January 27, 2014

Does Insanity Really Work? Short Answer, YES...Long Answer, Still Yes

Does Insanity work? Since the Insanity program is the best-selling at-home workout program on the market today, that should tell you something about its credibility in getting consumers the weight loss results they want. However, is all of this just hype, or is there some real substance to these claims.

Short answer, yes, Insanity really does works. The best part is, you will start seeing results in a very short period of time.

This is partly due to the fact that Insanity is only a 60-day program, which is great for those looking to lose a substantial amount of weight in a short amount of time. There are not many other at-home workout programs, if any, where you can lose upwards of twenty-five pounds, tone your upper and lower body, all while getting you in the best shape of your life in that short amount of time.

I will honestly tell you that doing a round of Insanity is something that can change your life forever. I'm not only talking about physical changes, because after completing Insanity, you will have a different outlook on life and what it takes to make a difference.


Why Insanity is My Favorite At-Home Workout Program

Insanity is my favorite at-home workout program for a variety of reasons:

  1. The Results are Real
  2. No Equipment is Needed
  3. It's only a 2-Month Program
  4. Workouts are all Under One Hour
  5. There's a Simple Nutrition Plan to Follow
  6. Did I Mention it Will Give Your Great Results
As you can obviously tell, my favorite part about the Insanity workout program is it gives you real results. If you need to lose weight, Insanity will help you shed body fat. If you want to tone up, Insanity is a full body program that will tighten you up from head to toe. Look at what it did for me!

Will Insanity Work for Everyone?

It doesn't matter who you are - young or old, in shape or out of shape, fat or skinny, woman or man - Insanity works, period. One thing to remember is that it is a really intense program, they didn't name it Insanity for laughs.

Each workout, you will be pushing your body to its limits physically, so you will need some mental strength to keep going when your body wants to quit. The secret is to not give up. That's what the pause button is for. You can also walk it out if things become too intense, which leads me to the following. If you can't keep up with the videos at first, (don't worry - most people can't) you simply do your best, and with every workout, you will find they get easier and easier as you get stronger and more in shape.

I hear many excuses by people who think Insanity is too difficult for them or that only men will get good results from Insanity. This is untrue. The beauty of Insanity is it can be done by everyone and anyone in the comfort of your own home. It's hard, but it's also an amazing workout that will leave you feeling energized each and every time.

Anyone Can Do Insanity!

Real World Insanity Results

Max Interval Training - The Secret to Insane Results

Workout programs that really work are not thrown together overnight - this holds true for Insanity. It took years of prep, not a weekend, to provide everyday people with extraordinary results. Insanity uses science to get the most from its workouts. Here is the principal behind Insanity.

Insanity is based around classic, old-school interval training, however, it does not use ordinary interval training you may or may not be familiar with. Insanity uses MAX Interval Training to burn up to 1,000 calories in under an hour. This style of interval training was created by expert fitness trainer and Insanity instructor Shaun T. To explain briefly, instead of short bursts of intense activity, Max Interval Training uses 3-4 full out minutes of exercise with a short 30-second cool down on each interval. This is what will get you insane's no joke.

What You Need to Do Insanity

Other than the DVD workout program itself and your television, there is no equipment requirements to do Insanity which is one of the benefits of this program. You just need enough space to lie on the ground in all directions, and if you are exercising on a hard floor surface, I would strongly suggesting purchasing a mat to exercise on and a good pair of sneakers.

Other than that all you really need to get the most out of Insanity is possess a strong desire, which will be different for everyone. Some people may just want to lose weight for an upcoming event or for summer, other people may choose to get in shape to live a longer, healthier life.

It really doesn't matter what your reason is for choosing the Insanity workout program, stick with Insanity for 60 days ,and you will see results guaranteed. It is no fluke that so many people have transformed their bodies and their lives with Insanity. Sure, the workouts are tough, but that is what is going to get you the body you want without extreme dieting.

Did Insanity Work for You?

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      anonymous 4 years ago

      I'm 16 and I'm trying to get in shape for basic training and also tighten up my core. If I am correct this is my 3rd week and I already started noticing my core tightening. So Insanity works and I love it. It's a great way to challenge yourself.

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      cwilson360 4 years ago

      yes it really works - all these programs work if you actually do them!

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      anonymous 4 years ago

      @anonymous: Thts the same reason I'm doing it

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      anonymous 4 years ago

      I want to do insanity so bad but I'm so young and it cost so much.

      I am going to do it though. I will do it for the women

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      anonymous 4 years ago

      im starting the 2nd week of month 2 and i have definitely seen results. i haven't been following the nutrition guide but im sure my results would have been better if i did.. i will definitely be using the guide on my next round of insanity. after the first month i noticed i lost about 4 inches off my waist. now after just one week of the 2nd month i can tell my stomach is tighter and my endurance is up.. i still can't go through the whole workout nonstop but i get better every day. if you haven't noticed any results during the first month its ok. i think the first month is mainly just supposed to get you ready for the 2nd month which is where the real fat burning begins. don't give up! if nothing else its just good to get the exercise. im a 22 year old guy btw.

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      anonymous 4 years ago

      @anonymous: Trust me it isn't a failed attempt. I got worried too but you have to push hard and keep going. I guarantee results. Make sure you contract your core on every exercise. My gf does it w me and I had to tell her how to contract the core because it could be confusing...for lack of better words I told her it was like your squeezing your stomach. You can do it

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      anonymous 4 years ago

      Usually I don't post on any forums, but yes, insanity works. I have done the full 60 days and am down 8 pounds. My stomach is noticeably more defined but not to where I want it yet. You sweat your ass off and are constantly pushed to the limit. It's hard at first but the best thing I have found to get over that is to set a pace. Fr example, on the second month I had trouble doing it without stopping, so I would tell myself I'd do 20 ski abs or something of that sort rather than the full minute in order to increase my strength. Hell of a workout.

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      anonymous 4 years ago

      @philipcott: ima try it ima a person that gives up a lot after i see no results in a week so i hope i push my self further

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      anonymous 4 years ago

      I'm a 21 year old college student who has pretty much tried everything in the book to get the body I want. I was a four year varsity high school athlete and am now a senior in college. I've been working at my body for the past four years and really just want to tone.

      Is anyone out there my age? 5'3 135lbs.

      I'm starting week 3 of Insanity and have seen no results. While I understand its pretty early, I'm worried this is just another failed attempt. I eat clean, when I worked out in the gym I did between 3 and 5 mile HIIT or runs three times a week. Someone help!

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      anonymous 5 years ago

      I recently bought it when I realized how out of shape I was becoming. I'm on week 5 and boy is it hard. Its more than worth it though, I'm getting in better and better shape and nobody can stop me thanks to insanity!

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      BorednBroke 5 years ago

      Yes it did

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      BorednBroke 5 years ago

      Love Insanity, been doing it since Nov 2012 and would recommend to anyone. Just work at your own pace, be careful not to overdo it or get injured and always start with the fit test.

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      Philio 5 years ago

      I Squidlike your lens! great info

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      FlickTza 5 years ago

      The insanity workout truly is INSANE. I had to start like 3 or 4 times just to get over the first exercise entirely. But you do feel great afterwards that's a fact. Did anyone here go over the entire 60 days after finishing for the first time?"

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      Lee 5 years ago from Derbyshire, UK

      I'm considering starting the Insanity workout, but I've bought into so many workouts / diets before based upon people's 'reviews' and 'experiences' which haven't panned out. I think I need to find some more evidence

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      fatlossforflatabs 5 years ago

      My teenage daughters and I do it together. Great workouts but watch out for the plyo pushups is you have any neck issues.

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      Khali64 5 years ago

      Yes, it did! It's really great.

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      philipcott 5 years ago