Is Shaun T’s Insanity Going to Rival P90X?

Many of you know Shaun T from his wildly successful abdominal workout called Hip Hop Abs. Shaun T is now coming out with a brand new full body workout, set to DVD, called Insanity. Insanity takes exercise to a whole new level. Shaun brings all his knowledge to you through a workout video which targets your whole body. Not just your abs like Hip Hop Abs.

The P90X has been the standard in the fitness DVD world for extremely effective and intense workouts. Tony Horton created the p90x system over years of personally training people and perfecting the exercise moves to get you in shape quickly.

But now will Shaun T’s Insanity workout give the P90X a run for its money?

The p90x is a 90 day workout, which focuses on a technique called muscle confusion develop by Tony Horton. While Insanity is a 60 day workout that uses the Max Interval Training technique created by Shaun T. Muscle Confusion is a technique that uses different workouts focused on the same muscle group. When you are working out and you hit a plateau that is because you are doing the same workouts for your muscles and your muscles get used to that and stop growing. Muscle Confusion eliminates plateaus, by always changing up the style of exercise for that particular muscle group. Max Interval Training is a technique Shaun T developed to bring a high level of workout 90% of the time and spend only 10% of the time warming down. When someone typically exercises, let us say they go on a run, they will work out at a moderate pace 90% of the time. They will run for a certain distance and at the very end of the run they will sprint in order to maximize the end of the workout. Max Interval Training changes that whole concept by switching it around. Instead of moderate workouts for 90% of the time you will get high energy and highly impactful workouts 90% of the time and spend the last 10% warming down and sealing in the growth of your muscles.

The two exercises have very different paths to getting you fit, but both have the same goal. That goal is to get people in the best shape of their lives. P90X has been proven over the last number of years, but Insanity has all the potential to be just as affective. At this point Insanity is a 60 day workout plan. Will this change by the release date? We will see, but what most other workout programs say will take you 3 months to do, Shaun T says that Insanity can do in one third the time. He also says that Insanity is not going to be for everyone, because it is so intense.

Insanity with Shaun T is not out yet. It is coming out in the summer of 2009. Only time will tell if Shaun T’s new techniques and exercise styles will take him to the top of the home fitness DVD market.

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