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#461 claire0701

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    Posted 04 November 2012 - 11:55 AM

    Great to find this thread.  FI and I started Insanity last month and stuck to it for the first few weeks, I then had a crazy week at work and missed 5 nights in a row ... haven't ever made it back :(  After reading some of your posts though I'm determined to get back on it so going to start again from week 1 this week - DIG DEEPER!!!!



    #462 DaynaBee

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      Posted 07 November 2012 - 11:09 AM

      Hey ladies. I'm assuming no one here is a personal trainer but I'm looking for popular opinion. I work out really hard regularly (2 to 3 times a week. 4 when I'm super motivated) and I just started Insanity. So far I'm not sore at all. I agree this is a hard work out. But from people who were already in pretty good shape, did you see a lot of results?



      #463 Mayflower

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        Posted 07 November 2012 - 11:29 AM

        I use my gazelle everyday for 30 mins and love it! I also power walk too and I lost a lot of weight but I also watched everything I put in my mouth lol that's the key lol....good luck everyone you will find what works for you.

        #464 oblaka9

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          Posted 08 November 2012 - 08:44 AM

          Hi DaynaBee, I was in the same boat as you. I had some leg soreness for a day or two when I first started, but not much more after that. Instead I found that my muscles were incredibly fatigued, especially be the end each week. (which makes sense since you are doing cardio, and not doing muscle loading exercises.) I still saw great results with fat loss though, so nothing to worry about if that's your goal! It's interesting to note though that I just started the month 2 DVDs, and I find that these workouts utilize strenght a lot more. This week my whole body hurts, upper and lower!



          #465 DaynaBee

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            Posted 08 November 2012 - 10:16 AM

            Hey oblaka, thanks for writing back! That's comforting. I am looking to loose weight. I am a little worried about losing muscle but I haven't been able to get this last 10-15 lbs off of me and it's time to try something new. I guess I can always put the muscle back on afterwards. I just read about the 2 month being way harder so I guess I'll see how I feel after that =)

             

            I'm also wondering though. I'm not terribly flexible, and some of the exercises like the V push up I can't really do. I'm trying my best but there have been workouts I feel like I can't finish or I can't even do. Have other people run in to this and still seen good results?



            #466 Tulumbride2013

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              Posted 08 November 2012 - 10:58 AM

              There are def some of them I can't do, especially the v push up; I try to do reg push-ups or try to do variations of the v push-ups. I think that's the whole idea though; I love it cause in the videos you'll see people on Shaun t's team drop out and take a break, it's comforting to know we aren't the only ones struggling!

              #467 Rpc51

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                Posted 08 November 2012 - 10:58 AM

                I so needed to read this thread. I bought insanity last year and it is just sitting there after I tried it and couldn't get past the warm up. I only need to lose 5 pounds but they are 5 very stubborn pounds. I have been eating healthy and working out but they wont go away. You ladies are motivating me to dust those Insanity off and start back. I seriously need to tone . . . my arms are super flabby. I think I will start AFTER thanksgiving:)



                #468 Rpc51

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                  Posted 08 November 2012 - 11:02 AM

                  Losing muscle??? LOL!!! Your muscles will be working so hard, you will start hurting in places you never thought possible. You will definitely not lose muscle on insanity . . . trust me!

                  Originally Posted by DaynaBee 

                  Hey oblaka, thanks for writing back! That's comforting. I am looking to loose weight. I am a little worried about losing muscle but I haven't been able to get this last 10-15 lbs off of me and it's time to try something new. I guess I can always put the muscle back on afterwards. I just read about the 2 month being way harder so I guess I'll see how I feel after that =)

                   

                  I'm also wondering though. I'm not terribly flexible, and some of the exercises like the V push up I can't really do. I'm trying my best but there have been workouts I feel like I can't finish or I can't even do. Have other people run in to this and still seen good results?



                  #469 RNtoBe

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                    Posted 08 November 2012 - 12:12 PM

                    I started Insanity this week, I have a great workout buddy who pushes me! 



                    #470 ChocoTaco7568

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                      Posted 08 November 2012 - 12:41 PM

                      Originally Posted by DaynaBee 

                      Hey oblaka, thanks for writing back! That's comforting. I am looking to loose weight. I am a little worried about losing muscle but I haven't been able to get this last 10-15 lbs off of me and it's time to try something new. I guess I can always put the muscle back on afterwards. I just read about the 2 month being way harder so I guess I'll see how I feel after that =)

                       

                      I'm also wondering though. I'm not terribly flexible, and some of the exercises like the V push up I can't really do. I'm trying my best but there have been workouts I feel like I can't finish or I can't even do. Have other people run in to this and still seen good results?

                       

                      No workout regimen should result in your losing muscle. If this does occur it's the result of your diet, not the workout. The harder and more frequent the workouts, the higher your protein intake should be. 

                       

                      In the event that you run into specific exercise that you can't complete just substitute the exercise for something comparable like TulumBride suggested.






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