Are you struggling to complete the Insanity workout? You’re not alone. Many people find it tough to finish, but there are a few things you can do to help make it a bit easier. In this blog post, I’m going to share with you some tips that will hopefully make the workout more manageable for you. So read on if you’re looking for ways to overcome Insanity!
This is for people who are struggling with Insanity!!
One thing I want to say is that THIS IS NOT A WORKOUT TRACKER. This blog post is for people who are struggling with the workout and want some advice on how to improve it or make it easier. If you’re looking for a great fitness tracker to help you keep track of your Insanity workout, I’d recommend checking out the Beachbody App.
I’ve been doing the Insanity workout since it first came out and have had a great time so far. The workouts are tough, but they’re also a lot of fun and you feel fantastic at the end of each one… I actually find myself looking forward to them! As such, I’m now on my third round of Insanity. I’ve done it twice before and missed out on the last few weeks because of exams, but this time around I’m determined to finish even if it kills me.
After having gone through many rounds of Insanity though, I know that getting through the program all in one go is not always easy. There are certain weeks that are much harder than others and in some cases, it can be tough to complete the workout. There are also times when you’re not feeling 100%, but still, find yourself having to go through the Insanity workout.
When should you give up on Insanity?
What should you do if you can’t finish an Insanity workout? Should you just give up or get on with it?
There are two things that I see most people do in this situation… One is to complete the workout despite not finishing, and the other is to give up on the Insanity workout entirely.
I usually advise people to push through when they don’t finish because it’s better than giving up completely. However, sometimes pushing through isn’t a good idea. And in the case of a workout like an Insanity, where finishing isn’t going to make a difference to your fitness in the long run, giving up is a better option.
Here are three questions you can ask yourself before deciding what you should do when you don’t finish an Insanity workout:
1) Is It Important That I Finish This Workout?
You need to ask yourself if it’s important that you finish the Insanity workout. If your goal is simply to complete the program as quickly as possible and move on, then giving up may be a better option because having unfinished weeks won’t make much difference in the long run.
However, if finishing the Insanity workout is important to you because you’re trying to get in shape, complete the program, etc., then finishing even if you can’t do it fully may be a better idea. There’s really no point in giving up just because you don’t finish one week!
2) Am I Feeling 100%?
Doing an intense workout when you’re not feeling 100% is just going to make you feel worse. Sometimes it’s better to take a day off workout rather than pushing through and doing something that you’ll regret later.
3) Am I Struggling With A Particular Week?
If you’ve only got 1 or 2 workouts left before the end, don’t push through just to get it done. There’s no point in struggling through the last few workouts when they don’t make much of a difference anyway!
If you find yourself not finishing Insanity workouts often, try changing your approach. Rather than looking at each week as an individual workout, look at them all together. Try using the 20 minutes rule where you tell yourself you can give up after 20 minutes. This way, if you do get through the first few days of Insanity workouts, it’ll be much easier to stick with it for the rest of the program!
And remember – even though being able to finish an Insanity workout is a good thing, finishing isn’t going to make a difference to your results. So don’t struggle through just for the sake of finishing either…
Tips to complete Insanity Workout
Keep reading for important tips to complete any kind of home workout;
Define your ‘why’:
Why do you want to achieve your goal? Write down you’re ‘why’ and put it in a place where you will see it every day. This will help stay motivated when challenges come up!
Make sure you rest:
Our bodies need time to heal, so make sure you get at least 8 hours of sleep each night. You can also take a day off from exercising. Spending some time outside or taking a walk can be just as effective at re-energizing your body and getting rid of tension.
Use social media:
Make sure you are using social media to your advantage. Post your workouts, strength gains, and photos of healthy meals all over your Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest, and Instagram accounts. This lets people know what you are doing to achieve your goal which might help keep you accountable!
Focus on the process:
Try not to focus on the end result. Our society is obsessed with looking perfect, but this leads to disappointment when we don’t reach our goal. Focus on the process of getting there – every day you put in the effort counts even if it isn’t perfect!
Schedule your workouts:
If you plan out each workout for the week ahead you are more likely to follow through. It’s OK if you have to miss a day, but by consistently following the schedule you are more likely to see results. Also, check out the Workout schedule for Insanity where the recovery period is also shared.
Lean on your support system:
You don’t need to do this alone! If you can, find someone that will push and motivate you to keep going even when it would be easier not to. Having someone to talk to is just as valuable, so if you don’t feel comfortable approaching a friend or family member then look into joining an online forum with people that are facing the same struggles.
See your doctor:
If you haven’t already, see your doctor make sure there isn’t any health reason why you’re not able to follow through with your workouts.
Don’t give up too early! Give it at least a few weeks before you decide if the workout is right for you. If you found it was tough but you love how you feel after, do it again and aim to finish this time. The positive effects will only get more significant the longer you stick with it.
It is never too late to start! No matter how old you are, there is always room for improvement and growth. You don’t have to be perfect or look like a fitness model – just get started and see what happens! Keep pushing yourself every day and soon enough you will be looking back at your before and after picture!