Insanity Asylum Review – Day 4 Vertical Plyo
O.M.G. Hardest 40 minutes ever. In fact, hardest WARM-UP ever! Shaun T says something early on about lactic acid build-up and he was not joking. Within the first few minutes my legs were on fire. I have so much room for improvement with these routines its unreal.
That being said, this is my first time through all of them and I expect an improvement in performance each time I do them. And I will improve. It is a bit frustrating to me that I had this much trouble with them, both cardio wise and just learning what I’m doing. But, the first 4 days are down and now it is time to pick up the pace.
One interesting note: I did have to pause the video at one point. I had to go get another resistance band (the heavy red band). I put on my HRM at that point and started tracking. In the last 19 mintues (including the over 3 minute cool-down) the calorie burn was over 250. My heart rate was constantly in the 166-172 range, which isn’t bad for me. I think next week I’ll wear it throughout all the routines and start tracking progress through how much it says I’m burning.
The nutrition is tougher than what it looks. I’m having 1 starch a day most days, with 2 being the max. My shake has banana in it, but other than that my fruit count is low. 1800-1900 calories on this plan is working, but is tougher than it may look or appear.
I’m holding my own with it. I’m dedicated to getting my results, and if it means sticking out a plan like this over a period of time, so be it.
Tomorrow, thankfully, is a rest day. My legs are sore. I hope they can recover some before Sunday starts it again with Speed and Agility.