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Insanity Deluxe Exercise Program Review

9.50/10

Insanity Deluxe Exercise Program Review

9.50/10

Quick Overview
  • Difficulty
    Advanced
  • Cost
    High
  • Trial Period
    30 Days

The Insanity Deluxe fitness program features Shaun T, a fitness celebrity who has performed work ranging from acting to choreographed dance for various pop stars.

He has most recently focused on developing fitness programs and has been the driving force behind Hip Hop Abs, Rocking Body, Fit Kids Club and the Insanity program series.

The Insanity Deluxe fitness program was produced by Beachbody, a company that provides a wide array of at-home DVD-based fitness programs.

The intent of fitness programs created by Beachbody are to provide their customers with a solid fitness routine directed towards achieving weight loss, improving overall body strength and lean muscle mass, and living a healthier and more fit life.

Since 1998, Beachbody has been responsible for hit fitness programs such as Insanity, P90X, Slim in 6, Turbo Jam and ChaLEAN Extreme. Beachbody is well known for providing good to excellent fitness programs that come with the equipment and information needed to make exercising every day an accessible way of life for virtually anyone.

The Insanity Deluxe fitness program is an extension of the Insanity fitness program, and is designed to continue where the original program left off. The Insanity series of fitness programs utilize cardiovascular, plyometric and interval training techniques that are designed to provide a total body transformation within 60 days. Both the original and Deluxe editions of the Insanity fitness program are geared towards aggressive, highly intense exercise routines that are intended to promote rapid gains in cardiovascular endurance, increases in lean muscle mass and strength, and improvements in overall balance, coordination and flexibility.

Pros

  • High Intensity Exercise Routine
  • Provides Impressive and Rapid Results
  • Improves Cardiovascular Endurance
  • Increases Lean Muscle Mass and Strength

Cons

  • Intensity Level May Be Too Much For Some
  • Above Average Pricing

Intent of Fitness Program

The Insanity Deluxe fitness program is a no-mercy, high intensity total body workout. It combines high tempo cardiovascular and body resistance exercises that will have you sweating hard, burning calories and developing lean muscle tissue.

The Insanity Deluxe fitness program incorporates the interval training concept, in which you'll be expected to work mini-sessions of high intensity in between 30-second water breaks. The program also includes plyometric exercises designed to further increase muscular strength via explosive movements that force your muscles into high power contractions.

The Insanity Deluxe fitness program is intended as a 2-month tota body attack that will facilitate an entire body transformation. In addition, the Insanity Deluxe fitness program is ideal for individuals that enjoy a fitness routine that requires a high level of effort, determination and intensity during every workout.

The Insanity Deluxe fitness program includes the following items:

  • Max Interval Sports Training Workout
  • Insane Abs Workout
  • Upper-Body Weight Training
  • Professional-grade jump exercise mat
  • Skinfold caliper body fat tester

Primary Areas Worked

The Insanity Deluxe fitness program continues where the original Insanity fitness program left off. More specifically, the Insanity Deluxe fitness program will have you burning a higher number of calories as you improve your cardiovascular fitness with suicides, scissor runs, wide football sprints and switch kicks before moving on to more advanced movements. The advanced movements include the pedal, which involves two lunges between a short sprint, and the suicide jump that will have you performing squats, jumps and push-ups in a heart pounding sequence.

The Max Interval sports training workout is performed at a high energy level and utilizes several sports training approaches and techniques. The exercises are designed to aggressively work your cardiovascular system and will push your aerobic and anaerobic limits, overloading your muscles to promote aggressive strength results for all of your major muscle groups. In addition, the movements and exercises are designed to focus on improving explosiveness, balance and coordination.

The Insane Abs workout is designed to target the entire core area, and includes several exercises and movements that will not only tax your cardiovascular system, but promote explosive core-driven capabilities as well. The Insanity Deluxe Insane Abs routine is designed to safely and effectively reduce your overall body fat percentage.

The Upper Body Weight Training workout program requires weights. The intent of the workout is to add resistance in the form of free weights to the various exercises. The exercises that are performed are not traditional weight training exercises, and are performed through a series of movements that require balance and coordination. In addition, the exercises will stress each of the upper body muscle groups through a series of angles and compound movements.

Program Length/Frequency

The Insanity Deluxe fitness program is a 60-day exercise regimen. Each workout lasts from 33 to 55 minutes. Ultimately, the additional Insanity Deluxe exercise routines are designed to be performed in parallel with the original Insanity exercise routines. The fitness program is designed to be performed at home, allowing you to exercise whenever it's convenient.

Effectiveness/Results of the Program

The Insanity Deluxe fitness program has been proven to be extremely effective in producing rapid results in terms of cardiovascular endurance, strength, lean muscle mass, coordination and flexibility. This is primarily due to the no-excuse high intensity workouts that are designed to rapidly produce results.

For most individuals, the Insanity series of fitness programs are enough to truly test their cardiovascular endurance and rapidly improve its capacity. You will be burning a high number of calories due to the total body workouts that are performed at a high level of intensity. This in turn produces large losses in excess body weight combined with improvements in overall strength via the body resistance and plyometrics exercises. Results will depend on your baseline fitness, but the intensity of the exercise routines will be sufficient to produce results for virtually anyone.

Equipment/Space Requirements

The Insanity Deluxe fitness program includes a Jump exercise mat that is designed to reduce joint impact and increase vertical leaping capability. A body fat tester is included as well. The body fat tester (i.e. a skin fold caliper) is used to "pinch" the skin at several locations throughout the body to track your progress in terms of your percentage of body fat.

The Insanity Deluxe fitness program does require the use of dumbbells, so you will need to purchase them if you do not already own them. Other than the dumbbells, there is no additional support equipment that is required.

In terms of the space required to perform the various exercise routines, similar to the original Insanity fitness program, you should allow yourself as much space as possible. You will be required to perform short sprint bursts, side to side movements and various jumping routines.

Physical Requirements

Before beginning the Insanity Deluxe fitness program, you should evaluate your level of physical conditioning with your medical physician. If you have any chronic pain associated with your knees, ankles, lower back, shoulders or elbows, the intensity of this program may be too much to begin with.

Additionally the plyometric exercises are known to induce post-exercise muscle soreness, so you should be aware of this before committing to the program. The Insanity Deluxe fitness program is best suited for those who are truly aware of the commitment required to adhere to the tempo of the program and want to work hard to achieve weight loss, improved cardiovascular endurance and an increase in lean muscle mass and overall body strength.

Support

The Insanity Deluxe fitness program includes the same customer service support as the basic Insanity fitness program. The customer support features include the following:

  • Extensive online customer support FAQ database
  • 24/7 customer support telephone line
  • Online email customer service support
  • Live chat support via the Beachbody website
  • Online message board

Cost

The Insanity Deluxe fitness program costs $ 119.85 plus $ 14.95 for shipping and handling. For this price, you will receive three exercise workouts, a Jump exercise mat that is designed to reduce joint stress, and a skin fold caliper to measure your percentage of body fat.

The upper body strength training exercise program requires the use of dumbbells, so individuals may need to purchase a set of these as well.

Summary

The Insanity Deluxe fitness program is a continuation of the original Insanity fitness program. Included in the Insanity Deluxe fitness program are three additional workouts, a Jump exercise mat to reduce joint stress, and a skin fold caliper to measure your percentage of body fat.

The Insanity Deluxe fitness program is designed to produce rapid health and fitness results so long as you put forth the effort and have the determination to adhere to the workout schedule. The exercise techniques used (cardiovascular, interval and plyometric) are proven approaches that are intended to rapidly reduce excess body weight, improve cardiovascular endurance, and increase lean muscle tissue and strength.

The Insanity Deluxe fitness program is intended as an add-on the the original Insanity fitness program. Hence, for individuals that have purchased the original Insanity fitness program and enjoyed the exercise routines, purchasing the Insanity Deluxe fitness program is a great way to add even more variety to your overall exercise routine.