You have GOT to be kidding me.
For the duration of this week Shaun T will no longer be called Shaun T but will instead be known herein after as The Great Satan. He is pure evil and is seeking to kill me.
First off, let me start out by saying that I think I did a heck of a job on my fit test today. I know I have improved significantly in the area of one minute explosive exercises. I have short term stamina now that I know I didn’t have five weeks ago. And it showed in my fit test this morning.
However I know I need to improve my long term stamina a lot more. Because though I was able to blast through the first five exercise in the fit test this morning I had almost nothing left for the last three. And it showed in my fit test this morning.
But enough of my fit test for now. You can see the results of today’s fit test and its comparison to my previous tests if you really must see them now. I’d rather talk about today’s hour long workout.
Satan isn’t lying when he says that things pick up in the last four weeks of the Insanity program. Oh. My. Goodness. Do they ever! Today was incredibly challenging. And painful. And exhausting. It was like starting the program all over again from the first day. Now I know that I took a fit test before the routine for today, which I am certain played some part in my inability to do anything during the workout today. But the circuits themselves were amazingly difficult in and of themselves.
Heck, even the warm ups were hard today. They were different than what we are used to which makes them challenging in that way. But the warm up exercises are actually harder than the first month warm ups, which I thought were hard already. I know I was gassed early on in today’s routine and it showed in how many times I had to stop to catch my breath during the warm ups.
The actual exercise routines were freaking crazy though. Honestly, I don’t remember too much of them because half the time I was sucking carpet. I was absolutely gassed during the first of the three circuits this morning, so as I think about them, I’m pretty sure I did about 25% of the exercises we were supposed to this morning. It was a butt kicking, exhausting, body working routine today. And to be honest, it hurt.
At least I won’t feel as comfortable and complacent as I had last week. Or even the fourth week for that matter. No, I feel like the max portion of Insanity is a whole other workout. Which is nice, because I have some pretty big goals and I’m sure this will help me hit them. Still, I feel like a total n00b right now as I sit here with sore legs, a sore back and sore abs. I thought the first month got me in shape for this. Hell no. The first month got me in shape for the first month.
I’m not sure anything could get you in shape for Insanity Max.
Today’s fit test results
|Routine||Reps Day 1||Reps Day 15||Reps Day 36|
|Push Up Jacks||16||27||25|
|Low Plank Oblique||35||46||45|