Insanity Max:30 is a 56-day fitness program created by Shaun T. The point of Max:30 is to completely MAX OUT, meaning push yourself as hard as you can until you fatigue. Until you cannot push yourself any more and need to take a break outside of the scheduled water breaks. So each day is a fit test and I love that. Each day is a brand new day and it should be treated as such.
Shaun is a fantastic motivator. He pushes you to want to be the best you can in the moment. He challenges you to give three more when you can barely give one more. To dig deeper than you have ever before. And you can feel him pushing you and rooting for you all at the same time. Having the cast on the videos struggling and maxing out lets you know it’s okay to max out as long as you are giving it your all.
Each day it’s YOU VS. YOU. Your mind vs. your body. Which one will give in first. It’s a great program for someone who is motivated by being better than yesterday. I am so headstrong (read: stubborn) so I will be damned if I am going to max out earlier than the last time I did the pushed play on that workout. In the 4 weeks, there was only ONE time I did that and it was on Friday Fight. Honestly, each morning I saw the time I needed to beat and it motivated me to really push myself.
One of the best parts of Insanity Max:30 is there is NO equipment. Bodyweight workouts are my jam. Use your body to strengthen your body. The program comes with two calendars: the “Max Out” calendar and the “Ab Maximizer” calendar. I have been following the “Ab Maximizer” calendar which includes extra core workouts: Ab Attack: 10, 360 Abs, and Max Out Abs. The workouts are only 30 minutes plus 10-15 minutes for core. Can you really get good results in 30 minutes? Absolutely! As long as you commit to yourself. Commit to challenge yourself and push yourself each and every day. Show up with a positive attitude and kick ass!
The workout for month 1 are:
Cardio Challenge – 30 minutes of the hardest cardio sequences you’ve ever tried. Welcome to INSANITY MAX:30.
Tabata Power – Your strength training starts here with traditional Tabata-style “20 seconds on, 10 seconds off” workout structure. Your muscles will beg for mercy.
Sweat Intervals – Just in case you didn’t think Cardio Challenge was hard enough, you’ll have 30 minutes of screaming, sweating, calorie-scorching madness.
Tabata Strength – Shaun T takes it up a notch in this no rest, Tabata-style strength workout.
Friday Fight: Round 1 – It’s a battle between your mind telling you to push to a new Max and your body saying “Are you serious?” And this is just Round 1.
There is a modifier for every exercise. I am a firm believer that anyone can do anything. Even if you are a beginner, you can modify. As long as you have the right mindset, you can really do anything you believe.
If you have been following me on Instagram or Facebook, you know that the scale was not kind to me this week. I gained the 4lbs I lost in the first two weeks of Insanity Max:30. I have been honing in on my nutrition. After reflecting on my nutrition, I realized that I have been eating less protein at lunch and think that may be my issue. In the past, that would have sent me off the rails and I would have completely blown it. But I am determined to trust and believe. Shaun is rubbing off on me, that’s for sure. I preach to my challengers that it’s NOT only about the number on the scale and I really need to start believing that too. I will not let the number on the scale define me.
Below you can see each individual workout max out time. Logging the time and being able to look back at Day 1 is awesome. This takes it further than just a physical transformation and way beyond the scale. It is proof that you are progressing each day, no matter what the scale says.
Month 1 is apparently “easier” than month 2, but I am excited about the new month of workouts. I am looking forward to changing up the workouts and pushing myself mentally and physically in new ways.
Interested in trying Insanity Max:30? MAX:30 is now available in the member library of Beachbody on Demand, that’s really the best way to get it. See my post about Beachbody On Demand.
Point being, why buy the program on its own when you can get access to so many other programs as well for around the same price. And, if you get an All-Access pass to Beachbody on Demand, you’ll also have access to the MAX:30 Deluxe workouts—the Ab Maximizer workouts.
There’s an additional calendar for this if you are interested in really taking your workouts to the next level. All-Access is just that—all access to literally every workout program Beachbody has ever created AND the three new ones that will release this year—at no additional charge!