P90X Insanity Hybrid Results
Tony Horton, creator of the P90X workouts, says, “Variety is the spice of life” and “Variety – consistency – intensity!” I couldn’t agree more, which is one of the reasons I created a hybrid workout using a combination of Tony’s P90X workout and Shaun T’s Insanity with a little One on Ones thrown in for good measure. In this post, I’ll share my P90X Insanity hybrid review and results.
About P90X, Insanity & One-on-One with Tony
Many of you may not be familiar with Tony Horton’s One on One series. In short, there came a point when P90X fans started clamoring for new stuff from Tony. He responded by giving us the One on Ones filmed in his home gym. The workouts are awesome—and, they’re now available on Beachbody on Demand!
Get My P90X Insanity Hybrid Workout
The other reason I created this P90X Insanity Hybrid workouts was to boost my power—because this makes triathlon and cycling just that much more fun.
Click on the button below to download the Excel file containing my P90X Insanity Hybrid workout plan:
WeeK 1 Results
I'm using the spreadsheet I include on the workout page to track my daily progress (see link above). I enter my numbers for each day to gauge my progress on a daily and weekly basis.
Here's the scale I'm using:
|5||Brought it! Very strong workout or perfect day of nutrition.100% solid. No compromises|
|4||Followed 80/20 Rule (link at right). A good day, but room for improvement.|
|3||Showed up + gave it some thought, but not 100%.|
|2||Incomplete. Weak or unfinished workout. At an apple and half a pizza.|
|1||Complete fail. Missed workout. At McDonalds and HoHo's.|
So here are my results after one week:
|WEEK 1 (01/03)|
|Insanity Pure Cardio||5||5|
|P90X Chest & Back, ARX||4||5|
|Insanity Plyo Cardio Circuit||4||5|
|One on One Yoga X MC2||5||4|
|One on One Base & Back, ARX||4||3|
|Insanity Cardio Pwr & Resistance||4||4|
|Rest* or X Stretch||4||4|
All in all, Week 1 went pretty good. I started off the week really well—with strong workouts and great nutrition.
Thursday night was date night and dinner was not the best, but not the worst. We had friends in town on Friday and the same thing happened. A few glasses of wine, and...a 3 was what I earned. I'm aiming for 80/20 so I can't beat myself up about all that.
I just finished up Pure Cardio—I burned 415 calories during the first 38 minutes, but I kept my heart rate monitor going after the workout was complete. At the 50 minute mark (the workout finishes at 39 mins), I had burned 536 calories.
Keep post-workout calorie burn in mind when you're calculating your net calories or calories burned. You'll be amazed at how many you burn after you're done!
Week 2 Results
On Sunday, I finished my second week of my P90X Insanity hybrid workout.
I had to juggle the schedule a little bit last week because Tony Horton was in town for his book tour and he slayed us with an Upper Middle Lower workout that forced me to improvise. Insanity Plyo Cardio Circuit was not going to happen the day after that workout, so I modified things and did Shoulders & Arms MC2 from Volume III of the One on Ones. I also did Chest & Back on Friday, rather than Base & Back, because it has warmed up here and I wanted to go for a bike ride on Saturday.
Here's this week's spreadsheet
|Workout Rating||Nutrition Rating|
|Insanity Pure Cardio||4||5|
|Tony Horton Book Tour Workout||5++ (Thanks Tony!)||5|
|Shoulders & Arms MC2||4||5|
|One on One Yoga X MC2||5||4|
|Chest & Back, ARX||4||5|
|Cycling (90 mins)||5||4|
|Bike Trainer (45 mins)||4||4|
If you look at this schedule and compare it to the one I planned, you'll see it is pretty different. Did I fail because I didn't follow it? No, of course not.
Things happened that forced me to modify the schedule. I wasn't going to miss out on the workout with Tony because it wasn't on my schedule. I'm also not going to hide in the house when I can be outside riding my bike. Being a stronger cyclist is a huge motivation for me doing these workouts in the first place. There is no magic to these workout plans. I have to do what works for me and have fun.
When I look back at the rating systems, I can see that I had a good week. I ate well and my workouts were generally strong. After doing a lot of yoga in the Fall, I'm finding myself struggling with the strength training sessions. But, my cardio is still really strong. I even managed to get in an extra workout, hitting the bike trainer while watching football on Sunday for 45 minutes.
If you want some help putting together a hybrid schedule that is tailored to your sport and/or your desired body type, let me know. I'm happy to help! In addition to having done P90X and Insanity a bunch of times, I'm P90X Certified and available to coach you for FREE. Click below for more info: