The Tough New Insanity Workout from Shaun T
The creator of the total-body Insanity workout is back to whip you into shape with his new program, Insanity MAX:30
When you want a crazy-good workout that delivers insanely good results, who better to turn to than the mastermind behind the Insanity workouts, Shaun T? The personal trainer-who created the 60 day regimen billed as "The Hardest Workout Ever Put on DVD"-is back with a new program, Insanity MAX:30. And it might actually be harder that the workout that made him famous. (Meet more of The Faces Behind Your Favorite Fitness Classes.)
A total-body workout combining interval training, plyometrics, cardio, and body weighted resistance training, Insanity MAX:30 takes half the time of a typical Insanity workout-just 30 minutes, in fact. (It still takes 60 days, just like the original). The program alternates cardio and strength days, and manages to hit every muscle on your body without making you shell out for fancy equipment. Here's how it works: You go as hard as you can to keep up with Shaun until you absolutely max out and can't do anymore. Take a break, then finish out the half hour. The first day, you might last five minutes; the next day, six. But, throughout the 60 day period, you build up your stamina until you can handle the whooole half hour. Sound nuts? We're in! (Want to get fit in even less time? Try this Insanely Effective 15-Minute Workout.)
We tapped Shaun T to demo some of his favorite moves from Insanity MAX:30. Try them yourself...if you dare.
1. Squat Kick
Get down into a squat. From the squat position, kick your leg out keeping your leg straight throughout the movement. Land back down into a squat. Repeat.
2. Burpee Lunge
Place hands on ground and jump back into plank. Shoot the legs back in towards the chest keeping the knees driving forward. As you come up from that position, take the legs back into a deep lunge. Repeat by jumping back into plank.
3. Tuck Extension
Laying on your back, bring your shoulder blades up off the floor and your arms overhead and legs extended, not touching the ground. Using your core, exhale and come up into a c sit position with the knees in a 90 degree position, lightly touching the hands to the knees. Push back into the full extended position with arms overhead and legs out , feet not touching the floor.
4. Power Clap
Starting in a squat position, explode into the air bringing one knee up and keeping the other leg extended. While in the air, clap your hands under your knee. Return to squat position.