Insanity Cardio Power and Resistance [Review]

Insanity Cardio Power and Resistance is another excellent DVD exercise from the Insanity crew. Although I don’t believe it was as difficult as the Plyometric Cardio Circuit I recently completed. Let me restate that; it’s not as difficult in a different manner.

As the name implies, this workout incorporates bodyweight exercises. It did include some really interesting triceps workout dips that I had never done before, as well as some pretty good bodyweight shoulder exercises.

The scene was similar, in what seemed to be a high school gym, with a fresh group of individuals. To be honest, the greatest part of this program is not the exercises themselves, but rather the dietary plan that comes with it. I plan to write about it in the future.

I do not suggest this program if you are new to working out or have never worked out or gone to the gym before. This is a sophisticated system, and you may overextend yourself and end up doing more harm than help.

However, if you’re in good condition, I suggest it. It’s not so hard that you want to puke, but it’s challenging enough to keep you honest.


Insanity Cardio Power and Resistance Workout [List]

Warm-up

The warm-up is quite similar to the one we performed before the cardio exercise. This is perhaps one of the finest DVD warm-ups available. Get a heart rate monitor if you don’t already have one. In the warm-up, you should be at 70-80% of your MHR (maximum heart rate). NO, not right away, but by round 2 12 you should be near. To begin, consider the following:

Round #1

  • Jog while keeping your core taut.
  • Power Squats: You should be performing these correctly now that you are fresh.
  • Log Jumps: In this exercise, you leap side to side as if you were jumping over a log.
  • 123: Similar to a Heisman but with a three-step in between.
  • Butt Kicks: They’re exactly what you think they’re going to be. Keep an eye on your form while you’re still fresh.
  • Yes, high knees. KNEES ARE HIGH. Lift your knees with your core.
  • Vertical jumps may be as difficult or as simple as you desire. Land gently to preserve your knees.

Round #2

Repeat Round #1, but this time at a faster pace. With the purchase of four UPC box tops, you will get a free decoder ring.

  • Jog: Now is the moment to pay attention to your form.
  • Power Jacks: Pay attention to your form and maintain your core firm.
  • Log Jumps: Quicken your speed and make sure both legs hit the ground.
  • 123: Pay attention to your form and don’t wing it.
  • Butt Kicks: It’s easy to get sluggish here. Get those heels up, up, and away!
  • High Knees: Maintain proper form and avoid being sloppy.
  • Vertical Jumps: Get your butt down and push yourself, depending on how frisky you are. I was reaching around 165ish on my HRM, which wasn’t as high as the last exercise, but it was clearly working.

Round #3

Warm-ups should be repeated: now is the time to strive for even greater speed. You should be experiencing it right now if you’re doing it correctly.

  • Jog: It’s no longer a jog; it’s more like a sprint. This is it, so go for it.
  • Power Jacks: Pay attention to your form.
  • Log Jumps: Keep an eye on your form and don’t let it slip.
  • 123: Keep an eye on your form, pause if necessary, and don’t compromise form. EVER!
  • Butt Kicks: Put your heels on. Take note of your form.
  • High Knees: Try to bring your knees to your chest as quickly as possible. Don’t let your form suffer.
  • Land gently after vertical jumps. Don’t let your form suffer.
  • 25 seconds for a water break

Stretch Time: We’re simply going to do some stretches on your now-warm muscles. Again, this is the portion of the DVD that I dislike; the warm-up is difficult, but then we simply stop!? What’s the deal with Beachbody? I’m sure you’re reading this.

Throughout the DVD, the presenter urges us to keep moving, yet immediately at the start, we go from a strenuous warm-up to stretching. I don’t like it; I didn’t like it in the last video, and I still don’t like it now. This is a more advanced exercise; those that perform it are more knowledgeable.

There must be a more effective method to integrate the stretches. Even throughout the exercise, the presenter encourages you to keep moving; it’s strange when they don’t follow their own advice. Personally, I would perform the first round of warm-ups, then stretch, followed by the last two rounds. This is my one reservation about this collection, and it is a small one.

Even so, the DVDs are still worthwhile. If you are undecided, don’t be. No exercise can be tailored to each person. I’ve read a number of reviews on this DVD collection, yet I’ve yet to see anybody mention this.

Power Jumps

Similar to vertical leaps, as you jump up, you want to gain enough air to go into a sitting posture in the air and your hands to contact your knees. Make sure you land gently on your toes as if you were a cat.

Belt Kicks

It’s a squat with a kick at the end. Lower yourself into a squatting position, just as you did with the power jumps. Rather than jumping into the air, rise up and execute a single leg forward kick, alternating with each leg. This is a far lower-impact workout than the power jumps you just did, and if there is a “rest” time in between exercises, this is it.

Insanity Cardio Power and Resistance Workout

Rounds #1

To begin, you should assume the plank posture. Then begin creeping your arms in so that your whole body forms a huge upside-down “V,” and go as far as you can while keeping your rear legs straight. Then, with your fingers pointing inside, begin performing push-ups.

That’s all there is to it; it’s a fantastic plyometric/bodyweight shoulder exercise. Only go as far down into the pushup as you can comfortably go. If you think these are simple, try completing a few hundred of them and then holla at me.

25 seconds for a water break

Rounds #2

  • Power jumps: Repeat with excellent technique, relying on your core for stability.
  • Belt Kicks: With the excellent technique, repeat. When necessary, take a rest.
  • Repeat with an excellent form on the floor. When necessary, take a rest. Don’t attempt to be a hero by injuring yourself.
  • V Push-ups: Go as deep as you possibly can. Don’t scrimp on excellent form.
  • 25 seconds for a water break

Rounds #3

You’re aiming for speed and form now. This is when the magic occurs.

  • Power Jumps: Perform with proper form. This time, it’s fast. When necessary, take a rest.
  • Belt Kicks: With the excellent technique, repeat. This time, it’s fast. When necessary, take a rest.
  • Repeat with an excellent form on the floor. This time, it’s fast. When necessary, take a rest.
  • V Push-ups: Go as deep as you possibly can. This time, it’s fast. When necessary, take a rest.

Dips in the triceps

I wrote an article on triceps dips on a bench about a year ago. This time, you’ll be in a tabletop posture with your buttocks down, and you’ll use your arms (finger front) to lower and then raise your body.

If you’re in excellent condition, they aren’t too difficult, but if you do enough of them, you’ll feel it. Because your triceps are the main emphasis here, you should concentrate on flexing them (the back of your arms).

Dips in the triceps of the legs

You will continue to dip your triceps, but now you lift your leg as high as possible and continue to dip your triceps. Keep your core firm and change your legs by half. Try raising your leg as high as possible for a little core training.

25 seconds for a water break.

Insanity Cardio Power and Resistance Workout

Hurdle Jumping

That is what you will be doing if you have ever run or watched the hurdles in a track and field event.

Let me emphasize that the essential element here is real hurdling. The actual hurdling is the key element of this motion. Let me say it again so we’re all on the same page. Hurdling rather than leaping… You will be hurdling – – Hurdling.

The differences between hurdling and jumping are considerable. During that a stepping wheel has a hurdle of 100m, it does not spring over the obstacle, but rather it hurdles over it.

Globe Jumps

These are the same leaps that I discussed in my Fit Test review, which you can find right here.

“This is a difficult maneuver to execute on a regular basis. You do a squat leap (just as it sounds) while jumping in a box, or you jump to the four corners of your fictitious box. Four leaps in a box equal one repeat. Don’t expect to perform a lot of them unless you’re a super freak animal or just half-assed it in the prior exercises.”

The only thing I didn’t mention was that you should always touch the ground with both hands between jumps.

Moving Push-ups

That’s exactly what they sound like. You do complete push-ups, but instead of remaining in one spot, you move. To move, stretch your legs wide while you’re down and move to the left or right when you’re up. Simple and effective.

Floor Sprints

Go into floor sprints while remaining in the plank position from your moving push-ups. These are similar to mountain climbers, just quicker and more intense. Try to get your legs as close to your chest as possible. Keep in mind that these are floor sprints, not floor walks. If you want to lose weight and become in shape, you must push yourself. When done correctly, they are viscerally harsh and viscerally effective. There is no such thing as a free lunch here!

Remember, I’m not just writing about it; I’ve really done what you’re going to do. I feel it the same way you do/will.

30 seconds for a water break.

Round #2

Now with increased speed

  • Hurdle Jumps: Repetition with proper form. This time at a faster pace. When necessary, take a rest. Land gently to avoid injuring yourself.
  • Globe Jumps: With excellent form, repeat. This time, it’s fast. When necessary, take a rest.
  • Moving Push-Ups: Perform with proper form. This time, it’s fast. When necessary, take a rest.
  • Floor sprints: Perform with proper technique. This time, it’s fast. When necessary, take a rest.
  • 30 seconds for a water break.

Round #3

It’s the last round, and it’s time to truly make it happen.

  • Hurdle Jumps: Repetition with proper form. This time, as quickly as possible. When and if required, take a rest.
  • Globe Jumps: With excellent form, repeat. This time, as quickly as possible. When and if required, take a rest.
  • Moving Push-Ups: Perform with proper form. This time, as quickly as possible. When and if required, take a rest.
  • Floor sprints: Perform with proper technique. This time, as quickly as possible. When and if required, take a rest.
  • 15 seconds for a water break

8 Push-ups / 8 Hop Squats

This is the last workout; just do 8 Hop Squats followed by 8 Push-ups.

  • Push-ups/Repeat Hop Squats.
  • Push-ups/Repeat Hop Squats.
  • Push-ups/Repeat Hop Squats.
  • Push-ups/Repeat Hop Squats.

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FAQs

How long is Cardio Power and Resistance insanity?

Cardiovascular strength and resistance. The exercise lasts approximately 40 minutes. You’re back on the gym floor with Shaun T and the rest of the group.

How many calories does insanity Cardio Power and Resistance burn?

Exercise at this high-intensity level, according to the Insanity website, may help you burn up to 1,000 calories each hour. The Insanity program includes ten workouts. Each exercise takes between 30 and 60 minutes to complete, and you perform it six days a week.

What is the hardest Insanity workout?

Beachbody coach Paul Farmer calls INSANITY’s max interval Plyo the most difficult exercise he’s ever done. As the name implies, this exercise includes plyometrics, which entails a lot of jumping, bounding, and leaping.

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