Insanity: Max 30 – Maxed Out Workouts

Insanity: Max 30 – Maxed Out Workouts

Each of these programs is one I have personal experience with (as in, I’ve actually done the program, start to finish myself).

In my reviews I will tell you what I like about each, as well as what I didn’t like or struggled with. I will also give you my assessment of who each one might be a good fit for.

I never did the original Insanity workout (ED Note: that has actually changed since this writing). When Insanity Max: 30 came out I was all over it though because it promised short workouts like T25 with the intensity of Insanity.

What I loved about Max 30 was the ability to measure my progress on a daily basis. Instead of intervals of work and rest, Max 30 just pushes you to go full out straight out of the gate and see how long you can go before you “max out” and have to take a break. What you get is a high intensity endurance workout, with each routine building upon the one that came before it.

The Good:

The best thing about Max 30 is Shaun T. He is relentlessly motivating and inspiring all the way through the program. Prior to each workout you get to listen in on his huddle with the cast and those daily motivational speeches to the people on screen are almost worth the price of admission alone. If you’re in need of a cheerleader to get you motivated in life, Shaun will deliver.

The workouts are, as advertised 30 minutes, so, like T25, you almost spend more time thinking about working out than you do on the routine each day.

There is a feature on Max 30 that allows you to isolate the modifier on the screen so you can follow along if you’re not able to do all the high impact work that’s involved in the program. That puts doing an intense program within reach of people who need to work up to it.

The variety of the workout routines is really good, and 60 days whiz by. With no equipment necessary and the ability to do the moves in very little space this is a workout you can do pretty much anywhere.

The Bad:

Shaun T loves to make you jump and twist, so unless you’re following the modifier Max 30 can be rough on your ankles, knees and back.

What Will You Need:

A towel. Seriously, you will sweat ridiculously doing this program. I did a second round of Max 30 this summer and I thought I was going to melt.

What’s the Best Way To Get It?:

Max 30 is part of the Beachbody On Demand All-Access Package. No DVDs to scratch, lose or fuss with. Just get on your streaming device (Apple TV, Roku, Fire TV or Chromecast) or computer or tablet and go. Pretty sure all the jumping in Max 30 will make your neighbors in the hotel at 6 am want to kill you, so not really a recommended traveling program. 😉

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