The Asylum

Those of you who follow me on twitter, may have noticed I’ve been tweeting a lot about Beachbody Insanity: The Asylum workouts a lot the last few weeks. My friend Kim is a BeachBody coach, and decided to try the Asylum workouts. She’s doing the whole series, but I’ve been joining her for one day a week. I still want to lift once a week, but I figured these workouts would be a good supplement! So far, I’ve done 3 of the workouts with Kim, and believe me, they are HARD!

Even Kim lays on the floor dying during the workouts!

Even Kim lays on the floor dying during the workouts!

The workouts are designed really well though, and they’re actually a lot of fun! They’re designed more for athletes/sports, so if you want to feel like you’re a professional football player when you’re working out, these are the workouts for you! Haha. Actually, even though the moves are really difficult, most of them are totally do-able. Before doing any moves, Shawn T demonstrates it for you, AND in between each series, you get water breaks! The dvds come with an agility ladder and a stretchy band. The only other equipment we’ve needed so far are weights. However, if you don’t have weights, they have moves for just the bands as well.

This is our typical set up for the workouts!

This is our typical set up for the workouts!

The three workouts I’ve done so far are Vertical Plyo, Strength, and Game Day. Vertical Plyo was the first one I did, and it’s CRAZY! Literally every move is jumping! Strength is my favorite so far. It’s still super hard, but it’s an AWESOME upper body strength workout! Prepare for a ton of push ups! Game Day was the most recent one I did. This one is a little longer, but it’s pretty cool because it contains moves from a bunch of different sports.

Each workout is between 45-60 minutes including warm-up and cool-down, so it’s a little longer than T25, but the ones I’ve done have gone by really quickly because they have so much variety in the moves! Let me warn you though, these workouts are not for the faint of heart! They are seriously the hardest workouts I’ve ever done!

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