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RE: Weight Training + Insanity
Weight Training + Insanity
7/19/12 10:48 AM
I know this has probably been posted before, but everyone's story is different...I'm seeking out advice from coaches, someone who may have done it already, or someone who is a personal trainer/has a lot of experience.

I started insanity because I want to condition myself (as I'll be doing the Tough-Mudder next year), and I want to shed this layer of fat above what are probably some amazing abs emoticon (all joking aside). I think being able to finish this workout will be great for my mind, body, and soul.

I'm only a few days in, and I'm doing pretty good (was really happy to do the recovery cardio day, man did I NOT want to wake up this morning). I do insanity every day before work, it's opportune for me because I have a ton of energy, I have more time, and I'm motivated, plus it's easy for me to refuel my body.

But I've been weight training for 3 months and I really saw some great results, my biceps were getting bigger, triceps looked great, and I as really toning up. I found a lot of success and felt wonderful about myself.

While I haven't gained weight, I feel (whether its visible or not) that a lot of my muscle is going away.

So I consulted my coach and she said it would work to do weight training a few nights a week in with my Insanity. How do you all feel? I figured one day of Biceps/Back, one day of Triceps/Chest, one day of Shoulders. Theres already a ton of leg work in Insanity, so I don't need that.

WIll I be killing my body and going backwards with success. I only ask this because I feel like insanity isn't going to let my muscles recover, but at the same time, I think the right nutrition and sleep will be enough, and keep my day off as a day off (sunday).

Any success/warnings/ideas? I would really appreciate it!

I also want to note that at this time I don't have P90x and can't quite afford to get bands, weights, and the DVD set emoticon
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RE: Weight Training + Insanity
7/19/12 12:18 PM as a reply to MrSwetz.
Iv'e done weight training 3x a week through 2 rounds of Insanity. Just listen to your body, eat enough calories and don't overtrain.
Good Luck!
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RE: Weight Training + Insanity
7/19/12 12:31 PM as a reply to Resolve2Bfit.
I am starting INSANITY next week and plan on doing the BODY BEAST (Lucky 7 routine) 3 days a week to supplement. If you are not familiar with Body Beast Lucky 7, it is a 30 minute total body workout that conssts of 7 different giant pyramid sets. I think it will be just enough weight training to keep me from "over training" during Insanity. If you're interested in trying it, it is located under the "shop programs" tab & if I remember right, it costs something like $14.95. Best of Luck & Happy Training!
- RJ
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RE: Weight Training + Insanity
7/19/12 12:42 PM as a reply to RJXPRESS.
I weight 5 days a week and I'm just finishing insanity on Sat. There is no issues.
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RE: Weight Training + Insanity
7/19/12 1:50 PM as a reply to jimhicksuk.
Thank you all for the quick answers! I just wanted to make sure I'd have ample recovery! Glad to see others are doing it as well emoticon
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