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Insanity / Combat Challenge! Starts 10/22/12!
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Start the Year off right!!!!!!!

Don't wait till New Year to make that resolution. Get started on it now. Need help with motivation through the holiday season. Come join us!

This 4 month challenge will push you and get you in the best shape of your life. Let's get insane with Insanity and then fight through Combat. Combat is Beachbody's newest addition to the workout family.

My name is Chris McDonald. I have been a coach with Beachbody for almost a year. This will be my second round of Insanity. Insanity is a great workout. It will take lots of motivation to get through. Combat is the newest program in the Beachbody lineup. Come join me. In the first run through this program. These will be great workouts to run back to back.



Are you interested in winning a disk of your choice from the Tony Horton One-On-One collection? One person will person from the challenge will win a copy of one of Tony Horton's One-On-One of their choice.



Are you ready for this challenge? Reply to the thread and introduce yourself. Also add me as a buddy.

Dig Deeper!!!!!

Coach Chris
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RE: Insanity / Combat Challenge! Starts 10/22/12!
10/10/12 1:31 PM as a reply to CoachChrisMc.
Nutrition
One of the most important part of success any workout program is good nutrition. You should start planning a good meal plan. Either by using the Elite nutrition guide that comes with Insanity or by going to the team Beachbody site and using the meal planner. These are both great ways to get starting to eating more healthy. Remember Beachbody workouts programs aren't about dieting. They are about lifestyle changing. The goal is to learn better eating habbits.

Shakeology is a great nutrition supplement as either a meal replacement of a snack. It is a great way to get meet nutritional needs without a lot of calories. I personal drink a shakeology smoothie every morning for breakfast.

Suggested supplements and equipment
INSANITY requires no equipment.
These are also recommended to help you get the most of out your workouts.
• P90X® Results and Recovery Formula- for soreness.
• Performance Formula- Increase energy, aid fat loss, work out harder, and recover faste
• Heart Monitor- highly suggested, Insanity is a tough workout. It is best to keep track of your heart rate during these routines.
•Plyometrics Mat- there is alot of jumping in Insantiy. This will help cushion your landing. Also give you something to sit on for the floor work.

Track your progress
• Take your Measurements
• Take your before & after pictures
• Take the fit test

Tracking results is key to any workout program. You will find it hard to see results if you don't have someway to look at were you started. Also success isn't always measured by the scale. Taking your measurements is very important. You won't always see your weight going down. Sometimes you have to go to your measurements to see improvements.

The Team Beachbody site has a tracker for your measurements as part of your profile. Make sure you complete your profile. Use it to track your measurements. Also there are great websites for tracking calories like MyFitnessPal to keep a food diary. The more you keep track of what you are doing the more successful you will be.

Also track your progress on your Calendar. And track your fit test on fit testsheets. Unfortionately you only get one calendar and one fit test sheet with your kit. If you need another calendar let me know. I have a pdf calendar I can email you. The fit testsheets can be downloaded an printed workoutsheetshere.

Pre-Workout
Make sure you get the proper fuel before you start these workout. They are intense. You should eat a small meal with plenty carbs about an hour before you start. If you like to workout right when you wake up. You should drink a pre-workout drink about 15 mins before you workout. Drinking part of you Recovery drink or a glass of chocolate milk should be fine to keep you going. Also you can try Energy and Endurance formula. This will give you lots of energy for your workout. I would experiment with this in the beginning and try 1 scoop before moving to the full 2 scoops. I have found that 1/2 a scoop is fine for me.

Post-Workout
Recovery
These routines are intense and will work you hard. You will want to drink some kind of recovery drink after the harder workouts. They will deplet your energy and burn of your glycogen stores in the muscle. This causese your body to breakdown muscle to create more glycogen. It is key to replace the glycogen within 45 mins of working out. This will actually promote muscle growth. I personally don't do recovery drinks after the easier workouts. My rule of thumb is, if I think I'm going to be sore the next day I will drink a recovery drink. The Beachbody Recovery works Drink great. I highly recommend it for anyone without a diary allergy.

Accountabilty
Post your accountabilty on the thread daily. This is key to success. I have found that people that aren't posting daily are more likely to drop out of the challenge. So come post daily and let everyone know how your day went. Remember we are all in this challenge as a team. The goal is to make it through and have as much success as possible. You will get great tips and get help through the tough parts.

Shoes
ShaunT suggests a good pair of cross trainers. Remember you are going to be doing a lot of jumping and side ways movements. So you don't want running shoes. These are made to move forward only. Also you want to make sure the have plenty of cushion. I added gell ball pads to my shoes. These work great and were inexpensive.

Ready to go? Reply to the post to join the team. Add me as a buddy. This is going to be a great challenge. I am looking forward to getting to know everyone and seeing everyone meet their goals.



Dig Deep!!!!!
Coach Chris
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RE: Insanity / Combat Challenge! Starts 10/22/12!
10/10/12 5:11 PM as a reply to CoachChrisMc.
Thanks for inviting me to this challenge. Unfortunately, I am still having problems with foot & shoulder. I'm not able to do Insanity just yet. I am currently working my way slowly thru Power 90. I am determined to lose weight this holiday season as I have done 3 of the past 5 years. Next I plan to do the Master Series. Please let me know when you start another challenge group. Hopefully I'll be able to join you.

~Karen
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RE: Insanity / Combat Challenge! Starts 10/22/12!
10/10/12 5:54 PM as a reply to Kamack.
Kamack- Keep up the good work. You will get there. Sorry to hear your shoulder is bothering you. Injuries are always a battle to over come. Just keep working on it you will get there. I will let you know when I will let you know when I'm having another challenge.

Coach ChrisMc
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RE: Insanity / Combat Challenge! Starts 10/22/12!
10/10/12 6:17 PM as a reply to CoachChrisMc.
Hey Chris, great job on starting a new thread and paying it forward to help others!

Everyone will need to dig deep because Insanity is tough!

Keep pushing play!
Greg
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RE: Insanity / Combat Challenge! Starts 10/22/12!
10/12/12 1:03 PM as a reply to CoachGregA.
Greg- Thanks for stopping by. Insanity is a tough workout. But it gets the job done in a short amount of time. I am also very excited about the follow up of combat.
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RE: Insanity / Combat Challenge! Starts 10/22/12!
10/15/12 11:08 PM as a reply to CoachChrisMc.
Let the people close to you know about your health and nutrition goals—
having them aware will help you achieve them! Even share them with this
Group if you want—just make sure they are specific and measurable so
you can see RESULTS!
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RE: Insanity / Combat Challenge! Starts 10/22/12!
10/15/12 11:18 PM as a reply to CoachChrisMc.
i just started my 2nd week of my 2nd round . i lost 35 lbs my first round. ive been pretty interested in combat so i think i am going to get that when it comes out. but i want to do a round of asylum after this round of insanity, then i will follow that with combat more than likely.
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RE: Insanity / Combat Challenge! Starts 10/22/12!
10/16/12 8:05 AM as a reply to YourCoachChris.
chrism55-I have looked at Asylum. I personally it is going to be a little to much for me. I think that Combat will be a great stepping stone between the Insanity and Asylum for me. Of course this is just a guess. I have only seen the pre-order ads so far.

My plan is to do Combat then do a round of Asylum and maybe follow up with Asylum part 2. Your plan sounds great. Keep with it.

Dig Deeper and Keep pushing play.
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RE: Insanity / Combat Challenge! Starts 10/22/12!
10/16/12 10:43 AM as a reply to CoachChrisMc.
thanks. asylum does look pretty challenging. i think id finish this round 2 weeks or so before combat comes out so i think im going to have to try asylum before combat. your plan is more ideal though lol.
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RE: Insanity / Combat Challenge! Starts 10/22/12!
10/16/12 11:33 AM as a reply to CoachChrisMc.
Well shoot! Les Mills Combat or TapOut XT? Decisions, decisions, decisions...
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RE: Insanity / Combat Challenge! Starts 10/22/12!
10/16/12 4:05 PM as a reply to KSWarrior.
chrism55- I think which ever way you decide to go you will see great results.

KSWarrior- I just watched the commercial for TapOut XT. That looks like an intense workout. If you can do it go for it. Beachbody has done me well. I think I will stick with Combat for now. I will keep that in mind for the future. I wish you success in which ever path you choose.

Dig Deeper!!!!!!!!!!!!
CoachChrisMC
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RE: Insanity / Combat Challenge! Starts 10/22/12!
10/16/12 8:05 PM as a reply to CoachChrisMc.
Hey Coach!

Awesome challenge! INSANITY followed by Combat seems like an awesome combination, and you're absolutely right--there's no need to wait till the New Year to make a resolution.

Lots of great information here! Anyone reading this who is considering joining should stop thinking about it and engage! Chris is an enthusiastic and knowledgeable coach, and working with him will result in great gains!

Good luck, and Dig Deep!!!
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RE: Insanity / Combat Challenge! Starts 10/22/12!
10/16/12 8:51 PM as a reply to CoachBadDog.
CoachBadDog- Thanks for stopping. I am really excited about this challenge. I think it will be a great 4 months.

Dig Deeper!
CoachChrisMc
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RE: Insanity / Combat Challenge! Starts 10/22/12!
10/16/12 8:52 PM as a reply to CoachChrisMc.
INSANITY comes with a fantastic nutrition plan filled with recipes, tips, and a formula to help you determine your caloric needs—whether you want to lose weight or get ripped. Please follow the plan as closely as possible—the better your nutrition, the better your results. Your goal in the next 60 days is to eat healthy, learn about balanced nutrition, and feed your body what it needs to get the most out of the INSANITY workouts.
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RE: Insanity / Combat Challenge! Starts 10/22/12!
10/17/12 1:58 PM as a reply to CoachChrisMc.
Make sure you are ready to get started on Day 1. Prepare an area near your TV/DVD player that accommodates about 6 feet of space to perform the workout moves. Have a towel handy—you will be sweating. Have a water bottle handy to keep hydrated during the short breaks. And finally, get some good cross-training shoes and comfortable clothing.
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RE: Insanity / Combat Challenge! Starts 10/22/12!
10/18/12 4:46 PM as a reply to CoachChrisMc.
Clear the cupboards, pantry, fridge, etc., of all unhealthy foods. If it's not aligned with your goals—toss it! Now is the time to go shopping, so you have all those healthy foods available in your kitchen, so you can prepare recipes from the Elite Nutrition Plan.

Dig Deeper!
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RE: Insanity / Combat Challenge! Starts 10/22/12!
10/19/12 2:53 PM as a reply to CoachChrisMc.
The Challenge Pack comes with Shakeology, which should be used daily. Breakfast is a great time to start with Shakeology, but you are certainly free to incorporate it at any point in the day. Just make sure to account for it in your daily calorie totals.

Dig Deeper!
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RE: Insanity / Combat Challenge! Starts 10/22/12!
10/21/12 11:50 AM as a reply to CoachChrisMc.
Am ready to start the challenge. cant wait for tomorrow for day one of insanity
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RE: Insanity / Combat Challenge! Starts 10/22/12!
10/21/12 4:50 PM as a reply to ghyhkkkk.
monic271 -I am also excited to start tomorrow. Make sure to get your before pictures taken and your measurements done so you are all ready to go.

Dig Deeper!!!!!!!!
-Chris
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