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Insanity Week 3
Insanity Week 3
11/12/12 2:57 PM
Started week 3 today doing the fit test....MAJOR improvement from the 1st fit test! Excited about that, however I'm new to the whole message board thing and I'm not quite sure how this stuff is supposed to work but, I tried reaching out to my "coach" almost 2 weeks ago and still have not gotten a response...maybe i did something wrong?

Anyway, I'm not expecting to go from pleasantly plump to toned and thin over night...however, I lost 6lbs the first week and then gained a pound the second week...a little discouraging considering im working my butt off!! So yesterday I decided to take my before pics although I'm already finished 2 weeks, maybe i'll be able to see a difference in my pictures instead of on the scale. I am eating clean foods and have not "cheated" aside from a handful of potato chips and a bite of a cinnamon bun in the last 2 weeks

Also, one more quick question. Is it okay to throw in a 5km (3miles) run maybe 3 times a week along with my Insanity work out in hopes of getting better results?

Any feedback will be greatly appreciated considering I haven't had much feed back from my coach!

Thanks
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RE: Insanity Week 3
11/12/12 6:32 PM as a reply to ashleym247.
Hi ashlem247 ! You have to be careful not to over-train. You could do it for a couple of weeks - but, monitor your body closely. I would probably add the run on my day off from Insanity. Good luck.

Al
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RE: Insanity Week 3
11/14/12 2:23 PM as a reply to ashleym247.
Not knowing how much experience you have pushing yourself athletically, it is hard to answer all your questions.

The main thing you need to do is what runners refer to a "Listening to your body". If you aren't already experienced as an athlete, I'd strongly advise you against doubling up. If you are already a runner, you might have some idea about how hard you can push yourself. I'd still advise caution, though.

The Plyo workouts are already really hard on your joints. I have somewhat hybridized my experience by doing trail runs when weather permits and simply allowing my Insanity schedule to be pushed back a day when I do.

As far as measuring yourself with a scale, I totally understand the impatience. Keep a food diary to make sure you are on track. Also, a Heart Rate Monitor is a great tool for figuring out if your perceived effort is as strong as your actual effort.

That being said, muscle is way denser than fat. I noticed that I'm not losing as much on the scale as I'd expect, but I'm also gaining muscle mass and my gut is getting smaller.

It is better to go by how you feel and how you measure up than the scale.
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