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Day 2 Plyometric Cardio Circuit
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I never imagined something to be so hard. I pushed through and I dug in. My whole body hurts this is unbelievable. Even the front and back of my thighs hurt. I'm using muscles I never thought existed. What do you do when you want to quit and give up? I'm a large girl and I could actually do most of the exercises, but they were a killer. Is it ok to take mini breaks and is it ok or typical not to be able to do a particular exercise then eventually be able to pick it up once I progress and advance through the weeks? emoticonemoticon
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RE: Day 2 Plyometric Cardio Circuit
12/4/12 7:53 AM as a reply to jeneenm80.
jeneenm80:
I never imagined something to be so hard. I pushed through and I dug in. My whole body hurts this is unbelievable. Even the front and back of my thighs hurt. I'm using muscles I never thought existed. What do you do when you want to quit and give up? I'm a large girl and I could actually do most of the exercises, but they were a killer. Is it ok to take mini breaks and is it ok or typical not to be able to do a particular exercise then eventually be able to pick it up once I progress and advance through the weeks? emoticonemoticon



WZUP JENEENM!!! first off i must tell u im not a insanity vet..in fact i just started,the same as u..i just did day 3 this morning cardio n resistance,another killer!! but congrags to u for pushing thru!! im 270 pounds , so needless to say ,INSANITY IS A BEAST for me...im sore , hurting all over,leaning all over the walls of my family room, sweat pouring while im begging shaun t to stop saying " IN ..OUT !!..while im in a child pose..but im alive to write about it, AND SO R U!!!..i wish i could tell u i finished insaniity,that things will get easier,but i cantemoticon..somebody else will tell u that" smile "..but i can tell u this!! WE started this around the same time,so u r not alone!!! sore body and all IM getting up every morning at 5:45 and pressing play..,that i do at times take mini breaks and i think its typical,that i trust the fact that if u truly do your best,and nail your nutrition,"im staying in the 1st and 2nd tier in michi's ladder"u will get amazing results!!!..and when u feel like giving up..this is what i do!! take a look at your before pictures!!! that alone for me,gets my butt up ,and go thur the pain ,so i can be the best version of myself..also i got insanity commercial on dvr!! when im not motivated ,i remember that commercial made me want to change my life!!and sometimes i look in the mirror and say these words...HARD WORK ,AND DEDICATION,100%,NO EXCUSES!!! and last but not least get on here and see how other people just like u dug in deep and change their lives..people like me thats going thur this journey along with u,..out of shape,sore body parts,sweat pouring,out if breath,AND STILL PRESSING PLAY!!! EVERYDAY!!!.....DONT GIVE UP!!! DIG DEEPER!!! and it will pay off in the end...thats what i tell myself!!!!
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12/4/12 9:26 AM as a reply to jeneenm80.
Hey Jeneen! I am on Day 34 so by no means an expert but from my experience if you need to rest, REST! You don't want to push yourself so hard that you injure yourself or just get decide to all out quit. I still have to take small breaks now and then to catch my breath and let my thighs catch up. I just get right back into it after I catch my breath.

As far as not being able to do a particular exercise I think you could substitute it with something you can do! For example if you can't do level 1 drills completely, maybe do pushups from your knees or even just do jumping jacks. don't just sit there and be idle until that portion is over, do something emoticon

I was a little sore for about the first 4 or 5 days then my body became more and more used to it. Just dig deep and push it, your body will thank you for it later.

Good luck!!!

Randall
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RE: Day 2 Plyometric Cardio Circuit
12/4/12 11:15 AM as a reply to jeneenm80.
jeneenm80:
I never imagined something to be so hard. I pushed through and I dug in. My whole body hurts this is unbelievable. Even the front and back of my thighs hurt. I'm using muscles I never thought existed. What do you do when you want to quit and give up? I'm a large girl and I could actually do most of the exercises, but they were a killer. Is it ok to take mini breaks and is it ok or typical not to be able to do a particular exercise then eventually be able to pick it up once I progress and advance through the weeks? emoticonemoticon


Here are my tips/suggestions:

1. Go at your own pace. Even if that means taking a breather (from the last exercise), do one of the next exercise, breather, do another, breather, move on to the next exercise. I don't recommend taking a "break" or pausing the DVD. The system is based on keeping your heart rate up for certain periods of time, try to maintain those periods by going at your own pace. There were times in the beginning that my breather might have lasted through the entire next exercise.

1a. You'll also really remember the moves that you had difficulty with. When it goes from being able to only do one (or one set) to being able to do two, it means progress. Small noticeable goals really help the mental aspect of the program.

2. You should be pushing yourself, but not killing yourself. The next time that the Plyo workout comes around, try to do one more of each exercise than you did yesterday.

3. The first week sucks in terms of the pain and soreness. Trust me, it does get better. The good thing about "using muscles I never thought existed" is that you'll eventually notice those muscles on your body.

4. Eat right and drink lots of water.

For me, the first week was horrible. It took about an hour each night after the workout for me to have the strength/energy to take a shower. Each week, I noticed that it took less time to recover after the workouts.
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12/4/12 11:38 AM as a reply to jeneenm80.
Hi Jeneen! I too am in my first week!! I just completed day 4. I'll tell you, the first 3 days were pure pain when I got up in the morning. My muscles are still sore and feel kind of like jello. I know one thing for sure...we started this program for a reason. We decided to make a change in our lives because we are not satisfied with our physical self right now. I am 51 and I went to the doctor because my back and shoulders are extremely painful. He told me it was osteoarthritis and to learn to stretch more and learn pain management. Right there and then I decided I would not accept that fate. I quit smoking almost a month ago and started the Insanity Challenge. I know that, as much as I hurt right now, my back and shoulders are actually starting to feel much better. I have a lot more movement in them. So, I hope that you will "dig deep" and continue with the program. I keep telling myself "I can't wait to see what changes occur in 60 days! Time passes so quickly, so I am going to give it my best shot!!" I cannot make it completely through the workouts yet, but I am confident that I will in the future. Too bad the Insanity group on the dvd didn't have at least a couple of people who are where we are and gave us an example of what to do if the exercises are a bit too much in the beginning. Anyway, the very best of luck to you!!!!!
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RE: Day 2 Plyometric Cardio Circuit
12/5/12 7:49 AM as a reply to jeneenm80.
Thanks so much for the encouragement it means alot....Today is Day 3 and I pushed play.emoticon
My body is still sore and my thighs and legs hurt so bad. I usually wear heels,but I have officially retired them this week. Cardio Power and Resistance wasn't as bad as the plyometrics, but it was intense. Again thanks for the encouragement and make sure you continue to push play as well!!emoticon
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RE: Day 2 Plyometric Cardio Circuit
12/5/12 7:59 AM as a reply to RandallDuff.
Thanks so much for the encouragement it means alot....Today is Day 3 and I pushed play.
My body is still sore and my thighs and legs hurt so bad.I have found myself doing different workouts when I'm not able to do the ones from the video. I usually wear heels,but I have officially retired them this week. Cardio Power and Resistance wasn't as bad as the plyometrics, but it was intense. Again thanks for the encouragement and make sure you continue to push play as well!!
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12/5/12 7:30 PM as a reply to jeneenm80.
HEY JENEEN!! Great to see your post today. I just finished day 5 "pure cardio". It really was difficult, but I am just really embracing this whole workout program. I am not as sore as the past few days, at least I am not walking around the house like a mummy! Hopefully I can concentrate more on strengthening and not so much on "wow, am I sore!". Anyway, great job today and I hope to talk with you tomorrow!! Be sure to Dig Deep and I'll do the same!!
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12/5/12 11:06 PM as a reply to jeneenm80.
Jeneen,

Glad to hear that you are still pushing play!!

Couple more tips:

Don't take and shortcuts on the warm-ups and stretches. Especailly when you are sore, you really need to make sure you loosen up and stretch the muscles before you hit the workout. It is just as important that you do the cool down stretch as well. I know it is really easy just to collapse onto the floor at the end of the workout, but do the stretches.

Are you doing a some sort of recovery drink? Without saying that "brand ABC" is what you should be drinking after a workout, please make sure that you are consuming some sort of post work-out drink/supplement. By the way, I am not talking about some of the high sugar sports drinks, but true post workout recovery formulas. This will help with the soreness. I went from plain water after a workout to a powdered mix (mix with milk or water), and it made a world of difference. This should be consumed within 30 minutes of completing your workout.

Chocolate milk is a great place to start until you can research what you want and ordr/buy something different.
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RE: Day 2 Plyometric Cardio Circuit
12/6/12 11:24 AM as a reply to jeneenm80.
Hi......you have no idea how much it means to have continuous encouragement. Today is cardio
Recovery for me. It was really nice to get a small
break and stretch the muscles. It actually made some of the soreness go away. I'm really excited and I'm staying motivated. Again thanks for the encouragement. Remember......Dig in & Press play!!!
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RE: Day 2 Plyometric Cardio Circuit
12/6/12 6:46 PM as a reply to jeneenm80.
Sweet, way to keep at it. You are almost through the first week. Keep up the good work.
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12/6/12 8:22 PM as a reply to jeneenm80.
Jeneen -- I just finished Insanity earlier this week. The last 4 weeks were KILLER. I'm not going to lie. Not so much because I'm heavy, but more so because I'm almost 50. The plyometric workouts were a bear. But I just did as much as I could and took breaks when I needed to. Doug has given you some great tips.

One thing that Shaun T says that I think is important is "never compromise form." If you can't do it right, either modify to something you CAN do right or take a break. If you do these things sloppily or wrong, you can hurt yourself. So work on your form as much as possible and take breaks as needed.

Hang in there. I'm not going to say it will be easy, but you WILL see improvement little by little. You might not be able to do it all, even by the end, but just look at the skinny minis that Shaun T is working out with. None of them can finish without taking breaks, either. So it's ok.

Keep pushing play! You can do it!!
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RE: Day 2 Plyometric Cardio Circuit
12/11/12 11:20 AM as a reply to jeneenm80.
jeneenm80:
Thanks so much for the encouragement it means alot....Today is Day 3 and I pushed play.
My body is still sore and my thighs and legs hurt so bad.I have found myself doing different workouts when I'm not able to do the ones from the video. I usually wear heels,but I have officially retired them this week!
)So glad u posted this. I am on day 2 and my legs are KILLING me!! I do my best to keep up but have to go at my own pace and right now there are a few things I just cannot do but I am determined that by day 60 I WILL be able to! Keep it up girl!!
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RE: Day 2 Plyometric Cardio Circuit
12/11/12 12:29 PM as a reply to jeneenm80.
I'm in the last two weeks and I can tell you that it gets better. It doesn't get easier, but you get better at doing this to yourself. I think this is what they refer to as the mastery phase.

That being said, you will always have to take breaks in the middle of intervals, especially in the second half of the program. They are designed to go beyond normal human limits.

This is also why he is always yelling to follow proper form and not hurt yourself.

Also, this may be a 63 day program, but once in a while you might find it wise to just add an extra rest day. I always pick up the program from the last workout I did, so even if I rest a day I will do the recovery workout if it is the next one. Those recovery workouts are valuable in that they aren't really rest, but another way to work on your muscles.

The key to this or any other program is understanding the difference between good pain and bad pain.
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