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Can I do HIIT and Insanity?
Can I do HIIT and Insanity?
12/7/12 9:37 PM
Hey,

Just wanted to know if my current HIIT (Tabata) workout routine is compatible with the Insanity program. I dont want to burn out, but am active duty military, and a father of 3, and don't have too much time in the day for workouts.

Here is a link to my video of my current workout program...
MY Tabata Workout
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RE: Can I do HIIT and Insanity?
12/7/12 9:50 PM as a reply to Fierce8X.
I think it's great you're doing Insanity and Tabata! I've heard Tabata is pretty tough! I think you should try Insanity alone, and see how you feel. If you want to mix in some Tabata on recovery days or rest days, that's fine. I couldn't imagine doing a tough Tabata routine and then Insanity, or the other way around. Insanity is super hard and will tire you out!

-Andrew
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RE: Can I do HIIT and Insanity?
12/8/12 2:38 PM as a reply to Fierce8X.
Cool video! Personally, I wouldn't suggest doing both workouts at the same time. Insanity is a HIIT program, and is very similar to what you were doing on the video. So I think it could easily lead to burn-out if you were doing both.

Tom
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RE: Can I do HIIT and Insanity?
12/8/12 11:43 PM as a reply to Fierce8X.
I also suggest you do one program or the other and then mix them up once you have completed...Insanity has hurt my knees so I couldn't even imagine doing TWO similar programs together. It's probably more realistic to do a HIIT program like Insanity and mix it with weight training. Gives your muscles a break on the right days while working the others.
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