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New to insanity..Question
New to insanity..Question
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12/24/12 6:59 AM
if i couldnt finish fit test due to fatigue do I go to 1st workout or train to finish test? made it through 4 of 8 test.. Thanks
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RE: New to insanity..Question
12/24/12 10:33 AM as a reply to ScottyJ03.
The best advice that can be given is to consult a beachbody coach for support and advice, they will help you to discover and push your limits safely along your Insanity fitness journey.

But, along with this, I suppose it depends on what you mean by feeling too fatigued to finish the fit test.

How did the fatigue manifest? Were there any other symptoms such as: dizzyness, hyperventilation and/or breathing difficulties, pains in the chest or some exercise injury that required medical attention?

If the answer is no, then as far as I can see, there is no definitive answer to your question. If you think you had more to give and could have perhaps gotten through it if you had tried a little harder, then you could give it another shot if you wanted to.

But on the other hand, I see no reason why you cant just carry on with the program as it is, taking it at your own pace. In some ways, this result is a good one to start from, because the less you can manage in the beginning, the more improvements you will see as you progress over the 60 days, which is the best part (for me) of Insanity, seeing your fitness improve over time. It is highly likely, that come the next fit test, you will get further and even be able to complete the whole test with much greater results. If you do the workouts every day, taking it in your own pace, you will definitely see improvements that you wont have expected.

My first ever fit test, I was unable to do any press up jacks (this in part was because I didnt believe I could, so I didnt try), by the second fit test, I had discovered through trial and error that my negative beliefs were unfounded and was able to do 18.

But as I say, choose a coach who will be able to give you qualified advice and support on your journey, perhaps join a group or thread, maybe start a blog, and do the work outs at a pace that suits you. When you feel tired you dont have to quit, just pause to catch your breath and get back to it as soon as you feel ready and able. If you are needing to pause for lengths that mean you miss a lot of exercises, then use the pause button. Turn your pause for breath time into your Insanity challenge with the aim of making your pause time a little shorter each try.

Good luck with it, keep pushing play and experience the change,

Nell
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RE: New to insanity..Question
12/24/12 11:03 AM as a reply to Nell80.
Thanks.. I was breathing hard from being out of shape .. I will start day 1
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RE: New to insanity..Question
12/24/12 11:17 AM as a reply to ScottyJ03.
Scotty, Hi.! I think if you go back and watch the fit test through you'll know what is expected in each phase. I don't remember a minimum # so..... My thinking is get 2-5 reps of each test. and move on from there. Maybe if you did it a couple times like this you'd get better results, then you can go on to Day 1. Some, if not all, of the moves in the Fit Test are in the Insanity workout. Beware...There is alot more after the fit test so you'll have adjust according to your skill and health level. Please be safe, take your time with it. AND have a Merry Christmas!!
Best of Luck, and keep pressing play,
Mark
P.S. I also agree with Nell, you can/should ask your Coach, too.!! It'll help develop a good working(out) relationship.!
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RE: New to insanity..Question
12/24/12 11:25 AM as a reply to ScottyJ03.
ScottyJ03:
Thanks.. I was breathing hard from being out of shape .. I will start day 1


Good answer ! Go for it ! First week is hard work (sore and tiring), but it gets easier by the second, and the third kind of feels like its a part of your life, tiring, but unquestionable and exciting.

All the best, you can do it !
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