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Finished Insanity - What should I do next?
Hi,

I just completed the Insanity program yesterday. I need advice on what to do next. I'm thinking I would like to take a week and just do running everyday. I have felt great doing insanity and I used to run a lot. I've also thought about doing Insanity, but inserting running days and spreading it out to a 90 day program or so. I also have the P90X program, but I have never done it. I plan to do it, but I think I'd rather do Insanity again to lose some more fat as I don't really want to bulk up on P90X until I burn off some more fat.

Here's some more info about my Insanity results so far.

I have had really great results and I have been very happy with the results and the way I feel. I lost 7 lbs, most of which I lost in the the latter 1/2 of the program. Even better though, I lost over 4 inches around my stomach, and lost over 2" of fat on my waste and chest. I have tons of muscle definition all over my body and my upper legs got 2" bigger. I'm 47 and haven't been in this good of shape for 8 or 9 years.

I really could stand to lose another 10 or 15 lbs. These last two weeks of Insanity, I was really starting to drop weight fast. I'm much stronger, my recovery is faster, and my max calorie burn and max heart rate all have increased throughout the program. My knees were starting to get kind of sore the final week of the program. I'm thinking that I would continue to shed pounds if I do it again. Also, by starting over, I would go back to workouts that are less impact and my knees would feel better. emoticon I think my knees were getting sore in the later weeks because I was able to do the jumps much better and longer where I typically didn't jump like that in the first 4 weeks. Maybe I should cut the high jumps down to save my knees?

What do you recommend? SHould I restart insanity? Do some running? P90X? What are the pros and cons of the different approaches? I really would like to try the Insanity Asylum workouts, but I think I should get stronger first by doing Insanity again.

I will really appreciate any thoughts you have to help me out.

Garrett
PS - tomorrow I take my "after" pictures to send in. emoticon
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RE: Finished Insanity - What should I do next?
2/1/13 10:15 PM as a reply to GarrettAZ.
Congrats on completing Insanity that is awesome! Also congrats on your results as well! You should be proud emoticon

Its up to you what you want to do but i highly recommend P90X. It can give you GREAT results in more fat loss and strength with more muscle! I love that program! I think you can take your results to another level with P90X and get the strength and muscle you want! Then when your done with P90X go hit Asylum!

Corrie
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RE: Finished Insanity - What should I do next?
2/2/13 3:30 AM as a reply to GarrettAZ.
Awesome job in finishing Insanity!

It all depends on what you are trying to gain. If you want to get in better shape than I would recommend another round of Insanity, but if you want to build more muscle go with P90x.

I personally did Insanity three times before moving onto Asylum.

Good luck and keep us posted on your progress! Keep up all the hard work!
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RE: Finished Insanity - What should I do next?
2/2/13 4:53 AM as a reply to GarrettAZ.
p90x is not designed to lead to bulk, so don't worry about that. But it will offer the muscle toning that assists fat burn. For that reason alone, give p90x a try. Plus, you already own a copy emoticon
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RE: Finished Insanity - What should I do next?
2/2/13 9:52 AM as a reply to GarrettAZ.
If you're ready for it, I would do asylum. If not you can redo insanity then move on. As for your knees, I believe they make knee jump straps that might help with that pain. That + an exercises mat may help.
also, I'm on my phone so not going to search for the link, but since you have p90x, there's a great insanity/p90x hybrid somewhere in these forums. You could give that a go maybe?
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RE: Finished Insanity - What should I do next?
2/2/13 8:42 PM as a reply to johnb91.
Hi Everyone,

Thank you all for your suggestions! I think I'll check out the P90X videos and then decide later this week. I think I'd like to go one more round of Insanity, then P90X then either Insanity again or Asylum 1. But, I'll see how I feel about it in a week.

Thank you again!

Garrett
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