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Suggestions for weight lifting while doing Insanity?
Hey Guys,

I'd like to supplement my insanity routine with weights -- do any of you have suggestions for how many days a week I should be doing it (I am thinking around 3). Is it okay to lift weights while doing insanity? Do you have any routines you'd recommend?

Thanks,
Ian
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RE: Suggestions for weight lifting while doing Insanity?
6/4/10 3:05 PM as a reply to TeamIan.
I do both weight lifting and insanity. I used to do a p90x dvd first and then an insanity dvd but then I became more fond of Shawn T's upper body weight training, which he recommends to do 2-3 times a week for those who like to do weights. I love how he still combines cardio into it like power jumps and ski abs so you never stop moving. emoticon
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RE: Suggestions for weight lifting while doing Insanity?
6/4/10 4:00 PM as a reply to LisaInsanity.
I do both, actually adding Insanity to my weight routine. I use a 3 day split, where one day a week I do each of the following

day 1 - back/biceps
day 2 - tricep/pecs/delts
day 3 - legs
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RE: Suggestions for weight lifting while doing Insanity?
6/4/10 4:07 PM as a reply to TeamIan.
You might want to check with a "Coach" or one of the staff, on your Question of "is it okay to do weights with Insanity, I think we all need to listen to our own bodies and if we feel it is something we can incorporate, however for me: Yes I believe weight resistance training to be an important part of my routine - here is my schedule I set up for next week with Insanity per calendar - 6 mornings, and in the evenings I do my resistance with P90X

Sat - Chest/Back/Abs
Sun - stretch
Mon - Arms/Shoulders/Abs
Tues - Yoga - this is the same day as Cardio recovery for me, so these go together well
Wed - Core synergistics/Abs
Thu - Legs (this DVD also has pull ups for back but i dont do so many of those since i do them in chest/back DVD)

I like to only work each body part 1x per week (except Abs - Tony says 3x per week)
When I finish Insanity I might incorporate Kenpo, Cardio and Plyo from P90X in the mornings but now it is too much with Insanity every morning and i am kind of addicted to Insanity, so we will see how it plays out

Friday - Off

Hope that helps emoticon

Peace,
OCGurl
49 years young!
Insanity AM, P90X PM
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RE: Suggestions for weight lifting while doing Insanity?
6/4/10 6:05 PM as a reply to LisaInsanity.
LisaInsanity:
I do both weight lifting and insanity. I used to do a p90x dvd first and then an insanity dvd but then I became more fond of Shawn T's upper body weight training, which he recommends to do 2-3 times a week for those who like to do weights. I love how he still combines cardio into it like power jumps and ski abs so you never stop moving. emoticon


I didnt know shaunt had a weight training video... I have to look for it
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RE: Suggestions for weight lifting while doing Insanity?
6/4/10 6:56 PM as a reply to TeamIan.
Thanks everyone!
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RE: Suggestions for weight lifting while doing Insanity?
6/4/10 8:51 PM as a reply to JesseVasquez.
jesse62:
LisaInsanity:
I do both weight lifting and insanity. I used to do a p90x dvd first and then an insanity dvd but then I became more fond of Shawn T's upper body weight training, which he recommends to do 2-3 times a week for those who like to do weights. I love how he still combines cardio into it like power jumps and ski abs so you never stop moving. emoticon


I didnt know shaunt had a weight training video... I have to look for it


I love it. It's different from what I was doing previously. In the past, I was used to doing higher weights first with less reps and then going down to lower weights with more reps. Shawn T however reverses that and has you doing lighter weights and more reps in the beginning and then progressing to heavier weights with less reps. The warm up is his usual cardio with his speed jogging, jump rope, jumping jacks, etc.
And you can't complete an Insanity dvd without his Insanesque power jumps and high knees and ski abs which he was able to imaginatively and cleverly incorporate into weight lifting lol! emoticon
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RE: Suggestions for weight lifting while doing Insanity?
6/5/10 7:18 AM as a reply to LisaInsanity.
You could also do HIT weight training. It would be a full body workout of 8-12 exercises of 1 set each in perfect form for 8-12 reps. You must experience complete failure in that rep range. If not, add weight. Form is key!. Work muscles biggest to smallest and work as quickly through the routine as possible.


Example HIT workout:

Leg squat/press
leg curl
leg extensions
Pulldowns/Rows/Chinups (Back) Just one of those
Benchpress/Chest fly/pushups Just one one of those
Shoulder/military press
Bicep curl
Tricep Extensions
front raise or lateral raise (shoulders
Calf raise

Once or twice a week.

The above routine takes me about 12 minutes(I have a lot of gear so can move quickly from move to move)


I'd read up a little on it, but that's in in a nutshell. Dr Ellington Darden has a great book
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RE: Suggestions for weight lifting while doing Insanity?
7/3/10 8:32 AM as a reply to LisaInsanity.
Do you do additional leg work/lower body lifting with the insanity program?
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RE: Suggestions for weight lifting while doing Insanity?
1/20/13 4:44 AM as a reply to TeamIan.
I was wondering the same thing as you. Wondering if this was even possible. I decided to push my body to the limits and starting tomorrow i will be lifting and doing insanity as well as my physical education courses in college. I think with enough mental strength it can be done, but if your body feels too beaten up then you need to listen to it and lighten it up
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