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RE: Cardio: INSANITY vs. Turbo Fire
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Curious as to how the cardio in Turbo Fire compares to the cardio workout you get with Insanity. Does anyone have experience with both that can give me some insight?
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RE: Cardio: INSANITY vs. Turbo Fire
6/18/10 11:05 AM as a reply to loca.
Hi Loca,

It really depends on what you like to do.. Do you like working out to a dance style workout, That's my impression of Turbo Fire, or do you like to train hard?

From looking at the promo dvd that came with tony's 1 on 1 a couple of months back. Turbo fire looks more like a music oriented cardo workouts. She use HIIT in the way it is used all over. Go a little at a moderate pace then a blast, then rest, then back to a maoderate pace then blast.

Insanity, is blast, blast short rest, blast blast short rest.

If you like p90x, power 90,chalean xtreme, I don't think Turbo fire is for you...

If you like turbo jam, hip hop abs, then it would be a great workout for you..

This is also a matter of opinion and choice. You do have 30 days to try it out.

If you need more help let me know.

Regards,
Lonny
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RE: Cardio: INSANITY vs. Turbo Fire
6/18/10 1:23 PM as a reply to loca.
From what we were told at the summit, where Insanity is "Max Interval Training" going as hard as you can for a "long" time TF is "High Intensity Interval Training", in other words, going hard for intervals of about a min or so at a time. Going over what you are going to do at a slower speed then picking it up ti high intensity and doing it again. It also is not all "HITT", some is regular cardio and also some resistance thrown in there too.

Hope that helps a bit
Rich
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RE: Cardio: INSANITY vs. Turbo Fire
6/19/10 9:02 AM as a reply to loca.
Just depends on your style! It sounds to me that Turbo Fire is a little less intense than Insanity, although maybe more enjoyable. Insanity leaves you crumpled on the floor everyday, and while I havent had a chance to try Turbo Fire yet, it seems there is more rest/moderate excersise time rather than going all out. It goes back to what the above post said about Max Interval Training V.S. High Intensity Interval Training. Im sure you'd get great results from either.
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RE: Cardio: INSANITY vs. Turbo Fire
6/21/10 1:18 PM as a reply to Skiflake.
Skiflake:
Just depends on your style! It sounds to me that Turbo Fire is a little less intense than Insanity, although maybe more enjoyable. Insanity leaves you crumpled on the floor everyday, and while I havent had a chance to try Turbo Fire yet, it seems there is more rest/moderate excersise time rather than going all out. It goes back to what the above post said about Max Interval Training V.S. High Intensity Interval Training. Im sure you'd get great results from either.


Insanity does leave you crumbled on the floor and I'm smilin' because I love it!!!!! I have never done a more satisfying program in my life. However, I think Turbo Fire will bring anotehr form of extreme workout that seems to be more appealing to most than doing what I would term threshold traning with Insanity..
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RE: Cardio: INSANITY vs. Turbo Fire
6/24/10 10:51 AM as a reply to Insanityrulz.
I agree...it depends on what type of workout motivates you. Insanity is so intense and although I modified a lot of the moves was dripping sweat. I haven't done the entire program..more like testing it out here and there.

TF- I just got the program on Monday and have done Fire 30 and HIIT 15. Both got me sweaty but yes there is a major difference in both programs. TF is set to music..so if music motivates you..TF may be for you. If you have ever done TJ..it is very similar only taken up a notch. It is very similar to a live turbo class. She moves very quickly and it more choreographed than Insanity or P90X. In fire 30..there are one minute fire drills where you work at your max, and then go back to a more moderate workout. In HIIT 15, it was more drills and less choreography. In the 15 DVD..we did 3 one minute drills 3 x each with a 1 minute recovery in between.

I am more of a dancey type workout person myself, but I love P90X. Didn't think I would, but turns out I am. From the boards, it looks like the TF sculpt program is not challenging enough for many so they are doing the hybrid CE and TF. There is a group of us doing a hybrid P90X and TF..

Doreen
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RE: Cardio: INSANITY vs. Turbo Fire
6/24/10 11:40 AM as a reply to loca.
loca:
Curious as to how the cardio in Turbo Fire compares to the cardio workout you get with Insanity. Does anyone have experience with both that can give me some insight?


I was wondering the same thing, so I ordered the program and have been reviewing it daily. I started a thread called "Turbo Fire Review by Insanity Vet". Check it out.
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RE: Cardio: INSANITY vs. Turbo Fire
6/24/10 8:08 PM as a reply to loca.
loca:
Curious as to how the cardio in Turbo Fire compares to the cardio workout you get with Insanity. Does anyone have experience with both that can give me some insight?


Hola Loca! lol. Ok I completed 2 rounds of Insanity back to back and I was a little worried that Turbo FIre wouldnt Bring it hard like Insanity... BOY WAS I WRONG! I did HIIT 15 yesterday and today and being an Insanity graduate, let's just sayy OUCH! In 15 minutes Chalene had me panting and sweating like crazy!

Turbo Fire's intensity level compared to Insanity is definitely there, but its SO MUCH FUN. Its the music and the energy. Im glad I can now retire Insanity for a while. Hope this helps
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RE: Cardio: INSANITY vs. Turbo Fire
6/25/10 5:42 AM as a reply to loca.
omg- i HAVE DONE iNSANITY TWICE, BUT i WAS JUST BENT OVER HUFFIing and Puffing during HIIT !%
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RE: Cardio: INSANITY vs. Turbo Fire
7/2/10 4:30 PM as a reply to koosh.
I think it also depends what you put into it. You can make it harder!
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RE: Cardio: INSANITY vs. Turbo Fire
7/4/10 10:36 PM as a reply to saraboling.
I compared my Bodybugg and I am burning far more calories with TurboFire. I love both programs but I must say I am very impressed with TurboFire! I can't wait to see what the difference is in the results.
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RE: Cardio: INSANITY vs. Turbo Fire
12/30/10 11:33 AM as a reply to loca.
Hello all! I am an Insanity grad and recently received Turbo Fire and have compared several workouts throughout the week. I was pleasantly surprised by what I've tried of TF (Fire45 and HIIT 30 as well as HIIT 20 and Sculpt 30 back to back). I have to say, though, that TF can't completely replace Insanity as I have yet to find a workout that even comes close to the exhaustion level Insanity's Max Interval Circuit DVD leaves me..I did enjoy that my heart rate sky-rocketed more quickly and more intensely during TF's HITT workouts, the new moves just didn't seem to last that long so I backed up and repeated a couple rounds. That being said, though, I'm so excited to have a much more difficult and FUN in-between workout to splice in with Insanity for those days when I just can't bear to face that grueling Max-level warm-up (anyone else think that's the hardest part to get through?! The Round 2 switch kicks?!? Ugh...) Furthermore, I've found that Insanity is kind of difficult for me PERSONALLY to keep up for an entire year after having graduated. I find it's a little wearing on my body and I go in spurts of a couple weeks of being able to train at the Max level followed by having to back it up a little and work in some of the Level 1 workouts. TF will really help to eliminate any potential wear and tear on the body that could come from extremely prolonged Insanity exercising while preventing plateau, changing things up a bit, and targeting the midsection more directly as I think many of Chalene's turbo-type of workouts do...

In short, TF's HITT workouts will be PERFECT for the days I don't have a full hour to devote to Insanity and, coupled with strength training (I like to throw in a couple of the P90X weight-training workouts), will be a perfect addition to my Beachbody collection. Before TF, I was probably going a lot easier on myself by subbing in Chalene's original Turbo Jam on the Insanity-free days but now I have no excuse. I just ordered the TF Advanced DVD set and am excited to see if it gets me a little closer to that Max Interval Circuit dvd...All in all, I seriously cannot say enough about how the Beachbody programs have revolutionized my approach to fitness and my perspective on NOT NEEDING A GYM MEMBERSHIP! HOORAY!
PS- TF's Fire workouts are a BLAST and I was embarrassed at how cocky I was thinking I wouldn't get too winded as I moved through them- I was wrong.
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RE: Cardio: INSANITY vs. Turbo Fire
1 month down 1 to go insanity begining turbofire
7/30/11 5:03 PM as a reply to saraboling.
I do insanity in the morning and I do turbofire in the evening. Do you think it's okay?
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RE: Cardio: INSANITY vs. Turbo Fire
7/31/11 12:05 PM as a reply to loca.
Yanane,
Alot of that will depend on how you feel.
Some folks do a "hybrid" but doing a "HIIT" workout and Insanity the same day may be too much for your body.

From what I've seen from some of the "chats" it really won't get you any faster results especially since it's just as important for your body to get time to recover as it is to workout.

Some of the others may have some additional info for you, but if you feel you want to do something else in the afternoon, I would say maybe pick something that isn't a HIIT

Keep Up The Good Fight
RIch
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RE: Cardio: INSANITY vs. Turbo Fire
8/1/11 2:57 PM as a reply to tazman900.
I finished Insanity and decided to do an Insanity/Turbo Fire hybrid, although I'm not following a schedule (just doing whatever workout I feel I have time for and the energy). Usually I do both an Insanity and TF workout everyday, and maybe run later if I still have stress I need to work off.

Turbo Fire is way more fun and easier to get into, credit to the music and the lack of "drills". On days that I'm not feeling like working out I fall back on TF because it makes me want to, unlike Insanity.

As far as the cardio, I actually find I sweat a lot more during TF but that's probably because I'm not getting my a$$ kicked by Insanity and I don't feel the need to take any extra breaks. That's not to say TF isn't a hard workout, it's just different and it's more fast paced so instead of exhausting yourself during drills that go one-by-one, you're constantly onto a different move that works a different part of your body.

They both are effective to me, in the end. I just prefer TF simply because I can get into it more than Insanity.
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