Wouldn't it be awesome to have Shaun T, the creator of Insanity, Asylum Volume I and II, Focus T25, and now Insanity Max: 30, come to your house and workout with you?
I just recently jumped in on a Facebook group where this guy, Todd Midget, is actually best friends with Shaun Thompson through his work with Beachbody as a Beachbody Coach! Isn't that crazy? I followed this guy on YouTube for years and all of a sudden I see Shaun T taping videos in this guys basement (or garage or wherever he does his videos).
Todd Midget is a hardworking Beachbody Coach and has put out more YouTube videos than probably any other Beachbody Coach that I know of, and now he's BFFs with the Insanity Creator? WTF?
I've just started reading Yuri Elkhaim's book The All Day Energy Diet and although I didn't much care for his review of Shakeology (you can check out my Soap box talk here), his book is actually really good :)
I've only made it through the first few chapters but so far he's really made a case for limiting grains and gluten, sugar, and even caffeine! Yes, the last one really got me because I typically have 2-3 cups per day, plus a pre-workout drink. And sometimes I have a recovery drink which is a high glycemic, high sugar drink to bring you back after an intense workout.
Even before our Insanity Max:30 came in, I had hopped on TeamBeachbody.com to start checking out their Free Insanity Max:30 Downloadable worksheets. Max:30 has largely based the meal plan on the 21 Day Fix Program which has gotten some fantastic results as shown below:
So with that success, Beachbody has realized a simple system of using the containers to help people make their nutrition and diet much easier to figure out (a long way from the days of P90X having to measure out everything, count up 8 different types of food categories, and put together their foods in something that resembles a meal..)
The biggest surprise for me was that they actually start you on a pretty low calorie level based on the 21 Day Fix guide (basically 1200-1400 calories for someone weighing below 150 lbs and 1400-1600 calories for someone over 150 lbs). But they have a page at the end of the nutrition guide helping you decide what to add in if that just isn't enough food.
Although from a calorie level standpoint this may seem pretty low, I think it's a great way to jump start someone into seeing results right away and then building up your calorie level from there as you progress through the program.
Based on this free Insanity Max:30 Downloadable worksheet, this is what my meal plan looked like for the first 7 days (note: this one is different than the full meal plan as this is a type of jump start---however, this seemed to work better for as there were more protein portions and for me that just seemed to make me feel awesome as far as energy and feeling full).
Breakfast: 2 Scrambled Eggs and Sweet Potatoes
Snack: Greek Yogurt and Grapes
Lunch: Steamed Bok Choy, Chicken, Mozzarella Cheese, and olive oil
Snack: Carrots and Protein Powder (Shakeology)
Dinner: White fish, Steamed broccoli, homemade dressing, olive oil
After 7 days you can also switch to a little more full Insanity Max: 30 meal plan, but like I said, I enjoyed how I felt on the template above.
To see what exactly comes in the Insanity Max: 30 Program check out this video on our Fanpage and then message me Bryan@akersfitness.com to join our upcoming Insanity Max: 30 challenge!
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Hey guys, I just finished filming a little bit of Insanity Round 9 for you. I tested it out for you this weekend. It just came in the mail. It had a special announcement for you Insanity lovers.
In December, BeachBody just announced the release of Shawn T’s new program called Insanity Max 30. That’s kind of playing off the whole Focus T25, you know, do it all in 25 minutes, except where T25 was a little bit watered down, especially if you tried something like Insanity, you know the moves were not as intense, some of the range of motion exercises. Like he decreased the range of motion for things like the Power Jumps, and turned them into Half Tucked Jumps. I don’t think you’re going to see any of that on the new Insanity Max 30.
Basically, what it looks like, there’s a bunch of new combination moves from Insanity, plus some new moves—they’re supposed to have 150 brand-new Insanity moves--which I don’t know how Shawn T can think of any more possible new moves that have to do with Insanity, Asylum, Asylum 2, and Focus T25, but apparently, he’s got some more stuff up his sleeve!
So, I’m real excited about it! It’s going to be how much you can push yourselves. You’ll have a whole 30 minutes. Basically, they call it “maxing out”. So you push as hard as you possibly can. When you need to take a break, you record it. I think in the dvds, they have people write it on a chalk board, like, their time, if they made it 5 minutes, 32 seconds. So the next time you do that workout, you try to push yourself past that.
I think it’s going to be a really cool gauge as far as seeing yourselves progress week to week doing the workout itself!
So, Insanity Max 30 coming out in December. If you want to check it out, I am Insanity certified. I will be running a special group when that comes out.
If you want to look into it more, go to www.Akersfitness\max30 and sign up for the mailing list, and I’ll send you an email to reserve you a spot. When it comes out, you’ll be set to go!
So, until then, STAY FIT !