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#1 OnlyPantherFaninMaine

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Posted 29 January 2013 - 06:44 AM

Anyone have experience with this workout routine?

Throughout high school and college I routinely lifted weights and did some cardio...mostly training for my soccer and lacrosse seasons.

It has now been over a year since I have done any consistent workouts and I'm ready to cut down and get lean once again. I'm currently 5'11 180lbs and a mesomorph thats wanting to get under 10% body fat. I know insanity will get me the results I want in 60 days. After I'm cut and lean I plan on getting back to lifting heavy and putting on mass.

Anyways, when I would lift intensely 5-6 days a week I'd always load up on both whey and casein proteins coupled with a multi vitamin and amino acids. Should I stick to this regimen while dong Insanity? I'm not really overweight so I worry that if I don't consume enough proteins I'll start burning away muscle and just look skinny with no muscle mass after Insanity.

As far as diet, I plan on just being conscientious of my caloric intake and drinking lots of water but I don't want to count calories and map out an entire diet. I'll stick with lean meats and vegetables and try to avoid sugars.

Any advice as far as Insanity itself goes? Advice on supplementation during the process?

#2 Darth Biscuit

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Posted 29 January 2013 - 10:04 AM

Pretty sure there's some discussion of it in this thread...

http://www.carolinah...rkout-warriors/



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Posted 29 January 2013 - 12:20 PM

That thread is too long now.

If you're worried about not getting enough protein, look at your diet before you look at supplements. Remember, you only waste your money when you try to supplement a shitty diet.

As far as insanity, it comes with a pretty good nutrition guide. You don't really need to follow it to a T, but it does steer you in the right direction.

The Insanity workouts are kinda quick and fast paced (during the first month, I believe every workout is under 40 minutes - including warm ups, stretching, the workout, cool down, and breaks) During the second month, the intensity picks up.
You will drop weight. But if you want to get below 10% body fat you'll have to make lifestyle changes. Insanity alone won't do it.

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Posted 29 January 2013 - 12:32 PM

If you're worried about not getting enough protein, look at your diet before you look at supplements. Remember, you only waste your money when you try to supplement a shitty diet.



Yup. Accurate statement.

Don't be like my two room mates who read an "article" or get "advice" from a GNC employee on why they need to spend $140 on supplements.

Eat correctly, cut out the BS carbs and empty calories (yes that means beer) and maybe do a protein shake a couple times a week.

Also, one thing I've learned/noticed about lifting weights is don't neglect your legs and lower torso.

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Posted 29 January 2013 - 12:47 PM

That thread is too long now.


How is it too long? Is that even a thing? It's got tons of posts from people doing Insanity and P90X...


Also, one thing I've learned/noticed about lifting weights is don't neglect your legs and lower torso.


This... it's funny... Gold's here in Wilmington has allowed UNCW students to have access to their gyms while the UNCW gym is being renovated... besides the fact that it's a giant pain in all us paying customers asses... watching all these young guys workout is comedy gold. Everyday is chest and bicep day, with twice as much weight as they need and zero form. I was dumb when I was young too, but damn... I must have had decent coaches in high school because even then I knew you don't do that.

#6 googoodan

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Posted 29 January 2013 - 01:38 PM

It's too long because you'll see someone ask about a particular workout, then won't see an answer for six pages.

Young guys working solely their "mirror muscles" always crack me up. one of my old workout partners used to crack on me because we had to drop weight for my sets. After a few weeks of doing his routine, I talked him into doing mine. He lasted about 45 minutes. I just found it strange that he could bench more than he could squat. How is that even possible?

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Posted 29 January 2013 - 01:44 PM

It's too long because you'll see someone ask about a particular workout, then won't see an answer for six pages.

Young guys working solely their "mirror muscles" always crack me up. one of my old workout partners used to crack on me because we had to drop weight for my sets. After a few weeks of doing his routine, I talked him into doing mine. He lasted about 45 minutes. I just found it strange that he could bench more than he could squat. How is that even possible?


Searchy, searchy?

Yeah, a lot of people are like that apparently... wouldn't know a squat rack if it fell on them.

I guess it's just the whole "beach muscle" thing... plus leg and ab workouts suck. I don't like them, but they are necessary.

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Posted 29 January 2013 - 02:19 PM

"Curls for the girls!"

Go look at fit people and their legs are just as tone/developed as other parts if their bodies

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Posted 29 January 2013 - 02:29 PM

i've incorporated toe squats, leg lifts and standing leg curls this go around, which i didn't do when i was younger. but i was spending a lot of time on rollerblades then, so my legs were far from neglected

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Posted 29 January 2013 - 02:55 PM

go to Mexico and get some cheap steroids....hit gym hard....grow incredibly....don't worry about what happens after that, the Mayans said the world was going to end in December 2012...poo!

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Posted 29 January 2013 - 05:53 PM

Searchy, searchy?

Yeah, a lot of people are like that apparently... wouldn't know a squat rack if it fell on them.

I guess it's just the whole "beach muscle" thing... plus leg and ab workouts suck. I don't like them, but they are necessary.


I kinda enjoy ab workouts. Abdominal muscles are small and usually recover quickly. But a good oblique workout can leave you pretty bad off.
Insanity has some ab exercises I've never tried before. Best of all, there's no sit-ups or crunches in the routine. Gotta work your abs - they support your back.

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Posted 29 January 2013 - 06:02 PM

Good luck with Inanity. I did it for 50 days. Was 85% faithful to sticking to the schedule. Felt the results quickly.

Looked like a total dork while doing it though. For the 1st while, I would hit a wall at the 12 minute mark. Every time. Laying on the floor, with drool coming out of my mouth. That was I decided it was a good workout.

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Posted 29 January 2013 - 06:07 PM

Yeah the warm ups are definitely pretty intense lol. I was counting down to that water break every day

#14 OnlyPantherFaninMaine

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Posted 29 January 2013 - 08:23 PM

Luckily I am in a studio apartment by myself with plenty of room. Just going to get some music on, have some water ready, and hit the ground running...literally.

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Posted 30 January 2013 - 01:03 PM

Luckily I am in a studio apartment by myself with plenty of room. Just going to get some music on, have some water ready, and hit the ground running...literally.


Do you live on the ground floor of said apartment complex?


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