Now that I’ve had a few weeks to sit back and analyze P90X and Insanity and decide what I do and don’t like about both of them, I’ve come up with an exercise routine that I’m going to try out for one month and see if I like it. Since this is a lot of experimentation, I’m sure there will be some messing around with the format. Now the basic idea I’m running with is that I really enjoy the Insanity workouts in general, just I wish they’d have some upper body workouts to supplement the cardio portions of it (you don’t have to tell me that gaining muscle isn’t the point of Insanity, it is the dropping the fat that is).
Looking at P90X, I found the warm-up and their stretching during the workout routines to be pretty weak, but the X-Stretch and Yoga routines I found to be excellent. Some of the weight work outs in P90X I thought were too focused on push-ups and pull-ups or chip-ups, and I’m not really a fan of pull-ups and chin-ups. I also disliked the Abs routines on both P90X and Insanity. I know they work, I just don’t know if they are the most effective way to truly define your abdominal muscles. With that in mind, I found two exercises that could encompass all the muscles that need to be worked in order to gain the nice looking abdominal muscles everyone wants.
Now, without further hesitation here is my workout schedule I intend to follow for one month to see how I like it:
- Exercises and routines done every week
- Sunday: X Stretch
- Monday, Wednesday, Friday: Myotatic Crunch, Cat Vomit Exercise
- Exercises done by week
- Following Insanity 1st month routine but before the cool down stretch, do a pared down P90X routine for the correct week
I’m sure there will be some fine-tuning, as I figure out exactly how much working out I can stand each day. 🙂