I have been working out pretty hard the last few months. Couple weeks of laziness here and there, but not too bad. Diet has been so so, but I make sure I drink my Shakeology every day 😉
So during the challenge people can do whatever workout/routine they want as long as they are doing something.
I am choosing to do an P90x Insanity Hybrid.
Insanity VS P90X
This is not about which workout is better. They are two of the best workouts you can do. If you do either one to completion your are going to have life changing results.
Benefits of Insanity
Cardio to the MAX!
Less time only 60 days vs 90 days
2 Phases of Workouts Regular & Max Workouts
No weights needed. Only your body.
Benefits of P90X
Put on Muscle lifting weights
Wide Variety of Routines
90 Days of Life Transforming Workouts
Get Stronger & Leaner
You get to laugh with Tony Horton 😉
Like I said both workouts are superb and if you do either of them you are going to get results plain and simple.
How I would reccomend Insanity or P90X to you?
Here is my take on things. If you are in somewhat decent shape and really just want quick workouts to shed the pounds then jump into Insanity. The workout times range from 35-55 minutes. If you are not in the best shape then I might say start out with P90X and for the simple reason that you are lifting some weights in the beginning so it is not like insanity where you are dripping sweat right from the warmup. P90x is a bit longer with workouts ranging from 60-90 minutes. Again either one will get you results.
So Why the Insanity / P90X Hybrid
I love both workouts. I have finished a full round of Insanity a few years back and got about a month into P90X and occasionally will do a week or two of P90X. I did Insanity first so when I started P90x the cardio workouts to me were not as intense as Insanity. I loved the weight lifting aspect of P90x and really felt stronger and harder doing them. So this time around I want the best of both worlds. I want the hard hitting weights of P90x with the INSANE cardio of the Insanity workout finished off with AB ripper X from P90X.
Check out the Calendars below to see how I am going to work this. This is my basic road-map and it may very well change. If you look at the image to the right you can see my Beachbody Workout Arsenal, and my P90x/Insanity are not even there. So if a day comes where I am just not feeling a P90X or Insanity routine I may reach for some Les Mills Combat, Asylum 2, or even some P90X2, but for now I am sticking to the calendars below.
My Challenge Calendars – February, March, April
Click on them to make them bigger…
What about Diet
Basically I am going to be eating a lot of veggies, meats, shakeology and some other supplements.
For the first month I really want to focus on giving my body what it needs since I am going to be working out really hard.
Breakfast 7am ish….
Shakeology w/banana, scoop almond butter, ice and water blended
Mid Morning Snack 9:30am ish…
2 eggs or 2 chicken sausage, some kind of veggies… mushrooms, carrots, and half avocado
1 Chicken Breast – Some Veggies, Carrots, Mushrooms, Asparagus, whatever I have.
1 Cup Brewed Green Tea
Dinner 5:30-6PM Ish…
Whatever my wonderful wife is cooking 😉
If I feel hungry right after dinner I know I should not be so I try to chug a glass of water. I will usually snack on some carrots or raisans, cashews, or almonds. Couple handfuls of each.
Late Night – Before Bed 10 PMish…
I have 1 scoop of the Gaspari Myofusion. This is a blend of protein and has casein as well so it digests slower to keep feeding my muscles through the night. Learn More
Vitamins & Other Supps
I basically take the Beachbody Core Nutrition Pack. I split the serving and take it with breakfast and dinner. This consists of a multivitamin, omega 3, and Calcium. Learn More Here
Again all of this is just a road map. It can and will change. The first month I just want to fuel myself. After I get through Feb I will prob switch things up a bit so stay tuned. In the last month I will try to get really lean so I will prob cut out some fruits later in the day, but I have to see how I am feeling and where I am at. It is good to have a roadmap to start with, just expect to take a different road here and there and don’t get frustrated about it.
Anyways this was a long post. I hope it makes sense. I hope you get something out of it. I think it is a really overall great plan to get stronger and leaner.
Hey welcome to The Fit Dads!
My name is Chris Azzari and I started the fit dads with Ken & Mike to keep us accountable and in shape! There is nothing better then having a group of friends keeping each other accountable. Our goal is to help other dads either get in shape or stay in shape. We all know we want to keep up with our kids ;-)
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A little about me...
I am a 34 year old father of two boys. Maxwell "3" & Westin "9 months". My wife Stefanie is a stay at home mom and keeps busy running those two rug rats around ;-) She also stays in shape by working out.
I have always been an active guy. In high school I played sports all year long, ate whatever I wanted and had tons of energy. Of course as I got older, went to college that all started to slack. I always made sure I was somewhat active and would hit the gym here and there, but my diet was horrible as most college guys are. At 6'3" I was always able to carry an extra few pounds and still look OK, but feeling OK was a different story.
It all changed...
Up until 2010... actually wait let me rewind for a second here. Back in 2001 I actually tried my first Beach Body program which was called Power 90 "it was on VHS ;-)". This was the prequel to the famed P90X. I did not know much about BeachBody or Tony Horton back then. All I knew was I did this workout for about a month and I felt great! The spring was back in my step and I was feeling good. Of course I slacked...
For the next 9 years I would be in "Gym Limbo"... you know aimlessly walking around the gym and not really having a plan or actually following through. Barely even breaking a sweat sometimes. Of course it was better then nothing, but I was never really getting the results I wanted. At one point I was 252 pounds, the most I have ever weighed. Nowadays I am usually around 220-225.
OK back to 2010... I saw the Insanity commercials and said hey I remember the Power 90 workout and this looks way more intense. My first son was just born and it was hard to find time to get to the gym let alone workout, so I figured this will save me time and money. I decided to take the challenge. All I could say was wow! I was getting the workout of my life. I was so sore the first few weeks, but I felt great.