Going insane with Insanity MAX:30

“The craziest 30 minutes of your day”. That’s the headliner of Insanity MAX:30. Have you ever heard of Insanity before? When you have you know what I’m talking about. When you don’t you better prepare yourself for the worst 30 minutes of your life. 

A year ago I did the regular Insanity program for two rounds (that is 120 days in a row). Call me crazy but I loved it. When I heard about the new MAX:30 programs my first comment was “30 minutes can’t be worse than 120 days”. Guess what: me and my big mouth were wrong. It is worse, it’s hell but I’m totally hooked.

“Twice the sweat in half the time”
Every time you do a MAX:30 workout, you go as hard as you can for as long as you can. When your lungs start to feel like sandpaper and your muscles are begging for mercy, that’s when you take a break. You write down the time you MAXED OUT (by minutes) and get right back in to finish your workout. Sounds quite challenging right? Believe me, IT IS!

“Keeping the core tight!”
This is all I hear when I push the play button. There is this guy called Shaun T and together with his army of ripped people he shows and tells you what to do during those 30 minutes. He guides you through his workout while yelling, screaming and begging you to keep going. He is the kind of guy you love and hate at the same time.

“The workouts train your body, the max out trains your mind”
The program has 2 levels. Month 1 and month 2. Each week contains 5 30 minute workouts and 1 optional stretch. All the exercise are with you own bodyweight so you don’t need any equipment.
Every workout includes a low-impact modifier. It’s a person that does all the exercise at a lower pace or with some adjustments to make sure you stay in the game until it’s your time to max out.

Month 1 workouts
Day 1 – Cardio challenge
Day 2 – Sweat intervals
Day 3 – Tabata power
Day 4 – Tabata strength
Day 5 – Friday fight round 1

Month 2 workouts
Day 1 – Max out cardio
Day 2 – Max out sweat
Day 3 – Max out power
Day 4 – Max out strength
Day 5 – Friday fight round 2

The first time you max out in your very first workout you don’t need to look at it as a failure. It’s a beginning. Because tomorrow you’re going to beat that time, even if it’s just by one second.

“Dig Deeper”

Digging deeper is what you are going to do for sure. It’s like an addiction, you just push yourself until you smashed your record from the workout before. Adding some seconds everyday before maxing out will make you dig all the way down.

Here are six reasons why MAX:30 is definitely worth the try:
1 | You don’t need any equipment
2 |  You can do it anytime, anywhere and with anyone
3 | You practice a lot of workouts that you can use in any other workout besides Insanity
4| Your body gets stronger, leaner and (in my case) more flexible as it gets used to the exercises
5 | It never gets boring because you just can’t do ALL the exercise all the way trough the workout. If you can: you didn’t dig deep enough 😉
6 | There is a modifier that does all the exercise at a lower pace and impact level so if you worry about keeping up with Shaun T, just follow the modifier!

So there is never a reason for not working out because all you need is 4 square meters of space. And some Shaun T of course.  Are you thinking about giving it a try? If you have any questions about the program please don’t hesitate to contact me at my Instagram. I would love to hear from you guys!

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  1. Renee

    Hoi Yola,

    Wat een leuk en herkenbaar stukje over die oh zo leuke Shaun T. Ik las jou stukje en dacht gelijk terug aan de twee maanden dat ik ook de eerste Insanity heb gedaan! Ik ga deze max:30 zeker een poging wagen! Thanks, door jou stukje weet ik weer waarom ik altijd ‘deeper dig’ haha!

  2. Charlotte

    Oh dit lijkt me echt top! Weet nu dus al wat ik na de Kayla-weken ga doen. Thanks!