Tuesday, October 6, 2015

Max 30...BEGIN!

Well, I have finally done it.  I started Insanity MAX:30!  Just looking at my before pics, I can tell that I REALLY need this program.  It has been a rough year for me, and I have allowed my EBV to give me permission to skip out on my exercise.  I have my numbers pretty much under control now, and it is time to stop making excuses.  My hubby and I are doing the program together, and we are using that to motivate each other to get our daily workouts in.  So far so good!

Today was day 2.  So far, I am following the modifier.  There is a lot of jumping in Max 30, and my body does not handle the jumping well ;).  Even though I am modifying, I am still getting a really challenging workout.  This program is NOT for the beginner.  Yesterday I maxed out at 14:19...and I was MODIFYING EVERYTHING.  Since he already completed the program earlier this year, Jeff, informed me that the workout (cardio challenge) is the EASY one. Yikes!!!  He was right.  Today was Tabata power, and it was HARD.  Lots of push ups!  My arms feel like jello.  I even had to modify the modifier when Shaun T pulled out the tricep dips.  I have carpel tunnel, and there is something about the way my hands are positioned during tricep dips that causes them to go numb...every...single...time.  No worries!!!  With my extensive experience through my other Beachbody programs, I was able to come up with some exercises that worked the same muscles, but were much more forgiving on my wrists.  I maxed out at 8:13. 

Thoughts so far....I like this program.  Because I have gone through the Focus T25 program, I assumed that Max:30 would be a similar set up as far as exercises.  I was right and wrong.  Yes, there are many exercises that focus on cardio and working multiple muscle groups at once.  However, I also feel like I am getting a lot more strength training in (which I love).  one thing that I have made sure to do for this program, is to make sure I am using the Beachbody Performance Line.  So far, it have been great!!  I am using the Energize before my workouts, to help my body get a little extra boost to get through the intensity of Max:30.  I am following my workout with Recover, which has the proper protein and nutrients to help speed muscle recovery and reduce soreness.  Seriously, this drink is DELICIOUS!!  It tastes like a Wendy's Chocolate frosty.  Mmmmmmmm!  Then before bed, I make sure I am fitting in my Recharge, a night time recovery formula designed to support muscle recovery while you sleep.  It is a yummy vanilla flavor.  Do the Recover and Recharge work.  Ummm, I would say MOST DEFINITELY.  Whenever I start a new workout program, my muscles are usually sore for the entire first week.  I mean so sore that it hurts to walk up and down the stairs.  Not this time.  So far, I have only had a minimal amount of muscle soreness.  This stuff is AWESOME!!!  I have not been using the Hydrate during my workouts, but I plan on ordering some.  Hydrate helps improve performance and endurance, and replaces lost electrolytes better than just water or sugary sports drinks.  I also have not been using the Creatine, mostly because it is more for resistance training.  Depending on how the program progresses, I may add that in too.  

If you want to try the Beachbody Performance products for yourself, there is a sample pack available.  CLICK HERE.  

I will try and blog about my progress at least weekly.  Stay tuned.......

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