Insanity: The Asylum Vol. 2

Well, I know what I am doing when I am done with Body Beast at the end of October.

Insanity: The Asylum Vol. 2 is now available. I never completed a full month of The Asylum Vol. 1, but I did do P90X2/Asylum Hybrid over the summer that I had really great results with.

After three months of Body Beast, where the focus has been on building muscle, I am really excited to get back to some hardcore cardio.

I will definitely be ordering this. You cannot beat the price either. At $59.85 ($44.89 for coaches, love that Coach discount!!) you cannot beat the price for an elite training program, which Volume 2 is guaranteed to be.

 

Right now, the Asylum Vol. 2 is only available through the Team Beachbody store, which you can access through the shopping cart link on right side of this page or by going HERE. If you do not have the equipment that was used in Vol. 1, you can get it HERE. If you have any questions about Asylum Vol 1, or Vol 2, please feel free to ask.

We will definitely be starting up a Facebook group of people doing this together. There really is nothing like the support and motivation you can get from joining a group of like-minded crazies doing one of these at-home programs. If there have been two keys to my success with at-home workouts, the first has been Shakeology (an update is coming in this department) and the support and motivation I have gotten from my Facebook groups.

This has me very excited to finish up with Body Beast.

According to the Volume 2 site:

The Asylum Volume 2 workout program comes with 7 workouts on 6 DVD’s.  Below are the details =

CRUSH THE COMPETITION. THE NEXT 30 DAYS.
In THE ASYLUM Volume 1, Shaun T trained you inside the Athletic Matrix to amp up your agility, speed, and power. Now Shaun takes your skills to the next level with his INSANITY: THE ASYLUM Volume 2 workouts—the next 30 days of pro athlete training designed to get your body leaner, faster, and stronger than ever. So you not only defeat the competition. You CRUSH IT!

Here’s what you get with INSANITY: THE ASYLUM Volume 2:

7 new all-star workouts and more:

  • X Trainer. Challenge your speed, strength, power, and agility with this action sequence that will have you swimming in a pool of sweat.
    (50 minutes)
  • Upper Elite. Develop a superior upper body with Shaun’s dynamic training sets—intimidating your opponents before the game even begins. (60 minutes)
  • Ab Shredder. Leave your entire body trembling with this ab-torching workout. No sit-ups or crunches—just the insane shred moves of pro athletes. (20 minutes)
  • Power Legs. Gain an elite competitive edge by punishing your entire lower body with this maximum muscle-recruitment workout.
    (55 minutes)
  • Back & 6-Pack. Build a lean, strong center with this 360-degree workout. These core-crushing moves will help you blow past your limits. (40 minutes)
  • Championship + Bonus! Fit Test (Sudden Death OT). Get ready to pursue THE ASYLUM Volume 2 Championship. And this time, get put to the Fit Test at the END! (60 minutes)
  • Off-Day Stretch. Relieve your aching muscles, improve your flexibility, and refocus your mind—so you’re ready to crush it in your next competition. (30 minutes)
  • Agility Tutorial. Get a step-by-step breakdown of Shaun’s 8 mind-twisting agility moves, so you’ll be a pro when it comes time to hop in the ladder. (25 minutes)

Plus, get these game-changing tools:

  • The Playbook. Map out your next 30 days of extraordinary body transformation with this step-by-step smart guide.
  • Get Shredded Volume 2. Don’t just train elite. EAT ELITE. Here’s more of what you loved about THE ASYLUM Volume 1 meal
    planner—Shaun’s favorite recipes.
  • 3-Step Quick-Start Guide. This will have you jumping out of your seat to Push Play. It’s the fastest way to join Shaun T and the rest of Team ASYLUM.

And even more tools to accelerate your progress:

  • 30-day THE ASYLUM Volume 2 Wall Calendar. Stay committed to seeing exceptional results by crossing off each day’s workout as you go.
  • 60-day THE ASYLUM Volume 1/Volume 2 Hybrid Calendar. Double your championship efforts with this 60-day schedule of THE ASYLUM Volume 1/Volume 2 workouts.
  • 24/7 Online Access. Chat with Shaun T and a motivating online community committed to helping you achieve excellence.

Exclusive FREE bonus workout:

  • Get the free bonus workout DVD Pure Contact when you order through your Coach or Team Beachbody. A $19.95 value—yoursFREE!

30-Day Money-Back Guarantee:

Shaun’s so sure you’ll get elite results with INSANITY: THE ASYLUM Volume 2, he’s giving you a 30-day money-back guarantee. If you’re not completely satisfied for any reason, simply call Customer Service for a Return Authorization number, and return it within 30 days, and he’ll give you a full refund of the purchase price, less shipping and handling, no questions asked.

So What Now?

So what now?

I finished my first 90 days of P90X2 over the weekend. The question becomes, what now?

I learned after my first few months of P90X last year that there is a change in goals that has to take place in order to stay on track with any workout program. I think there are a lot of people who treat a program like P90X like a 90 day boot camp. They work their butts off for 90 days, get some results, but then go back to what they were doing before that got themselves in trouble.

Yesterday was day 400 since I pushed play on P90X. So I think it is clear that I meant what I said when I stated last March that this was not just a 90 day fad for me, but a life-changing transformation. For 401 days I have stuck with the workouts, stuck with diet and been on-point with it. I think my RESULTS bear that out.

The key for me now is that my goal isn’t to reach a certain weight (I really want to lose three pounds “Mean Girls”) or get through a 90 day program, but to live a healthy and sustainable lifestyle that includes healthy eating and daily workouts. I think it is because of this mindset, that reaching day 90 on Saturday was cool, but not a huge deal like it was when I finished my first 90 days last year. Because in my mind, I know that although I finished 90 days, I have to keep pushing play every day to maintain what I have earned.

So, to answer my question… What comes next is more of the same, with some changes.

First, I am changing the workouts. I am going to continue to stick with the P90X2 schedule Monday, Wednesday, Friday and Saturday. For the Foundation Phase this means X2 Core Monday, Total Body Tuesday, Balance and Power Friday and X2 Yoga on Saturday. Sunday will be a scheduled active rest day. The change will be Tuesdays and Thursdays. I am going to do Insanity: The Asylum on Tuesday and Thursday mornings starting next week. This week I have started Foundation Phase workouts (and am remembering why it was my favorite phase) and will do Insanity workouts Tuesday and Thursday. I love mixing up the Beachbody programs like this because it keeps things fresh and keeps me from becoming bored. I have been at this for 401 days and boredom has yet to set in.

I joined a Challenge Group of Facebook (it really works) of people doing P90X2/Asylum hybrids. I was skeptical of the Facebook group before I started P90X2 in January. I was totally wrong. The support, motivation and knowledge I gained from the group was amazing. I pushed myself so much harder to accomplish our daily challenges than I ever would have on my own. It fills in the gap that is left by working out at home, alone. There is no one there to push you, but yourself. By plugging into the group I was able to connect with over 600 people all experiencing the same things as me with similar questions, concerns etc.

I am also adjusting the diet. For 9o days I was on a 1900-2200 calorie diet where I ate 50% protein, 30% Carbs, 20% fat every day. On this “fat shredder” diet I saw really amazing changes in my body fat %. In order to tackle the more challenging cardio of Insanity: The Asylum, I am adjusting to a 2400 calorie 40/40/20 (protein/carbs/fat) diet to maximize energy. I will still be running a calorie deficit, and will still see fat loss, but at a slower pace, while fueling my body appropriately for the difficult workouts.

I was somewhat disappointed with my 90 day results. Looking back at the pictures, I actually think I looked my best around day 75-ish. I think what happened was I increased my daily protein intake too much while also falling off the wagon around Easter. We do really good about not having junk food and candy around the house. But with Easter, there seemed to be a never-ending supply of sugar. I lacked the self-control necessary and I am really disappointed in myself. I am recommitting to my diet and am excited to see what I look like in 30-45 days. This is not to say that I thought my results were terrible, I just think I didn’t end up where I hoped I would. I am using this as motivation to push through this next phase.

If anyone is interested in joining me for a 90 day program (It can be anything, P9ox, Insanity, P90X2, Asylum) connect with me on Facebook. I find having people to talk with about what you are doing really enhances the experience.