Insanity Workout is a 60-day total body conditioning program created by Beachbody (also the creators of the P90X Workout). There are 10 different workouts that introduce you to a range of plyometric and ab exercises. With Insanity Workout, Shaun T is the trainer pushing participants to their max. In fact the secret behind Insanity Workout is MAX Interval Training. With MAX Interval Training there are long intervals of exercises with very short breaks in between. This is a direct contrast to traditional interval training which consists of short intervals of exercise with long breaks between your intervals. Insanity requires no equipment – just the will to get into the best shape of your life and have the body you’ve always wanted. Since INSANITY focuses on cardio and plyometrics, over the course of 60-days it slims and strengthens bodies.
P90X Workout is a 90-day training program specifically designed to build lean muscle. The P90X workouts run the gamut covering everything from Chest and Back to Yoga X and X Stretch. Trainer Tony Horton guides participants through all 12 workouts getting them to give it their all. With P90X, as opposed to Insanity Workout, there is some equipment required. For P90X you will need a pull-up bar and either some dumbbells or a resistance band. The magic behind P90X Workout is Muscle Confusion. Muscle Confusion is the concept of never allowing your muscles to plateau by always introducing different workouts. With P90X expect a lot of push ups, pull ups, and other strength exercises that continually challenge your muscles.
So when comparing Insanity Workout to P90X Workout, the major difference is the types of exercises. Insanity involves a ton of cardio and plyometric that will leave you constantly sweating and reaching for your water bottle. P90X Workout will wear down your muscles to the point of exhaustion. Also, since P90X Workout does require some equipment it also requires slightly more physical space to do the workouts. Another thing to consider is what is your timeline to getting in shape? Do you have a class reunion or wedding that you need to get fit for? Insanity Workout is a 60 day program whereas P90X is a 90 day program (and yes the 90 in P90X is because it’s a 90 day workout program).
When deciding between the two the main question is which one will you stick with and get the best results from. Are you a cardio person or a weights person? If you enjoy cardio, then Insanity Workout is the one for you. However, if you like to workout with weights more than doing cardio, P90X is the better choice. Either one will provide you with the most extreme workout program put on DVD. It’s all about which one you will really love doing.