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INSANITY Pure Cardio Review – Week 2


THERE ARE NO BREAKS with INSANITY Pure Cardio!!! It’s week 2 of my INSANITY journey, and today was Pure Cardio. If you look back at my other INSANITY reviews this past week, I talk a lot about the 30 second breaks you get in between the circuits. This is mainly because the breaks are based on Interval Training. This means periods of long intense exercise, followed by short breaks in between. But PURE CARDIO doesn’t care about breaks. It’s full board from start to finish!!

INSANITY Pure Cardio – Warm-Up Review

The Warm-Up is the typical circuit that you find in most of the INSANITY workouts. Here is what we do with INSANITY Pure Cardio:

  • Jog
  • Jumping Jacks
  • Heisman
  • 1-2-3 Heisman
  • Butt Kicks
  • High Knees
  • Mummy Kicks
I’ve noticed that even though it’s the start of Week 2, the moves within the warm-up are getting a little better from a performance standpoint. That is exciting as I continue to aim for improvement! I want all of you who read my blog posts regularly to keep this in mind too!! The most important part of pressing play and exercising everyday is that it will get better as you get better!! It might not be right away, but consistency is the key to perfection, my friends!
High Knees are my goal to conquer this next week. It’s a little hard to think about using my core to pull up my knees when I’m running with high knees in the air. I’m sure that I’m naturally using my core to do the warm-up move, but I need to make it a focus through the rest of this week. Tomorrow is Plyometric Cardio Circuit…time to make it happen!!

INSANITY Pure Cardio Review – The Workout

INSANITY Pure Cardio

INSANITY Pure Cardio is Bananas, folks!

Shaun T. literally forgets the name of his moves near the end of the workout. The people in the DVD start falling over and taking massive breaks. Shaun T. literally says at the end: “This sh** is bananas!” That is hilarious, but it’s true!! Pure Cardio is PURE in every form of no breaks, all cardio.

You start with Suicide Drills and don’t stop until the cool down and stretch. Bananas? Oh yea…

The next move is Switch Kicks which I thought was an awesome move. You will definitely use your lower core as you push through this move. I must make a confession though, I didn’t get a chance to stick with this (or any move) the entire way. My heart rate averaged 165 BPM the entire workout, and I needed to take many breaks to get through the workouts. Nothing wrong with that of course, taking breaks gets you powered to finish the workout strong. As I mentioned above, with consistency you will get better over the long-term.

Here is a full list of all of the moves along with how good I did (1 star – not so good / 2 stars – moderately good / 3 – Did awesome!):

  • Suicide Drills (3 Stars)
  • Switch Kicks (3 Stars)
  • Wide Football Stance (2.5 Stars)
  • Stance Jacks (2 Stars)
  • Pedal (1 Star)
  • Hooks and Jump Rope (2 Stars)
  • Power Jacks (2 Stars)
  • Level 2 Drills (2 Stars) – This is like Level 1 Drills, but instead of 4/4 you do 8/8 (Push-Ups/Mountain Climbers)
  • Frog Jumps (3 Stars)
  • Power Knees (3 Stars)
  • Mountain Climbers (1 Star) – Starting to get worn out!
  • Ski Down (2.5 Stars)
  • Scissor Runs (1.5 Stars)
  • Push-Up Jacks (0.5 Stars) – Ouch

It is a hard workout, but I love INSANITY Pure Cardio! Onto the rest of the week!!!

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Bob Sharpe

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