Plyometric Cardio Circuit Review

If you survived day 1 Insanity Fit Test of the Insanity Workout Schedule Program then you will be starting “Plyometric Cardio Circuit”.  This will be the core workout for Insanity.  This is one of the most intense workouts you will ever experience especially if you have never done Plyo before.  But, don’t let that scare you after a few weeks your body will get use to this style of workout.  Plyometric Cardio Circuit is a 42 minute workout with high intensity jumping aerobics.  You’re probably wondering what is Plyometrics?

What is Insanity Plyometric Cardio Circuit

Plyometrics is also known as “jump training” or “plyos.”  Plyometrics in my opinion is the foundation of the Insanity Workout because it is designed for you to exert maximum energy in short bursts.  Just like the idea of Max Interval Training, Plyometrics is designed for you to do explosive exercise movements so you can contract your muscles with little rest.  Max Interval Training makes you do cardio with maximum reps with little rest.  This is the secret to the Insanity workout because your body is constantly burning calories as you keep your heart rate up.

Shaun T was the perfect instructor for Insanity because of his Track & Field background.  Track athletes utilize Plyometrics to help increase their speed and power.  Beachbody found the perfect exercise to help people get the best results in the shortest time.

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Quick Tips for Plyometric Cardio Circuit

1.  Rest When Needed:  Insanity Plyometric Cardio Circuit is an intense workout for athletes, thus for a newcomer this workout will probably be the most difficult workout you have ever done.  Many people who first start out think they have to keep up with the people in the video.  The people in the video have already graduated Insanity so don’t feel like you have to do as many reps as they do.  Rest when you need it and go at your own pace.

2.  Check Your Heart Rate:  Heart Rate monitors help you evaluate when you’re body is at its peak performance, but it can also help you identify if you are overexerting yourself.  As mentioned, before take breaks as needed if your heart rate is too high.  The Insanity Workout is intense so pay attention to your body as it will give you signals that you need to take it easy.

3.  Warm-up and Stretch:  With any kind of workout a proper warm-up and stretch routine is the most important.  If you don’t warm up and stretch properly you can risk injuring yourself.  With Plyometrics you want to make sure your legs and butt are well stretched because you will be doing plenty of jumps and squats.

4.  Keep Your Core Tight:  Your “core” is your ab muscles.  It is important to keep your abs tight as it will help support your lower back from injury and strain.  This will also help keep your body balanced and strengthen your mid-section.

5.  Land Softly When Jumping:  Plyometrics has a lot of jump routines, so it is important to land with your knees bent to help absorb the pressure.  If you lock your knees and land on it you could severly injure yourself.

6.  Breathe Consistently:  I know this sounds like common sense, but people sometimes strain their body and hold their breathe while trying to exercise.  It is important to keep breathing because it will get oxygen into your muscles and keep your body from tensing up.

Plyometric Cardio Circuit Warm-Up

Plyometric Cardio Circuit Warm-Up

The Plyometric Cardio Circuit Warm-Up: 10 minutes

1.  Jog in Place – jogging in place helps get your heart rate up and get your legs warmed-up.

2.  Jumping Jacks – get your calves and arms warmed-up.  This will get your legs use to the constant jumping and landing exercises.

3.  The Heisman – this will help warm up your hamstrings and calves.  The Heisman consists of raising your knees to your chest.

4.  Butt-Kicks – this i like running in place but concentrating on extended your legs to kick your butt.  This will help warm up your calves and quadriceps.

5.  High Knees – this is also running in place but concentrating on bringing your knees to 90 degrees to your body.

6.  Mummy Kicks – this warm up exercise will help warm up your shoulders and calves.

7.  The Stretch – this routine will help you loosen your tight muscles after the warm-up exercises: (8 minutes)

Equipment for Plyometric Cardio Circuit

1.  Towel: to wipe off sweat and keep the floor dry

2.  Water Bottle: to keep proper hydration

3.  Cross-Training Shoes: to provide proper support

4.  Workout Clothes: preferable shorts and T-shirts that are drt-fit

5.  Heart Rate Monitor: to get your body to the right heart rate to get optimal results.

6.  DVD and TV: or Laptop computer to play the Insanity Fit Test Video

Insanity Plyometrics Cardio Circuit Review

Plyometric is no joke.  You will be sore the next few days.  If you have bad knees, make sure you modify your workout so you lessen the high impact.  You can substitute jumping moves by doing small hops or just extending your calves and doing squats.  You will need to take breaks especially if this is your first time doing this routine.  What I like about this routine is the length of the video.

The workout is about 40 minutes long, but over 18 minutes is warm-up and stretch.  So the overall length of the hardcore workout routine is less than half of the video.  The hardest part of this workout is the constant jumping and squat moves, but after a few weeks your body will get use to the style of workout.

The hardest part of Insanity is the first 2-weeks.  Most people give up after the first 2 weeks so if you can get past this first hurdle you will have accomplished more than most people who try the workout program.  Don’t give-up and just keep pushing play.

Did You Survive Plyometric Cardio Circuit?

Be proud of your accomplishment because I guarantee you most people are probably saying your “Insane” to be doing this workout.  But, I like to say “Your Workout is My Insanity Warm-up.”  If you survived the Insanity Plyometric Cardio Circuit workout share this page with your friends and leave your personal review of this workout below.

Focus T25 Shaun T’s New Workout – Preview – NOW AVAILABLE!!

Are you too busy to workout?  Do you feel like you never have enough time in the day to get a good workout in?  I don’t know about you, but working a full-time job and raising a family can sometimes hinder me from fulfilling my fitness goals.  Well, Beachbody has created a new program that will wipe away the most common excuse… “I don’t have enough Time”

Shaun T the creator of Insanity is coming out with a new workout program called “Focus T25“.  Check out this preview video and the behind the scenes video to learn more.

Focus T25 Sneak Peak Preview Video

Focus T25 is Going to be Revolutionary

Focus T25 is going to change the fitness industry in a big way.  Get amazing results in less than 30 minutes a day.  Only 25 minutes to be exact.  Dedicate 25 minutes, 5 days a week and you will get 100% results.

Focus T25 compacts a full hour workout in only 25 minutes!  Just push play and follow the workout program.  Is it going to be intense?  You bet it will… because there are NO REST BREAKS!

So definitely this new workout, is not for the weak at heart.  You have to FOCUS and DIG EVEN DEEPER than before.

Focus T25 Behind the Scenes Video

What Kind of Results Can I Get With T25?

Beachbody brought you P90X and Insanity, so you know that Focus T25 will be bringing you equally impressive fitness results.  So you can expect that Focus T25 will deliver on its promise.  I am sure that Beachbody will be providing a money back guarantee as they always do with all their products.

Focus T25 Workout Results

Focus T25 Workout Results

Focus T25 Created for People with No Time

The Focus T25 was created for people who have busy work schedules.  Beachbody’s CEO Cark Daikeler asked the team to create a workout specifically for him because the man has no time running a big company.  “T” stands for “Time” and 25 equals 25 minutes.  So as you can tell all you need to Focus is 25 minutes of your day to get the body you want.

When is Focus T25 Coming?

They haven’t released the official release date yet.  But, expect Focus T25 to come out Summer 2013. 



Click Here to Learn More About Focus T25

“I use to love long workouts, until I created the lightning-fast Focus T25.” – Shaun T

Are You Ready for Focus T25?

Share this with you friends and family and stay tuned for more information about Focus T25 as it is released.  Let us know how you feel and leave a comment below.  We love to get your feedback.

Insanity Fit Test Review Dig Deeper

Congratulations you decided to take on the Insanity Workout challenge.  Day 1 consists of the Insanity Fit Test.  The Insanity Fit Test starts off with Shaun T’s introduction “Dig Deeper.”  He provides a quick overview of Max Interval Training.  Max Interval Training is the secret behind Insanity’s success.  Providing and intense workout in quick bursts with little rest, which keeps your heart rate up and your body constantly burning calories.

Insanity Fit Test Worksheet

Insanity Fit Test Worksheet

Shaun T’s Quick Tips to Surviving Insanity

1.  Consult Your Physician:  Before starting any kind of new workout program it is advised to consult with your physician to ensure that the fitness program is right for you.

2.  Never Sacrifice Form:  It is easy to lose proper form when your body is tired during your workout.  However, it is important to never sacrifice form because it could lead to injuries.

3.  Rest Only When Needed:  It is important to rest, but only when you absolutely need to.  In order to maximize your workout you need to keep the rests to a minimum or as instructed by Shaun T.

4.  Stop if You Feel Pain:  There is a difference from feeling pain from being sore and feeling pain because you injured yourself.  Only you know your body best and can determine if your pain is just from workout or actual pain from injury.

5.  Wear Cross-Trainers:  Proper shoes is key to surviving.  Make sure you wear shoes that fit well and feel comfortable.  There is nothing worse than being sidelined from workout because of feet blisters because you didn’t wear the proper shoes.

6.  Drink Lots of Water:  When you are working out with Insanity you will be sweating a lot and you need to keep your body properly hydrated to prevent cramps and dehydration.

7.  Use Your Results & Recovery Formula: This helps refuel, re-energize and reduce muscle soreness.  Click Here to learn more.

8.  Fuel Your Body:  Eat proper nutrition to provide the essential vitamins to help you not only burn fat, but also build lean muscle.  The Insanity Nutrition Guide provides you healthy recipes and tips to eat right while working out.

9.  Dig Deeper:  Insanity is 80% mental and 20% physical.  There will be times when your body wants to quit, this is when you have to “Dig Deeper” and push yourself mentally to find that inner strength to keep going.

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Insanity Workout Core Form

1.  Jumps:  Is a plyometrics movement used by athletes.  This will help strengthen your lower body and give you that explosive movement to help you with all aspects of sports and exercise.  This will workout your glutes, quads, hamstrings and calves.  Make sure you land softly and bend your knees to prevent injuries.

2.  Squats:  Is the foundation movement in the Insanity Workout program.  The proper form is to keep your feet facing forward and a bit wider than shoulder width apart.  By bending your knees and sitting down your butt you will workout your quads and hamstrings and glutes.  The key is to not drop your butt farther than parallel to the floor.

3.  Plank:  Is the starting position of a push-up and many core moves in the Insanity Workout.  It is important to keep your back straight and do not allow your butt to stick in the air, squeeze your abdominal muscles to support your lower back.  Hands are a little wider than your shoulders.

4.  C-Sit:  This is a great position to work your core and abs without doing traditional sit-ups.  This will be the starting position for many ab exercises like the “Flutter kick” and “Scissors.”

Start Insanity Fit Test to Track Your Progress

Make sure you do the Insanity Fit Test before your start the Insanity Workout program.  The Insanity Fit Test allows you to track your progress and helps you work on the core exercises of the Insanity Workout.  The Insanity Workout is a 60 day program and you will be able to see amazing results.  You will need to perform the Insanity Fit Test every 2 weeks to track your progression.

How Long is The Insanity Fit Test?

The Insanity Fit Test takes about 25 minutes from start to finish.  The Insanity Fit Test does include a warm-up and cool-down during the 25 minute duration.

The warm up consists of jogging in place, jumping jacks, the Heisman, 1-2-3 Heisman, butt-kicks, high knees, mummy kicks, and stretching.  The Insanity Fit Test consists of performing each exercise to get as many reps as you can in 1-minute.

Equipment Needed for Insanity Fit Test

1.  Pen and Paper: to jot down your results on the Insanity Fit Test worksheet.

2.  Towel: to wipe off sweat and keep the floor dry

3.  Water Bottle: to keep proper hydration

4.  Cross-Training Shoes: to provide proper support

5.  Workout Clothes: preferable shorts and T-shirts that are drt-fit

6.  Heart Rate Monitor: to get your body to the right heart rate to get optimal results.

7.  DVD and TV: or Laptop computer to play the Insanity Fit Test Video

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Insanity Fit Test Exercises

1.  Switch Kicks – it is important to squeeze your abdominal muscles during this exercise to keep the strain off your lower back.

2.  Power Jacks – this is similar to a jumping jack with a squat combined.  Tip is to keep knees over ankles.

3.  Power Knees – keeps abs engaged while bringing knees to chest.

4.  Power Jumps – make sure you land softly and bend knees to help reduce impact on legs and knees.

5.  Globe Jumps – keep knees over ankles to prevent injuries.  Use your arms to help you jump to your next position.

6.  Suicide Jumps – keep core tight and focus on good form.

7.  Push-up Jacks – a combination of a push up and jumping jack.

8.  Low Plank Oblique – use a towel on the floor to keep you from sliding while performing this exercise.

The Insanity Fit Test is the first step and the last step of the Insanity Workout Schedule.  You will be amazed at your progress and fit test results compared from day 1 to day 60.  Remember “Dig Deeper” and wishing you the best.

Insanity Workout Return Policy

Thinking about buying the Insanity Workout but not sure if its worth the money?  The Insanity Workout Return Policy is excellent.  You can buy the Insanity Workout Program risk free because Beachbody provides a 60 Money Back Guarantee.

Thats right you can use Insanity for the full 60 Days and if you are not satisfied with the product you can get a full-refund (minus the Shipping & Handling fees).

Insanity Workout Return Policy Instructions:

1.  You must contact Beachbody within 60 days of purchase.

2.  Call Customer Service: 1(800) 207-0420 (press 5)

3.  Make sure you have the following information Name, Address, and Order Number

4.  Ask for a Return Authorization Number

5.  Customer Service will provide you the address to return the product.

6.  Ship back the product with the Return Authorization Number.

You Can Also Contact Customer Service by Email:

1.  Send an email to

2.  Include in the email your Name, Address, and Order Number

3.  Request a Return Authorization Number

4.  Ask for Instructions to return merchandise

5.  Customer Service will send an email reply within 24 hours

6.  They will email you Return Authorization Number and instructions of where to ship the product.

Its really that simple.  You can purchase the Insanity Workout, try it out and return within 60 Days no questions asked.

Beachbody wants your current and future business so they make the buying and returning process as easy as possible.

You could shop around and buy Insanity on places like Amazon for a discounted price but you run the risk of not having the option to return the product.  When you buy with Beachbody you are a given the security of having a return policy with a money back guarantee.