Insanity Max 30 is an advanced home workout that delivers results. It's fun, effective, done in 30 minutes and you don't need any equipment to do it.
Insanity Max Review
I bought this program to lean out for a summer trip. I wasn’t sure I’d be good at it because I bought T25 a few years ago and spent more time concentrating on not peeing myself, then actually getting my workout in. It was SO bouncy that seriously, I couldn’t deal.
But Insanity was different (thank God). There’s some jumping which is fine because there’s also a modifier, but there’s also a good distribution of leg work, core, and upper body.
That’s the real beauty of this program (from a fitness professional standpoint), it’s comprehensive, full body, and leverages bodyweight movements, so not just a chronic single movement like running or cycling. But it’s still very cardio intensive.
Is it good for weight loss?
Oh heck ya. I wouldn't recommend it if you want to build a lot of muscle mass, but it's a fat burner for sure - especially if you’re doing it in a fasted state. You can read more about fasted cardio right here.
Keep in mind, the workouts are only a portion of the results. Nutrition is a big part of this program, and nothing will get you better results than following a nutrition program like the Ultimate Fix or macro counting.
Insanity Max 30 is a HIIT Workout that Brings Results.
Let me assure you if you had any preconceived notions that home workouts were lame, then you’ve clearly never done this before. It’s freaking hard (but short, thank God).
If you’re interested in trying Insanity Max 30, it's available on Beachbody On Demand along with 120 other workout programs that you can stream from your iPad, phone, computer or TV.
Unfortunately, I don't have a sample workout to share, but this promo video will give you a sense of the intensity.
What you get when you buy the program bundle
- The full, 30-day program (including access to all Beachbody programs for a full year)
- A 30-day supply of Shakeology - a superfood nutrition pack that will help with energy and cravings
- A meal plan
- A workout guide on how to get the most out of the program
- A wall calendar to track your workouts - guys this piece is KEY!!!
- An “eating on the go” guide
- You also get me as your accountability coach!!! Best part, right? LOL… seriously, I’ll keep you on track, though!
Anyway, you can find all the deets on Insanity right here if you’re interested in knowing more. If you’ve got an event coming up or a milestone B-day that you want to look HOT for, this is your jam.
You will have to push hard for 30 minutes a day, but you will gain SO much more from those other 23.5 hours in the day in terms of energy and results.
Which is better - Insanity or Insanity Max 30?
I've never done the original version because the workouts are generally longer (around 45ish minutes). For that reason, I recommend Insanity Max 30. You get the same level of results in less time.
How many calories can you burn with Insanity Max 30?
This is going to vary based on the individual, but depending on the specific workout, I can burn up to 470 in a 30 minute time frame. That's working at max effort, however, so not typical. I generally range around 350 per class.
How hard is the program?
It's hard, but doable. I'd say it's definitely not for newbies. It's also not a great option if you are suffering from injury or you're new to fitness. In fact, it will pretty much make you hate fitness if you start with this program. It delivers results, but you WORK for them.
Is Insanity Max 30 Ideal for Beginners?
If you're just getting started with fitness and you have a lot of weight to lose, I would not recommend this program. The high-impact movements (jumping) is not for the faint of heart. However, if you're new to home workouts, but you're experienced with other forms of exercise like running or crossfit, then absolutely, you'll be able to do Insanity Max 30.
Is it good for cross training?
Lots of athletes and sports enthusiasts like to use home workouts to cross-train. This gives your body the opportunity to move in different ways and strengthen otherwise under utilized muscles.
If you are a runner, I would not recommend this program as a cross-training workout. The high-impact nature of the moves doesn't give your joints a break from your runs. Instead, I would recommend PiYo, Barre Blend or even 21 Day Fix as an alternative. All of these programs will offer strength and flexibility training to compliment your running (and they're all available on Beachbody on Demand).
However, if you're a weight lifter who is looking for a few cardio/met-con workouts to decrease body fat and increase metabolism, Insanity Max 30 is the ideal option for you.
Does it require equipment?
No! This is the beauty of Insanity Max 30 - you can literally take it anywhere to do it. Perfect for travel, hotels, the cottage or even bring it to the gym with you! Wherever there is wifi, there's an opportunity to get your workout in. I will say, the use of a mat is helpful for the floor exercises, but I generally do my workouts on carpet and that's all I need.
Insanity Max 30 Results
What kind of a review would this be if I didn't share a few results?? As I always say - these transformations happen because the clients show up consistently, eat clean and follow the plan. That's it. It sounds simple - not easy. But nothing worth having is simple or easy. That's what makes the results so gratifying 🙂
Want more home workout recommendations? These are my favorites:
- 21 Day Fix (Mostly weight training and by far my favorite workout)
- Transform 20 (<-this is by the same instructor)
- Lift 4 (HIIT and weight training)
- Morning Meltdown 100 (a fun blend of weight lifting, cardio, yoga and HIIT)
- Piyo - a blend of yoga and Pilates
Caren is a certified yoga teacher, fitness instructor and author of The Fit Habit. Here she shares simple, low carb recipes, quick home workout ideas and practical ways to foster mind + body wellness.