Insanity or P90X/Insanity Hybrid?

P90X Insanity HybridIt is so crazy how fast the second round of my P90X workout has gone by! At the end of this week, I’ll only have 2 more weeks left of P90X. With not much time left, I figured it was about time that I finally make a decision on whether I should do a straight round of Insanity or do a P90X/Insanity Hybrid. I’ve been doing P90X Classic for about 6 months now, so some type of change would be really nice. Since I already own Insanity (it came with my Diamond Pack) I figured it would be a good program to move onto so I can improve my biggest weakness- cardio.

I’ve been debating this in my head for quite some time so I really want to just make a decision so I can put it to rest. My thoughts are that maybe I should do a straight round of Insanity so I can say that I’ve done it, so I can improve my endurance when it comes to cardio exercises, and so I can get a chance to do the entire program. The only thing is, I love Tony Horton’s personal training style, I love the resistance training in P90X, and I have finally started to gain some muscle mass from P90X. With my body type (very high metabolism) it is very difficult for me to gain muscle mass unless I eat lots and lots of food. So to gain some mass is a huge accomplishment for me and I really don’t want to lose it. My fear is if I do a straight round of Insanity I would lose the muscle mass that I have gained.

Insanity is a program that is designed to give you a full body workout, but it is designed to burn lots of calories through some pretty hard core cardio exercises. There are resistance exercises in the program, but you are only using your body weight so gaining any type of mass will be limited. More than likely I will lose the mass I’ve gained. However, any little bit of fat that is left on my stomach will get burned off, so I’d definitely have a nice six back from 60 days of Insanity.

As you can tell, I’m really leaning towards doing a P90X/Insanity hybrid program versus doing a full 60 days of Insanity. There are days though when I lean the other way. What do you think? I’d love to get some feedback from you! Leave a comment below and let me know what you think!

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