The Insanity Workout – My Insanity Workout Review

About Me

I decided to take up the Insanity Workout as I wanted a refreshing change from the gym. I had grown somewhat tired of weight machines and mundane running on the treadmill. With a young baby, and working full time i needed my workouts to be time efficient, intense, and challenging. I primarily used the Insanity Workout as a way of supplementing my judo training. Being a 1st Dan black belt, I need to be in good shape especially with further promotional gradings looming.

About the Insanity Workout

The Insanity Workout programme consists of 10 intense DVD workout sessions packed with cardio and plyometric drills with intervals of strength, power, resistance, and core training.

With most interval training routines you have a normal level of exercise activity with short bursts of intense activity. In this workout you exercise at an intense level with short breaks of lower activity. The great thing about this home workout is that you do not need any weights or expensive equipment as your body provides the resistance. The only thing i got was a yoga mat, to stop the carpet wearing out!

The DVD workouts are clearly demonstrated by former Track and Field star Sean T. He is a great motivator, full of positive encouragement. Watching the others struggle in the workouts helps you get through it. The workouts also include frequent stretching and cooling down, which is very important to reduce muscle strains.

Does the Insanity Workout work?

The answer is yes, but it does not come easy. Be prepared to sweat, and then sweat some more. If you are a beginner it will probably take longer than 60 days as you may progress through the DVDs slower, at your own pace given the high intensity. I worked through the 60 days, using the calender provided, monitoring my improvements through the fitness tests set at required intervals. I lost over half a stone, gaining a leaner muscular frame.

The Insanity workouts are tough, and you will need to rehydrate properly. The Insanity Workout is as much about mental strength as well as the physical aspect. The recipe book provided offers some great tips on healthy and varied eating. The second month is a lot harder than the first, but as you improve and get used to the routines, you will soon adapt.

You may feel tired and sore but if you stick with the programme you should achieve great results. Overall i found it a very rewarding experience.

A good tip would be to do the workouts in the cold autumn, winter months rather than sitting watching the TV. You can watch TV after your workout!

I wish you every success if you decide to take up this challenge or another intense home workout. Thank you for taking the time to read this review article.

Bud Scranton – Boot Tracks, There and Back Review

Bud Scranton writes from a position of having lived through the tough times, through the changes, and over the long hard roads of history in the making. This story of his life written to share family history with his grandchildren will bring tears, laughter and understanding to those who read it.

Scranton, a survivor of the ’30′s dust bowl days, details his efforts to bring sheep to Colorado. Walking a path of determination he wore the soles off many pair of boots to make it there and back, again and again.

Scranton’s dedication to life in southeastern Colorado, his family and neighbors is evident in his book. Weather darkened skin, wrinkled by the sun surrounds clear blue eyes when he speaks to you directly, sharing his memories of life on the prairies of Colorado. He often speaks of the hard work he accomplished in his younger days and how much he appreciates the distance he’s traveled. A rags to riches story, as some may say, have brought him to where he now lives in a small country home that overlooks a lifetime of achievement.

This long-time resident of Prowers County, near Lamar, Colorado will gladly share the accomplishments of his siblings, his children or grandchildren, if you stop for a moment to visit with him at one of his many “haunts” around town. Whether he’s working the fields with one of his children or sitting at a coffee shop visiting with “the farmers” from near his home, Bud Scranton is always the same; just a dedicated man remembering the past and working for a better tomorrow.

The book, transcribed by his wife and edited by his daughter is published with Author House and available at Barnes and Noble Bookstores (you can order it if you don’t find it on their shelves) or online. Or you can order the book directly from

His first book signing will be at the Senior Resource Center in Lamar, Colorado, Thursday, January 13th, 2011, from 10 AM until 12 Noon in the card room.