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    Another Insanity Workout Journal

    Ok, so I asked the question a few weeks ago...Insanity or P90X? I went with Insanity. I meant to start this thread last week, but just didn't get to it. I am two weeks into Insanity and I am feeling good about it so far.

    My starting height and weight was 6'2" and 215 and I am 18.
    My first fitness test numbers are as follows:
    Switch Kicks - 74
    Power Jacks - 26
    Power Knees - 53
    Power Jumps - 25
    Globe Jumps - 10
    Suicide Jumps - 11
    Push up Jacks - 14
    Plank Obliques - 43

    Not too bad and not too far off from the models.

    I am not following the nutrition guide, but I am following a pretty strict diet. I cut out all soda, white bread, potatoes, sweets, etc. I am also making sure my portion sizes are smaller than usual. I think I am doing pretty well with my own diet. A typical day is as follows:
    Breakfast - Cup of light yogurt
    Lunch - Whatever the cafeteria is serving, usually pretty good portion size
    Snack - A mix of raisins, almonds, sunflower seeds, and pretzels
    Supper - Usually centered around some type of meat with sides of some kind of vegetables

    Usually I mix in my 8 cups of water and about 2 cups of milk per day.

    I am getting pretty good results two weeks in. Especially in the cardio area and upper body area. I am absolutely working as hard as I can. I am drowning in sweat after the workouts, so I know I am getting the benefits from the workouts.

    A question for the veterans of Insanity...
    When did you start to notice REAL results in the abs area? That is the main reason I am doing this after all.

    Any thoughts and suggestions from anyone would be MUCH appreciated!

    And...here...we...go...

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    Quote Originally Posted by Theriot2 View Post
    Ok, so I asked the question a few weeks ago...Insanity or P90X? I went with Insanity. I meant to start this thread last week, but just didn't get to it. I am two weeks into Insanity and I am feeling good about it so far.

    My starting height and weight was 6'2" and 215 and I am 18.
    My first fitness test numbers are as follows:
    Switch Kicks - 74
    Power Jacks - 26
    Power Knees - 53
    Power Jumps - 25
    Globe Jumps - 10
    Suicide Jumps - 11
    Push up Jacks - 14
    Plank Obliques - 43

    Not too bad and not too far off from the models.

    I am not following the nutrition guide, but I am following a pretty strict diet. I cut out all soda, white bread, potatoes, sweets, etc. I am also making sure my portion sizes are smaller than usual. I think I am doing pretty well with my own diet. A typical day is as follows:
    Breakfast - Cup of light yogurt
    Lunch - Whatever the cafeteria is serving, usually pretty good portion size
    Snack - A mix of raisins, almonds, sunflower seeds, and pretzels
    Supper - Usually centered around some type of meat with sides of some kind of vegetables

    Usually I mix in my 8 cups of water and about 2 cups of milk per day.

    I am getting pretty good results two weeks in. Especially in the cardio area and upper body area. I am absolutely working as hard as I can. I am drowning in sweat after the workouts, so I know I am getting the benefits from the workouts.

    A question for the veterans of Insanity...
    When did you start to notice REAL results in the abs area? That is the main reason I am doing this after all.

    Any thoughts and suggestions from anyone would be MUCH appreciated!
    You will start to notice abs around 15-13% body fat.

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    Quote Originally Posted by alexander_37 View Post
    You will start to notice abs around 15-13% body fat.
    Maybe I should've specified...how far into the program did you start noticing abs?

    And...here...we...go...

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    Quote Originally Posted by Theriot2 View Post
    Maybe I should've specified...how far into the program did you start noticing abs?
    The part where you get to 15-13% bodyfat... It's different for everyone. Depending where yo start and your diet. By your info sound like you have a ways to go unless you have a LOT of muscle.

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    Quote Originally Posted by alexander_37 View Post
    The part where you get to 15-13% bodyfat... It's different for everyone. Depending where yo start and your diet. By your info sound like you have a ways to go unless you have a LOT of muscle.
    I'm pretty muscular. My upper body, calves, and thighs are mostly muscle, it's the abs I'm REALLY trying to tighten up and burn fat.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Theriot2 View Post
    I'm pretty muscular. My upper body, calves, and thighs are mostly muscle, it's the abs I'm REALLY trying to tighten up and burn fat.
    You can't spot reduce fat, you can work on your abs so they are more noticeable but nothing can substitute body fat loss.

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    I mean I plan on doing twice between now and April. I can realistically expect the beginning of a six pack right? Am I close? More or less?

    Really and and all suggestions are welcomed!

    And...here...we...go...

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    Quote Originally Posted by Theriot2 View Post
    I mean I plan on doing twice between now and April. I can realistically expect the beginning of a six pack right? Am I close? More or less?

    Really and and all suggestions are welcomed!
    No one can tell you unless we know your body fat % pics or something man. Not trying to be a dick or anything.

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    Quote Originally Posted by alexander_37 View Post
    No one can tell you unless we know your body fat % pics or something man. Not trying to be a dick or anything.
    Oh ya I understand. Just trying to get general thoughts and opinions.

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    I'm a 34 waist, BMI is around 27, and I did a body fat% calculator online and when I plugged in my numbers it came out to about 14%, but I'm not sure how accurate that is. Not sure how helpful that is to you all.

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    I did insanity and didn't get the ab results I wanted. You may have to do more ab workouts outside of insanity. Did you take before pics? Throw em up and throw up your now pics as well if you can. It'd be easier to tell what you need to do. Also following a strict diet with enough protein is what really improves your results.


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    Your diet is terrible and thats what is going to make your abs show.

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    Quote Originally Posted by rwynyc View Post
    Your diet is terrible and thats what is going to make your abs show.
    What's so terrible about it? Elaborate. Be constructive at least.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Theriot2 View Post
    What's so terrible about it? Elaborate. Be constructive at least.
    I will elaborate and also think your diet is horrible.

    I am not following the nutrition guide, but I am following a pretty strict diet. I cut out all soda, white bread, potatoes, sweets, etc. I am also making sure my portion sizes are smaller than usual. I think I am doing pretty well with my own diet. A typical day is as follows:
    Breakfast - Cup of light yogurt
    Lunch - Whatever the cafeteria is serving, usually pretty good portion size
    Snack - A mix of raisins, almonds, sunflower seeds, and pretzels
    Supper - Usually centered around some type of meat with sides of some kind of vegetables

    Usually I mix in my 8 cups of water and about 2 cups of milk per day.
    This is what you said you are eating. I went to the Beachbody site and plugged your stats into their caloric calculator. This is what it came up with (i put in lose a little weight)

    The figures below are estimates of the number of calories you should eat every day in order to maintain your current weight or to reach your goal.

    To Reach Your Goal: 2876 Maintain weight: 3126
    Not really knowing what your lunch or dinner is really makes nailing down your diet difficult. But guesstimating you are probably under eating for doing a program like Insanity. You need to start keeping a calorie count for a few days to see what you are actually consuming so you can make adjustments. Your breakfast is horrible in the fact that its not near enough. You are going to run the risk of hitting the wall when you get to the second month of Insanity. The first month is a cake walk compared to the second.

    If you have a smart phone download myfitnesspal. It will help you keep a count of what you are consuming. Also may want to consider taking your lunch instead of the cafeteria so that you can have control on how many calories you are eating. If you want to see your abs you have to put the work in in the kitchen. It is all about eating whole/real foods and running a slight calorie deficit.
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    It might take a while, but if you're constantly operating in a calorie deficit, you'll eventually see abs. Eating right is the key to losing fat. Some people prefer to cut out carbs, others fats, experiment with it and see what gives you the best results.

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