Shaun T’s Insanity Calendar gives you a year’s worth of results in just 60 days! For that reason, this workout schedule should only be attempted by advanced exercisers.
What to Expect from The Insanity Calendar
If you’re wondering if you really can burn 500+ calories in a 40 minute workout, you haven’t hit play on this program yet!
You can see a breakdown of Pure Cardio here to get an idea of what to expect.
Each month of the Insanity Calendar will challenge you mentally and physically. You should expect to workout 6x a week. In between month 1 and 2, you’ll have a recovery week. This is a week for your body to recover and be ready to push harder in the 2nd month.
Don’t skip it!
You’ll still see results happening during that recovery week, and the recover workouts are still a challenge.
What’s Included with Insanity?
- 10 Workouts (listed above)
- Full Nutrition Guide
- Online Support
- Insanity Calendar
- BONUS Fast & Furious Workout
Get Started with Insanity, Streaming Your Workouts, or the Challenge Pack
Month 1’s Workouts
- Fit Test (30 Minutes)
- Plyometric Circuit (42 Minutes) – Killer leg workout
- Insanity Cardio Power and Resistance (40 Minutes)
- Pure Cardio Circuit & Cardio Abs (55 Minutes)
- Cardio Recovery
Month 2’s Workouts
- Insanity Max Interval Circuit (56 minutes) + Fit Test
- Max Interval Plyo (55 minutes)
- Insanity Max Cardio Conditioning / Max Insanity Conditioning + Abs (65 minutes)
- Max Recovery (47 minutes)
If you go through the 60-day program and follow the meal plan, you’ll results though!
Insanity Workout Month 1: 30-45 minutes
Month 1 focuses on HIIT training, and the workouts are 35-40 minutes long.
While you may be tempted to skip Insanity’s recovery week – it can actually stunt your results to do so.
This is because your body starts to adapt to the workouts after a couple of weeks. This causes your results to plateau or even decline.
One way to stop this decline, is to mix in different moves.
The recovery week mixes in core and strength to challenge your body and also keeps it from an overtrained state.
Insanity Workout Calendar Month 2: 60 minutes+
The second month just goes up a notch. The workouts are similar to month 1, but they are longer at approximately 60 minutes each day.
Insanity Fit Test
You’ll do the Insanity Fit Test 2-3 a month to first see if you can handle the Insanity workouts and then measure your progress.
You should treat your Fit Test just like you would tracking your weight on a scale or measuring your inches lost. It’s a true test to see how you’re physically improving through the program.
Could you do an Insanity Hybrid?
Here are some of our favorite Insanity calendars that mix it and another program together:
- P90X Hybrid
- Brazil Butt Lift Hybrid
- TurboFire Hybrid
- Chalean Extreme & TurboFire Hybrid
- Asylum Hybrid
- Tai Cheng Hybrid
Do you need a shorter workout?
Beachbody, and Shaun T in particular, have shorter workouts that are still extreme.
I completed and really loved Insanity Max 30. It’s very similar to Insanity, but it’s 30 minutes a day. There is also a modifier where there isn’t one in the original program. You workout 5 times a week, but one day is a double workout. I typically did 1 workout per day 6x a week instead.
Shaun T has called this program Insanity on a step! There is a modifier showing a low impact version of each move, and this program is still insane!
The moves are very similar to what you see in Insanity, but they also add in that step to have you sweating head-to-toe in just 20 minutes.
You may also want to prepare yourself – this could be Shaun’s latest and last program ever. So you better try it!
The last option is T25 if you want to stick with Shaun T. I list it last because I know it works. Anna’s picture above is just 4 weeks in! – see all the results here!
I just personally found the workouts kind of boring.
Like Insanity Max 30, you’ll workout 5x a week, but one day is 2 workouts. So you could do doubles or workout 6x instead. Each workout is 25 minutes.
Not ready for the Insanity Workout Schedule yet?
As mentioned before, the Insanity Calendar is for advanced exercisers only.
If you struggle to get through the Fit Test, don’t sweat it! You can always come back to Insanity later!
Here are some great intermediate workouts you should look at!
Any of those are going to have similar moves and allow you to build up this calendar.
Beachbody on Demand allows you to stream from your phone, tablet or TV. You have access to over 700 different workouts, and you’ll be able to download any of the nutrition plans as well.
You may also like:
- Shift Shop vs Insanity or Insanity MAX 30
- T25 vs Insanity Max 30 vs P90X3: Which is Better for Weight Loss or Muscle Building?
- Insanity MAX 30 Review
Still not sure what to calendar to try?
You can stream to your laptop, phone or TV with certain devices and even download up to 7 workouts at a time!
Following the Insanity Calendar shows us you’re driven and passionate about your health. Have you ever thought about sharing that passion with others?
We absolutely love being Beachbody Coaches, and we’ve been able to accomplish so much physically and financially because of it! It’s easy to get started, and you decide how much time you put into it!
We’ve also had the really cool privilege to workout live and meet Shaun T! Neither would have happened before we signed up to coach!
We even went on a Beachbody cruise with him – and you know, a few other thousand people.