Tuesday, May 10, 2011

Insanity's Asylum Day 3: Strength

Today, I did the Strength workout for Day 3 of Asylum.  I have mixed thoughts and feelings.  During the warm-up, I felt a little frustrated because Shaun T has a weight in your hand first thing.  I think Tony Horton has spoiled me with his P90X warm-ups.  Pushing through, I made it through the mini-stretch portion.  After, we started a rotation that was a curl, squat, jump back in to push-up/plank and back again.  You are supposed to keep your hands on the dumbells while doing the push-up/plank, which I found a little wobbly for me.  I had to make sure my weights were not going to roll out from under me, so it took me awhile to find my rhythm.  I was hesistant to increase the weight for any of the moves because I had no idea of what was next.  I'm still not sure whether or not I liked the workout.  Since it was brand new to me, I feel my impressions are jaded.  After a few more tries, I will be able to offer a more accurate assessment.


  1. I haven't watched this workout yet but is it possible to set the weights down during the pushup/plank and pick them up on the way up? I don't think it would take away from your exercise.

  2. I could give that a try next time and see how it goes. Thank you for your feedback, Ginger!

  3. I have seen a video of that workout and I think you could put the weights down but is the balance (ie core work) something you want to eliminate. Obviously, if you don't feel safe doing it put the weights down and put your hands on the floor. However, if it is just a little tough because it is new &/or different, I would leave it in and try to work through it. The core activation must be amazing.

    I have Powerblocks so when I get the program (soon I hope) mine are flat and I won't have to worry about the balancing - unfortunately I also don't get the extra core work.

    Great job and keep it up! Love the blog!!