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From fat to fit to unfit
Due to injuries, an increasing social life and changing jobs. I have not made much time for the gym.
As a result my fitness has gone downhill – for someone who could do 5k in 19 minutes it’s a struggle.
And due to the new job I am currently gym-less as I find one I like and convenient to my location.
About 18 months ago I was lent the Insanity DVD – a really intense workout in the form of a course of exercise DVDs.
Because I was in the peak of my fitness – going to the gym, running and cycling. I gave it a go for three days before accepting my muscles needed more rest in between of my next workout.
The Insanity DVDs stayed in my wardrobe and I have not been asked for them back yet so it made sense – I wanted to get my fitness back and it was convenient to fit into my day.
Day 1 – Fitness Test
The start of the Insanity Course is to measure your fitness. This is done by recording how many you can do of certain exercises. I lost my original sheet, but know I managed to get through it without taking any rest until required.
This time I needed to rest a lot more and take into consideration some injuries. Although I don’t have my previous scores I can confidently say that I am not as fit as I was.
With every Insanity DVD pack you are given some sheets to tick off each day you do and record your fitness scores. I decided to make an excel spreadsheet as I didn’t want to write on someone else’s property.
Here is how I did
|Exercise||Fitness Test 1|
|1. Switch Kicks||52|
|2. Power Jacks||43|
|3. Power Knees||60|
|4. Power Jumps||42|
|5. Globe Jumps||28|
|6. Suicide Jumps||15|
|7. Push up-Jacks||18|
|8. Low Plank Oblique||40|
My aim for 2 weeks time is to increase these scores by 10%.
Certain exercises such as power jumps and suicide jumps I altered to protect my foot injury – so I would have less if I had done the full movement.
I will be fit again, or Insanity will kill me first!
If you are starting on Insanity and want to keep record of your results safe on your computer – download my template here. It keeps record of your results, lets you make notes on your performance, records percentage improvement and shows a graph of your progress.