I like to have additional padding under my knees bc the bar itself can get uncomfortable but you get the idea.
caseyfaceee-deactivated20111208 asked: Just curious, how do girl athletes put men to shame if we have lower physical standards in the military than men? The average female can do 1 pullup.
I never said anything about the average female or anything having to do with the military, did I? I was referring to the caliber of female athlete depicted in the picture. Guess the connection between the photo and the caption underneath it wasn’t clear. Anyone who has ever seen the top female Crossfit athletes compete (like the one in the photo), would understand. The same goes for competitive female gymnasts, runners or fitness competitors.
Girl-athletes put most men to shame.
byebelly asked: I enjoyed your P90X response-- thanks for the honest analysis. Have you personally tried Insanity? If so, what's your take on the famous P90X vs Insanity debate?
Hi! I’ve done a few of the Insanity workouts and actually combined them into a P90X/Insanity hybrid. Insanity is an uber-intense cardiovascular program. The pace and intensity level of the workouts are really no joke. This is not Zumba or Tae-Bo. This is HIGH-level effort. Most people (over 95%, I would say) would not be able to complete the workouts at their intended intensity level without pausing the video to catch their breath - at least not in the beginning. You really can’t compare P90X to Insanity bc they are designed w/ different goals in mind. It would be like comparing a romantic-comedy to a thriller/drama movie. They’re just different. P90X requires more equipment like dumbbells or resistance bands and a chin-up bar, Insanity requires no fitness equipment. This difference alone translates into a very different style of workout. P90X will tend to produce greater muscle gains while Insanity will lean more towards toning or leaning-out. The Insanity workouts are shorter and much more rapid cardiovascularly, while P90X workouts are longer and have a few more rest-breaks. Insanity is designed as a 60-day program and P90X is 90-days, so you would naturally expect to see greater transformations from P90X but there’s no reason why you can’t do Insanity for 30 extra days to even it out with P90X. Also, the personality of the trainers, Tony Horton for P90x & Shaun T for Insanity is a subjective matter. I don’t mind either of them but I’ve heard people comment that one or the other can be annoying over time. In the end, there’s really no P90X vs Insanity debate. They are both extremely good at what they are designed to do. I find P90X to be a more thorough, comprehensive fitness program bc it incorporates more resistance training and flexibility, but it does require more equipment. However, none of the cardio in P90x comes close to Insanity. If cardio is your thing, Insanity is the way to go. In fact, the toughest cardio workout in P90X (Plyometrics) looks like a warm-up compared to Insanity. Hope this helps!
Stop being a slave to the scale.
What is your scale really weighing?
Extra credit for standing on top of the toilet seat.