Thursday, April 1, 2010

Round 3 / Day 34: Insanity Max Recovery

Sure, if you've been beating yourself up with hardcore max Insanity workouts all week, a session of Max Recovery can be a welcome reprieve. There's no sprinting or leaping or spinning or kicking. You might not even break a sweat.

But if -- like me -- you bust out the Max Recovery video after a week of lazing around (with the exception of a single hard workout), my guess is that you'll find yourself questioning why this session has the word "Recovery" appears in its title.

Most of the workout isn't too tough; we do lots of stretches and planks, and I'm fine with all that stuff. But for some godforsaken reason, near the end of the video, Shaun T decides to murder your legs with a six-minute plie squat-and-pulse sequence straight from hell. I hate, hate, hate, hate, hate this exercise. Count 'em: FIVE hates. That's a lot; I usually limit myself to three.