I started with P90X. It is a 90-day program with a combination of resistance training (weight lifting) and cardio. The program is 6 days/week, with most workouts lasting about an hour. To read my full review of P90X, click here.
After completing one round (90 days) of P90X, I decided that I wanted to maintain the weight lifting part of it, but I also wanted to see if I could take the cardio up a notch. I replaced all the cardio in P90X with Insanity. In Beachbody terms, we call this a "hybrid."
(You can read about my sister's experience with the P90X/Insanity hybrid here.)
Insanity is a 60-day program of the most intense cardio I have ever done in my life. Most of the workouts range from 40 - 60 minutes and are done 6 days/week. If you're looking to increase your speed or stamina, this workout will take you there and then some! To read my full review of Insanity, click here.
Asylum Volume 1
I did the P90X/Insanity hybrid several times through for about a year and loved every minute. Then Shaun T (the Insanity trainer) came out with a sequel to Insanity. Of course, I had to try this program. It's called Insanity the Asylum, and it is nuts but so. much. fun!!! It's a 30-day sports training program that comes complete with an agility ladder.
Once I had finished The Asylum, I started rotating those workouts into my routine and came up with my own P90X/Insanity/Asylum hybrid. It was great and really kept my body from hitting a plateau or becoming too accustomed to any one workout.
Asylum Volume 2
Last fall, Shaun T came out with a sequel to The Asylum. Insanity the Asylum Volume 2 is another 30-day program packed with elite sports training. It incorporates a little more weight lifting than the first volume of Asylum, and I loved that. I just completed Volume 2 in February, and I'm currently using all these different programs in my own "mega hybrid" to maintain the results Beachbody has helped me achieve. You can read my full review of Asylum 1 and 2 here.
Stay tuned to see what I try next!