We get a lot of questions from people wondering which program is better, Hip Hop Abs or Insanity. Both are great workout programs developed by fitness trainer Shaun (T) Thompson. The real question that needs to be asked is, which one of these workout routines is right for YOU! We'll begin by running through a brief description of each program and finish up by giving you three questions to ask yourself. How you answer these questions will help you determine which program is best for you - Hip Hop Abs or Insanity. If you'd rather just read reviews written recently by people who bought it, skip below and click on the program you're interested in.
A Brief Description of Hip Hop Abs:
"Motivating" could be the one word to sum up Hip Hop Abs. "This isn't exercise. This is dancing fun that happens to leave you a pool of sweat when you're done", says one reviewer. Thirty to forty minutes a day 3 or 4 times a week is all you need with Hip Hop Abs. In that small amount of time you'll see see major improvements in your buns, thighs, hips, calves, and of course abs.
If you're a fan of TV shows like Dancing With The Stars or better yet, So You Think You Can Dance, you know a dancers body is about as good as anyone can look. In fact the longer a contestant is on a show like that, the more in shape they become. People that dance regularly, whether it be for fun or exercise lose weight, and inevitably end up having a great looking body allover.
Hip Hop Abs being an exercise program centered around dance and using abdominal focused exercises WILL get you fit and looking good. If someone says they're having trouble seeing results from Hip Hop Abs, 9 times out of 10 it's because either 1) they're eating poorly and not following the nutrition plan or 2) they're exercising halfheartedly and not giving it 100%.
A Brief Description of Insanity:
Where Hip Hop Abs is the fun, good time of a workout program, Insanity is the pain, kick your butt, make you wanna throw up your lunch kind of pace. The name Insanity was selected for Shaun T's newer program because as most users will attest...It IS INSANE!
What makes this workout insane to the average or unaverage Joe is that amount of suicidal exercises that are involved in each days workout routine. Most people have been to the breaking point when they have exercised, but Insanity will take you there again and again and then some. This workout is not for the faint of heart, it's not for someone looking to have fun and produce a little sweat. It's for those looking for serious change, from head to toe.
Insanity is also unique from other extreme at home fitness programs in that it requires zero equipment. All of the exercises you do are all done with only your body weight as the main resistance force. This is a big plus to anyone looking to save money since you don't have to buy anything else. As well as someone who has extremely limited space. All that's required is an area large enough for you to do pushups and run in place, your TV, DVD player, and the ability to push the play button.
It's for anyone that wants to see how much abuse their body can really handle. This insane abuse in turn produces tangible results at a much faster rate than most other programs. I guess you could sum up Insanity by saying it's Maximum results driven by the highest level of cardio intensity...if you can survive it.
Hip Hop Abs vs Insanity:
I think it goes without saying that there are some major differences indeed between Hip Hop Abs and Insanity. Insanity is a 60 day total body conditioning program that is designed to take your whole body through a complete transformation. Hip Hop Abs on the other hand is not as much of a rigid program demanding 6 days a week of use, but rather can be used when you have time to fit it into your schedule.
Hip Hop Abs is a fun and exciting DVD set that can be done at anytime when you feel like working up a sweat. This is not to say that you won't see results in 60 days if you use theses DVDs each week. Quite the opposite, you'll actually probably see better abdominal results from Hip Hop Abs after 60 days verses 60 days of Insanity.
It's just that Hip Hop Abs is not as intense of a workout and perhaps would be a better fit for a novice exerciser or just someone who wants to add in a different form of cardio to their existing mix. In any event both of Shaun T's best selling in home workouts will get the job done. It just depends on what's best for you, what your needs are, and what you would enjoy more.
Which Program Is Right For YOU - Hip Hop Abs or Insanity
To find out which program will be best for you answer the following three questions as honest as you can. The more honest the answer you give the better decision you'll make in the end.
1. Can you commit to at LEAST an hour a day, 6 days a week for 60 days of INTENSE exercise?
2. Do you prefer challenging advanced exercise programs that push you to your limits?
3. Are you willing to give 110% of your time and energy to a challenging fitness routine?
If you answered YES to two or more of these questions you might consider the Insanity Workout as your next program of choice. On the other hand if you felt a little unsure about how to answer these questions you might want to start off with Hip Hop Abs. It's a great way to start and at half the price of Insanity, you'll keep a few bucks in your pocket. Whatever you do, don't make the decision to do nothing. Try one and see for yourself what everybody else has been talking about!