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Which is better for weight loss P90X or Insanity?

I'm 5'2" and 167lbs so I'm looking to lose 50lbs
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Flip a coin.


















Then do neither.
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(Original post by BaileyFaye)
Which is better for weight loss P90X or Insanity?

I'm 5'2" and 167lbs so I'm looking to lose 50lbs
If you're an athlete and play sports such as football, basketball, rugby etc. Insanity would be the one but for weight loss, P90X is better. (I've tried both so I know how it feels haha)
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I honestly wouldn't recommend either of them. You can get just as good a workout for free; P90X and Insanity are products. Sure, they work as long as you have a good diet, but if you're looking to make a genuine lifestyle change, then just getting into a regular exercise routine and decreasing your caloric intake is the way to go. Health isn't something that's created in 90 or 60 days.

For losing weight, as long as you eat less calories than you burn throughout the day, then you'll lose weight. There aren't any magic secrets. If you eat less, or exercise more, you'll be at a relative caloric deficit compared to where you were before. If you get to the point where you're burning more calories than you're intaking through your diet, you'll start to lose weight. The problem I have with these sorts of products is that weight loss is a marathon, but these are products to be sold to try to get fast results to try to sell more products - they treat it as a sprint.
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Insanity is based around high-intensity interval training (HIIT), a method of exercise that uses short intervals of intense exercise with very short breaks in between. You push as hard as you possibly can during the exercises and rest as much as you can, quickly, when taking a breather. The gains are linked directly to how hard you can push your body.

Unless you have gained some cardiovascular fitness prior (like I did) before doing Insanity, you will find that you will not be able to safely, reach the exercise level required to see those fantastic results they advertise. I know this for a fact. I did the full 2-month program after running 5-7 miles over hills, 3-4 times a week for 3 months, and let me tell you, the effort required to keep up was immense. My results were good (not advert good - I did not do the diet), but I was already quite fit beforehand.

You want to lose 50lbs? Start with dieting and lighter exercise. This will get your weight down to point where you can use more advanced workout programs such as Insanity to tone up and get that "beach body" by the summer.
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Insanity is based around high-intensity interval training (HIIT), a method of exercise that uses short intervals of intense exercise with very short breaks in between. You push as hard as you possibly can during the exercises and rest as much as you can, quickly, when taking a breather. The gains are linked directly to how hard you can push your body.

Unless you have gained some cardiovascular fitness prior (like I did) before doing Insanity, you will find that you will not be able to safely, reach the exercise level required to see those fantastic results they advertise. I know this for a fact. I did the full 2-month program after running 5-7 miles over hills, 3-4 times a week for 3 months, and let me tell you, the effort required to keep up was immense. My results were good (not advert good - I did not do the diet), but I was already quite fit beforehand.

You want to lose 50lbs? Start with dieting and lighter exercise. This will get your weight down to point where you can use more advanced workout programs such as Insanity to tone up and get that "beach body" by the summer.
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Best is to evaluate both and compared to your overall exercise aptitude and goals.
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You wont get much from the programs if your not already fit and got a decent diet.
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^ That guy is right about the diet, but you can definitely get fit from doing it. I've tried both and I'd say P90X is easier for beginners. Insanity seems more targeted towards weight loss, which is good to move on to. If you were thinking about actually buying them, I'd say buy neither. There's many ways (that I won't mention) that you can get them for free
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