Many of you I’m sure, are wondering whether or not you should do Insanity, or Focus T25. Which is a question that I’ve asked myself believe it or not.
In order to make an educated decision, we must first figure out what the differences between the two products is. As well as the pro’s and con’s of each workout.
So, here are some things to take into consideration before starting either program.
T25 v. Insanity: Workout Times
This by far the biggest difference between the two programs. Obviously, in T25 the workouts are 25 minutes long, or less. In insanity, you can expect the workouts to be anywhere from 30 minutes to an hour.
Now, if you have an extra hour to spend on a workout during your day, I’ll give you my honest opinion and say you should pick Insanity over T25. But, as many of us I’m sure have come to learn, our schedules are often extremely busy, and extra time during the day just isn’t a reality most of the time.
So instead of doing nothing whatsoever, do the T25 workout program, if you have a busy schedule.
T25 v. Insanity: Workout Intensities
The difference between T25 and Insanity in this regard is, T25 is designed to give you the best results, without completely destroying your body. The program starts you off at your own pace so that you’re not pushing to hard on day one.
Focus T25 works so well because it starts you off slow in the beginning, and builds you up over time. So that you will get to the point where you’ll really be pushing yourself, and be in amazing shape at the end of it.
Insanity on the other hand, starts your off fast and furious. There isn’t much time to adjust to the extreme workouts. From the start, you’ll be pushing yourself extremely hard, and as you get farther into the program, you’ll get stronger and stronger.
So, for people who don’t want to push themselves extremely hard for up to an hour, T25 would be a better option for you.
Here’s a graph breaking down some of the most asked questions about the two programs:
Who Should be Doing Which Program?
Insanity is designed for people who are looking for an extremely challenging workout program. This program will break you down, and build you back up even stronger, but it will be painful! This program is incredibly hard 🙂
Focus T25 on the other hand, is also a very good cardiovascular workout, but is at a lower intensity compared to Insanity. T25 is a great program for people who just want to get in a good workout, and don’t have a lot of time in the day to do it.
What Kind of Equipment Do You need?
In terms of what you need to complete each program, Insanity requires less equipment than T25. To do Insanity, you don’t need any equipment! Just a lot of energy, and mental ability to push through the workouts.
For T25, you will need some weights for the weight training workouts. Now, the equipment you’ll need is minimal, but you will need some. But, T25 does come with a 15-lb resistance band, which is great, because that is enough to get you through the weight training routines. For men, I would suggest getting some dumbbells, it’s a little more money upfront, but they will be an asset for years to come.
T25 v. Insanity: Differences in Schedule
Focus T25 is a 10 week long program, whereas Insanity is 8 weeks long (60 days).
Each program has two different phases, the second being more intense than the first. There is however a third phase for Focus T25, which is called the Gamma phase. This phase is more about weight training, and is sold separately from the regular T25 workout program.
T25 v. Insanity: Which Gives Better Results?
This is a tricky question, and one that really isn’t worth asking. But I’ll share my opinion anyway.
In my opinion, Insanity gives better results than T25. The reason I say this, is for anyone who gives 100% during the Insanity program, and follow the diet, will lose more weight than someone putting the same amount of effort into T25, simply because the workouts in Insanity are longer.
This isn’t to say that T25 is inferior to Insanity at all, it simply means you can’t make a fair comparison between the two, since one requires you to put in more time (and as a result, more effort), than the other.
Which Program is Better for Newbies?
If you’re brand new to working out consistently, I would recommend you start off with Focus T25. It will give you a good foundation with which to start the Insanity workout with. Trust me, this is a better program for people just starting out.
If you need further information regarding Focus T25, or Insanity, leave a comment! I’ll do my best to give you the best information possible. Or check out my full T25 reviews page by clicking on the link!