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INSANITY is Killing My Back | Back to Turbulence Training

INSANITY is Killing My BackI had a chance to try out the INSANITY workouts from Team Beach Body. They were some crazy cardio intervals, but not that different from the types of workouts I’ve been doing. (See TT Metabolic Training, TT Kettlebells, or my own Tabatas and Kettlebell workouts.) I liked the challenge and I liked the intensity, but that’s just me. I tend to like some INSANITY. The problem is that my back didn’t.

INSANITY is killing my back

Yes, I am a cube dweller. I spend a ton of time in front of a computer and most of that is spent sitting. And I could write more posts about my experiences with INSANITY I’m going to keep this brief and to the point. I think the culprit is a combination of the extensive plyometrics and the workout on Cardio Abs.

Doing a long series of C-Sit exercises is not what I would consider good for the lower back. But I wanted to stick with the program. Or at least that was the thought.

Last week I pulled back. I took the week off. My lower back was not feeling good and it was not improving. I rested and it felt good.

So Now What?

I’m going to go back to high intensity intervals using body weight and kettlebells. These workouts are inspired by Craig Ballantyne. He has been a long and strong advocate of interval training as well as body weights and kettlebells.

So I’m going to keep the intensity high, but revert back to what I know. Revert back to some Turbulence Training.

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The secret is out. The secret is that you don’t need INSANITY to burn layers of body fat from your body. Craig Ballantyne has joined forces with Joel Marion to assemble a product that combines two key ingredients for massive fat loss success:

  1. Nutrition
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The program is set to launch next week, November 8. But the secret is out. You can join me in avoiding the INSANITY. Don’t let it kill your lower back.

Instead check out the …

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Let me know what you think. These two are awesome and going to be bringing a great program together to help you drop the fat 24 hours 7 days a week.


I’m quitting INSANITY, because it is killing my back. Let me know if you want to hear more about my adventures in INSANITY. If you want to read it, I’ll type it up, but I need to know if anyone is interested. I love the workouts and do think it is a good product, I just would have to reshape and tweak Shaun T’s Cardio Abs. The choice is yours and your mileage may vary.

Instead of letting INSANITY kill my back I will be going back to workouts that I’ve learned to know and trust. Hello kettlebells, interval training, and body weights.


Troy is the founder of Cube.Dweller.Fitness. He's an innovation catalyst in several areas of life including business, marketing, and process improvement. Outside of work he's actively involved in fitness, health, and living vibrantly in the Rocky Mountains of Colorado.

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