Losing weight and getting into shape is one of the top priorities for many people around the country. Being obese or overweight carries many negative health risks such as increased risk of heart attack or stroke, higher blood pressure, higher levels of bad cholesterol and more. The Insanity Fit Test is part of the larger, more encompassing workout program known as Insanity. The test is designed to measure your current fitness strengths and weaknesses and it will help you gauge where you should start at in the program.
The Insanity program uses a variety of different workouts and exercises to shape your body, burn fat and tone your muscles to give you the body you’ve always wanted. The point of taking the Insanity Fit Test is to measure your beginning progress. You take the test every two weeks of the program to measure your progress and see how well you’re progressing through the program. Below are some of the exercises and workouts contained within the fitness test that allow you to measure your progress:
- Switch kicks – You kick each foot in front of your body with the intention of getting your feet above your waist.
- Power jacks – Similar to jumping jacks, but instead of keeping your legs straight you lower into the squat position when your arms come down.
- Power knees – Start off with your hands over your head. Raise your left leg as you simultaneously lower your hands towards your knees.
- Power jumps – Start off in a squat position and jump as high as you can then land softly back onto the ground.
- Globe jumps – The globe jump requires 4 jumps to equal one repetition. Jump right, then forward, back and then left, keeping your arms moving during the jumps.
- Suicide jumps – Start off in the squat position and then rapidly transition to the push-up position, back to squat position and then jump while landing softly back onto your feet and return to squat position.
- Push-Up jacks – Similar to a normal push-up except you move your legs outward while coming down.
- Low plank oblique – Start off in the plank position. Bring your left forward to the side and forward, then repeat with right leg.
Completing these workouts and following along with the DVD for the Insanity Fit Test will allow you to measure your progress. You can complete this test every two weeks to see how much progress you’re making while using the program.