Shaun T recently talked about Insanity Vs. Insanity Asylum.

But before we get into Shaun’s perspective, I just wanted to take a quick minute to give you my personal experience.  At the time of this writing, I have completed Insanity twice, and Insanity Asylum once (almost).   There are a lot of intimidating reviews out there about Asylum, mine included.  The reviews are all about the same, Asylum is HARD, CHALLENGING, DIFFICULT, CRAZY, INTENSE, DEMANDING, etc.  All of those things and more, but if you are an Insanity graduate, you can do Insanity Asylum, and you should go for it!  Now let me give you my opinion on which you should do first, this is my opinion, and only mine.

1.  If you have graduated from Insanity, you are READY for the Asylum.

2.  If you haven’t yet graduated from Insanity, I recommend you start there.

3.  You could try Insanity Asylum if you have graduated P90X, Turbo Fire, or any another Beachbody Advanced fitness program.  Or if you are in great cardio conditioning.

4.  If you are just starting out on your fitness journey, consider Power 90, (I lost 30 lbs with this one!) or check our our program comparison page to find something suitable to your liking.

One more thing… I have heard a lot of feedback from people that have done Insanity once, and sometimes twice, but were hesitant to start Asylum.  If this is you, and you are reading this.  Follow this LINK, get Asylum! Shut down the negative, focus on the positive, and push yourself to the next level, and Asylum will take you there! And you will be so glad you took the trip!

Shaun T on Insanity vs. Insanity Asylum

Are you ready for game day? As Shaun T says, “You can’t practice all the time. You have to perform at some point.” Like spring training, THE ASYLUM is the program that will get you ready to perform at your peak.


If you’ve already completed INSANITY®, you might be wondering, why do I need INSANITY ASYLUM? Here are 5 significant differences between the two programs:

1. Go From Insane to Elite

With INSANITY you focused on improving your cardiovascular endurance and on total body conditioning. So, what’s left? How about improving your balance, agility, power, strength, and coordination? Jump higher. Run faster. If you want to become an elite athlete or just improve your game, THE ASYLUM is your winning strategy.

2. Progression System

With INSANITY, we focused on Max Interval Training. With THE ASYLUM we’ve added to that with sports progression drills to really step it up. They’ll keep you engaged and help you dramatically improve your power, form, and focus from day 1 to day 30.

3. New Tools!

The Speed Rope will torch those calories and the Agility Ladder will help you to become quicker on your feet while also measuring your progress.

4. An All-New Meal Plan

To get you ready for game day, we developed a 14-day meal plan that’s very different from the one you saw in INSANITY. Stick with it for 2 weeks (or, even better, for the full 30 days) and we bet you’ll be pleased with your results! Hint: you can have carbs this time around!

5. Added Resistance

In INSANITY, you used only your body weight as resistance. In THE ASYLUM, Shaun T steps it up and asks you to Dig Deep in what he calls the hardest strength workout he’s ever done. Depending on your goals, you can add weights, resistance bands, and a chin-up bar to your moves.

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