My Review of the Insanity Max:30 Workout Program

Insanity Max 30As part of the BeachBody company, Shaun T has brought us many workout systems in the past, each of them targeted towards achieving a specific goal. One of the biggest, most effective systems created in the past was the base Insanity workout, which changed everything as one of the most intense workout systems ever created.

Now, the same creators have brought us the Insanity Max:30 system, which I’ve had the pleasure of trying out. I’ve been trying to lose weight for some time now, and have tried just about every program out there – but until I tried Max:30, nothing really seemed to work. Well, this is something that’s a big enough game changer that I have to share it with the world, because I’m looking better than ever before.

First, though, let’s look at what Insanity Max:30 is, and how it’s different from anything produced in the past.

What is Insanity Max:30?

This program builds upon the past Insanity workout, but helps achieve a different goal. The original workout was focused around providing a full 12 months of intense workout results in only two months. Now, Insanity Max:30 is here to produce those same results in half the time – only 30 days.

It’s going to be the most intense, hardest working 30 days you’ve ever experienced in your entire life, but that’s what it takes to deliver real results. After 30 days, you’re done. It’s just maintenance from that point forward. This system is all about pushing yourself a little further than you thought possible in the past – making you a little stronger, a little more fit, and a little better off than you were before taking on this system.

Check out the video below if you haven’t seen it yet to get a sneak peek at what Insanity Max:30 is all about:

Why is it Called Max:30?

Based on the last section, the “30” part is obvious – it’s aimed to deliver results in only 30 days. The “Max” part comes from the intensity required to deliver such results. It will push yourself to your maximum limitations. That might sound grueling, but it’s limited to a short amount of time, so in my experience it really wasn’t that difficult to get through the system.

With that in mind, one thing’s for sure – your muscles are being worked to their absolute maximum potential. You’ll never feel like you’re missing something vital from your workouts with Insanity Max:30. At the end of every session, you’ll know you ended up working out every fiber of your body to the maximum potential possible.

The end result is physical improvement, and the satisfaction that comes with knowing you’re making the maximum progress possible within the given amount of time. I’ve given up on past workouts before, just because I felt like I wasn’t getting anywhere. I think the reason I managed to stick with Insanity Max:30 is simply because I felt like I was getting somewhere. At the end of every workout, I felt better. More energized. Like I was actually working towards results, rather than wasting my energy, sweat, time, and worst of all, money.

What Are the Workouts Like?

One of the most important concerns most people have before starting a workout is how much time it’s going to demand, and what each workout session is going to involve.

Insanity Max:30 is based around a 5 day per week routine, so you always get two days off – which I found out is actually vital to muscle recovery in order to achieve the best results. If you did it every day of the week, you would actually end up progressing slower, as muscle exhaustion begins to set in and your results deteriorate. In other words, the “Max” idea is set to deliver maximum results, not work you to the max beyond the point of realistic progress.

During the workouts, you can expect to do the following:

  • A triple set of strength workouts
  • A brief break to recover
  • A triple set of cardio movements
  • Another break
  • Alternating sets that move between cardio and strength
  • An additional power move that lasts for 60 seconds, but this isn’t added until the second month.

The result is muscle confusion, which helps your body avoid getting used to doing the same movement over and over again and hampering your results. This also helps you to not get bored of the workout, which is something I found to be very vital to sticking with the workout every day and not getting bored or burnt out from doing the same thing over and over again.

What If Insanity Max:30 is too Difficult for Me?

Not to worry. This was one of my biggest concerns when starting the Insanity Max:30 routine, but I was pleased to discover they offer something they call the “modifier” workout for each workout they show on the screen.

This is a simplified, easier to follow move for those who aren’t quite in good enough physical condition to perform the full workout. It works the same muscle groups, but takes advantage of basic principles of body leverage to make it easier to follow.

I found I had to use a few modifier moves to get through the workouts at first, but as my conditioning improved and I gained physical strength, I ended up being able to do the full workout before the 30 days was over. This alone is proof that the Insanity Max:30 workout really does produce benefits – if it didn’t, I wouldn’t have been able to do the full workout.

Additionally, there are low impact modifiers as well, so those with hip, knee, or other joint problems won’t have to worry about stressing their bodies to the full extreme. This wasn’t a huge issue for me, but I do have bad ankles, so it was nice to be able to take a more laid back approach to each workout in order to save my inflamed joints from damage.


All in all, it was a pleasure to have the chance to try out this workout. I look better, feel better, and am better off as a result.

I would highly recommend everyone give Insanity Max:30 a shot. If you have tried any Beach Body workout in the past, or know someone who has, you know that they work and deliver results. They also stand behind their products with a money back guarantee, so you really have nothing to lose here.

Try it out and let me know what you think in the comments!