Are you ready to bring it harder than you ever had in any workout before? Well, I don’t know how intense your previous workout programs have been, but I can personally say that I’ve never pushed myself harder, sweat more or seen such drastic results in just a month of working out.
Asylum is a 30 day program that takes you to your strength and agility limits and leaves you breathless. You follow the instruction of Shaun T, a fitness trainer best known for his at-home workout programs, Insanity and Hip-Hop Abs. He is motivational, inspirational and pretty damn good to look at.
There are 7 different workouts within the program, including Speed & Agility, Strength, Back to Core, Vertical Plyo, Relief, Game Day and Overtime. You begin with an Athletic Performance Assessment where you write down how many reps of each exercise you completed within the given amount of time. The Asylum program promises that your reps will increase after 30 days, and increase they definitely do. If you stick to the calendar, you’ll get a good mix of workouts with a rest day or Relief (stretching) day every 3-4 days. These workouts are high in intensity and work both as cardio and strength training routines. By going through the program, you’ll get a well-rounded workout and work muscles you didn’t even realize you have!
Although the calendar seems a little daunting at first, don’t let it intimidate you. I found that the first week was the hardest and my calves definitely felt the burn. As I kept going, though, I started to not only look forward to my workouts, but miss them on the rest days. Crazy as it seems, once you start with the Asylum program, you might just form this weird addiction like I have. I’m currently on day 20 of the 30-day program and have already seen amazing results. My waist is 1 inch smaller, my thighs are 2 1/2 inches smaller, and my strength is exceptionally better than it was before. I can do pushups for the first time in years, and not the “girly” kind. My arm and back muscles are getting so toned, but I don’t look masculine or overly muscular. This is the ideal workout for girls who want to get toned, trim and strong, while still remaining feminine.
Push yourself to do what you think is impossible. Never considered yourself much of an athlete? You will be one after completing Asylum. Never had great balance or coordination? That, too will improve. This workout isn’t for beginners and it definitely isn’t easy, but the results don’t lie. If you’re looking for a way to take your body to the next level and are ready to commit to something amazing, Asylum is the way.
Lizzy is a Merchandise Product Development major at the Fashion Institute of Design and Merchandising L.A. She is highly influenced by J. Crew, Ralph Lauren and Michael Kors and hopes to one day be designing and marketing fantastic fashions just like her icons.
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