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A Review of Insanity Max:30 Max Out Strength

June 6, 2016

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This is the easy way to crush upper body, lower body & core in 30 minutes.

There are 3 words you need to memorize about Max Out Strength.

So. Many. Push-ups.

There, now you’ve been warned.  Wrap your mind around that little tidbit before you get started and you’ll be fine.

Here’s a reminder of what Insanity Max:30 is all about:

I don’t give out that many A+ ratings but that’s what I give Max Out Strength.  This is an incredible workout.

Let me explain everything you need to know about Insanity Max:30 Max Out Strength…

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the cover art of Insanity Max 30 Max Out Strength DVD

Instructor-Shaun T



Length-33 minutes

HRM-287 calories


My rating– A+

Some Important Facts about Max Out Strength

Insanity Max:30 Max Out Strength is broken down like this:  1/3 lower body, 1/3 upper body, 1/3 core; so ten minutes for each section

In the main workout the pattern is: 45 seconds work, 15 seconds rest

I love Shaun T.  He knows how to inspire and encourage you without being obnoxious.

Why A+?  Because this routine is effective, fun, and doesn’t waste any of your time.

Max Out Strength gives you a little taste of everything for every major muscle group.  There’s cardio, upper and lower body sculpting, and core exercises (as well as a decent stretch at the end). Every second of this routine is spent efficiently–the way every workout should run.

Read to the end for tips about each section as well as links to a few places you can compare prices for Insanity Max:30 🙂


The warm-up has a few moves that you do for 30 seconds each:

High Knee Pull


Medicine Ball Twists

Mummy Kicks

Lateral Lunge Kick (right)

Slap Back Jack

Lateral Lunge Kick (left)


High Knee Abs

Main Workout (The Exercises in Max Out Strength)

LOWER BODY (6 exercises)

You jog between exercises during your 15 seconds of recovery.

Split Plyo Lunges

Try to keep your arms up.  Yes, 45 seconds is a long-ass time.


Plié Plyo Squats

You need to keep your chest up.  Yes, you have to bend your knees in the squat.


2 Hop Squats/2 Alternating Hop Lunges


Hop Squat Turning Lunges

Legs. On. Fire.


Squat Thrust/Lunge

Squeeze your butt cheeks on the thrust.  Think about squeezing that fat right out of your ass.  You can do this.


Squat Thrusts

Again, squeeze your glutes.  Go deep in the squat but keep your head/chest up.


You made it through the lower body section!  Go you!



Tell yourself you love push-ups before you attack this section.  This is your workout for today.  Give it all you’ve got.  This time you’ll do a child’s pose during your recovery period.

Push-Up Jack Taps

Child’s Pose

Push-Up Jacks

Child’s Pose

Keep your core strong.  No saggy torso.

Plank Jack/Push-Ups

Child’s Pose

Plank Walk/Push-Ups

If your shoulders aren’t on fire then you’re doing this wrong.

Child’s Pose

Knee Push-Ups

I’m always so happy to get permission to do a push-up on my knees.

Child’s Pose

8-Count Knee Push-Ups

Man, it’s really hard to go this slow.  Try to stay with the group.  The good news is that at this pace you don’t have to do that many reps.

Child’s Pose

Congratulations!  You just did a crap ton of push-ups.  You’re a badass, seriously.



This time the recovery move is a c-sit hold.

Floor Switch Kicks

Oh, yeah, a classic Insanity exercise.

C-Sit Hold

Tricep Reach Kick

Keep your ass off the floor, people.  No cheating.

C-Sit Hold

Alternating Tricep Knee Taps

You really have to focus to feel this in your abs.

C-Sit Hold


Do NOT drop to the floor when you extend back.  Don’t be a cheater.

C-Sit Hold

Floor Tuck Jumps

Yes, this hurts your hip flexors.  It hurts mine, too.

C-Sit Hold

Speed Knee Abs

This is the good ‘ol bicycle.  It’s neck spasm time.

C-Sit Hold


The last 6 minutes works it all.  Guess what?  More push-ups, but you saw that coming.

Tricep Push-Up Jacks

Child’s Pose

Dive Push-Ups

He’s pushing back into his heels when he comes up, in case you missed that detail.

Child’s Pose

Alternating Lat Push-Ups

Listen to Shaun T.  He really wants you to go for it.  If you don’t want to do anymore for yourself then throw in a few more reps for Shaun T.

Child’s Pose

Knee Push-Up Pulses

My elbows hate this exercise.

Child’s Pose

8-Count Knee Push-Ups

Your elbows should skim your ribcage.

Child’s Pose

Low Plank Hold

Start off with your knees on the ground.  Shaun T will demand that you raise your knees off the ground every few seconds.  Good luck with that.

YOU DID IT.  You’re amazing!  You’ll get stronger every time you do this.  Muscles are sexy.  If no one has told you recently how sexy you are, they will soon.

Keep the video running for a 2 minute cool down.

Cool Down/Stretch

Don’t skip the cool down/stretch.  I always throw in a few extra stretches for my triceps and chest after this program.

Now What?

Insanity Max:30 Max Out Strength is an amazing workout in a short period of time.

I highly recommend that you invest in the whole Insanity Max:30 series.

You can find Insanity Max:30 (with the Max Out Strength routine) by Beachbody on Amazon

And in the library of workouts in a membership to Beachbody on Demand (BOD) (There’s a FREE TRIAL period to the BOD membership!)

You can learn everything about Beachbody on Demand.

Thanks for reading!


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