Cause I just finished
The 30 day program took me 10 weeks, but only because I made it into a running hybrid, as I did not want to give up my 3 running days, and I wanted to do the whole program not just 3 days a week of it.
Asylum is no joke, it is tough, but I stayed within my skill level and I slowly progressed.
I wont lie, at one point (the lead up to Christmas), my body was feeling it. I was getting tired, and I wasn’t giving it my all. I ended up skipping approx 3-4 workouts. One being vertical plyo, another being back to core. However that being said, I still worked out on those days I just did yoga instead, because my body really needed it.
So tomorrow is technically my last day of my asylum/run hybrid, and will be my last run before I do my Tough Mudder on Saturday. This last run is suppose to be 8km, however due to it going to be a hot one, and time limitations, I’m doing just a 3km run, and will also to back to core as well.
So if you are thinking of doing asylum you need to consider the following:
Also excuse my extra rambling’s in there too.
- It is a sports performance workout. If you are a beginner, put this workout down, and start off with something else.
- If you are an athlete, in the Military or Special Forces, and looking for a workout, this is fantastic.
If you are not an athlete just yet, this workout will make you one. But you need to be fit.
- Asylum is NOT Insanity. It has elements of insanity, if anything Insanity’s ‘Max Interval Sport’s Training‘, gives you an idea of what to expect from Asylum.
I also STRONGLY recommend doing insanity before doing asylum.
- You don’t need a jump rope.
I have a small house. Yeah I have high ceilings, but I don’t have a lot of ‘turning’ space for a jump rope. It’s totally possible to do it without it.
- An agility ladder is a MUST.
Sure you could tape your carpet and what not, but just get a ladder. My kids love playing with the ladder too.
- You will need weights or bands for Strength. Go the weights, unless you do a lot of travelling, then go the bands.
- Know your limits, and STAY WITHIN YOUR SKILL LEVEL.
Asylum will test you on so many different levels, especially in game day. I found some of the sports in game day where a lot harder than others. For me I totally sucked at rock climbing / bouldering. Surfing I also didn’t do too well either. But I did what I could do, and stayed within my skill level. Shaun will repeat this to you as well.
- Don’t skip Relief. Sure it’s another 24 minutes, but it will be the best 24 minutes of your day. Do it after all your workouts if you can.
- Keep your eating as clean as possible.
I was a bit slack with my diet, and could have been better with it. But keep your macro’s at 40/40/30. Meaning 40% Carbs / 40% Protein / 30% Fat.
If anything concentrate on eating more protein. You’re body will naturally convert any extra protein into carbs if it’s not needed.
- Stay committed. You can do it!
I say this, because I know, I did it.
So will I do Asylum again? Most likely yes, but properly not for another 6 months at least.