Body Beast vs Insanity

Hey everyone and welcome to another comparison article on PTpioneer. Today I will be talking about body beast vs insanity. A little bit about myself: I am a certified personal trainer through NASM, hold a bachelors degree in exercise science and am an active beach body coach! My biggest passion is fitness and helping those around me achieve their health and fitness goals as well.

Both of these programs are extremely popular for getting in shape in the comfort of your own home. Overall both of these programs are extremely different from one another and have completely different goals in mind. I will be talking about what these goals are so you could find out which one is right for you. Let’s get right into my body beast vs insanity comparison article!

If you would like to learn a little bit more about each one of these programs in more detail, check out the individual reviews on Insanity and Body beast here on my site. If you like comparison articles, make sure to check out my top two comparisons featuring Insanity vs P90x and P90x vs P90x3.

Body Beast vs Insanity: what are the differences?

Body Beast is meant for someone trying to gain muscle mass and lift heavy whereas Insanity is a combination of lot of types of exercise that utilizes resistance and functional training. The differences between both programs depend on your goals. Both of them are great at-home workout products. Either Body Beast or Insanity will change your body for the better.

Check out the chart below to check out the major differences between Body Beast and Insanity:

CriteriaBody beastInsanity
Program length90 DaysThe 60 days
Number of workouts12 workouts10 workouts
InstructorSagi KalevShaun T
Recommended fitness levelBeginner/intermediateAdvanced cardiovascular conditioning recommended
Muscle building/toningMuscle building but not so much muscle toningOnly muscle toning
Weight lossNoYes, extreme weight loss
Required/recommended equipmentAdjustable dumbbells, adjustable barbells, weight bench and a pull-up barNo equipment required by recommend a comfortable mat for the floor exercises.
Works well with shakeology?YesYes
Price$39.90 for the Body Beast base Kit
Check out the Body Beast base kit here
$89.95 for the Body Beast Deluxe kit
Check out the Body Beast Deluxe kit here
$149.85 for the Body Beast Ultimate kit
Check out the Body Beast Ultimate kit here
$140 for the Body Beast challenge pack
Check out the Body Beast challenge pack here
$119.85 for the Insanity base Kit
Check out the Insanity base kit here
$164.70 for the Insanity Deluxe kit
Check out the Insanity Deluxe kit here
$205 for the Insanity challenge pack
Check out the Insanity challenge pack here

The biggest three tips in order to be successful with either program.

  1. Purchase either program with a challenge pack. The clients of mine that go through either program on shakeology see significantly better results than those who don’t.
  2. Make sure to sign up with me Tyler Read as your coach (and certified personal trainer) otherwise you will get assigned a random coach that is probably not as qualified, and might not even contact you. My coach ID is 1339221. I will help you on your reach your goals and provide great motivation!
  3. Get beach body on demand instead of DVD packages. If I had this when I first started using P90x it would’ve saved me so much money overall over the last 12 years. No more worrying about scratched DVDs or bringing DVDs with you. Also, most people don’t know which program to start out with (and frequently choose the wrong one),  You have access to all of them with beachbody on demand! You have to purchase the equipment for the program separately.

Body Beast vs Insanity: Overview

Body beast overview

Body beast is a 90 day workout program developed by bodybuilder Sagi Kalev. Sagi has won the Mr. Israeli bodybuilding competition two times. He knows his stuff when it comes to health and fitness especially when it comes to building muscle. Body beast is broken down into three different sections and the main point of the program is to gain muscle. In order to do this you need to be in a calorie surplus throughout the entire time of the program. There is very little cardio involved with body beast. There are larger rest periods and overall your heart rate is much lower than it is when doing program such as insanity or P90X.

The exercises that you will be performing are done with much heavier weights such as dumbbells and barbells. The repetitions are much lower in order to promote muscle growth. You need a decent amount of equipment for body beast including dumbbells, barbells, a EZ curl bar, weights (for the barbells) and an adjustable bench for a variety of exercises. This equipment is not that expensive but definitely more expensive than just a couple resistance bands.

There are you packages to choose from with body beast. I’m going to go over each of them one by one. Click on the link to find out more information. You can also get the programs on but I will not become your personal coach if you choose that option.

  1. The base package comes with the 11 workouts (with one additional workout), the body beast eating plan, a 90 day training schedule, the book of beast, 24 hour online support, a body beast mobile app and a 90 day money back guarantee.
  2. The body beast deluxe package includes everything that the basic kit did with the addition of a one-month supply of beach body performance (pre-workout supplement) and one additional workout called tempo.
  3. The body beast ultimate package includes everything that the deluxe package did  with the addition of a one-month supply of beach body performance recovery (post workout drink).
  4. The body beast challenge pack combines shakeology nutrition with the routine (recommended for best results).

Insanity overview

Insanity is one of the hardest programs that I have ever gone through. It is very intense on the cardiovascular portion and utilizes high-intensity interval training to maximize fat loss. The trainer/instructor for the insanity program is Shaun T. Overall I think that Shaun is my favorite workout instructor compared to all of the other at-home workout products that I have tried. Nothing against Sagi, but for me Shaun is much more motivating and keeps my interest for a much longer period of time.

Insanity is a 60 day workout program where the average length of the workout is approximately 50 min. long. And considering that the workouts are pretty much nonstop, 50 min. feels like an hour and a half. The goal of insanity is to burn as much fat as possible so that you can get ready to have a beach body by the end. You will be drenched after every single workout in insanity. You can check out the entire workout by looking at my insanity calendar here.

There are three general options for the Insanity program as well. Let’s talk about them:

  1. The base package includes all 10 workouts  (and one bonus workout), the elites nutrition plan, a fitness guide, the insanity calendar, free online support tools as well as insane results or your money back.
  2. The deluxe package includes everything that the base package did with the addition of an upper body weight did workout, Max interval sports training workout and insane abs workout.
  3. The Insanity challenge pack combines shakeology nutrition with the workouts of insanity. This is the best way to get results from my experience.

Body Beast vs Insanity: who are they meant for?

Who is body beast meant for?

Body beast is meant for those who are trying to gain muscle mass as effectively as possible. Although most workout programs promote muscle building and fat loss and same time, it is really not possible to do both. Sure you can tone your muscles, lose fat and have your muscles look bigger because of that, but you cannot actually build muscle at the same time. Body beast will put you in a calorie surplus while at the same time using exercises, tempos and repetition ranges that will promote muscle building.

If you are a hard gainer (someone who has a hard time building muscle), body beast could be perfect for you. Body beast is not just for men trying to bulk up. It is for men and women alike because building muscle is one of the most important parts of having a fast metabolism in being able to burn body fat. That is why so many people go through bulking and cutting faces in order to achieve the body that they desire.

Who is insanity meant for?

Insanity is meant for people who are insane. I’m kidding obviously but it is truly one of the toughest workout routines out there. It is heavy on cardio and you will lose a lot of weight and body fat overall by going through insanity. The diet plan will also put you in a calorie deficit to make sure that you are losing weight. Insanity is actually a really good complement to body beast for the cutting portion. This is meant for people who want to push past their physical limits and achieve the thin aesthetic looking body that they are after. There are no weights involved so lean muscle is the only thing that will be achieved.

Body Beast vs Insanity: Differences in the diet programs

Overall the foods that they have you eating are not too different from one another between body beast and insanity. The biggest difference is the portion sizes and overall calorie count. Body beast puts you in a calorie surplus so you will be consuming more calories than your body can burn in order to build the muscle that you desire. Insanity on the other hand has you in a calorie deficit which will help you lose body fat while trying to maintain as much muscle as you can. Both programs will teach you how to calculate your calorie needs and provide you with the delicious recipes to help you on your way.

Both programs work extremely well with shakeology or a challenge pack. I definitely recommend using shakeology if you choose insanity and your main goal is to lose weight. I still recommend doing body beast with a challenge back and shakeology as well because it acts as a very nutritious, high-protein supplement to help you build muscle as well. If you would like to learn more check out my shakeology review or see how shakeology works.

Body Beast vs Insanity conclusion: price and overall value

I hope you guys liked my article on Body Beast vs Insanity. Have you guys tried either one of these programs? Let me know in the comment section down below! These are come clearly different programs that have different goals in mind. The first question that you need to ask is what your ultimate goal is and what you want to look like. If you are overweight, you probably want to lose fat/weight first. On the other hand if you are already in shape or are a hard gainer, you probably want to go through a bulking phase where you build muscle mass first. If that is you, then body beast should be your first stop.

As of 2017, My overall recommendation is to get beachbody on demand challenge pack and get the equipment for the program you would like separately. If you decide to go with either one of these programs use one of the links below to make me (a personal trainer) your personal beach body coach! Or if you decide to wait until later, you can still make me your coach by using my Coach ID number:1339221 when you sign up. Otherwise you will be assigned a random coach. I will make sure that you are successful!

Here are the packages for the original Insanity program: Check out the links for current price and more information. You can also get the programs on, but remember that I will not become your personal coach compared to if you bought it from the beachbody site using my coach ID! Amazon is a great place to read ton of reviews though.

  1. $119.85 for the Insanity base Kit
    Check out the Insanity base kit here

  2. $164.70 for the Insanity Deluxe kit
    Check out the Insanity Deluxe kit here
  3. $205 for the Insanity challenge pack
    Check out the Insanity challenge pack here

Here are the packages for the Body Beast program: Check out the links for current price and more information.

  1. $39.90 for the Body Beast base Kit
    Check out the Body Beast base kit here

  2. $89.95 for the Body Beast Deluxe kit
    Check out the Body Beast Deluxe kit here

  3. $149.85 for the Body Beast Ultimate kit
    Check out the Body Beast Ultimate kit here

  4. $140 for the Body Beast challenge pack
    Check out the Body Beast challenge pack here

Like I tell all of my other clients of personal training, the hardest thing about exercise is is simply getting started! Once you get going it is a lot easier build momentum and reach your goals! Your results will keep you motivated! The worst thing to do is freeze up and not choose a routine. Get Started today so that you can start seeing the results that you desire tomorrow!

If you want to wait before you purchase any program, you can still sign up for the free beachbody account to get community support, schedule and log your workouts as well as track your progress all for free. And you still get all of the benefits of having your own personal coach! Just make sure to add me (Tyler Read) using my coach ID number 1339221 in the coach referral section. Then we will get started together so you can reach your fitness goals! Here is the link to the free team beachbody account.

In terms of price, body beast is only $40 on the beach body website. Keep in mind that you will need to spend additional money for the dumbbells, barbells, weights and a workout bench if you don’t already have those. There is no way around that, those are essential pieces of equipment you need in order to build muscle!

The insanity program on the other hand is $120 from the beach body website. This is three times as expensive but you need no equipment whatsoever in order to get started. So which will it be guys, body beast or insanity? Pick one and get started on your way to a healthier you, you won’t regret it!

If you liked this comparison article you might  also like some of my other Insanity comparison articles on my site: Insanity vs max 30P90X3 vs InsanityFocus T25 vs InsanityInsanity vs Insanity Asylum and TurboFire vs Insanity.

Check out  some additional body beast comparison articles as well: Body beast vs p90x and Body beast vs hammer and chisel! I hope these articles help you find the at-home workout program that perfectly fits your needs!

Tyler Read has a Masters of Science in Kinesiology. Tyler is also a certified personal trainer with NASM, ACE, NSCA and NSCA CSCS. Tyler’s main goal is to help people get started in the personal training industry and to become successful personal trainers.

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