Best home workout: ‘Insanity,’ ‘Jung DaYeon’ or ‘Pump It Up’?
By Hao Lu
“Insanity” workout videos have gone viral on Youtube, while almost every young female in Asia has heard of “Jung DaYeon” or “Pump It Up.” Many people have tried these fitness programs. If you want to keep fit, build muscle or lose weight, which one should you choose?
Difficulty level: 8/10
Duration: 60 minutes
Introduction: Insanity is a super high-intensity workout program. It builds muscle while stripping away fat. It is more suited for men, but women can use it to lose weight as well. The interval training program lasts for at least 60 days. For each day, one hour is totally enough.
How it works: You start with a moderate pace for a while, and then kick up your speed and heart rate for a minute or so. After that, it is back to a lower gear, giving you time to catch your breath.
Difficulty level: 5/10
Duration: You can start from 15 minutes per day, then increase to 30 minutes
Introduction: If you are looking for something smooth, slow and effective for women, Jung DaYeon is the home fitness program you want to try. It first started in South Korea and spread to other Asian countries. The name comes from Jung DaYeon, a South Korean diet writer and fitness guru.
How it works: This workout program is yoga-style. It would be best to go on a diet during the one-month program, and consistent exercise is the key to success.
‘Pump It Up (PIU)’
Difficulty level: 6/10
Duration: 40 minutes
Introduction: Some women who want to lose weight may find “Jung DaYeon” not intense enough. In that case, “Pump It Up” is worth a try. The difficulty level is between “Insanity” and “Jung DaYeon.”
How it works: The program is well-designed and provides guidance after each workout session you can follow for some stretches.
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