I have been exercising every day from March 25 to May 5 except on the day I was sick and passed out for 16 hours and the day I needed a break from over exercising. I kept myself on a 1,000 to 1,500 calorie diet too.
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30 Mar 2013 Leave a comment
Get ripped with America’s Toughest Trainer! Jillian Micheals’ new DVD “Ripped in 30” is a comprehensive 30-day diet and exercise plan designed to get you in the best shape of your life! “Ripped in 30” is comprised of four 24-minute workouts based on Jillian’s best selling body shredding 3-2-1 interval system: 3 minutes of strength, 2 minutes of cardio and 1 minute of abs. Each incredible routine has fresh, fun new moves that progress in difficulty over a four-week period (a new workout each week). You’ll start with workout level 1 and advance to workout level 4. Jillian also shows modified moves for both beginners and advance athletes in each workout. All you have to do to get sick, insane, crazy, amazing results fast is stick with the “Ripped in 30” diet and exercise program for 30 days. Get ready to get ripped.
– From the Publisher
Squat with Press
with tricep kickbacks
Cardio- Fast Feet
Side to side skaters
Deadlift with upright
Cardio- Running Man
Abs – Side Plank Lifts (30 sec.each side)
Chair pose with reverse fly
Side lunges with front raise
with bicep curls
Cardio – Butt Kicks
Single leg hops
Yesterday, I was scared to this DVD, because I read that it was more difficult than the 30 Day Shred. I have done the 30 Day Shred – for the full 30 days- twice. 60 Days total. Usually I don’t feel uncomfortable attempting a workout. Ripped in 30 got more raves and positive input for giving better results. I was intrigued by the reviews I read about it. I watched Level 1 before attempting it. I watched it twice and then watched Level 2. Level 2 looked exhausting. I decided to attempt Level 1 despite the dread I felt after watching Level 2. After completing Level 1, I agree that it is more difficult than the 30 Day Shred yet it is more fun and moves faster. I was sweating, yet I realize my exercise endurance is still great. I remember doing the 30 Day Shred Level 1 and experiencing body pain for 2 days for the first time. It happened again last year when I decided to do another 30 Days of 30 Day Shred and did Level 1 again. This time I got sweaty and a good burn but no serious pain. Jillian keeps it fresh by not repeating moves. After you finish a circuit, you move on to new moves. She doesn’t repeat the moves you do in one level in another level. I have two new workouts to sample before this week ends: Jillian Michaels 6 Weeks 6 Pack and Jillian Michaels Kickbox Fast Fix.
29 Mar 2013 Leave a comment
The Killer Buns & Thighs DVD contains 3 workouts, from Levels 1 to 3. Though Jillian claims that these are 30-minute workouts, the 30-minute time seems to refer only to the main workout time, excluding warmup and cooldown.
Jillian recommends that you start with the Level 1 workout, progressing to the next level when you’re ready. It is recommended that you work out 5-6 days a week.
You’ll need a mat and a set of hand weights for Level 1. For Levels 2 and 3, you’ll need to add a chair as well.
I tried this DVD workout yesterday and it was the most challenging DVD workout I’ve done this week. Every day of this week I have tried a new DVD workout:
Monday – Jillian Michaels For Beginners: Frontside (43 Minutes)
Tuesday- Jillian Michaels Shred It With Weights
Wednesday- Jillian Michaels Killer Abs
Thursday- Jillian Michaels Killer Thighs and Buns
This workout kept me challenged and sweating. I had to take a little break in between to wipe down the sweat. It went by fast though. You feel an intense burn in those target areas – the butt, the thighs, the hamstrings, the calves, the inner thighs, and hips. She, also, gives a workout on the arms and shoulders. I did try out some advanced options and was pleased that I could keep up with Natalie and Jillian. They were kicking @ss. I like how they integrated yoga and kickboxing in this workout. It kept me motivated and entertained. Killer Abs and Killer Thighs and Butt are my favorite DVD workouts in 2013 so far. Jillian reccomends that you do these workout 5 -6 times a week. A lot of work for someone who has been off the exercise wagon for months, yet I am always up for a challenge.
28 Mar 2013 Leave a comment
Are you self-conscious about your abs? Do you want to annihilate belly fat and
banish the “muffin top” permanently? Or maybe you want to take your body to the
next level – a high performance machine with wicked tight abs to die for.
If any of this applies to you, Jillian Michaels Killer Abs will help you
make your goals a reality with three quick fun workouts that deliver visible
results fast. These 30-minute workouts progress in difficulty providing
something for everyone from beginner to state of the art athlete.
Focuses on Abs
Beginner and Advanced options are easy to do
Went by quickly
New and exciting moves I was happy to try
May be too easy for the advanced
Not an intense ab workout
Workout #1: 32 minutes, 28 seconds
March in place
Alternating knee with twist
Plunge with mountain
Static sumo with oblique
Crescent pose, crunch
Row a boat
High knee with torso
Repeat the above 5 exercises.
lunge with torso rotation
Knee in, in down dog
Jump rope drill
Repeat the above 5
Star crunch. reverse crunch
& side combo
Beer walk into crab walk
Repeat the above 5 exercises.
with knee in to elbow & to side
hold to pike
Repeat the above 5 exercises.
ends with quick stretches.
Another great dvd workout from Jillian Michaels. I wish I had watched the dvd workout and tried out the new moves before doing Level 1. Some of the moves were new to me and I had to rewind the dvd to watch it again. I tried the beginner and advanced moves. I loved this workout! I wish I had sampled this workout and Jillian Michaels Shred It With Weights BEFORE I did the 30 Day Shred. The 30 Day Shred, Banish Fat Boost Metabolism, and No More Trouble Zones by Jillian Michaels can be overwhelming for beginners or for people who are getting back into exercising.
When it comes to health and fitness, I realize dieting is a bust. For now, I eat when I feel like it. You can diet but eventually you go back to your old ways. I do think it is important to exercise on a daily basis and I am trying to make it a lifestyle by trying new ways of keeping fit. Ever since I’ve been exercising every day this week, my appetite has went down!
27 Mar 2013 Leave a comment
Jillian Michaels Shred It With Weights
Today, I am sampled this workout DVD with the hubby. We watched Level 1 & Level 2 together while he was doing his homework. He looked at it and said: “I don’t think I could do that with my back.” I told him just to do it in slow motion with a 3 pound bar bell instead of a five or 10 pound kettlebell. He wasn’t excited with the idea of Jillian Michaels for Beginners: Frontside, but he agreed to do it again. When I told him that we were going to work with kettle bells, he wasn’t exactly “thrilled” about trying something “different” today. At the last minute, he tried to talk me back into going back to Jillian Michaels for Beginners but I goaded him into doing kettle bells.
Trying to get your husband to try something new is like “pushing someone off a cliff” or “giving a cat a bath”…difficult, yet I look forward to the challenge. Today, I managed to get him into attempting to do indoor rock climbing in Jacksonville. Yay!
After trying this workout, I disagree with the negative reviews about it. This was the most FUN dvd workout I have ever sampled. It is easy to get into for the beginner. You can up the challenge level by using a heavier kettlebell or using a 3 pound dumbbell. Beginners will love the easy moves and can go at a slower rate until they can master all the moves. Fitness aficionados can use heavier kettlebells and integrate the more advanced options offered in the workout. I love that I didn’t get bored and could keep up with Jillian and Basheera, who was doing the more advanced moves. I used a 3 pound bar bell, but I plan to go to a five or 10 pound kettlebell in the near future. The hubby used my five pound kettle bell and liked this dvd too.
Least boring – most fun dvd workout
Easy to follow moves
Time flew quickly! Fasted dvd workout I’ve done.
Challenging without being discouraging
Dumbbell or Kettlebell option
New moves I have never seen
May need to buy a heavier dumbbell or kettlebell to give a more challenging workout
Advanced level exerciser may consider this workout too easy
Need to be careful when doing some of the moves. Use proper form.
26 Mar 2013 Leave a comment
Time: 43 Minutes
Slow paced, gentler than Jillian Michael’s other workouts, and easy to follow
Advanced Options Offered
Jillian Michaels is actually comforting and very likeable in this workout
Effective. You feel like you are working out your muscles without being overwhelmed.
Not challenging for advanced and not a high calorie burn
A little boring
Personally, I like the simplicity of this workout. 6 circuits of various moves with or without weights. I did this with the hubby today. 30 Day Shred is too much for him so I thought this would be perfect. Jillian is at her most calming and understanding in this workout. She also includes advanced moves and options to use weights on some of the moves. After finishing this workout I realize it will take me some time to get back in my usual work mode.