Jillian Michaels - 30 Day Shred
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Jillian is tough--absolutely NO rest in this workout (not even for a sip of water) but that's what makes it go by so quickly, and it makes your body change, according to Jillian. You're done before you know it--but by the end you've gotten a kick butt workout and feel like you've really done something. She bases her workout on the 3-2-1 method: 3 mins strength, 2 mins cardio, 1 min abs. Her strength circuits remind me of Jari Love--compound exercises that work the upper and lower body simultaneously. The cardio is good as well: a lot of jumping, so watch those knees (she has a modifier for beginner and lower impact) And the abs is straight up ab work--a variety of crunches and twists on the floor.
This is a great workout and I find Jillian to be tough but she's pretty likeable. Be warned though: she's no-nonsense. I think it's funny when during the stretch she admits she's not flexible and struggles to reach her legs on the floor. I thought "Ha, Ha, finally something I'm better at than Jillian!" lol
If you really want to get a good workout and to jumpstart your weight loss get this DVD you will not be disappointed. It's great for those who are short on time too and want to try something new; every workout is just under 30 mins!
First some context...I am a 33 year old Asian female who has been a bit overweight for most of my adult life. I didn't weigh myself before I began my exercise journey, but I believe I was close to 160 lbs. and wore XL most of the time. However, I am not the stereotypical petite Asian as I am about 5'6, so the extra pounds on me were not too bad looking, except for the fact that I had a belly! I think this was due mostly to the fact that I never worked out before the 30 Day Shred (except for gym classes in school) and poor diet choices; I do shift work so I often ate again after work around midnight and eating chips and instant noodles weren't helping either. Also, I suffered from low self esteem for a long time, so I was also guilty of "emotional eating", eating when I wasn't really that hungry but just to feel better.
The turning point for me was in 2012 when I went on a date and the guy (whom I met online) told me blatently, "You would be a 10 in the looks dept. if it weren't for your excess weight!". I was crushed beyond belief, and afterwards when I got home, I took a long look at myself in the mirror and told myself that I had enough, and I was sick of being fat as well as constantly being told that I am (you see, I also had a lot of co-workers who were rude enough to often "remind" me that I am fat!).Read more ›
I would now give this video 5 stars. One of the comments to my review suggested that I don't wait to move up in levels, rather, I could do each level so that I am not doing the same workout again and again. THANK YOU to that person. I am now switching around levels and I love it. Level 2 and 3 are harder but I follow the "easier" version of most of the exercises and make modifications to some of the aerobic exercises that may be too hard (or that I just may not like). This is now my favorite DVD. I love it because it is hard enough to actually replace the gym... and in only 25 min.
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I didn't have much of an opinion either way on JM before this video. After this video I really like Jillian Michael's method of coaching. Read morePublished 16 hours ago by Katie
Several of my friends do this once a year to kick start bikini season!! I swear by it. You need small hand weightsPublished 3 days ago by Shauna
I LOVE Jillian Michaels. I only just started binge watching on the biggest loser (I know, I'm like 15 seasons behind lol). This DVD came quickly and is user friendly. Read morePublished 5 days ago by Kat
Great workout! I'm 2 weeks in but I dont do it everyday. There's 3 levels but level 1 is definitely a challenge for beginners. Read morePublished 5 days ago by Carolyn Lippincott
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|Is this for obese people too?||
I am about 100 pounds overweight! I got this DVD two months ago, and without making ANY changes in my diet, and doing this DVD four times a week, I've lost 20 pounds. I'm ecstatic...all of my work clothes are nearly falling off of me.
I will tell you one thing...for me, the majority of the... Read More
Oct 11, 2012 by Waiting4Zion | See all 4 posts
|Anybody injure their knee doing this workout?||
In my opinion, this is an unsafe workout primarily because of the knees, but also because of the cut-short warm-up and cool-down. I am a bit of an experienced exerciser (not that you could tell by looking at me) so I've seen a number of exercise videos in my time and learned how to listen to my... Read More
May 29, 2010 by Amazon Customer | See all 30 posts
|Did anyone lose weight with this?||
I own all of Jillian's DVDs and many others; but from someone who was 90 lbs overweight 5 years ago, I know that there is no "magical DVD" that's going to make you drop a huge amount of weight in a short time (not safely, anyway). Jillian is good, and I do like her DVDs the best, but... Read More
Jun 3, 2009 by Space Monkey | See all 51 posts
|Do you need a lot of room to do this 30 day shred?||
No. I can do it in my room, which is TINY. If you have enough room to do jumping jacks and sit ups, you're good.
Nov 13, 2012 by D. Gianferante | See all 2 posts
|What equipment is needed?||
For Level 1, all you need are some light weights. I use 3 and 5 pounds. If you are really out of shape, you may want 1 -2 pounds. If you're already really strong, you might want to go heavier. There is a cardio "jump rope" section, but you don't use an actual rope.
There is a lot... Read More
Jun 28, 2011 by murphy | See all 2 posts
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