Jillian Michaels: Shred-It With Weights
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Intrigued, I immediately went to my local Tarjay and bought a 15 pound GoFit kettlebell for 40 Georges. GoFit 15-Pound Red Kettlebell with Vinyl Coating, Iron Core Training DVD and Exercise Booklet The kettlebell came with 2 DVD's: Iron Core Kettlebell (tutorial DVD) and Iron Core Kettlebell Express Volume 3 DVD, both by Sarah Lurie. The tutorial DVD is great, but her voice is annoying (it sounds like she's talking to a 2 year old), and the workout DVD has only a few moves that are done over and over again.
So I bought every other kettlebell DVD I could afford, and they were not cheap! Pavel's From Russia With Tough Love is an excellent tutorial and it's still my go-to reference for remembering how to do each move. But it doesn't have a follow along workout, which I really need. The Kettlebell Goddess Workout by Andrea DuCane is boring and wooden. I would rather watch grass grow.Read more ›
Jillian is exciting and infectious. I do not care for her adjustable kettlebell, but that is my thing since I have from 13# to 35# for different workouts, but to get the maximum of this workout a kettlbell is a must. Using a standard dumbell will not get you the results that you need and will probably not have you sweat much, so if you like the exercises investing in a kettlebell is a must.
I like that this is like a quick express workout. The workout is around 20 minutes and hits what needs to be hit. Another great workout is the GoFit Kettlebells Iron Core Express DVD Volume 3. This workout is around that time span but does the same sequence 3 times in rapid fashion.
Jillian is bringing a true cardio/strength combo workout that has been around for centuries to the masses, but along with this comes responsiblity.
Cons. First, there is problem with Jillian's form. One thing that is a must for any kettlebell workout is form. Why? You can easily hurt yourself. I know that she is trying to make this workout more available for the masses, but using a dumbell won't get you there. I do understand that folks want to try the workout with dumbells before investing in a kettlebell, but you won't get the intensity and same workout as you notice from reviews on here already.Read more ›
You could say I am a Jillian groupie. I love JM's DVDs. So far I have mastered 30 Day Shred, No More Trouble Zones, Banish Fat Boost Metabolism, and Yoga Meltdown. However, my muscles have gotten pretty used to these workouts, so I was beyond excited to get a new workout to try. Luckily I already had a 10 lb kettlebell at home, though I was confused as to what weight I would need to begin with (on a fitness scale of 1-10, I am about a 7.5).
This is the reason I did not give all five stars: I did not feel there was enough information to give people a general idea about what size kettlebell to use prior to use. JM touts her 20lb "adjustable" kettlebell in the video - which retails about $100. Give me a break, who can afford that? She definitely did not use all 20lbs on Level 1 -- she looked like she used about 8-10lbs. Most of us will need to commit to a single-weight kettlebell. It would have been nice to get an estimate on what to start on. Otherwise, it was a great workout in itself.
Yes, you can use a 3-8 lb weight with this DVD (however, since you are using your entire body to move the weight, I would suggest leaning toward the heavier end if you want results), but you might want to splurge for a kettlebell. My 10 lb kettlebell on Level 1 tonight was perfect. I worked up a sweat reminiscent of the early 30 Day Shred days, and the entire workout from warmup to cooldown is just shy of 30 minutes.Read more ›
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I love love love this DVD. The workouts are killer but not to the point of impossible. This has definitely made my arms stronger already not to mention all the calories you burn. Read morePublished 9 days ago by amy Dent
I really felt this video could have been done better. As a regular weight training gym enthusiast from lasses like Les Mills body pump and beach body videos, I was disappointed... Read morePublished 11 days ago by Amazon Customer
I am in LOVE with kettle bell work outs. And this Dvd is a perfect workout. It's 20 minutes and gets the job done. Read morePublished 11 days ago by Ashley MccLintock
Definitely gives and excellent workout. Keeps moving along at a good pace. Love it.Published 14 days ago by J. Bennett
My first workout video! Whipped my butt into shape. Started with a 5lb kettlebell, now I use a 20lb. Feels like you're going to die in the beginning, but STICK with it!!! Read morePublished 15 days ago by Dannae Nicole Pietrick
Holy cow level 2 kicked my behind and level one was efficient for a non beginner. After level one I was so sore I had to take pain meds for a day it was horrible lol. Read morePublished 15 days ago by breezi
Absolutely love the fun, effective workouts and Jillian is so funny ; I just love her, and she makes sure you perform the moves correctly. Read morePublished 22 days ago by AJ