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The Biggest Winner: How to Win by Losing - The Complete Body Workout (Shape Up: Front / Shape Up: Back / Cardio Kickbox / Maximize: Full Frontal / Maximize: Back in Action) (2006)

Jillian Michaels  |  NR |  DVD
4.1 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (426 customer reviews)

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  • Actors: Jillian Michaels
  • Format: Box set, Color, NTSC
  • Language: English
  • Region: Region 1 (U.S. and Canada only. Read more about DVD formats.)
  • Aspect Ratio: 1.33:1
  • Number of discs: 5
  • Rated: NR (Not Rated)
  • Studio: Genius Entertainment
  • DVD Release Date: December 20, 2005
  • Average Customer Review: 4.1 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (426 customer reviews)
  • ASIN: B000BT99CK
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #106,215 in Movies & TV (See Top 100 in Movies & TV)

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Editorial Reviews

Jillian Michaels, TV’s toughest fitness guru, delivers a high-energy workout designed to keep viewers on track with their fitness and weight loss goals! Each of these high intensity DVDs will help get viewers moving, accelerate their fat-burning potential, and tone muscles through a series of creative cardio and weight training sessions. Her self-affirming blueprint for weight loss breathes life into her viewers’ workout regimen through genuine, supportive guidance backed by her impressive credentials. Jillian Michaels holds personal training certificates from the renowned National Endurance and Strength Training Association (NESTA) and the American Fitness Association of America (AFAA) certification program. Additionally, Ms. Michaels has extensive experience in the martial arts practice of Muay Thai and Akarui-Do, in which she holds a black belt. Ms. Michaels was recognized by The American College of Sports Medicine (ACSM) for her accomplishments in both Advanced Exercise Nutrition and Supplementation for Training and Performance.

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282 of 287 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Thirty Minutes of Booty Kicking Hard Work January 2, 2006
By Namaste
I am happy with my purchase. Each workout is roughly 30 minutes each. They are broken down into a warm up, two different routinues using upper and lower body together with cardio, and a cool down/stretch. The cardio is a lot of jumping (think jumping jacks, etc.) What I really like about the workouts is that they are time efficient. I feel like I got a workout in 30 minutes and she combines upper and lower boday together. Maybe I'm crazy but I am starting to see a difference after 7 workouts. If you liked Jillian on the Biggest Loser, you'll like her on the DVDs. Her personality is the same.

Why I gave the DVDs 4: There are no demos of the exercises, so if you are not familiar with the exercises in her book (Winning By Losing) you might want to watch the DVDs before you do them or to see what the modified version of the exercise is. I believe she mentions that in the intro as well. Also, there a lot of jumping. I read in another person's review that that can be bad for joint problems, so something to consider.

Overall, I am very pleased with my purchase. I would recommend this to a friend and I will probably buy it as a gift for someone in the future.
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223 of 233 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Tough/Effective Workout January 1, 2006
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I like many enjoyed the Biggest Loser show; that is why I bought these DVD's. I must say I am delighted with the results I am getting by doing these workouts, even though they push me to my limits. I can not see a beginner doing these, without modification you start where you are and work up to it. I am a workout animal but Jillian puts me to shame. This has been the only workout that has taken my fat percentage down.
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69 of 73 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Whipped into shape -- FAST! December 28, 2005
I have never done a workout from Jillian Michaels before, and I have to say it: she totally kicked my butt! I've been bored with my workouts, and this is just what I needed. It's a short workout, but very intense. You don't stop for 30 minutes! In conjunction with a 30 minute cardio workout, you have the perfect routine. If you are a beginner, however, you might want to try Jillian's "Shape-Up" DVDs first.
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207 of 233 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars Not what I expected but definitely a challenging workout! December 15, 2005
When I first read the description of this DVD, I thought it was going to be a weight training workout. When I actually got the DVD, I found a very different workout than I expected. It is a very intense cardio workout during which you do some upper body weight training. However, because of the pace and how the weights are used in some parts of the workout (i.e, overhead), I had to go down from the usual 5 lb. hand weights I use for home workouts to the 2-pounders in order to keep up. Now that I've done the workout once, I know that I could keep my 5-pounders nearby and switch to those for standard weight-training exercises such as tricep kickbacks, but keep the 2-pounders for aerobic movements with weights.

I exercise 5 days a week and do a combination of cardio, weight training and toning, so I'm in relatively good shape. However, I am still about 35 pounds overweight (not to mention over age 50), so I found some of the cardio movements (mountain climbers, plyos, etc.) either too tough or too fast to keep up with. I got through the entire workout, which was a half-hour I believe, but I had to do some alternative movements here and there. (P.S. You need an aerobic step for this workout--she uses it as an aerobic step and also to lay on to do some weight work, etc.)

No doubt about it, Jillian is tough. I truly believe that, if I was physically able to do this workout exactly as offered, I would see results. However, that unfortunately isn't the case. As a result, the workout had the effect of making me feel like a failure instead of inspiring and motivating me. That's not Jillian's fault--I'm just saying that it makes sense for me to spend my money on workouts that energize me and lift me up instead of making me feel like I'm not good or strong enough.
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58 of 62 people found the following review helpful
A short workout that packs a punch and will whip you up in shape!

If you like endurance weight training with short cardio bursts then you will enjoy these workouts! I have all 4 of Jillian's endurance strength training DVDS and they are very good especially when combined with 30-45 mins. cardio. The Maximize Full Frontal DVD is a little more intense than Jillian's Shape Up Front DVD; it has more core work, more one-leg moves and the cardio segments always use dumbbells. The Maximize Back In Action DVD is also a little more intense than Jillian's Shape Up Backside DVD; it has more core work, harder exercises and additional power moves. All 4 DVDs are an excellent buy and since they are all short workouts, you can easily combine them with cardio for a well-rounded 60 minute workout. Note: You will not like Jillian's workouts if you prefer to go heavy with weights.
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34 of 36 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Take a Deep Breath... March 23, 2006
So first off, I absolutely could careless to write reviews - but I had to chime in on this one. I binge-bought about ten workout DVD's a few months ago, and could say I wasted my money or got a great deal. I probably use two of the DVD's, one being this one I use almost everyday. If I go to a gym I can be on an elliptical for two hours and not break a sweat. In this DVD, I am sweating profusely after ten minutes. It is fabulous because you are getting such a powerful workout within a period of thirty minutes (I lead a busy life and cannot hit the gym for two hours every other day). Beware though that it is very tough, there are no rest periods, and have a bottle of water (or two) ready to go. This is what you should be spending your money on folks.
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Most Recent Customer Reviews
5.0 out of 5 stars get your sweat on with Julian once again
the DVD came as described the DVD itself I thought it was excellent and you definitely do get a huge sweat I love it. Read more
Published 1 month ago by Pami B.
4.0 out of 5 stars workout your body
Its a great workout i was impress on how much it cost it was a great deal and I will buy more workout DVDs soon like the zumba dvd
Published 2 months ago by angela
4.0 out of 5 stars Good workout
These videos are great. My wife used them for a few months. The workouts are difficult but reasonable. My wife is a big fan of the Biggest Loser.
Published 5 months ago by FCC
5.0 out of 5 stars Excellent
I would recommend this dvd to anyone who want to put a effort in to lose weight. don't think is easy. but it works
Published 5 months ago by June Smith
5.0 out of 5 stars Awesome workout
My husband bought this DVD for me and I love it! I can't say enough positive things about Jillian Michaels. Every DVD I have ever worked out to has really worked me out. Read more
Published 5 months ago by Trixy
3.0 out of 5 stars this is early Jillian
I have all her DVDs . currently Jillian does aa lot of High Impact Intensity Training. This is not in that style so don't expect it. Good length. Read more
Published 6 months ago by Lifesofine
5.0 out of 5 stars Excellent!!!
Excellent!!! A great way to shop... I recomended for everyone. You get what you want without moving from ypur home
Published 6 months ago by Maie W. Coronado
5.0 out of 5 stars You are going to sweat.
I literally feel like I've lost 10pounds after doing this exercise. It makes me sweat everywhere. Also, the moves are not that complicated. Overall I love Jillian Michael's DVDs.
Published 7 months ago by Freckles
3.0 out of 5 stars good
This is ok i"m not a huge fan of Jillian's exercises i do like the boxing one but not a fan of the others.
Published 7 months ago by Lorraine Butler
4.0 out of 5 stars workout
purchased this workout pkg. for myself. I haven't worked out in awhile and the gyms were getting to pricey. nice variety of workouts that target all your areas.
Published 8 months ago by cynderella66
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is this set closed captioned or subtitled for the deaf?
Unfortunately the set is not closed captioned nor English subtitled.
Oct 1, 2008 by Steph B. |  See all 6 posts
Yes! She seems really nervous. I don't get the awkward laughter. Was there some joke I missed? I did this workout after 30 day shred which is much more polished and professional. However, I did really enjoy the workout :)
Oct 23, 2008 by G. Windle |  See all 5 posts
I don't know what your fitness level is, but I bought SLIM IN 6 by Debbie Seibers a few years ago and I still love it. It has 3 different levels of workouts along with a section that focuses on the ABS called Slim & 6 pack, and a section that focuses on stretching Slim & Limber. I find The Slim... Read more
Jan 9, 2009 by Aysha Bailey |  See all 2 posts
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