Jillian Michaels for Beginners - Frontside / Backside
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WOW I WISH I HAD THIS BEFORE I GOT 30 DAY SHRED!
A lot of the moves in this are similar to those in level one of 30 Day Shred, Ripped in 30, No More Trouble Zones, and Banish Fat Boost Metabolism, just slowed down so you can get the form right. If you want to start somewhere, it's here. Work with these workouts for the first month, then pick up the 30 Day Shred and start on level one. You'll have more confidence and endurance! To this day my favorite Jillian DVD is Banish Fat Boost Metabolism. It has the best calorie burn for your time, but I had to work up to it. You can do it! Good luck!
This circuit training DVD includes two work outs: front side and back side, the warm up is at the beginning of each of the 6 circuits. Repeat each circuit exercise three times. Do front side work out one day and then the back side work out the following day.
This DVD is the PREQUEL to "30 Day Shred" and other Jillian videos. An excellent education, attention to form and visualizing the muscles working. No drive to the gym, you can exercise in a minute from thought to action! Jillian gives modifications, low impact and advanced ways to do the moves so you can tailor to your situation.
Front Side Work Out:
Circuit One: Warm up with jumping jacks, squats, and push ups. Repeat two more times.
Circuit Two: Warm up with marching in place, bench dips and king squats. Repeat two more times.
Circuit Three: Warm up with jump rope, chest flies chest press and sumo squats. Repeat two more times.
Circuit Four: Warm up with jumping jacks, chair squats with arm raises, and shoulder presses. Repeat two more times.
Circuit Five: Warm up by marching in place, tricep kickbacks, shoulder press. Repeat two times.
Circuit Six (Shoulder): Warm up with jump rope, lateral raises for the shoulders, triceps extensions and plank. Repeat two more times.Read more ›
I have some restrictions on exercises from my doctor and a couple of the things she does is on the restricted list but that is an uncommon situation. The exercises are basic and not advanced and most people could easily do them.
The other thing I like about this tape is that being very overweight, the exercises are such that my weight does not make them too hard to do. Sometimes my belly gets in the way. Jillian did a great job of setting this up for those of us who really need a beginner work out.
Jillian is highly instructional and encouraging in this DVD. There is a friendly, helpful atmosphere. She's a regular chatterbox, talking us through each move and giving suggestions and recommendations. The workouts are in sections, each demonstrated by one of the contestants from past episodes of The Biggest Loser. These are not people with 'perfect' model bodies, so it was less intimidating. They were once unable to do these, so there is hope for me. Jillian "assigns" several short exercises and then they do them several times, often demonstrating (with a sense of humor) several options viewers can use as they get stronger.
I took advantage of the sections using weights, since I haven't used them for a long time and wanted to start again as a beginner. I don't do jumping jacks or push-ups, but after seeing them demonstrated here in such a non-threatening way, maybe I might try the push-ups one of these days.
I like this DVD. It isn't overwhelming. It's do-able.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
It came used, case was previously opened and the disc had a huge Crack all the way down one side.Published 2 days ago by Amazon Customer
Great for a beginner that hasn't exercised in a while but experienced will get frustrated and bored .Published 8 days ago by tnicholson10
This is perfect for starting out. It's exactly what I was looking for. Tried it one day and I've been sore for 2 days now but a good sore lolPublished 1 month ago by becauseIMhappy
Great for beginners - form is emphasized. Workout consists of six circuits; three moves are repeated twice. Each routine takes about 45-60 min. Read morePublished 3 months ago by Jayley
I used this DVD after I had not stepping into a gym in a decade. I tried other workout DVDs before it, but they all required moves I didn't know how to do and went far to fast for... Read morePublished 3 months ago by R. Cohen
This is a really great workout. I was in shape but have fallen off the exercise wagon hardcore because I am so busy. Read morePublished 6 months ago by Kim
Do not be fooled by "beginners" a great DVD but I workout a little more than a beginner and it was still pretty tough. Read morePublished 10 months ago by kristin