Jillian Michaels Kickbox FastFix
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In all workouts, each exercise is done for about 30 seconds. Ms. Michael moves fast and you do need some space to move your body and kick your legs. The workouts got my heart pumping and my body sweating. Finally, as others have mentioned, both sides of the body are not always worked evenly, (but I think that's normal in regular kickboxing, where one side is more dominant than the other).
Here are the time outlines.
Workout 1 (20:59)
Workout 2 (20:47)
Workout 3 (21:57)
Here are the breakdowns for the first two workouts.
Workout 1 is the only workout which uses a pair of 8 pound dumbbells. Each round is repeated twice.Read more ›
Update 3/8/12: I did Level 2 (Lower Body) this morning and LOVED it! Like the other levels the time flies by and it's never boring. I felt so energized when I was finished and I was sweating a lot so I know I burned a bunch of calories. I really liked the backward lunge/forward kick combo. The dreaded jump squats make an appearance and even though I hate them I'm glad they're on there because they are so effective. This DVD is one of Jillian's best for sure.
1. Each exercise is very short. She says 30 seconds, but it usually seems like only 15 or so. By the time you get the hang of the move you are done. Then there is a break while she tells you the next move, so you are just standing there.
2. There are two circuits, but she works the same side on each circuit. You have to remind yourself to switch sides without her prompting you if you want a balanced workout.
3. Weird choreography. I felt that with some of the exercises it was difficult to understand the moves. I am not a fan of dancing videos because of their difficult choreography, and in a video like this where a move is done for such a short amount of time, there is no point in having complicated moves. Simple exercises can be just as efficient.
4. Incorrect names for moves. At one point she does a squat/duck but calls it a block, which is confusing. When she does upper cuts, she punches way too high, so her elbow is by her face and her hand is above her head. I'm not a martial artist but I've been to zillions of kickboxing classes and I've never seen anything like that.
I also purchased this video on Amazon Instant Video, which had some drawbacks. First, the video quality was really bad; it looked like TV from the 1970s. Second, from reading others' reviews it looks like there is a tutorial on form, but that wasn't part of the instant video. For someone who is new to kickboxing that would make this already frustrating video even more frustrating.Read more ›
Most Recent Customer Reviews
I love Jillian Michaels are I enjoy her workouts. I also can feel the workout once I'm done. Great work out dvd.Published 2 days ago by Natalie M
Grear workout! I often do 2 segments one day and then 1 segment the next mixed with 20 minutes of other workouts ever. Read morePublished 8 days ago by Jami L. Kaltenbronn
I loveeeee this workout dvd right here, it is amazing, best part it is 20 minutes, the upper body is bomb.com. Read morePublished 9 days ago by benespace
I love her workouts and this is one of my favorites. The first dvd I received was cracked but they were great about sending me a new one very quickly.Published 10 days ago by Meg
Love the fast little workout! It seems you are not doing too much, until your sore muscles remind you a few hours after. Read morePublished 13 days ago by Amazon Customer
I wasn't sure what to expect. Had this for awhile before I finally started using it. I like it because it has three different 20 minute videos. Read morePublished 19 days ago by Bridget
Good for someone learning kickboxing for the first time. Easy to follow workout.Published 1 month ago by dtay
Love her workout videos. She means business. I see results with all her videos.Published 1 month ago by Ms. Wings