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 ›
Most Recent Customer Reviews
The video itself is pretty good. The routines & forms are good, but something about the way Jillian talks or the tone of her voice is very annoying. Read morePublished 1 day ago by Jen
Very good workout with video. I did the beginner part and definitely sweating when I go done. She pushes you in the video and you feel a good burn in the end. Read morePublished 1 day ago by Amy
She kills me but I love this workout video! So motivating and 30 mins goes by quick!!Published 1 day ago by Nicole M.
I bought this to help me get in shape. I loved Jillian when she was the trainer on Biggest Loser so I feel like I can follow along with her workouts. Read morePublished 5 days ago by Rachel Barth
Jillian is casual and friendly in her instruction
I like the video, keeps me motivated, well when I'm motivated :-)