Get ripped, flat abs in 6 weeks with America's toughest trainer, Jillian Michaels. Forget boring sit-ups - Jillian's ab-shredding system will chisel the midsection with her winning combination of core-focused cardio circuits and ab-toning exercises. 6 WEEK SIX-PACK includes two dynamic 30-minute workouts plus warm-ups and cooldowns. Start with Level 1 for three weeks, then advance to Level 2 for increased intensity and fat burn. Stick with it and see dramatic results!
My wife is addicted to Jillian Michaels - anything and everything you puts out is real and honest - but she's tough too - and you get results. Any / all of her videos and training regimes are HIGHLY recommended!
Am two days away from Six weeks, and I got Abs to show for it! To be fair, I already had abs from doing TaeBo (Billy Blanks) workouts. But I needed them to pop out and get more definition, and I achived just that. This is my first ever Jillian Michaels workout and I wasn't sure I would like it, thought it would be too "girly" and easy. Boy was I wrong! And I loved every single drop of sweat, every muscle burn...I wanted a challenge, this dvd gave me that.
My endurance level is between intermediate to advanced, so I did all the moves within that range, except. ...Side planks and T kicks. Those I did on my elbow, the entire Six weeks. The down side to this was skin chaffing on my elbows and my tail borne (from floor work). If you are going to "phone it in" using your elbows, buy some elbow pads, though mine is healed up already.
I have one pound weighted gloves that I wear in all my workouts, then I added my 2lb dumb bells, they were too lights so I bought 4 lb ones, not too heavy, not too light...I could have gone for the 8 lb but I didn't want to strain too much.
Level one isn't what I expected, thought it would be easy, wrong! Probably 95% of this level is on the mat/carpet and you will sweat! I love love love Level 2 (just because there isn't much floor work. Though this dvd says Abs, it's a total body workout and you barely need to supplement with another cardio workout, though I did add an extra 45 mins (both levels, total of 60 mins) in conjunction with a TaeBo Buns workout. After day one, my body was aching, but not anywhere near my tummy. ..this is because I had already been on an Abs workout for a month prior. My aches were on my butt and thighs and legs. Also, if you don't do any arm workout, you will feel the burn in your arms, too much planking on this dvd. Even though I have completed six weeks, I have fallen in love with this workout and I think I'll keep going at it, or give it rotation after one week. I started with my weight at 137lb, by the end of sis weeks I am at 130lbs. Am 5'10" tall so I can weight less than 128lbs, for that reason I will go easy on myself but I could lose more weight if I keep going..I don't want to lose any more. My point is, you can not only gain Abs with this work out, you will lose weight too. Of course you have to eat clean, am normally a clean eater but I losen up on weekends, still enjoy my weekend wine too.
Reading reviews here (that said this was too hard, and they were right), plus watching a clip of Level 1 on YouTube convinced me to give this a try. So glad I did it, I have officially jumped on the Jillian Michaels band wagon, purchased 3 more of her dvds.
One one thing I can't stand in this dvd ; PLANK MOGULS! DECK! ON THE FLOOR! NOW! (She reduces you/me, to a child with this yelling. I hate being yelled at Jillian! )
If you are looking for a challenge or just something new, Abs...give this dvd a try. You don't have to be perfect at these moves, customize to your fitness level. There are no rests in between, but I get why she did this, to keep your heart rate going. The 30 mins per level go by so fast! I do both. Happy workoutholic here!
The disk I received was in good condition, but getting through one workout was hard enough for me and I'm 125 lbs 5'8" & skinny. I could only do it once and then I was done. If you want a really hardcore workout, then you should buy this!:)
Did this workout with my little brother and got so fit and strong. Used as cross training to supplement my running and it made me a more balanced runner. Didn't use every day so I dod not get a six pack XP
This is a good video but I don't think by itself will give you huge amount of results (unless you go from doing nothing to doing this everyday). It incorporates some cardio, core exercises and abs in a 30 minute duration. I found it to be fast paced and interesting enough to keep my attention. As I mentioned I don't think it'll give you a 6 pack by itself but a nice addition to a fitness regimen.
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This dvd is tough. I have sciatic nerve damage and want to strengthen my core to help with my back issues. Boy oh boy, is this killer. I recommend it as a great rotation with other ab workouts. You will definitely see results.
I really enjoy this work out. I've been doing it for 3 weeks but haven't been able to get a full 5 days each week, more like 4. I have already noticed a difference (Level 1 only). I was going to the gym 3/4 days a week, doign cardio, lifting, ab workouts, and just didn't see much result after losing a couple lbs. I could'nt do the 1 sideplank the 1st couple of times, but can do the advance version now w/no problem! i honestly thought i would never be able to do that bc i have a bad wrist, from breaking it about 5yrs ago, and it just never fully recovering, so I am so happy that I can do this! My abs are tightning, not alot, but I dont feel as "loose" as before, so I know if I keep this up, it will keep getting better. Also w/my knees, which have always been bad (2 surgeries), I do the lunges slowly and no so advance but I do feel more strength then when I first started. I feel so much stronger all around. I should really do the full 5days/wk, then i KNOW i would see awesome results. I am going to move up to level 2 after this wk because the only downside is that I am getting bored w/the same routine every week. I ordered another DVD of hers, and will order more.. that will help avoid boredom. so much less $$ than the gym!! thanks Jillian!