i am about 85 pounds overweight and i wanted to try a good weight loss dvd after seeing the biggest loser i wanted to try a jillian workout since she helped them lose so much weight...but is this for people who need to lose 10-20 pounds or what? what do you recommend?
I am about 100 pounds overweight! I got this DVD two months ago, and without making ANY changes in my diet, and doing this DVD four times a week, I've lost 20 pounds. I'm ecstatic...all of my work clothes are nearly falling off of me.
I will tell you one thing...for me, the majority of the moves are a little too difficult. But that's okay...you can move at your own pace. My fiance (who is my #1 supporter in this journey to lose weight) was a little tickled at my attempts to do the jumping jacks. At first, I was kinda just moving my arms up and down and moving one leg to the side. LOL! It was a mess, but just keep at it. After the first week, I was actually able to do a few of the jumping jacks. I can't wait to see the transformations as I keep up with it. I wish you the best!
YES obese ppl can easily do this work out. There is no corodination needed either to do this one. Im 60lb overweight and i do this work out easily 5 days a week, Jillian gives very specific instructions on how to do exercises correctly and there is a modification for most of the moves available. WORD OF CAUTION: Do NOT do the jumping jacks. At all, esp when overweight. Honestly i wld think a trained professional wld know better than to subject ppls knees to such huge levels of pressure. Jumping jacks are NO MORE PRODUCTIVE than running on the spot for cardio fitness. It is sheer madness to jump into the air and land suddenly on straight legs with all your weight hitting your knees. Just crazy. I skip the jumping jacks and run super fast on the spot or do skip rope moves instead. So much safer and hugley reducing a chance of injury. My fitness has improved 100% and im losing weight so it still works fine :) Good Luck
I'm 100 lbs overweight and not only do I do the shred, but I can now do the jumping jacks. Jillian says she has 400 lb people that can do them. This 1st time I could hardly do 5 of them and so I just would do the arm movements but sort of walk in place with my legs. Each day I was able to do a little more of them. Now 10 days later I can do 100 of them in ONE day! And I'm still 80 lbs overweight. My weight loss is due to following weight watchers AND working out. I'm about to start shred level 2 and I've heard it's the hardest level. YIKES! I am NOT going to give up!
Yes, I'm 100 pounds over weight and on my first week with this. I can do the exercises with no problem. I have a problem with one of the stretches, but that is because even when I was in shape I was not very flexible. Just start with the modified on level 1 and you should be fine. The exercises are tough, but she throws in those little reminders and motivators and I still fill fine at the end. Yes, I was sore, but everything works fine still..