Here is a quick overview of Jillian Michael’s 30 Day Shredworkout video for you before I get started posting my experience over the next 30 days.
As many of you know, Jillian Michaels is one of the trainers from The Biggest Loser TV show. I really enjoy her training style on the hit show so I knew this workout was definitely something I wanted to try. I noticed that the 30 Day Shred was a very popular topic a few months ago in the blogosphere and everyone seemed to be doing the workout. I decided to buy it due to the rave reviews I found online. Many of those people that said they did the workout mentioned losing a fair amount of weight and inches so that got me really quite excited. I am definitely hoping to lose both! I will be doing other workouts in addition to the 30 Day Shred so I can’t really base my numbers on the 30 Day Shred alone.
There are 3 levels to this workout video (10 days at each level) and each workout is approximately 20 minutes in length. The circuit is divided into 3 minutes of strength moves, 2 minutes cardio and 1 minute abs. The 3-2-1 formula is supposed to be effective at getting the fat off and building lean muscle.
When I first received the DVD, I wanted to see what it was all about so I watched the intro and a bit of each of the levels. My initial opinion was that is seemed simple enough because it’s moves I have done before but it still looked like a good workout (notice I didn’t say easy!)
I like the fact that in the video they demonstrate different options like making a modified version of various moves possible and I really like that Jillian gives good instruction on proper form for the moves. It seems like the workout is geared more towards women but I’m sure men could benefit from the 30 Day Shred as well. The biggest thing I question if it’s really OK to do this workout for a full 30 Days in a row without giving your body a break. I plan on listening to my body no matter what!
The only items you’ll need during the 30 Day Shred workout are hand weights and a mat if you’re using a hard surface. Pretty simple!
I’m looking forward to seeing what kind of results I get from this workout. And accomplishing something for 30 days straight will feel great too.
Have you done the 30 Day Shred? Please feel free to share your experience.
If you would like to get started too, you can purchase Jillian Michaels 30 Day Shred through Amazon.
I’ll be posting a 30 Day Shred case study so be on the lookout as I take you through my experience of this workout video. At the end of the 30 days, I will write a full review of the 30 Day Shred workout as well.
Edited to add: Here is the link to my full review of Jillian Michael’s 30 Day Shred workout video.
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I haven’t tried the 30 Day Shred DVD but it sounds like a great program. I especially like the fact that you only need hand weights and a mat to do it. I’ll be following your updates for sure!
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I’m with you on “listening to your body” and no overdoing it. To push yourself to the limits and cause an injury would defeat your purpose and cause a major setback in many areas.
If her DVD is anything like the drills she puts those folks thru on “The Biggest Loser”, I’m sure it’s brutal . . . but effective.
Keep us posted!
Sherri, so far so good on the program!
Iris, you are totally correct about the injuries. I had enough over the last few months, I have to be careful. Jillian isn’t as brutal in this DVD LOL