For all those who have not heard about the 30 day shred - where have you been? I think that the '30 day shred' workout DVD is the most coveted workout DVD on fashion and beauty blogs!
For those who actually don't know what it is - it is a workout DVD that involves only 20 minutes of exercise. There are three levels. You're meant to do this DVD for 30 days, doing level 1 for 10 days, level 2 for another 10 days and level 3 for another!
Each 20 minute work out contains:
- One 2 minute warm-up
- Three 6 minute circuits featuring:
- 3 minutes strength
- 2 minutes cardio
- 1 minute abs
- One 2 minute cool down.
The DVD is by Jillian Michaels, the trainer in 'The biggest loser USA'.
Here is my previous blog post on the 30 days shred.
I haven't really tried many workout dvds.. only Davina Fit and Bollyrobics (this is utter crap lol) but 30 day shred is the winner, hands down. I love how Jillian Michaels gets to the point. She really motivates you and makes you wanna work out and lose the weight.
Let me summarise the different levels:
This is in no doubt, my favourite level. I used to find this really difficult, when I first did it I could barely feel my legs. Even though I find it kinda easy now, I still feel toned the next day and I feel that it's a nice, moderate exercise. There are some really tough moves that I have not yet mastered - one being the push up. I can barely do two push ups :( Like with all the levels, there are two trainers with Jillian.. one doing a slightly easier workout and the other doing the intensive one. I can do most of the intensive moves in the level.
This is my least favourite level. It is so,so much harder than level one! Even though I have done it about twenty times.. I still struggle! I still end up collapsed on the floor! I find that this is the level that will make you feel exhausted and it also involves the most cardio-vascular work! It is really tough - the strength and the cardio. I tend to be ok with cardio - I find it the easiest out of abs and strength but this level involves lots of plank moves, which i hate! Plank moves involve you being on all fours and moving your legs - I hate it, but it is highly effective!
This is the last level, and to be honest it is not as bad as level 2! When I first tried level 3 I swore to myself that I would never do it again. It was sooo immense. Two weeks later, I tried it again and it wasn't that bad. Some of the moves will make you howl in pain but I find that it gives me amazing results the next day. I look noticeably more toned! I would not do this more than once a week though - I feel that it would make my arm muscles really bulky! I don't want big biceps thank you very much - just a slight definition would suffice.
Method: I do this every other day - changing levels, e.g one day I will do level 1, the day after that I would do level 3 and so on. You also need some hand weights and a mat (if you're working out on a hard surface) to do the workouts.
Has it made a difference to your body? - yes! I have been trying to lose weight since last November, and my weight loss would have been much slower in progression without this DVD. The fact that it is only 20 minutes leaves no excuse. What is 20 minutes (actually it's 27 mins cos Jillian explains everything but all in all you're working out for a mere 20 minutes). I like the fact that there is interval training involved - this helps you burn fat faster. My body does look kinda toned - my waist line has shrunk. There seems to be more definition in my body. Don't worry - you won't end up in bulky arms... just avoid doing level 3 a lot and you'll be fine :)
Would you recommend it? - DEFINITELY. It is amazing. If you don't believe me, go on Amazon and look at all of the wonderful reviews. The dvd only costs £5.99! That's nothing considering it will have a huge impact on your health.
As much as I love this dvd.. I feel that my body has become used to it - my weight is plateuing. I want to venture out in the DVD workout world. I do love Jillian's Style therefore I recently purchased 'Banish Fat Boost Metabolism' by her. I have not received this yet, but I will do a first impressions review as soon as I use it. I would also love 'No more trouble zones' by Jillian, but Amazon keep changing the prices! It used to be £11.99 and now it is suddenly £15.99 - I know I'll probably get it anyway but 16 is a lot for a work out dvd!
Hope you found this review somewhat useful!
Love from Roshas xxx
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