I feel like everyone and their mom has been talking about Jillian Michaels and I finally decided to give in and give it a try. For some reason I had in my head that her videos wouldn't be a challenge- I think to me she only trains people on Biggest Loser who are exercising for the first time in their life, so I didn't see how I would benefit from her workouts.
So as usual I was pretty wrong. A little right but pretty wrong. Here's my review of the 4 Jillian Michaels videos I did this week (I know, I'm sure if I gave in and just bought the 21 Day Fix or 30 Day Shred it would be a lot more beneficial I just need to be convinced it's worth my precious dollars).
I found these videos free on youtube:
It was hard for me to find videos that weren't soo long. I've been spoiled by HIIT and only needing 30 minutes max to get my workout on. I got pretty bored during the first video (55 minutes!), but it was definitely challenging strength-wise.
The next 2 videos are a part of the 30 Day Shred program. I thought these were challenging strength-wise, but cardio-wise not so much. It was fine though, I added my own cardio moves (jumping lunges, tuck jumps, burpees) into her cardio slots and it was a great workout!
I actually really liked her yoga shred- it's 35 minutes of yoga-fied bodyweight workouts and it was pretty freaking hard! I'm no yoga pro but this seemed more like a workout that kind of incorporates some yoga moves into it, not actually a yoga workout but whatevs, it's a good workout! The only thing I really didn't like were her odd comments ("Who's your daddy, Bea? WHO'S YOUR DADDY, BEA? BEA'S YOUR DADDY!!") that were pretty much non-stop. But hey, Jillian's intense and that's what's bringin her the bread so clearly it's working for some people. Sidenote: I've been trying to start exercising in the mornings and my pre-coffee self does not have patience for Jillian's intensity. Just something to think about..
All in all, they're good workouts and I definitely don't mind modifying what doesn't fit for me!
Have you done Jillian Michaels workout plans? What do you think about them? What is your favorite online fitness resource?
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