Post # 1
so, i bought jillian michaels shred today and i was wondering if any other bees who are in generally good shape just looking to jiggle less as i like to call it have had success with it.
im just over five foot eight and about a size four. i was working out six days a week at the gym until two weeks ago when i found out i need to start physical therapy three times a week for twelve weeks for my back. though the therapist says i can continue to work out without hurting my back any more i just dont have the time to go to the gym and do physical therapy…so i picked up the shred.
i loved the results i was getting from my hardcore gym routine, i just do not have the time right now and after day one of the shred im skeptical of whether this program will have huge results for someone who isnt over weight, just looking to look better.
anyone out there like me who either has had results with the shred or has a different program to recommend…
Post # 3
OMG! First of all, I am 5′ and 115-120lbs and I would consider myself in good shape. I love going to the gym to lift weights and do cardio and whatnot. But I have to say that I think I like Jillian Michaels better than going to the gym. It is a perfect complete workout in a compressed amount of time. I mentioned it in a few other posts, but I actually like the “No more trouble zones” better because I think it gives you a better total body workout than the shred, which I think would be better for someone who is in better shape. The NMTZ is 40-45min though I think. But I really feel like I had such a better and more efficient workout with that than if I spend 2-3 hours in the gym doing cardio and weights. And I saw better and faster results too. I would definitely recommend it!
Post # 4
@princessleia: thanks for the recommendation…i think im gonna stick with the shred for now while im getting used to physical therapy which i do exercise in, just not hardcore, then i will try nmtz.
Post # 5
I started shred a week ago, and while I’m NOT in good shape, one thing I keep hearing is that Levels 2 and 3 are a LOT harder than Level 1.
I still pant and puff through Level 1 after a week, but if it’s already easy for you (and you’re following Natalie and have great form – I was amazed on day 3 how much more pain I was in when I really focused on getting my butt back and not letting my knees come forward in like every other exercise), consider moving up to Level 2 sooner. While 10 days in each level may be the assumed ‘norm’, if it’s not meeting your needs, she says on the video to move up when you’re ready. If you’re ready, go for it!
The truth is going to be that you’re NOT putting in hours a day anymore. You’re putting in 20 minutes. And while this 20 minutes may take the place of hours at the gym for someone like me, who half asses around and doesn’t know how to work out appropriately, if you were already going really hardcore and using your time wisely, this IS going to be a decrease.
That said, if you only HAVE 20 minutes a day to devote at this point, I personally can’t imagine a better workout in that short of a time. It’s better than nothing, right?
Post # 6
@ddw: yeah, i usually would be actively working out for about an hour and a half at the gym, so this will be a decrease. and i would take hour long classes that were like the shred in the way they were set up.
im gonna stick with level one for now, and see how i feel in a few days. i did go for a run after yesterdays workout because i didnt feel like there was enough cardio for my goals and i think i will continue to do that at least half the time.
on a more positive note, my quads are sore today. so it did do something, lol. but i need to get bigger hand weights, my three pounders arent cutting it.
i would really like to do the insanity workouts, but i cant justify spending that much money on a workout program when i can get these jillian michaels dvds for ten bucks…and i dont have time for insanity right now…maybe when im done with physical therapy, i will ask for it for christmas or something, haha.
thanks for the support guys…this whole back thing is depressing enough as is nevermind the fact that it is totally destroying my workout regime.