(Closed) So, I started Jillian Michael's 30 Day Shred…

posted 4 years ago in Fitness
Post # 3
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: July 2018

I’ve heard so many mixed things about this. I used to work out a lot and saw a trainer 4 days a week. He would always tell me to alternate muscles (which you already said you’re doing) and take a rest day *if I want to*. He said it’s not necessary but it won’t hurt your routine if you have a day where you do nothing.

Post # 4
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: July 2013

@MrsPanda99:  Rest and recovery are important. I haven’t seen the breakdown of Jillian’s shred, but I’m guessing you’re not doing the exact same exercises each day.

Muscles do need a chance to rest in order to recover and perform at their peak. If you don’t rest they wont recover and they wont “grow”. Now I’m not talking about “bulking up” I’m talking improvement growth.

For 30 days though, you’re not going to kill yourself if you dont have the rest days and I would again assume, you’re not really working the identical muscles every single day so they will have some recovery even if its not the normal pattern of upper body/lower body.

Post # 6
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Busy bee

@MrsPanda99:  The point is that the program is short but intense, so the recovery time isn’t horrible like that of other programs (like if you lift for an hour and a half straight or run 10 miles when you only do 2, THEN you’d be trashed the next day).  

When I did it I felt really sore for the first two or so days after starting each new level, and by the end of each level I felt stronger and more balanced with each move.  It’s certainly not a workout you’re going to do forever; it’s just supposed to whip you into a bit better shape by the end of the month.  

Post # 8
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Helper bee

@MrsPanda99:  the best advice ive been given is 3 days on 1 day off…so you dont give yourself a “rest day” after every day you work out…it’s also good to work out when you’re sore as well..

i crossfit 4x a week and most of the time i experience what is called “DOMS” which means “delayed onset muscle soreness” which means you may not necessarily be sore the day right after you workout..you may experience it 2-3 days after which is totally normal

otherwise, stick with it!! get your workout on girl!!

Post # 9
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Sugar bee

I did 20 days of the 30 day shred and then got really sick. I found that she doesn’t stretch out enough. I’m not expert, but I did it just fine almost everyday (probably more like 5-6 days a week) along with three days of running as long as I stretched out for 3-4 times longer than she does.

Post # 10
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Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: August 2013

Her program is fine. Rest days are good (I did 5 days on, 2 days off), but because she does high intensity/combos with low weights, what you’re thinking of as “rest days” are unnecessary. Major rest days (like you hear about people alternating lower body/upper body) are for people who lift major weights. Doing combo moves with 2-8lb handweights is nothing. I’m currently doing Ripped in 30 and a squat challenge 5 on/2 off and it’s fine. I’m sore, obviously, but my workout tonight will help with that.

Second day soreness is always the worst and happens to everyone. I will be much more sore tomorrow if I don’t work out tonight.

Post # 11
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: December 2017

@vorpalette:  This exactly.

Jillian recommends 1-2 rest days a week while doing her program. I typically do 3 days in a row then take a break. 

I’ve completed 30 day shred once. Now I alternate between running and doing a level of 30 day shred. 

No More Trouble Zones is a harder workout (more weights) and I have tried (and failed) to do Ripped In 30. I think I need to work my way back up to that one!

Post # 12
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Busy bee

@MrsPanda99:  Good idea!  That’s great you found a coach who’s inspiring – Jillian’s tough but I like her attitude as well.  🙂

Good luck!

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Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: August 2013

@MissTatas:  No More Trouble Zones I had to give up on lol. I couldn’t even do the whole workout (but I came close a couple of times). I am enjoying Ripped in 30, but that’s probably because it’s shorter like 30DS.

@MrsPanda99:  30DS is a good place to start. I have several of her videos and I really enjoy them. I find working out much easier when I have instruction rather than trying to do my own thing.

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