(Closed) another thread with questions about the shred…

posted 8 years ago in Fitness
Post # 3
115 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: November 2014

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 # 5
7975 posts
Bumble Beekeeper

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?

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