(Closed) HOW to do the Jillian Michael’s 30 day shred!?!?

posted 9 years ago in Fitness
Post # 3
3620 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: September 2010

There’s one dvd, but it has 3 different workouts.

Most people I know do 10 days of each level.

Each level has a warm-up, a cool-down and 3 circuits that are made up of 3 minutes of strength, 2 minutes of cardio, 1 minute of abs.

Good luck, it’s a great workout!

Post # 4
466 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: October 2010

Within each individual level workout, there are little graphics that slide into the corner that say “Circuit 1,” “Circuit 2,” etc.  So you should be able to figure it out by watching for those graphics.  Jillian also gives audio cues: “Moving on to circuit 2” and things like that.  Each workout is a little less than a half hour long.

I know a lot of people strictly use the Shred as their only workout for a month.  I have always used it as a supplement to my regular workouts.  Most weeks I run or walk a couple days and do the Shred once or twice.  The Shred is nice because it’s not time intenstive but it’s a great workout.

I say jump in, start the beginning, and just get going!

Post # 5
583 posts
Busy bee

I think the DVD is like 9 bucks at Target, if that would make it easier…are they not separated because you downloaded it, or is it just a confusing layout altogether? I do hate that you have to sit or fast forward through the intro every time you do the shred.

Post # 6
929 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: December 2011

@Sasha2011: I did the same illegal thing as you.  Basically, just start it at the beginning, ready to go.  the first workout lasts approx 22-23 minutes (with warmup and stretch at the end), and there is a brief black screen, and then its straight into workout 2.  Once you’ve done workout 1 a few times, you’ll realise when its ending, and when you move onto workout 2 (which, as a previous poster said, should be after about 10 or 15 days) you can just drag the pointer thing to 25 or 26 minutes, where workout 2 starts. 

Beware workout 2 – 1 lulls you into a false sense of security, and 2 is freaking tough!!!

Post # 7
1253 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: October 2011

I did the same thing as you too! Once you get into the swing of things, it gets easier. Basically do the workout until you’re done the cool down. Once you’ve done level one enough times that it isn’t challenging enough, fastforward it to the cool down and then wait for level two to start. It helps that she wears a different outfit each time

Post # 8
173 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: August 2011

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I had to laugh at this.  I was feeling great and thought i “mastered level 1” and was ready for level 2.

Boy was I wrong!!!

whats with all the plank position exercises?

geez…needless to say, im back to level 1 for a while.  I don’t even want to think about what level 3 might be LOL

Post # 9
3620 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: September 2010

Seriously, I find Level 2 to be the hardest of the 3. Wait til you try Ripped in 30, her newest DVD…

Post # 12
2103 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: February 2013

Jillian Michaels had a “Shred Plan” that used to be free on Exercisetv.tv.Pretty much it told you when to workout, when to take breaks, and when to “level up.”

This isn’t it, but if you have her other videos, this could work really well, too. It’s called the 30 Day Slimdown and has you use several of her videos, including “30 Day Shred,” “No More Trouble Zones,” etc. throughout the 30 days.


Post # 13
582 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: July 2010

I did each level of the Shred for about 30 days each, instead of the recommended 10. I think that helped me a lot as far as being able to handle the tougher workouts. I was doing it 5 or 6 days a week too. 

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