Post # 1
I’ve just completed Day 5 of the 30 Day Shred and am amazed at how much better I can complete the workout today than I could on Day 1!
Quick brief background: I’m a runner. However, I have been trying to heal some shin splints and needed another high intensity workout.
Anyway, I know that the P90X is always majorly recommended as well. I was thinking about doing that, but being that the workouts are much longer and I’d have to pay $250 instead of $10 to get started, I decided to give the 30 Day Shred a chance.
After doing some searches online, I realized that if you google “30 Day Shred results” and “P90X results at day 30” most people have had the same results! Look it up for yourself!
So what am I getting at? If your wedding is a month away (like mine is) and you are insanely busy, and don’t already have a really good workout schedule, 30 Day Shred is the way to go.
But, so what I wonder is, what would happen if you did the 30 Day shred every day for 90 Days. Of course, this means eventually you’d work into doing the “man” version of a push up, and increase the weights…but I wonder what you would look like…maybe even if you added in extra cardio. What do you think?
Post # 3
Fabulously…this is a good question! I have wondered that too.
I am working on Workout 1 of the 30 Day Shred. Any idea how long you’re supposed to stay on each of the three workouts? Are you supposed to be able to get through all three in the 30 days?
Post # 4
Also, I am surprised to hear that P90X and 30 Day Shred have the same results!
Post # 5
Just a guess here, but the 30 Day Shred works as well in a shorter time per workout because it’s great intense interval training. I bet if you mixed it up with other interval trainings and straight cardio for 90 days, you’d be in great shape! But I’ve heard P90X is great too, just haven’t used it.
Post # 6
Gemstone- Good for you! yes, I think you are supposed to complete the workout in 30 days. I did some research earlier in the week, and ideally it is supposed to be every day, nonstop. Me, personally, am leaving for the wedding afterparty on May 9th so I have exactly a month to get my butt in shape before we go, so I’m going at this hardcore. I don’t know how far you are into the workouts, but after doing this for only 5 days, I have noticed a significant difference in how much better my body can do the workouts. I never realized how quickly the body can change.
lilyfaith-Yes, i’ve never used P90X either. Who knows, maybe after I’ve done the 30DS, I’ll give it a shot. I may try doing the 30 day Shred for a while and mixing it up with some more cardio eventually and see what happens…
Post # 7
@Fabulouslyengaged: Thanks for the info! I’m not that far in, but there have been a couple of days I’ve not done it. I guess I need to be more committed. 🙂
Post # 8
P90X is amazing – Im doing it now, but I have no time constraints. Im sure you could do the 30 day shred for 90 days, but you’d have to make some alterations to it so your body doesnt plateau. The thing with P90X is how they switch up the workouts and focus in 3 week increments so your body becomes “confused” and doesnt plateau.
Its very difficult and requires some time commitment, but I am loving it so far.
Post # 9
@Kelly…good insight. The 30 Day Shred DOES have three different workouts, so that probably helps a bit? I’m thinking about incorporating some pilates into the days when I don’t do the shred for some variety and flexibility.
Post # 10
today is day 4 for me (will start as soon as my breakfast settles) but yesterday i realized how much of a difference my body made after only 3 days! it’s crazy how your endurance quickly changes.
i’ve heard that you are supposed to do lev 1 for 10 days, lev 2 for 10 days, and lev 3 for 10 days. originally i was going to do lev 1 for a month, lev 2 for a month and lev 3 for a month but i think that will get too boring, too quickly. so we’ll see.
i’ve got p90x coming my way so i think once i’m done with this, i’ll switch to that. i’ve got 6 months until my wedding so i need to keep with some kind of training.
Post # 11
@Gemstone – even with 3 workouts, your body becomes used to them from muscle repetition and buildup that they become essentially ineffective (for lack of a better word.) After the 30 days, switch the order of the workouts up, increase weight (if there are weights involved, I havent ever seen the Shred) or progress to mroe difficult pushups etc. You could buy resistance bands to incorporate into exercises as well. Also, adding pilates and yoga into the mix would be hugely beneficial.
@Jenna – youre going to LOVE it. Im in shape, and I threw up on Day 1. Trust me when I tell you that when your body says “ENOUGH!” listen to it lol. I was like “eh, Ill push through” and then I was done. It was ugly 🙂 Im amazed though, that after 7 days, my endurance is already better. Oh…and the Yoga? Its REALLY difficult. Your arms hurt for DAYS after…you go back into chaturanga in between like EVERY pose and do pushups while in the plank. I fear the yoga day coming again lol
Post # 12
Can I ask a quick question about everyone’s approach to the 30 Day Shred?
I have 1 month until my first fitting and I have the 30 day shred. I’ve done it a few times just to see how it is. I started on level 2 as I was doing a lot of exercise already and really think its great. Good workout & only 20 minutes. Its great!
My question is I would like to do some running & Bikram Yoga as well to keep variety + cardio in the mix. My original plan was to do yoga/run in the morning and then to the shred after work. I’m finding though that I don’t have the energy to workout again and the thought of putting on workout clothes/showering again is dreadful. Does anyone have any good suggestions on how to break up the week and still incorporate all of these, while getting the benefit of the 30 day shred?