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threestepsforward Sun 15-Sep-13 11:21:37

Hi guys, hope everyone finds their way here and also hope that I manage to successfully link this to the old thread!

This thread is for anyone and everyone who loves is a fan of Jillian grin

Welcome all the old-timers and please come and join us new people, it will be great to see you!

Happy JM'ing all smile

notyummy Sun 15-Sep-13 12:24:15

Hello!! Thanks for the new thread threesteps! I had a sore back yesterday after upping my weights in Shred on Friday so no JM for me yesterday. But still sweating- v hard programme for 45 mins on cross trainer. Today did 20 min warm up on cross trainer and then Killer L3. Is it just me, or is L3 easier than L2? (Remind me of that if I can't move tomorrow!!)

threestepsforward Sun 15-Sep-13 16:01:14

Notyummy L2 Killer definitely harder than L3 I think. For a start, L3 has single leg mountain climbers, which I think are far easier than the single leg burpies in L2! The only nightmare for me in L3 are the rockstar/cannon balls, hate them! But I think cardio in L2 is harder...

L2 Killer for me too in a bit. It's the one I missed on Tuesday so going to do it today and then I haven't flunked at all this week grin

Hope you're not aching too much tomorrow!!

Jacksterbear Sun 15-Sep-13 17:14:36

Checking in! <waves hello>

L3 shred done today. Good killer action * 3steps* and * notyummy*. I still haven't plucked up the courage to do L3 of that!


notyummy Sun 15-Sep-13 17:38:16

I'm glad it's not just me then! To be fair, I am approaching each 'new' (ie a workout I haven't done since my back op) carefully, so didn't take up the weights option in either the jumping lunges or the lunges using the chair, so I could have made it harder. But I overall I didn't feel as sweaty as I did at the end of L2. None of the Killers make me that sweaty, but 2 produced more than 3!

Nothing tomorrow but will potentially try and fit something in on Tuesday morning. Am thinking quick walk and first 5 circuits of NMTZ.

Happypiglet Sun 15-Sep-13 20:01:29

Hi everyone and thanks for the new thread threesteps ....
Nothing for me today, day out with family at Hampton Court which was amazing!
Back on the treadmill tomorrow hopefully with Ripped L2.... It's so long since I have done it I cannot remember anything about it which may well be a good thing!
I must revisit Killer I have only ever attempted L1 and 2 but it sounds like L3 may be worth a try....
Hope everyone had a good weekend.

startwig1982 Sun 15-Sep-13 22:06:50

I'm on day 4 of shred and found it surprisingly pleasant today! I love the Ab bits as I get to lie down and don't find it as strenuous. grin

TrucksAndDinosaurs Mon 16-Sep-13 01:06:20

Can I join you? Halfway through 6 week 6 pack after com

TrucksAndDinosaurs Mon 16-Sep-13 01:06:57

... Bastard phone. After completing Shred.
Jillian is the boss.

threestepsforward Mon 16-Sep-13 09:51:43

Morning all!

Hi Trucks and Startwig, congrats on your Shred and 6W6P endeavours! Trucks my 6W6P DVD is gathering dust - I really should give it another go but it scares me! Have you both noticed improvements yet?

Happypiglet I will join you in L2 Ripped today - I seem to remember it's a real arm killer shock - I haven't done Ripped for ages either...

So this week will be:

Monday - L2 Ripped
Tuesday - day off
Wednesday - BFBM
Thursday - L3 Killer
Friday - L1 and L2 S&S

Hope everyone else is doing well, have a nice day everyone smile

gingercat12 Mon 16-Sep-13 13:59:35

Jackster Wow! Your abs are great!

threesteps Thanks for starting the new thread. flowers

Am still working through BR. Now on L7. Do I not like this?! It is working though. DS has done L6 on his own on Saturday evening, and he was very impressive. He stuck with it, and he was very sweet! He thinks Jillian is really naughty for putting her foot on people's abs while they are exercising grin

knottyhair Mon 16-Sep-13 14:23:00

Hi to Trucks & Startwig smile! Ginger, grin at your DS!
Had a day off yesterday as we went out for the day and I ate a bacon roll, jacket potato, bakewell slice, another bacon roll but did walk all day blush.
Did Killer L2 this morning, notyummy, you must be so much fitter than me, I was sweating like I don't know what afterwards! Plan for the rest of the week is:
Tues - 4 circuits of BFBM with weights
Wed - Ripped L1 (weights in cardio where poss)
Thurs - Killer L3
Fri - Shred L1 (weights in cardio)
day off Saturday
Sun - either L2 Yoga Meltdown or Bob's Ripped Core

Have a good one!

Happypiglet Mon 16-Sep-13 16:17:15

Hi all.. welcome new people...
Ripped L2- threesteps I had forgotten the 2 minutes CV in plank ('I mean who does that, me that's who') I hate that...I wimped out and did modified plank jacks...and then later on modified squat thrusts...wuss...must try harder tomorrow...
My plan is , well L2 Ripped all week really, 5 days on the trot and then a weekend collapsing off...

Jacksterbear Mon 16-Sep-13 16:34:00

Welcome Trucks and startwig! Are you new to exercise/new to Jillian? Trucks are you on L1 or 2 of 6w6p? L2 is one of my fave Jillians.

Happyp ha yes that plank circuit in Ripped L2 usually has me whimpering and begging for it to stop! But overall that level is probably my favourite of all Jillian workouts as it feels like a really good balance of cardio/strength, and works legs, abs and arms equally. Not to mention it has some of of the best Jillian lines in it grin.

Have actually just got my Ripped DVD back from a friend and reintroduced myself to L1 today (+ weights in cardio). Is it me or is that second strength circuit in L1 a bit... meh? I do try to get the form right but I suspect I can't feel it because I'm not really getting the moves quite right. Also... I find I get, ahem, underwear chaffage going on in the "fast feet" move blush.

gingercat, thanks smile, and good work on BR, sounds tough.

3steps and knotty you both have some impressive plans for the week! Hope you stick to them. My plan = ideally, to do all the levels of Ripped - hopefully L2 tomorrow, L3 on Thursday and L4 over the weekend.

notyummy Mon 16-Sep-13 16:47:39

knotty I def have raised pulse for th e last cardio bit of Killer 2- those kind of exploding jump things etc- cant remember what they are called?!

TrucksAndDinosaurs Mon 16-Sep-13 20:24:24

I'm about a fortnight into l1 6w6p so going to do another week or so before moving to l2.
I love abs and weights and hate cardio so bit scared of l2 which looks cardio- tastic...

notyummy Mon 16-Sep-13 20:27:46

L2 is indeed cardio tastic. One of the hardest cardio in any JM DVD IMHO.

TrucksAndDinosaurs Mon 16-Sep-13 20:30:48


threestepsforward Mon 16-Sep-13 20:38:24

Evening all!

Knotty your day off yesterday sounds brill grin Plans for this week looking good too!

Gingercat, good to see you!! Well done for sticking with BR, you must be super fit now? Your DS sounds so sweet - grin at him telling Jillian off!

Happypiglet well done on L2 Ripped. I did it this evening and it was pretty tough at times. My arms were done in by the end (serving biceps, yow) and also core too. That plank cardio thing, I really felt my tummy muscles working, which I don't feel that often in plank position.

Jackster grin at chaffage during the fast feet! Just seen your doing L2 tomorrow, start getting those arm muscles warmed up! I agree about that strength circuit in Level 1, doesn't seem too hard at all. I think I remember squeezing my butt at every opportunity to make something of it lol

Trucks stick with us and we'll spur you on through the cardiotastic L2!

Hope your back is holding up notyummy smile

Day off for me tomorrow and then back to it on Wednesday with BFBM. I'm slowly persuading myself to try both levels of 6W6P next week shock

See you all on Wednesday, happy JM'ing!

gingercat12 Tue 17-Sep-13 12:21:30

threesteps I wish I was super fit! I was so sleepy today, I dropped, the weights, cable, etc. several times. It is a miracle nothing got broken...
Do you mean you will try both levels of 6W6P the same day? [fainting]

knotty I always sweat. I'd like to think it is because I work so hard blush

Jackster Will have to listen to Ripped L2 next time I do it. I can't hear anything as I pant so loud...

Can I just say that I hate L8 BR, too. Jump training with weights, say no more.

Jacksterbear Tue 17-Sep-13 16:54:19

Oops, gingercat, glad you didn't injure yourself or break anything!

L2Ripped done. "You're not going to die from being uncomfortable". No, but it felt like I was during those squat thrusts! grin

notyummy Tue 17-Sep-13 17:40:16

L2 ripped is hard- particularly compared to L1 that is pretty easy. Did 3 mile walk followed by first circuits of NMTZ. Managed 5kg in circuit 2 and for dead lifts and static biceps curls. 3kg for everything else. Gradually upping the weights again.

Happypiglet Tue 17-Sep-13 19:29:35

See I like the second strength circuit in L1 Ripped 'and the isometric "squeeze" at the top' feels easy whilst doing it but my hamstrings and buttocks always ache the next day.
Well along with many of you today I did L2 Ripped again. Still wuzzed out on plank jacks and squat thrusts but used 2 kg in all strength rather than dropping to 1 for serving biceps and stork I mad to lurve the stork stance?
Any way I feel I needed to 'dig, dig , dig, go ,go ,go' tomorrow and at least attempt one set of proper CV plank moves!!! I find the last CV circuit easy...wish she would pair them up arms cannot do 2 mins in plank!
Well done everyone on a good days work...Great British Bake Off tonight pudding porn for those watching their weight!!!!

Ponks Tue 17-Sep-13 21:27:21

Hi all! Had a good weekend away but I'm sure holidays used to make me invigorated rather than more tired - I was shattered when I came home.

Back to Jillian (and the new thread - thanks threesteps) tonight with L1 S&S. Really like the first couple of circuits but feel like the last one needs jazzing up with a cardio move or two. Quite wish the DVD was like NMTZ and you could pick and choose circuits from the 2 workouts.

Having read the thread there is a lot of NMTZ going on - think that is going to be my Wednesday workout.

Hello trucks yes 6w6p L2 is tough and cardio-tastic indeed! But it is great and really gets results. I haven't done it for a few weeks as I've done more L1 but I really must get the nerve to have another go round to L2 again.

eslteacher Tue 17-Sep-13 22:11:59

Thanks for the advice people gave me about my knee pains caused by RI30 Week 3. I've since cut out the duck-walks (switched to plié-jump things from Shred) and paid extra attention to form generally, especially in terms of not putting knees over toes. It seems to be working!

Happypiglet - the entire cardio circuit in plank position in L2 Ripped killed me at first as well! I can just about manage it now, but I worry that I let my lower back cave in a bit. I need a mirrored wall so I can properly work on form...

Anyone got any advice on what Jillian DVD I should get next? Currently have Yoga Meltdown (a bit of a curveball that one), Shred and Ripped in 30...what's the next logical step?

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