Who has actually completed THE SHRED? What were your results?(45 Posts)
I've only ever done 10 days max, before the lure of wine & cake got too tempting. I saw results really quickly, hips & stomach felt tighter after maybe 4 goes.
I have finished it! I did it along with the 5.2 diet. I lost 17lbs and really noticed a difference in my bum, thighs and upper arms in particular.
I was almost at the end of a second round but on L3D7, something twanged on the warm up The nice GP gave me Tramadol and diazepam though.
Will be restarting again on Tuesday
and not doing double jump ropes either
i saw results after about 20 days, my thighs and hips slimmed down.
unfortunately it has damaged my lower back. i now have to take painkillers most days and cannot do some basic movements that i used to be able to do.
i will never do one of her dvds again.
i wasnt unfit when i started either, just some of the moves put far too much strain on my lower back.
I did the shred over the summer - 40 days in total
I have no idea if I lost weight or inches as didn't weigh/measure, but I found muscles in my arms, shaped my shoulders, slimmed my legs down Ann felt confident enough to start running and now on 5:2 plan
I feel quicker, I am doing far more than this time last year.
The mental benefits far outweighed the physical ones, but now physically I'm changing too
I did it for about 2 months. But I did 2 days of exercise followed by a rest day. I think it's really bad for you, not to have rest days.
I did it alongside low carbing and lost 12lbs and had fantastic definition on my upper arms, thighs and stomach. I'm just about to start the shred again as I feel really good when I do it.
I haven't finished but by some miracle I am on Day 26! And - even more shocking - I have even progressed to Level 3! God knows how this happened.
I did not weigh or measure before starting, but have noticed my tummy has got less flabby and my upper arms have more definition. Also bum a little tighter and waist a little more sculpted. Like one of the PPs, I didn't start noticing results until Day 20. However, I managed to get through the first 20 days because I was actually feeling better in myself for doing the workout. Have been suffering from low moods since birth of my 3rd and the exercise has made an immense difference. 20 mins a day is do-able and I fit it in when DC3 naps and the older ones are at school/pre school.
I wouldn't say I have a six pack now (not if you don't count the contents of DH's beer fridge). But I have noticed my jeans are a little more roomy and I have lost most of the muffin top.
Should probably mention, I have not been doing it every day - have been doing it each weekday and giving myself the weekends off. And I have not been following a diet either. (Although I have cut down on sugar).
BTW, what did all you Shred Graduates out there do once you had finished? Did you carry on?
I really hurt my back doing it too. But im sure it was because i didnt warm up properly. My husband stuck to it for around 40 days and i noticed a huge difference in him, dont know about inch loss as didnt measure before but i can see a massive loss in his weight!
I'm hoping it's not permanant.
Makes me feel like an old lady somedays. I'm only 39
It's been over a year since I stopped doing shred.
I've spent a fortune on osteopathy and sports massage. Which helps but only temporarily.
ihate which movements hurt your back? I am keen to get started on Shredding but stories like yours put me off.
I got to day 12 a year or so ago and then managed to injure my knee - did something to it whilst lunging It still twinges from time to time.
But in those 12 days I could see a difference in my waist and I started to see some definition in my arms and shoulders.
I'm thinking of doing it again soon, missing out the lunges though....
I'm halfway through my second round. I did the first 30 days straight through, ten days on each level. I am using mfp, set to lose one pound a week and eat back exercise calories. I lost 6 pounds, 6.5cm off my waist and 8cm off my hips. I look totally different, my stomach is much smaller and I am firmer all over. On my arms I have defined muscles.
I have the remnants of spd and as I'm overweight my knees can't take much. I followed all the modified moves and also modified the jumping cardio. My SPD has actually improved, I think it's because I am stronger.
I am so much fitter for the second round, I can mostly follow the advanced moves. Still modifying the jumping though. My thighs are what I'm noticing most change in on the second round, first round it was my stomach. I'd guess this is because I can go deeper on the squats and lunges.
I honestly can't recommend it enough. It is tough, but the results are worth it.
I love the shred for the results, but have only got to about day 14 before my back goes. So it is good but damaging.have no idea whatnim doing wrong either and don't push myself as much as the 'easy' girl does ever.
I did it, ten days on each level. Now I do it three or four times a week, varying the level depending on what I feel like doing.
I noticed a big difference in weight, most notably hips, thighs and tummy. I had slim arms to begin with but they are more toned. I dropped from a size 10 to 8. I would really recommend it!
I lost a stone and half. I still do the shred but not as much now and replace it with other stuff but it is really good. Will start back properly again as I miss the feeling of having done it every day.
Lazygaga, I think it was the movements which put the most pressure on the lower back.
I think the one where I was bending forwards to a right angle with weights behind my neck ..
Probably others too but I can't remember now
Thanks ihate, that movement doesn't sound familiar but that's probably because I've only ever done L1D1!
Well done for getting started futureforward. Have you done any more?
I have done it several times all the way through, and tbh never really notice much of a physical difference but then I am very active in the first place and don't find it that difficult.
I do it mainly for the mental boost, I have anxiety and depression and find shredding in the morning makes a huge difference to my ability to cope
ihatethecold that move isn't in 30 Day Shred, it's in Ripped in 30. Just for reference.
I've completed 30DS, didn't lose a pound. But I was so much leaner. I'm now a week into Ripped in 30 and have lost 3 pounds and further improved my shape. TBH I didn't have much to lose, so my results are great.
It could have been ripped in 30.
I used to alternate between her DVDs.
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