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JILLIAN MICHAELS 2012-Part 2 "This is Not your Mother's Workout"- Shred/Ripped and all the rest!

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threestepsforward Thu 07-Jun-12 21:05:59

Here we are, a brand squeaky new thread smile

Happy Shredding / Ripping / BFBM'ing / 6W6P'ing / Killing hmm / NMTZ'ing

notyummy Thu 07-Jun-12 21:11:25


Thanks for the new thread.

Did modified L1 Shred today. 2kg weights for the cardio. 5kg for everything else except side lunges. Did leg raises with the chest flies. Did two circuits of L3 as well before I ran out of time. Intended to run but weather just so grim. May do BFBM tomorrow if rain still stops running.

greenfig Thu 07-Jun-12 21:11:57

Hi again allsmile Still plodding on here & feel it's now a part of my life which is great. Have been Jming 3 xpw & yoga or pilates on other days. Weight is still going down but I actually feel happy with my shape which is fab! Tummy, arms & even inner thighs noticeably toned-hurrah! May even invest in a bikini for summer holswink
Glad to see new thread, lots of newbies & catch up on oldies news.

YouveCatToBeKittenMe Thu 07-Jun-12 21:19:27

Hi again

Still persevering with level 1 of RI30, I feel that a lighter week will be good for me as my knees were aching after 6W6P and now that the memory of 6W6P is fading it's seems to be harder!

Thanks for the replies to my last post. I feel i need to get NMTZ, BFBM and Killer now to try them all. I don't like the cardio so much though. I'm still having weak pelvic floor moments with all the jump moves and I'm still only using 2kg weights

How some of you are doing 2 workout back to back I dont know, I think I would be in A&E as as for using bigger weights...err...I don't think so!

new thread is great.....Not so much scrolling!

ThisisaSignofthetimes Thu 07-Jun-12 21:42:29

Great thread title. Did killer L1 super advanced with the weights, oh get me! I just didn't fancy 6w6p and was too tired to do another workout. To the poster that asked about lower back pain and the 30ds in the old thread you do have to get your form absolutely right but if you do suffer back pain some of the moves like hollow man could aggrevate it. I found that as my core muscles have got stronger my back doesn't ache as much, so shred is ideal for doing this as a strong core will help protect your back. Make sure you try not to arch your back.

peggyblackett Thu 07-Jun-12 21:45:18

Marking my place as I need to get shredding smile.

blue2 Thu 07-Jun-12 21:47:03

I try and do the BFBM once or twice a week according to how many other classes I go to. JM's workout certainly seem to work - but I really hate the music..

Has anyone managed to play another track over the top of the 'beat' (for want of a better word) that is on her DVD?

ThisisaSignofthetimes Thu 07-Jun-12 21:51:46

blue the music on BFBM is dire, so yes I mute her, stick the ipod on shuffle and have to watch careful as to when to switch to the next exercise.

Greedygirl Thu 07-Jun-12 22:34:57

Thanks for the advice re back pain. I think I am doing it right but I will watch my technique a bit more carefully. I haven't actually done it today as been away overnight and not back till late (slippery slope!) and pain is worse than ever so not sure what is going on. Lots of sitting in car probably hasn't helped.

Re the music, my DS said he was sick of JM's voice (!) so I mute her too and put on whatever music I am in the mood for. Doesn't matter if the beat is slightly out but it is useful when DS can shout out when to change exercise. DS is only 4 btw and likes to watch and join in and/or criticise encourage me. I like a bit of Scooter when exercising but each to their own!

gypsyfloss Thu 07-Jun-12 23:14:11

Hello all . I am v impressed that so many of you do back to back levels. I've been shredding again and it's been quite enjoyable to be back at L1 and doing it every day rather than alternate days like I do with 6w6p.I've been using 2 kg weights for the cardio ('cos that's just a stroll in the park otherwise) and 3kg for strength; which seems to be ok for my shoulder, knees etc.

Hope your back begins to settle soon Greedygirl- give yourself time to recover.

castlelough Thu 07-Jun-12 23:19:31

Hi Shredders!

I hope to join you soon, have just ordered 30DS and 6W6P on Amazon today.
Until today I have always thought when people (on MN) were referring to shredding that it was some extreme form of diet!
But exercise DVDs hmmm....I have never actually tried one before, but now that I live a 1 hr round trip drive from the gym this sounds like an option worth trying!
I have hand weights somewhere and an exercise mat.
Do you think it would be okay to play the DVD on my laptop?
Or should I get a DVD player?
Excited now! Hope it comes quickly!
First wedding anniversary on July 15th and have put on over a stone since last year. Could just squeeze in the 30 day shred!

Will I really see a difference after 30DS?
Sorry for the long first post.... blush

blue2 Fri 08-Jun-12 07:00:49

Thanks for your advice Thisisa and Greedy. I have an ipod...

Now I just need a 4yo to tell me when to change smile

worldgonecrazy Fri 08-Jun-12 08:29:44

New thread already?

No shred for me today as I'm away from home.

Re lower back pain: I have had a disectomy and suffer with lower back pain a lot. Every professional I have ever seen has said the same, and that is that a strong core muscle support is the best thing that can be done. Concentrate on technique and adapt any exercises if you need to protect your lower back. The only back exercise I have trouble with is the sit ups because my back doesn't curve properly and I can't physically lift it up.

Maybe JM should bring out a special DVD for all those with dodgy knees and backs?

If you have a couple of JM DVDs then you can always mix and match the exercises.

CHST Fri 08-Jun-12 08:52:11

hello castle , I play the dvds on my laptop sometimes, depending on where I am exercising.
It's days like this that I am thankful I workout at home! So windy!
I have been sticking to my body revolution workout plan except I do only one cardio a week instead of two as I am totally where I want to be weight wise (8 stone 6) don't want my ladies to shrink anymore than they have
has anyone else had this nasty side effect of weightloss? cries
I totally agree with worldgonecrazy in that I know my core has gotten so much stronger and I have no trouble with plank moves or hollow man/boat pose.
My two monkeys (5 and 3) decided to join me yesterday with my workout. It was so hard concentrating as I was laughing so much with them trying to do down dog pushups next to me. My 5 year old started taking pictures of me!!! So I have some quite random funny pictures of my workout yesterday.
Workout 8 for me today and next week I will be moving on to phase 3 and workouts 9,10 and cardio 3

threestepsforward Fri 08-Jun-12 09:54:14

Great busy start to the thread!

Welcome to blue, Peggyblanket and Castlelough. Castlelough you are guaranteed to see a big difference after 30 days, enjoy smile

Greenfig, hello! Things sound like they're going great. What yoga do you do out of interest? Do you go to a class or use a DVD?

CHST, ahem, yes. My 'ladies' were never that big to begin with, and now blink and you'll miss 'em! When I read down to your mention of 'monkeys', I was wondering what that was a euphamism for until I read further grin

Hello to everyone else <waves>

Nothing for me today as have people coming down for the night later, but will be doing something over the weekend.

Have a great day everyone smile

threestepsforward Fri 08-Jun-12 09:55:12

Oh, meant to say Gypsyfloss, I'm well impressed with your weights!

stigofthelump Fri 08-Jun-12 10:07:54

Hi everyone I am going to begin shredding (again, bought 30ds last year but only used it a couple of times blush I have lots of excuses!) once the big ones go back to school on Monday I am going for it! I have mat and weights but do I need 6W6P too? Wish me luck

notyummy Fri 08-Jun-12 10:18:28

Hi all!

Well, I'm another one with tiny boobs to begin with (32a and 5ft 10, si they loom particularly teeny!) Having said that I don't think they have got much smaller (not much to lose perhaps...) and my shoulders have got more defined so it has helped my pear shaped body overall. I don't mind really- I have some very good padded bras, and enjoy running, which I always think must be harder with 'proper' boobs.

Did BFBM metabolism today for the first time in a couple of months. Didn't find it that hard apart from circuit 6 with all the jump squats/standing mountain climbers etc. NMTZ tomorrow I think.

Stig- I would build strength and stamina with an initial burst of the Shred and perhaps incorporate6W6p? It is quite tough, particularly L2 when you 'double time' it. I really should do a 6W6P session tbh, as I haven't for ages.

gypsyfloss Fri 08-Jun-12 11:32:57

I'm going to swap 2 days of 6w6p for every 6th and 7th day of the shred. I suppose I could even do a shred and 6w6p on the same day! But don't hold your breath... smile

Castlelough you will definitely see a difference in 30 days, maybe not a weight difference but definitely a measurement difference.It's a real boost.

Greedygirl Fri 08-Jun-12 17:09:39

I have been inspired by you guys and did L1 30DS with weights on the cardio today! Back is still niggling but I read up on lower back pain on NHS direct and it basically said take some tablets, keep moving, stop moaning! So I did!

ThisisaSignofthetimes Fri 08-Jun-12 18:54:42

L4 ripped today, haven't done it for a while and had forgotten how much you are in plank! greedy well done, keep going, it's good advice to keep moving.

Have a good weekend.

mollycuddles Sat 09-Jun-12 00:09:16

Can I join?
I am new to JM. Did my 6th L2 of 30 DS today. I do phone it in a bit with the cardio though as I find the jumping about murder on my knees (wooden floors) and my main passion fitness wise is running so I want to look after my knees. Any cardio that involves jumping (about half of them in level 2) I just do the boxing from level 1.
I've started JM because my abs and arms and inner thighs are rubbish despite my running. I can see differences already smile
What are the best next steps in terms of results in a short workout for abs and arms?

castlelough Sat 09-Jun-12 01:30:49

Ooh thanks everyone for the encouragement! Now I can't wait for it to arrive so that I can get started!
I'll be back to join you all properly as soon as I get my hands on my 30DS! smile

notyummy Sat 09-Jun-12 07:50:01

Hi Molly. No More Trouble Zones is good for abs and arms I think- and no jumping! It isn't short if you do the whole thing, but it is a series of 6 minute circuits and you can either do them all or choose the ones you want. Each circuit focuses on a couple of different areas so you could choose the ones that focus on the bits you are interested in.

ThisisaSignofthetimes Sat 09-Jun-12 07:55:22

Hi molly, the only other short workout that JM does is I believe, Ripped in 30. 4 levels very similar to 30DS, so if you are concerned about your knees you will have to sub the jumping cardio intervals. Six week, six pack is 2 levels 30 mins each. Focus is on core but quite a bit of plank work so good for arms as well. Alternatively No More Trouble Zones is about 45 mins but you can select circuits from a choice of 7, there are three specifically for shoulders, biceps and triceps, each circuit is around 6 mins, so if you don't have the time for the whole workout just select those for arms, there are also a couple that focus on core. It's actually my favourite and very little jumping around, it's less cardio more toning but I still work up a sweat with it.

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