Tuesday, September 7, 2010
Well I went out and bought a kettle bell today.It was 15 lbs that is the only one they had at the store, I think I may return it though and look for an adjustable one.
The video claims: " Get ready for a fresh, dynamic way to work out! Jillian adds extra weight to her hard-core circuit training techniques for a total-body workout designed to burn maximum fat. Using a kettlebell or a single hand weight, SHRED-IT WITH WEIGHTS helps you build lean muscle and burn mega calories with two 30-minute boot camp workouts. Begin with LEVEL 1 and progress to LEVEL 2 for maximum body- shredding results. Start losing weight today!"
I was excited to get a coupon for 10% off some running shoes and an offer to try Jillian's website www.jillianmichaels.com for 30 days for free. I think I may definitely give it a whirl and of course I will let you all know how it goes :)
In the video Jillian recommends using a kettle bell for the routine and getting an adjustable one so you can add weights as you get better so I plan to return this one and get an adjustable one. Do not worry if you do not have a kettle bell, you can use a hand weight.
I do recommend if you want to continue doing the video you invest in a kettle bell, it was fun and a different kind of routine and I did enjoy it!
There are 2 sections part 1 and 2. 1 is for beginners and I recommend doing it first before you venture into the 2nd one. I just did part 1 tonight. The video began with some stretching and then Jillian begins kicking your butt! You go through some serious routines and whip that kettle bell around.
The video is structured same as her other 30 day shred and other videos. She does 30 second training intervals and combines cardio and weight training. The cardio is unlike any other she has done before though, it is all combined with the kettle bell. I loved it! The hardest cardio move was the squat jumps! They come up twice in the video and hurt everytime :) Then she works your abs with a crunch combined with a press. It is tough, but she keeps you motivated with her usual comments. I think the move I had the most fun doing were the kettle swings, you really swing the kettle bell pretty hard and switch it off from hand to hand. It truly is a different kind of workout than your standard hand weight routine. And it really was fun :)
I wish I had done it before going to the gym and running 3 miles!!!! I was dead by the end of the video but it was a good kind of dead :) The workout is 25 minutes long and it begins with nice warm up and ends with a nice cool down.
I definitely recommend this video to anyone looking to mix up their normal routine and looking for something different than a hand weight workout! I loved it and tomorrow night I intend to both parts.I ordered the video from amazon.com and it was only $9.99. I bought one for myself and 1 for a friend and gave one copy away. I think it is worth the $10!
You can find it here: Shred it with weights
It really burned lots of calories too! I went for a 3 mile run on the treadmill for 30 minutes and had burned 350 calories. Well I came home and went to work with that DVD and burned roughly another 360 from start to finish!