The Jillian Michale's 30 Day Shred workout video is an excellent video that keeps the muscles from becoming "bored" with a workout which results in a plateau. The 30 Day Shred promises results in 30 days by completing the three stages for 30 days in a row. Exercise and a healthy diet is the best way to a healthy weight loss, writes Seizer and Whitney. This is an intense program and you should consult with your doctor before beginning this program.
Measure your arms, waist, hip, buttocks and thighs. Measure around the thickest part of each body part; for the arms measure around the upper arm around the bicep. To measure the waist measure around the belly button and measure around the hip bones for the hip measurement. For the buttocks measurement, place the tape measure around the back of the buttocks and bring together at the front of the body. Write down the date and the measurements for each body part.
Plan out 20 minutes each day to complete the workout. You will need 20 minutes of uninterrupted time to complete the video. Mark on your calendar each day you have completed the video, this will help keep track of how many days you have been doing the program. Placing a check or a star on the days you complete the video will also help motivate you to continue with your goal.
Set up a mat and weights. Clear out enough room for you to be able to move about without falling over something. You will need either a mat or a blanket to cushion your back on when doing crunches and floor work. You will also need a set of weights, either 3-lb. weights or 5-lb. weights depending on your fitness level. You may want to start out with the 3-lb. weights and switch to the 5-lb. weights if you feel that the weights are too light.
Select level 1 on the 30 Day Shred. There are three levels in the video, the first level should be completed for the first 10 days, the second level should be done for the next 10 days and then the third level for the final 10 days.
Measure your arms, waist, hip, buttocks and thighs at the end of the 30 days. Write down the measurements and the date and compare the results from when you first began the program.
- Jillian Michaels: Fitness
- "Nutrition Concepts and Controversies 10th Edition"; Sizer, Frances and Whitney, Eli; 2006.