If you don't want to spend the money on an expensive gym membership, you can work out at home with an exercise video. Workout DVDs can lead you in exercises that will tighten, tone and help you lose weight. Keep in mind that regular exercise is only one component of weight loss. You need to also make dietary changes to lose weight.
"Jillian Michaels 30 Day Shred" promises you amazing results in as little as a month of using the workout video. The exercise DVD is led by personal trainer and "The Biggest Loser" star Jillian Michaels. The video manufacturer claims you can use high intensity exercise to lose as much as 20 lbs. in a month. The weight loss video is recommended by "Woman's Day" and the Diets in Review website.
You'll need one set of 3 lb. to 5 lb. dumbbells to complete the workout program. Three workouts are included on the video, including beginner, intermediate and advanced. Michaels uses interval training techniques to burn fat and help you build lean muscle mass. Each interval is made up of three minutes of strength training, two minutes of cardio and one minute of ab work. You repeat this cycle for the duration of the 20 minute workout. Examples of exercises include traveling pushups, plyo lunges, crunches, jumping jacks, windmills, squats, butt kicks and jump ropes.
You will likely increase your strength and endurance while following the "Jillian Michaels 30 Day Shred" program. You'll also burn calories during the workout, which can help you achieve weight loss. However, you are not guaranteed a weight loss of 20 lbs. in a month since those results are not typical.
You have other choices for weight loss besides the Jillian Michaels' workout video. Another selection that is great for burning calories is the "Fat-Burning Kickboxing Workout for Dummies." This was one of the top picks for "Fitness Magazine" and burns approximately 700 calories during the workout. Another choice is "Patrick Goudeau Step Up," which helps you burn 710 calories during the 60 minute workout.