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May 28, 2012 4:23 PM
I know this has been a topic in the past but the last post on it seemed to be nearly a year ago. (skip to the next paragraph if you don't want to read my blather). I see some people will be starting 30DS in june and I wish you all the best of luck! My post is slightly different in that I am hoping to start a new exercise regime with multiple JM workouts, I just ordered a bunch of Jillian michaels' dvds after remembering that I liked doing the workouts a few years back with my sister-in-law. I am coming off of insanity and a little burned out with the intensity of month 2. I already have 30DS and find Jillian Michaels' cardio not terribly challenging after 60 days of insanity but ....after not lifting weights since Jan the strength moves did burn a little. I did level 1 and 2 today and I worked up a nice sheen (although nothing close to the puddle of sweat I am in after insanity). During my insanity workouts unfortunately I ate whatever I felt like and didn't use fitness pal. My clothes are fitting nicely, my cardio is great, but my weight is not where I want it to be (most likely to the eat whatever you feel like b/c you've earned it attitude). Soooooo to get my weight down I want to try Jillian for the summer/fall, get back to healthier eating habits, track my calories again which is what I did last fall (I lost 10 lbs with myfitnesspal !) Now up five lbs I would like to use jillian and perhaps get back to running. I was up to 10 mile runs once a month :) With insanity i simply did not have the energy to run in addition to the program. I can see myself working runs into a JM program though.

Anyways I would like some input/feedback on a JM dvd rotation. I got 30 day shred already and thanks to amazon by the end of the week will add no more trouble zones, banish fat boost metabolism, extreme shed and shred, kick box fast fix, 6 week 6 pack abs, yoga meltdown, ripped in 30 days, and shred it with weights. Lol, I know that's a lot of dvds but the prices were so low and I was excited for some variety after insanity. I also needed to maintain some intensity after Insanity, although I confess I am looking for slightly less of a challenge. (I think come winter and colder weather I will do insanity again).

Anyone try anything like this??? Anyone been using any of these dvds??? I am wondering does anyone have a rotation that they've found successful or produced the results they wanted ?

Based on the descriptions of the dvds here's what I thought (i am not a personal trainer just someone who likes to workout so any advice would be appreciated)

*Day 1 (40 mins) 30DS level 2 and 1; work up to level 3 and 2; after 6 wks or so rotate in Ripped in 30 days
Day 2 (60mins) KBFF~ this has a core work out built in and I will need to see how hard it is and if possible to add 6W6P
Day 3 (40 mins) NMTZ~ after 6 wks or so replace with Shred it with weights
*Day 4 (30 mins ea) Yoga/ 6W6P
Day 5 (40 mins) BFBM after 6 wks replace with Extreme shed and shred
*Day 6 (20 mins) 30 DS Level 2 only eventually Level 3 only
Day 7 (30 mins) Yoga or rest

* after 3-4 weeks would like to add short easy runs in the evenings avg 9-12 mi a week; by fall and nicer weather phase back on Jillian and start back long distance training; winter back to insanity. 2013 repeat?????..... who knows i like trying new things

thanks for your help!
May 28, 2012 4:33 PM
You sound pretty freakin' beast smile

I did 30DS level 1 until I got pregnant, now I just run/walk.

Once I give birth, I plan on hitting Jillian Michael's pretty damn hard! I want to buy all of her DVD's and workout relentlessly so I think your plan is awesome. As long as you don't OVER work yourself of course. Always, always, always listen to you body and drink tons of water.

I think my plan will be 2 of her DVD's a day, starting at level 1 for each and working my way through them then switching to 2 new DVD's a day until I am at my goal weight of 150 and also ripped and no one can tell I had a baby lol

Good luck to you! I think you're incredible!
May 28, 2012 4:39 PM
I have every Jillian dvd (except yoga meltdown which I didn't like). I am just finishing up Body Revolution and will be rotating through all of her dvds (including body revolution). I have a 6 week schedule made (with no repeated workouts because I have that many Jillian dvds). Here is an example of one of my weeks:

Day 1: Body Revolution Workout 5
Day 2: No More Trouble Zones
Day 3: Kickbox Fastfix (workouts 1 and 2)
Day 4: 30DS Workout 2
Day 5: Killer Buns & Thighs Workout 1
Day 6: Six Week Six Pack Workout 2
Day 7: REST

I'm keeping my schedule similar to the way body revolution is set up: 2 days of strength, 1 day of cardio, 2 days of strength, 1 day of cardio, rest. I hope this helps! Good luck with everything!
May 28, 2012 7:31 PM
I am a Jillian Michaels fan and did 30DS, Ripped in 30 BFBM and working on her kickboxing DVD. This rotation sounds like a great idea and I am going to take some ideas and use them, thanks.
March 21, 2013 8:08 AM
LOVE this. Thanks guys. I'll be using it as well.
March 21, 2013 8:16 AM
I'm starting Banish Fat Boost Metabolism tonight... I'm at a beginner level so I'm going to do what I can do and push myself through as much as I can. I'm going to be rotating it with a Leslie Sansone video (walk a mile every day) and a Weight Loss Pilates video. For the first 2 weeks I'm aiming for 4-5 days a week, so something like this:

Monday: BFBM
Tuesday: WAMED
Wednesday: BFBM
Thursday: WLP
Friday: Rest
Satuday: Choice of three or outdoor hike
Sunday: Choice of three or outdoor hike
June 15, 2013 5:52 AM
Well a little update: I NEVER got through this plan and forgot I even posted this! I found out I was pregnant :) and lord bless the women who have the energy to do intense workouts while expecting (all I did was prenatal yoga and walk). Now I am literally right back where I was last summer (10 lbs to go). Any one try JM after baby? I plan to follow this 6 week plan starting next week. We shall see, let me know how it's going for you. I'm all about quick workouts now and am starting back with jillian b/c I feel like it's quick and to the point and still kicks my butt.

PS he is 4.5 months old and he's my whole world!
September 4, 2013 1:16 AM
Today I started JM 30 days shred. I feel so exhausted. I wish to complete it.
February 14, 2014 7:22 AM

I know this post is older but I am hoping someone can help me out. I have a few Jillian Michaels DVD and have created a month rotation of them for myself. My goal is to slim down and town. My goal weight is only 7 pounds away but I am at a stand still with my weight lost so I am hoping if I do this for 2 months in a row I can drop the last few pounds.

I guess my question is, how many months can I do this rotation before my body gets use to it or it stops working?

Week #1
Monday – No More Trouble Zones
Tuesday – 6 Week Abs
Wednesday – 30 Day Shred
Thursday – Banish Fat, Boost Metabolism
Friday – Killer Buns & Thighs
Saturday – Yoga
Sunday – Rest Day

Week #2
Monday – No More Trouble Zones
Tuesday – Banish Fat, Boost Metabolism
Wednesday – Killer Buns & Thighs
Thursday – 6 Week Abs
Friday – 30 Day Shred
Saturday – Yoga
Sunday – Rest Day

Week #3
Monday – Banish Fat, Boost Metabolism
Tuesday – Killer Buns & Thighs
Wednesday – 6 Week Abs
Thursday – 30 Day Shred
Friday – No More Trouble Zones
Saturday – Yoga
Sunday – Rest Day

Week #4
Monday – 30 Day Shred
Tuesday – Killer Buns & Thighs
Wednesday – No More Trouble Zones
Thursday -Banish Fat, Boost Metabolism
Friday – 6 Week Abs
Saturday – Yoga
Sunday – Rest Day
February 14, 2014 8:28 AM
I like to alternate Burn Fat Boost Metabolism and No More Trouble Zones.
Lately I have been alternating Hard Body 1 and 2 then on Saturday I do Extreme Shed and Shred 1 and 2 together.

They work for me!


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