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March 25, 2013 7:21 PM
I am going to start this in a day or two. I just finished the 30 Day Shred and am wondering if anyone else has done both? Any advice or opinions? Also what do you log it as if you have done it?
March 25, 2013 8:04 PM
Anyone else about to start?
March 26, 2013 2:19 AM
I did it a few times, but not regularly. I just added it to my usual workout routine every now and then.
I have a Heart Rate Monitore and log the calories that I burn.
March 26, 2013 2:29 AM
Hey! I haven't done them…but my wife swears by Jillian Michaels DVDs. Having seen them…I'd say 30DS culd be logged as circuit training…essentially that's what it is! Hope that helps
March 26, 2013 5:44 AM
Hey, how did you get on with 30DS any good?
March 26, 2013 5:51 AM
I have been doing a couple of Jillian tapes and I read where it was about 200 calories per video for 20 minutes. I log min under kick boxing (that is the one Im doing) but since they don't have the Jullian one listed I alter the calories to 200. If you google "calories burned with" and type the name of the video you can get an idea of how many calories you are burning and of course they will vary but its a good starting point. Good luck - Jullian rules!!
March 26, 2013 6:06 AM
I've pretty much rotated among JM vids (except for Yoga meltdown, kickbox and Body revolution). Its okay in the sense that the focus is your core (which is ALWAYS a problem area). After finishing 30DS, I did Ripped in 30 - which has the same system as 30DS but on steroids,LOL. IMO, total body-wise, its more effective. I saw more difference in doing Rin30 than in KA. But KA is still an effective workout. Every single one of JM's vid is. Oh, I count the time of the actual exercise (w/o warm-ups & cool down) and logged it as circuit training. Hope that helps. Best of luck! You can do it! ^^,
March 26, 2013 7:10 AM
This video is also in my rotation for my non-run days. I just log it as circuit training for 30 minutes. I don't really care about the calories burned as I see it more as toning.
March 26, 2013 7:20 AM
Thanks everyone that does help. I will have to check out ripped after this one! I definitely saw results with the 30DS, I was kind of plateau mode before I started it and I lost about 10 pounds using it and my muscles are definitely more toned.
March 28, 2013 11:59 AM
I did beginner version of level 1 day to start and I will definitely do the advanced version tomorrow, it seemed pretty easy.
March 28, 2013 12:02 PM
I have 8 Jillian Michaels DVDs (I'm kind of obsessed) and Killer Abs is my least favorite, but I'm the type of person that would rather get a core workout doing something other than "core exercises", know what I mean? I work out my core by total-body weight lifting and ballet classes. It's ok though and I add it to the rotation every now and then. My favorite JM DVDs are Ripped in 30 and her new one, Hard Body.

Oh and as for logging it, I use an HRM and the last time I did Killer Abs, my HRM said I burned 212 calories in 30 minutes. Something comparable to that in the MFP database would prob be light calisthenics.
Edited by alpine1994 On March 28, 2013 12:04 PM
March 28, 2013 8:58 PM
Thank you, I am definitely going to have to add ripped to my collection I have been hearing good things.
March 28, 2013 9:01 PM
I would love to join you on Monday, April 1. I will finish 30 day shred on Sunday. :)
March 28, 2013 9:06 PM
Congrats! It is definitely something to be proud of! I will only be 2 or 3 days ahead of you so I will be your sneak peak. The beginning moves will probably be too easy in level 1 for you too!


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