Jillian Michaels 30-Day Shred

  • PaintMeLime

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    Aug 18, 2011 11:14 AM GMT
    A while back I did this for like 4 days and said, "fuck this shit." But, now I'm thinking I should maybe pick it back up... I started doing this other workout called "Insanity" but it's KILLING me... Thoughts? Suggestions? I'm pretty out of shape...
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    Aug 19, 2011 11:08 PM GMT
    flaggot saidI'm pretty out of shape...


    Well, duh! Of course it's gonna suck. icon_smile.gif I've never done those programs, but when I first started working out when I was 275 lbs, I hated high intensity cardio with a passion. Over time, as I dropped the weight and got into better shape, I got acclimated to it. Now I enjoy the high intensity. At my last MTB race, my average heart rate was 180 bpm during a 9 mile sprint. And I was photographed crossing the finish line with a smile on my face......but I wasn't really smiling. icon_smile.gif

    Not sure what your experience level is, but maybe you need to build into it. If Jillian in the video is saying you need to jump in the air waving your hand and legs around for 3 minutes, but can only last for about 30 seconds. That's ok. Do 30 seconds. Next time shoot for 45 seconds...then a minute....and so forth until you can keep up. I probably sound like an idiot because I haven't done these programs, but am sharing what I do with my bike riding.
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    Aug 19, 2011 11:45 PM GMT
    Oh man, you're right. Insanity is an intense workout program. I did it earlier this year. Maybe you could go at a bit slower pace than Shaun T? I don't know how far into the program you got but it felt really great to finish the whole nine weeks.
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    Aug 27, 2011 5:29 AM GMT
    I had to give up on the Insanity program... I'll definitely come back to it, but I was so sore after the first workout that I could barely move for the next 2 days. I've just been walking on my treadmill in the meantime. I figure I'd be better off dropping some weight before I try again.. even if it takes a while.
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    Aug 27, 2011 7:42 AM GMT
    flaggot saidI had to give up on the Insanity program... I'll definitely come back to it, but I was so sore after the first workout that I could barely move for the next 2 days. I've just been walking on my treadmill in the meantime. I figure I'd be better off dropping some weight before I try again.. even if it takes a while.
    Finally, someone learned the importance of walking. That's the ONLY cardio I do. icon_biggrin.gif