Jillian Michaels 30 Day Shred

illian Michaels 30 Day Shred

The Jillian Michaels 30 Day Shred is designed to be simple enough to be a home workout, but an effective fat burning solution. Jillian says that studies have shown that the most effective way to burn fat is 3 minutes of strength training, 2 minutes of cardio, and 1 minute of abs.

Fat burning comes from aerobic exercise done while your you have an elevated heart rate. Start with a warm up, to get your heart started. If you’re looking to shred your abs, try the Jillian Michaels Workouts: 6 weeks to a Six Pack.

Jillian Michaels 30 Day Shred Routine:

The Jillian Michaels 30 Day Shred Routine includes:

  1. Warmups
  2. Strength: 3 minutes
  3. Cardio: 2 minutes
  4. Abs: 1 minutes
  5. Repeat 2,3,4 for a Shred Routine.

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30 Day Shred: Warm Up

You always want to start with a warm up. This gets your heart rate up, so you can burn more calories throughout your workouts. Do arm crosses, jumping jacks, hip circles, and knee circles.

Push Ups

Push Ups might be tough for beginners. Drop to your knees, so that you have added support.

Squat and Press

The Squat and Press will work your shoulders and legs. Constantly move the entire time, so that you’re alternating between working your upper and lower body. This increases the fat burning aspect of the workout, by accelerating your heart rate.

Shred: Basic Crunches

Basic crunches, or ab crunch, is the core of the abs exercises. Put your hands behind your back, and perform basic crunches by raising your upper body off the floor.

Shred: Reverse Crunches

In the reverse crunch, you bring your legs off the ground. This way, you work your lower abs, too.

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Dumbbell Rows

The dumbbell rows exercise works the lats in your back. Get your back totally flat. Jillian uses the standing dumbbell rows version of the dumbbell rows exercise. The other option is to perform the exercise while kneeling.

Static Lunge with Bicep Curl

Here, you do a compound movement, by doing a static lunge into a bicep curl. By working both your arms and legs, you burn more calories. The more muscle groups you work, the better.

Butt Kicks

Butt Kicks work your legs, and continue the fat burning cardio workout. To perform a full range of motion, make sure you work your legs all the way to your butt. If you need a modification, only go 90 degrees to make this exercise easier.

Side Lunges

Side lunges will be accompanied with dumbbell raises. This way, you again work your legs and shoulders, like the squat press. Only this time, you will be more focused on working the hamstrings and sides of your shoulders.

Chest Flys

Dumbbell Chest Flys are the best way to finish your chest routine. Try to squeeze your chest in as you do each repetition. Chest Flys work both the inner and outer sides of your chest. Breath in and out properly as you do this, and all, exercises.

Bicycle Crunches

The Bicycle Crunches exercise will work both your upper and lower abs. Because your legs are off the ground, and moving, they even work the obliques (side abs).

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Jillian Michaels 30 Day Shred Workout Descriptions

These are just a few of the exercises you will be doing in the Jillian Michaels. You will need a set of small dumbbells to do many of the exercises. Dumbbells will add an extra level of intensity to your workout, giving you better results.

Start with around 8 lb. dumbbells (Amazon), depending on your fitness level. Just find whatever size dumbbells are right for you. The Jillian Michaels 30 Day Shred is performed for 30 days straight. Therefore, don’t go crazy with intensity, until you have perfected the movement of each exercise. Then, you can kick the 30 day shred into high gear.

Jillian Michaels will put you through a fat burning, strength training, abs building session. As you can see in the video, this is a popular workout for women. Stay at a high intensity pace for maximum fat burning and body shredding.

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