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Jillian Michaels: 6 Week Six-Pack
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Jillian Michaels: 6 Week Six-Pack. DVD
Having ripped abdominals may not make you a celebrity--well, unless you're that guy on Jersey Shore--but if you're looking to "lose weight, get healthy, and change your life," as trainer Jillian Michaels puts it, then 6 Week Six-Pack should find a spot on your menu. It won't be easy; there are two very challenging routines featured here, each of which should be practiced five days a week for three weeks. Nor will it be simply a matter of lying on the floor and doing a few sit-ups. Michaels's mantra is "shed fat while toning your core," and in the course of these two approximately 30-minute routines (Level 1 is hard; Level 2 is harder), you'll spend a good amount of time on your feet doing vigorous aerobic work (marching in place, squats, lunges, leg lifts, and such, all designed to keep the heart rate up), as well as the demanding mat exercises, some of which derive from the plank (or upward pushup) position and thus build arm as well as core strength. The pace is quick, rests are few, and Michaels is a demanding instructor; there's no coddling here, and the workouts are definitely not for the slothful or faint of heart. But she knows what she's doing--her emphasis on the breath will be familiar to anyone who practices yoga, as will some of the poses she uses, and her attention to "control, focus, and form" is helpful. "Bring intention to your action," Michaels says, and judging by the hundreds of positive user responses, it works. --Sam Graham
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I started with level one and found it to be a great core workout and appreciated the fact that other areas of the body are targeted as well within the workout. Level two was also great, but I noticed a huge jump between levels in terms of difficulty and intensity (and pace!) - which wasn't all that bad, it just keeps me on my toes (although maybe one more level in between would have been nice so that I could enjoy a third core workout at a medium level).
If you really want to achieve a six-week six pack, however, make sure you watch what you are eating in addition to doing this workout. A healthy, balanced lifestyle incorporates both an active lifestyle (with cardio and strength-training), and a healthy diet (and by diet, I just mean eat better! More whole grains, veggies, lean proteins, etc!)
I would 100% recommend this workout DVD. It's hardcore, but so worth it!
Most recent customer reviews
Level 1 seems more ab focused. Level 2 is difficult but is more of a whole body workout. Still love this dvd!Published 11 days ago by Lindsay Reid
I love Jillian Michaels and I love this DVD. It made working out fun and I definitely saw results. Don't be intimidated by what you may have heard or seen of Jillian- her... Read morePublished 11 days ago by Joanna the Montrealer
LOVE this DVD...Love Jillian...My personal favorite workout DVDPublished 2 months ago by Marilyn Girouard
I bought this for my husband but got around to using it first! I was sadly dissapointed. All that got a workout was my neck and shoulders. Read morePublished 6 months ago by Amazon Customer