On Friday I talked about my plan to get my abs ready for my upcoming surgery. And really, it is about not just my abs but my entire body. I purchased Jillian Michaels 6 week 6 pack but when I posted I had not tried the workout. Well, I am here to tell you that this DVD is a must have in your workout collection!
I must first start by saying I am a Jillian Michaels fan, I have 30 Day Shred, her Yoga dvd, Burn Fat Boost Your Metabolism and I’m sure there are more that I can’t remember. Jillian Michaels was the woman I loved to hate when I was working on tightening up my body after I initially lost 40-50 pounds. I took a long break from Jillian while focusing on running but now I am back on her band wagon.
6 week 6 pack is a non-stop workout that includes standing ab moves, floor moves, and also utilizes a 3-8 lb weight (or none at all) depending on your level. Currently I use a 3 or 5 lb weight when working out and both are quite challenging. The workout includes mountain climbers, burpees, standing jack knives, squats, side planks and more.
It is INTENSE! I’ve only completed level 1 and the DVD also includes a level 2 which I am afraid to even look at! I honestly must say that I cannot fully complete every exercise included, it is extremely challenging but I like the challenge. During the side planks I just hold it but the move calls for pulling your knee up. And I admit that the burpees well, as Jillian says, I often “phone it in” but I’m working on it!
I was so moved by this DVD that I made a video after my first workout. Check it out! And seriously, get this DVD! I’m pretty sure it was only $8.00 on Amazon!