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5.0 out of 5 stars Melt Fat and Drip Sweat, 2 Aug. 2010
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This review is from: Banish Fat Boost Metabolism [DVD] [2009] [Region 1] [US Import] [NTSC] (DVD)
Wow! Jillian's workouts are fabulous. I bought this and No More Trouble Zones (Full) [DVD] [2009] [Region 1] [US Import] [NTSC]in order to move to the next level from Jillian Michaels - 30 Day Shred [DVD] [2007].
This workout is all cardio, although there is no doubt about it that you will be strengthening your limbs and your core at the same time. Because this is much more focussed upon cardio, if you are indeed looking to move up a gear or 2 from her brilliant 30 day shred, you will ideally need a strengthening workout too, hence Banish Fat.
This workout is over double the length of the 30 day shred workouts and is set up in Jillian's familiar circuit routine. You can pick and choose the circuits rather than the whole workout if you must, but to really get the maximum benefit, nothing beats doing it all!
Most of the circuits have a combination of plyometric and kick boxing style exercises incorporated into them, plus there is an abs circuit (although this is still aerobic thanks to exercises such as mountain climbers and the plank twist). Jillian has cleverly combined the exercises in each circuit to give you a kind of breather mid-way through, in order that you carry on the workout whilst also being able to catch your breath. I have found this really effective because it allows you to carry on through the whole workout without needing to pause for breath.
The workout has me absolutely dripping in sweat within the first 5 minutes, it is truly amazing, you can almost see the fat melt away (perhaps that's what the sweat is?!). My experience has been that the legs especially feel very worked on the following day, but in a good way.
I have been alternating this with No More Trouble Zones and am very happy with the results; not only am I thinner and stronger, I feel so much more energised. Thoroughly recommended, I promise you will not be disappointed!
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