Jillian Michaels Ripped in 30 – Week 2 Review

I just completed my first workout of week 2 on the Jillian Michaels’ “Ripped in 30” DVD.  Firstly let me tell you about finishing up week 1. I did 5 Jillian Michaels’ work outs last week. I skipped Friday because that’s my usual day off, and I skipped Sunday because we played soccer with our new team and I was way too worn out to do anything after that.

After a while, week 1 got a little boring. I suppose that comes with watching the same 30 minute video five days a week. I really wish Jillian hadn’t added any weird comments in, because while they may have been funny at first, by the fifth view I was able to quote the annoying, “It’s an 80s throwback! Let’s all bring out our leg warmers.” And I resented her for it.

Now, on to week 2. First things first, do not eat failed Cheeseburger Flatbread Melts before you do a Jillian Michaels workout. You may not want to eat anything, actually. Just in case… 🙂

This workout was a little harder than the week 1 workout. It felt as if there were way more upper body exercises, or at least they were easier to make harder… if that makes sense. Overall, I liked it a lot more. I felt like I was actually working things, and not just fumbling around.

This one is really hard on the wrists, though. Mine felt like they had some issues going on afterward. I wish there were wrist-friendly modifications illustrated, like maybe propping yourself on dumbbells instead of with weird backward-facing hands. That probably makes no sense if you don’t have an illustration.

Staying in this position for a solid 3 minutes with different movements going on hurts the old wrists.

However, in my other classes, when we’ve done potentially wrist-hurty exercises, we’ve been offered the use of a dumbbell to straighten things out.

Like this.

Oh well. I like this one a lot more than week 2, and can see how you really get a workout form these videos now. I am excited to continue with the rest of the week.

Also, just for reference, here’s something I would like right now:Yes, I stole this photo. I have no shame when it comes to ice cream. Gah. I want some.

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