I just completed Week 2 of Jillian Michaels’ “Ripped in 30” DVD. Week 2 was a lot more fun than week 1, I thought. The exercises were more fun, easier to get started with, but challenging nonetheless.
Sean says he notices a little more definition in my biceps, which may come from the workout, and may come from the fact that I’m lifting a little every day. I still walk around the apartment like this, though.
I completed 6 days this week because there was no soccer scrimmage on Sunday. I think I may start trying to re-incorporate YMCA weight-lifting classes, even though I’m pretty sure they do nothing for me.
Maybe a combinations of both Jillian Michaels and the YMCA will result in much buffness, but probably not.
Overall, I’m liking the 20 minute workout design. The format of 3 minutes strength (3 exercises, each for 30 seconds, repeat once), 2 minutes cardio (2 exercises, 30 seconds each, repeat once), and 1 minute abs (2 exercises, 30 seconds each) makes it easier for me to push myself to work harder, because 30 seconds it practically nothing.
Also Jillian (I say that like we’re friends) combines upper and lower body exercises so that you’ll be working legs and arms at the same time. Saves time, works more. For example, you’ll do sumo squats while also doing tricep extensions.
So other than my biceps looking more like muscle than Jell-O, I’ve also noticed more definition in my shoulders and also my hamstrings. However, I wonder in the hamstring muscle is because of Jillian or more soccer.
We’ll see. I start week 3 today! Wish me luck!