As you all very well know, I secretly love Jillian Michaels. However, my new job mixed with a slew of holidays and some good boxing/kickboxing/other equipment/etc. has led me astray from one of my favorite trainers. Alas, I am back!
As a pre-New Year’s resolution kickoff, and as a way to recover from the holiday season, I’ve been getting up early every morning to get 30 minutes of extra strength-training in. I’ve made myself a schedule.
My Tuesday and Friday workouts are a perfect opportunity to take advantage of Jillian’s butt-kicking Buns & Thighs workout. This week I tried Level 2. Finally.
This one was totally wicked from the get-go. The warm-up was even challenging! This level is totally squat-intensive with tons of high-impact moves. Of course, there’s always a low-impact, beginner version to the right of Jillian, but even she has awesome legs.
It’s filled with everything from weighted Statue of Liberty one-leg squats with a jump (yeah, try to compute that!) to basics like a one-legged burpee (everyone’s favorite). I tried to take a few pictures of myself performing the moves. Needless to say I loved it! I’ll most definitely be returning to Jillian much sooner than I did last time.
I totally recommend you try it. It was challenging, but just fun enough. And again, I really felt like Jillian was less tense and more relaxed in this one, like she’s really in your living room working out with you and her ripped friends…
So go get it, friends. And prepare for the burn.