Get ready for a fresh, dynamic way to work out! Jillian Michaels adds extra weight to her hard-core circuit training techniques for a total-body workout designed to burn maximum fat. Using a kettlebell or a single hand weight, Shred-It With Weights helps you build lean muscle and burn mega calories with two 30-minute boot camp workouts. Begin with Level 1 and progress to Level 2 for maximum body- shredding results. Stick with Jillian’s program for 30 days and you could see a lean, shredded body.
Fans of celebrity fitness trainer Jillian Michaels know that even if one of her workouts is under 30 minutes, it’s going to be a challenging one. And Michaels’s Shred-It with Weights workout is just that: an efficient, fun, adaptable routine that will show results in less than a week. But don’t expect any down time to rest or daydream. Michaels keeps things moving at a brisk pace, even in the beginner version. You’ll need a small weight to do the routines. Michaels recommends the trendy kettlebell, but a regular four-pound dumbbell will work just fine. Then get ready to get your heart rate going. Michaels’s routines include some cardio moves with weights, like swinging the weight around the body, to keep the heart rate elevated, and to further tone the muscles. She also is a fan of lunges, squats, and leaps, all with the added resistance of the small weight. As always, Michaels offers several options–a modified routine for true beginners, and an even more advanced one for those who truly want to challenge themselves. The DVD also includes an important tutorial by Michaels on how best to handle a kettlebell, to keep it in control and to avoid injury. If your goal is to pack as much toning into one half-hour workout as possible, Jillian Michaels’s Shred-It with Weights is the ticket to a more chiseled physique. Ready? Let’s go, people! —A.T. Hurley
Run Time: 60
Release Date: 9/7/2010