I’m a glutton for punishment.
So when I saw a 2 pack of Jillian Michael’s DVD’s at target for just $10, I couldn’t say no. I like Jillian’s dvds because they’re tough, but fast. Most of them are 45 minutes at the most, so they’re perfect when I need to squeeze in a morning workout.
I normally like to be kind of lazy on Sundays, so I decided to get in a sweat session before church. I popped in Jillian’s Shred It with Weights and waited to sweat.
Technically this was a kettlebell workout, but since I don’t own a kettlebell, I just used a standard hand weight. They recommend 5-8 lbs, so I used an 8lb and honestly, I think I could have done a little heavier. (To clarify, I don’t generally use heavy weights. I curl about 12lbs, if that gives you an idea.) The warm up and cool down are 2 min each and the actual “workout” is only 20 minutes, so it’s just 24 minutes total.
But how is it?
Well honestly, I think it’s the easiest of the Jillian DVDs (that I’ve tried). I think it would be good for someone who wants to ease into Jillian’s style. I worked up a sweat, but I didn’t have that “oh man I couldn’t do another minute of this” feeling at the end. It did a good job of working all my muscles, but it didn’t have as many intense cardio intervals, like her DVDs usually have. If you want to start using kettlebells, or you want a slightly easier workout, I’d recommend it. Or it could be a good workout after a short run. So I guess I liked it, but I didn’t love it.
In case you missed some of my previous Jillian reviews, check these out below: