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9/28/09 9:00 A

I love all of Jillian's DVDs! She rocks!

I discovered the 30 Day Shred back in June and did it for about 2 months solid and saw great results to upper arms, obliques abs and quads (though of course everyone will see different results).

The fact they are on youtube, while naughty is great, as it means you can switch between bits of each level depending on what you feel like.

I'm injured at the mo, but when I'm fit I'll be back at the shred in no time. 20 mins a day is a great way to feel like you can make a little difference every day.

NMTZ is equally as fab, and I do that on days where I'm easing off the cardio (or if I have run already and dont want cardio in with my strength training circuits).

It may feel less of an all round workout, but it sure gives your muscles a good test.

I just do whatever one I feel like on any given day.

Burn fat, boost metabolism is no longer available on youtube, she also did an amazing cardio Kick-boxing DVD, which left me the colour of beetroot in a sweaty heap on the floor! haha

ELISELOVE1 Posts: 6,342
9/28/09 1:10 A

30 day shred good dvd

RENA1965 Posts: 17,878
9/27/09 11:39 P

Try them both, don't rely on other peoples opinions. People are at different exercise levels, what is easy for me be too much for you or reverse..

VANILLABEAR Posts: 3,426
9/27/09 9:37 A

Oh, just another thing to buy emoticon

I have been contemplating on purchasing these two items and it's official that I should just take the plunge and buy both. Should have bought them when they were $6 each on Amazon.

9/27/09 7:43 A

You can also rent both DVDs on NetFlix (if you happen to belong).

I just bought NMTZ. I did it for the first time 2 days ago and man, I'm really sore! Especially my abs, back, shoulders.

I managed to get thru the whole workout (with some modifications). It is deceptively tough. I suspect I'm working muscles I haven't been hitting before.

I would say it is at least an intermediate workout. I'm pretty fit and was challenged by it. You do many moves that work upper and lower body at the same time.

I didn't care for 30-day Shred. I found it kind of boring and it was too short a workout for me.

PAMDAQTPI Posts: 605
9/25/09 3:34 P

I've watched bits of both, I'm currently doing the shred and I am waiting until I can get through that one before trying anything else from Jillian Michaels. It is quite a challenge. I actually did 2 sessions in one my butt hurts. I'm confident I'll see results and build up to her more lengthy videos.

9/25/09 2:19 P

I was just wondering if anyone knew how many calories you would burn on the NMTZ DVD? I know that it is differet for everyone based on weight,height,age,etc..and that the best way to track it would be with a HR monitor (I don't have one, obviously). Just wondering if anyone knew? I'm 22, currently 234lbs and 5'6"

6/24/09 8:55 P

Personally, I prefer NMTZ because I love longer workouts.Both programs are good however, it just depends on your personal preference.And, as someone else stated, they're all up on YouTube to check out.

HARTMAMP Posts: 501
6/23/09 11:55 P

No More Trouble Zones is my personal favorite. I love strength training and this kicks my butt hard!

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6/23/09 10:21 P


I just finished the NMTZ for my first time. I am definitely going to complete my 30DS program before I start to do this seriously. I will do NMTZ if I'm feeling really strong on whichever day, but it is very difficult for me.

I love BFBM too :) But I'm into Turbo Jam a little more.

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5/11/09 10:32 A

I do them both. I Shred, then follow up with No More Trouble Zones. As a standalone, I think NMTZ is better, especially if you have the hour. If you're short on time, Shred is the best bet. Once I finish 30 Day Shred, I'll probably just alternate between No More Trouble Zones and Banish Fat Boost Metabolism (which I also do after Shred, on alternating day)

WISEONE24 Posts: 882
5/11/09 9:11 A

I completed the 30 Day Shred first which is a mixture of cardio and strength training. Each level is 20 minutes each and progresses in difficulty. I had great results from it!

No More Trouble Zones is awesome and is close to 50 minutes and is purely strength training in circuits. Banish Fat Boost Metabolism is all cardio, no weights at all.

My sister bought NMTZ and had trouble with it so I told her to do the 30 Day Shred first and then move up to NMTZ. I guess it depends on your preferences.

CLIMBERCHICK14 Posts: 11,246
5/11/09 8:25 A

FEED_ME_SHOES: Thank you so much! That's so helpful!!

RENA1965: My library doesn't carry them emoticon

PENGUINPIE: Thanks so much for the in depth review! My mom has Fios but even with it we don't get any of Jillian's workouts on any of the 400+ channels. Booooo

PENGUINPIE Posts: 3,146
5/11/09 8:00 A

I like them both! I'm actually doing the full 30 Day Shred right now -- you do each of 3 levels for 10 days each. Today was my first day of level 2, and it was challenging. Each workout on the 30 Day Shred DVD is a 20-minute circuit/interval workout. You do 3 minutes of strength training, 2 minutes of cardio, and 1 minute of abs. There are 3 circuits total. I have heard of people doing 2 or 3 at a time to get a longer workout, but I'm just doing one 20-minute workout, and I find it to be challenging.

I have only tried No More Trouble Zones once. It is available to me for free through my cable on demand service. As I recall, it is a longer workout -- close to an hour. Like 30 Day Shred, it is circuit training. I think there were 7 circuits (??). I also enjoyed this workout, and I am planning to try it again after I finish my current Shred challenge.

I hope this helps! Also, I don't know if you have seen any of Jillian's videos, but I was really pleased at how much nicer she is on the DVDs that she is on the Biggest Loser. There's no yelling, and she's very encouraging and motivating. I really like her style of instruction too.

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5/11/09 7:01 A

Climberchick. If you visit this channel on youtube xbabiboopx, 2 workouts of jillians are posted there in FULL, 30 day Shred and Banish Fat Boost Metabolism. Yes i know it shouldn't be there, but maybe that would help you get an idea as to what the 30 DS involves.

RENA1965 Posts: 17,878
5/10/09 11:16 P

Both are probably decent programs but it is all about moving the body and what suits your temper..
Borrow them from the library and see which one YOU like..
We are all different and you will get bombed with lots of answers, but it is YOU my friend whom has to put up with buying big white elephant if you don't like the speed or the attitude of the instructor etc etc..

CLIMBERCHICK14 Posts: 11,246
5/10/09 8:54 P

Which is better? Why? Pros and cons of each?

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