You can do only level 1 if you want. I just finished the 30 Day Shed and I was tempted not to move up in levels but I did. I pushed myself and it was always hard for the first few days of the new level but by the end of the 10 days I was ready to push myself further.
Take all the 5-second breaks that you absolutely need and keep pushing yourself.
Good luck with the Shred, it's hard but entirely worth it!
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2/20/13 10:16 A
level one was almost impossible for me to do at first. but after a week i got through it without taking a break. thats when i knew it was time to move on.
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2/20/13 8:46 A
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2/20/13 7:23 A
It gets easier once you do it for a week or so. By day 10 you should notice its much easier than when you started. Just like with any new exercise, it takes time for your body to adapt but when it does that means it's time to challenge it further if you want to keep getting results (increased strength, stamina, endurance etc.) At the same time you don't have to feel pressured to move up to the next level if you feel you're still getting benefits (the level is still challenging to you) just because you reach day 10. I took some extra time on level 2 because the last circuit was a killer for me. I'm actually liking level 3 the best so far. Level 2 was boring and actually seemed a lot harder than level 3.
Did this with my wife about 6 months ago (give or take). If you stick to lvl 1, do it until it gets boring or easy; I'd recommend pushing to lvl 2 after that.
If you're looking at just doing it for an extra few minutes to workout, then that's fine too. But, if you want to keep pushing yourself, then push it to 2 then 3.
As for results, it'd be hard to say because you're also doing another hour of cardio on top of it. I'd say you'd see results due to all the different workouts you're doing; if only lvl 1 shred, I'm not sure you'd see the results you're looking for.
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2/19/13 9:41 P
I started 30 day shred level1.....yesterday and doing 1 hr of cardio(Zumba or elliptical) in the evening...taking around 1500 calories/day. My question is what if i only do level1 for 30 days will i get result? As i am finding level 1 difficult but atleast countinue....please share your experience...
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