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DMJAKES Posts: 1,635
6/19/13 3:05 P

When you say you're swelling, are you talking about all over, or particular body part(s)??? If you're swelling in one particular spot (like the knee for example), that's a problem. If you're experiencing some swelling all over, that should fade with time.

I can't say I've looked too closely at the JM system you're doing, but I'm not a huge fan of 30 day shred and some of her other dvd's.

When you say you're eating clean, what exactly does that mean? Are you trying to lose weight, or just maintain? Are you tracking here on Spark? If so, are you getting within your ranges on most days?

You mention that you're adding muscle...are you getting tested in some way to determine this? It's pretty tough for women to add significant muscle mass, especially while trying to lose weight.

I guess I need a little more detail than what was in your original post.

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6/19/13 11:06 A

Swelling from working out should only occur when there is an injury to the tissue, which brings me to my point.....I have looked at several of JM's videos and one thing that I noticed is that there are movements that she either cannot do properly herself, or she encourages poor form. Both of these could be the cause of your swelling. My advice is to stay away from anything of hers. There are plenty of other workout videos out there that will stress proper form and movement and will help you get the results you are looking for.

FITDIVA76 Posts: 64
6/19/13 10:55 A

I changed my workout routine, I was doing Jillian Michael Body Revolution but I got tired of swelling and adding on muscle but not seeing any results not getting lean. I know it takes a while for the body to adjust to a new workout but call me impatient. I was just so frustrated. I just didn't like the way I was feeling with the swelling, personally. Even though I was eating clean, and drinking water I would still swell. Since I went back to basics when doing high intensity Taebo I feel better and leaner. I will give Jillian another try but not now. I love Jillian but for me I get better results with kickboxing and cardio.

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