Thanks! That sounds great! I should start ASAP in that case :)
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I did KB&T about a year ago. It's tough but I loved it!
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is this a video program?
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Losing inches (ie; fat) will come from the calorie deficit you create. Likely, while losing weight you will maintain the lean muscle you do have while strength training. Yes, you'd only gain inches if you eat at a surplus and gain weight. You *may* gain some muscle (I did) while on a calorie deficit but it will not result in inches gained, rather lost. It will result in becoming more lean. Muscle weight will replace fat weight and muscle takes up less room than fat. Which basically means you'd fit in a smaller size of clothing at the same weight had you not built additional muscle. So say you built muscle while losing fat and weigh 150 lbs and wear a size 10 vs. you simply maintained muscle or even lost lean muscle and weigh 150 lbs and wear a size 12.
This happened to me... I reached my goal weight of 105-110 lbs which was my weight in my early 20's and I looked way too skinny when I used to be quite curvy at that weight. I used to wear a size 3-4 and this time wore at size 1-2 at the same weight. So yeah... I actually had to gain weight back and increase my goal weight to 115-120 lbs to look "healthy" again.
Basically, IF (I use if because it's hard to do both at the same time) you gain muscle while losing fat, it simply means that you will reach your goal of losing 2 inches in your hips at a higher weight (sooner) had you just maintained or even lost lean muscle. Otherwise, you'll just lose it by the calorie deficit you're creating but you may have to reach a lower weight to achieve it. Hope that makes sense!
Thank you so much! But gaining inches on my behind is not exactly my goal :) I can tell you probably would have adjusted your calories accordingly to gain some muscle (am I right?)
Your routine sounds awesome! I know I wouldn't survive... my work+commute routine takes up nearly 14 hours of my day so it's tough finding a balance. But like you said, Jillian's workouts are great.... I've done the 30 day shred (L1 &L2), Banish fat, No More Trouble Zones, Cardio Kickbox and Yoga Meltdown before. I haven't done them diligently though..which maybe my downfall. I need to lose inches from my hips... I'm on a healthy diet, with my mom being a dietician. I'm a 38 around the hips right now and I would like to make it a 36... I hope I can achieve this goal next!
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I'm doing it right now. Still on level 2 but will be doing level 3 shortly.
Here's my results. First let me say, I never use videos like this to replace a proper strength training program.
When I reached my goal weight. I lost my bottom! :( I was 2 inches smaller than I used to be at the same weight and only 33 inches. Size 1 pants were falling off me! It was flat and saggy. So I started doing some serious work on it.
So here is my program:
2 days of HIIT, upper body and core 1-2 days cardio (BFBM w/JM and recently turned one into Yoga Meltdown with JM.) 2 days KB&T + lower body (squats with barbell, deadlifts with barbell, low lunges with 30 lbs dumbbells, sumo-squats with barbell).
I do the levels of KB&T as long as I feel like they are challenging. My goal was also to gain a bit of weight back (in the form of muscle) which may be different from your goal. I believe I've been doing this program for about 2 months now.
So onto my results; 2 inches gained back in my booty!!! I've gone from flat to perky, round as an apple and regained my former butt. No wait, better than my early 20's butt! The sag has disappeared! I can now fill out my pants and they stopped sliding off me. My husband keeps saying, I don't know what you're doing lately but whatever it is, it's working, haha.
I am a big proponent of having a proper strength training routine where you lift heavy and low reps but I believe this video just gave me the extra umph I needed to really fatigue my muscles and achieve faster results. After doing all my barbell lifts I am literally dying to make it through this video but the results have been worth it.
A lot of people in the weight lifting world dog Jillian but I believe her routines can compliment a proper strength training routine. As a SAHM who works out at home, her videos are easily accessible, her routines are fun and when done with heavier weights can give you a proper workout for those smaller muscles, helps with flexibility and balance. I have done 30-day Shred, Ripped in 30, BFBM, Yoga Meltdown and now KB&T. (But to be honest here, Jillian sort of annoys me especially when she promotes myths like "static contractions help you get ripped without bulk"... *eye roll* So I turn down the volume on her.
So if you need any pointers, advice, motivation... feel free to add me. :)
Edited by: JENNILACEY at: 9/26/2013 (07:54)
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Go for it!
I love killer buns and thighs. My buns are great, "butt" I have wimpy thighs.
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