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Jillian Michaels' Body Revolution Review - Workout #1

Thursday, February 16, 2012

A lot of persons have been asking me to give a review of Body here goes.

Let's just say that while workouts 1-2 are meant to be low impact, I have been sore since the first workout on calves and triceps especially. The workouts are similiar to Jillian's previous workouts with circuits that are repeated twice and include exercises that we have seen in Ripped in 30, 30 Day Shred and BFBM.

I love the cast; their bodies are aspirational and oh, the men...their bodies look hot...the girls look hot too. emoticon Best cast Jillian has ever had. This is the best I have seen her give cues and the number of exercises on both sides seem She also pays a lot of attention to breathing. The workouts can be done by persons new to exercise and/or Jillian BUT Jillian also provides 2 alternatives to make it harder for more hardcore fitness individuals - by either using weights or adding plyometrics moves. The workouts are only 30 mins long! How awesome is that??! I have done 3 of the workouts already and I am happy I bought the program. I don't mind starting with Week 1 even though it intended to be low impact...note I said 'intended to be'...this soreness is low impact my ass! emoticon

Review of Workout #1

This workout is focused on the 'front of the body' muscles including chest, shoulders, arms, quads and core. Jillian expects us to rely on our body and light weights to add resistance. There are 4 circuits; each of which are repeated twice.

Warm-up includes Military March, Arm Circles, Hip Circles, Knee Circles

Circuit 1:

1. Squats (for more advanced persons - jump squats)
2. Modified Push-ups ((for more advanced persons - military style push-ups)
3. Plank hold (1 minute)
4. Chest Fly with weights ((for more advanced persons - heavier weights)
5. Cardio - circle runs - running around in circle at fast speed - 1 minute

Repeat the circuit with the exception of the cardio bit.

Circuit 2:
1. Sumo Squats (for more advanced persons - jump sumo squats OR add weights)
2. Tricep Kickbacks with weights - (for more advanced persons - heavier weights)
3. Standing abductions on both sides - (for more advanced persons - can be done with oblique crunch)
4. Cardio - Speed bags - 1 minute

Repeat the circuit with the exception of the cardio bit .

Circuit 3:
1. Chair squats with front raises
2. Tricep Extensions
3.Warrior 2 pose - (for more advanced persons - use weights) THIS WAS BRUTAL!
4. Cardio - Marching in place - 1 minute

Repeat the circuit with the exception of the cardio bit.

Circuit 4:
1. Kick outs - done on each leg
2. Bicycle crunches
3. Lateral raise with weights
4. Cardio - Step in, step out with squats - (for more advanced persons - use weights) - 1 minute

Repeat circuit with the exception of cardio bit

Cool Down! I was enjoying it so much, I was surprised the time flew off so quickly! Please note that these are my opinions and some people might have a different take of the workout. It might also be biased since I love love love Jillian! She is my favorite female trainer....just saying!

Tomorrow, Workout #2 review!

For my friends who have not seen a preview of the program yet, you can check out the link below:

Member Comments About This Blog Post:
TRACIE88 1/6/2014 7:21PM

    How are you logging them into you Spark fitness? I am not really sure how to do it. Is it circuit training for 30 min.'s or do you list every movement? Thanks for you help.

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MEIORI 6/20/2012 11:56AM

    I am going to buy this, looks so promising, thanks for posting on the workouts!

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MISSFORTE 2/20/2012 9:28AM

    Wow! glad you liked it, the DVDS I have by Jillian I love b/c in 20-30 minutes you really get a workout!

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SWEETLIPS 2/20/2012 9:22AM

    Thank you so much - I saw the info commerical this morning and searched for reviews, even though it is so new, so now, off to buy. Have a great day and thanks so much. When you get a chance, share your results with me. Thank you

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HELLO_FILLY 2/19/2012 1:23PM

    I just saw your posts over the on the JM Body Revolution SparkTeam. I just joined the team today and start my week 1 Kick Start tomorrow!

Thanks for the awesome review!

Two quick questions:
1) How heavy are the weights that I'll need?
2) Do I need a step?


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TARABEAR86 2/18/2012 12:56PM

    How long are the workouts generally? I'm debating getting this (most likely won't be for another couple of months) but I'm waiting to see if it's worth it first!

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TREESA57 2/18/2012 6:38AM

    I just watched her informicial on tv and was wondering about this program, I to think Jillian is an awesome trainer. Thanks for the review.

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TOTALREDO2013 2/18/2012 12:38AM

    Thanks for the review. Have been waiting to see what people think about it. Like that it is in a familiar format and 30 minutes!!

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NPARSONS369 2/17/2012 8:55PM

    I cant wait to get it. awesome review. what is the diet plan like?

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CHERBEAR7997 2/17/2012 8:45PM

    That was an awesome review!! I love Jillian just as much as you. I've never had someone keep me so motivated. I'm looking forward to the day I'll be able to purchase this!!

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RANDOM00B 2/17/2012 2:24PM

    Nice review--now I'm interested in getting this DVD!

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ANH102712 2/17/2012 10:27AM

    I recieved mine yesterday but thanks for the awesome review! I'll be starting Monday and alternating b/c this and chalean extreme!


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SOKKERNUT 2/17/2012 10:04AM

    emoticon review! I can't wait to be cleared by the dr to exercise again so I can try this! :)

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RHONDALYN10 2/17/2012 7:47AM

    Great review!
Thanks for posting!!

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VYVIENN 2/17/2012 1:18AM

    Super! Thanks for the review. Now the question remains: where are you all getting this?? Amazon doesn't seem to sell it (yet), and I couldn't find it in Jillian's store... just sayin'. *gg*

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MSSTM1 2/17/2012 12:12AM

    Interesting! I got mine in the mail today. I'll be starting in a week when I get back from vacation.

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MEEBELO 2/16/2012 11:26PM

    Thanks for the review. These workouts sound great!

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UFEDAK85 2/16/2012 10:41PM

    Wow! Great review!! Will be starting Monday, but after reading this I may take a sneak peek earlier! :)

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LOVE7755 2/16/2012 9:32PM

    Can't wait to order mine. She is soo good! Thanks for sharing!

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LAMOURA 2/16/2012 8:25PM

    Lol loved that!! "this soreness is low impact my ass!" thats awesome!! Can't wait to get my set!! emoticon emoticon

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