Oops sorry. I thought I read "30 day shred".
Ripped in 30 is the same thing, circuit training, it's just more advanced than the 30 day Shred. You will probably burn more calories than the 30 DS because it is more challenging. But again, circuit training depreciates the value of both cardio and ST. I just started Ripped in 30 last week but I also have a regular strength training program and do HIIT and metabolic resistance training for cardio. Circuit training is beneficial at cutting back on the duration of your workouts.
I enjoy JM workouts, personally. I just don't rely on them solely for cardio and strength training. I find her upper body exercises challenging and use 8 lbs weights. I don't find her ab work in any of her videos so far to be challenging. It's sort of lop sided. But if you do compound exercises (dead lifts, squats, pull ups, lunges, etc. with a heavy weight, you really don't need much core concentrated exercises because the core is used to help stabalize).
The hardest part of getting nice abs isn't "toning" them, it's burning the fat off the top by getting to a low body fat percentage. Which is very difficult for women to achieve. Most women cannot see their ab muscles unless they get to less than a 15% body fat percentage. This would require an effective full body strength training program (with heavier weights and lower reps) as well as getting down to a low body fat percentage through a small calorie deficit (no more than -20% of your maintenance calorie needs) to prevent lean muscle loss.
Edited by: JENNILACEY at: 3/10/2013 (07:52)
Take your focus off the Marshmallow. www.leangains.com/2010/01/marshmallo
"Toning" is marketing muscles to women who are afraid if they pick up a barbell, they'll leave the gym looking like She-Hulk. If you don't want to get bulky, lift heavy!
I can bench Nicole Richie, eat more than she does in a day before noon, I have a good 20 lbs on her but could still wear her pants.
All that matters is that you be the healthiest you, you ca
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