How has your body gotten used to your strength training? Are you not increasing weight/resistance? It's impossible to get used to strength training as long as you continue to challenge the muscle with increased weight/resistance/advanced exercises.
In all honesty if you're *that* advanced, you're not going to find the 30 Day Shred very challenging. Ripped in 30 is a bit a harder but even then I'd recommend using heavier weights. I use 8 lbs.
And really, JM videos or any circuit training video is not near as effective as a proper strength training program. I do enjoy JM's videos for fun, a warm up, a challenge in completing levels but it does not replace my regular strength training program.
As far as cardio goes, you're not going to burn as many calories with the 30 day shred (ie: circuit training with weights) as you would another form of cardio. Have you tried HIIT with running/jogging? When you say your body has gotten used to it, what do you mean? If you're going to use a JM video as cardio I would recommend JM's Banish Fat, Boost Metabolism instead. It's a 50 minute video and uses metabolic resistance training. I've used it for eons now and still get results. I jog, do high knees, jump rope etc. during the core circuit which tends to lean more toward strength training and push myself harder than the girls now to keep it challenging. You can find it on youtube so you don't need to purchase the dvd and you'll get a much higher calorie burn than the 30 Day Shred.
Edited by: JENNILACEY at: 5/12/2013 (08:14)
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"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.
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