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)
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.
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