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7/10/11 6:09 A

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I 've done all three levels of 30DS and I can't jump either--too hard on my ankles and knees. I modify all the moves---jumping jack movements without the actual jump, march in place with my arms doing the jump rope movement, etc. as long as my arms are moving and above my heart, my heart rate still gets up there and I still get the benefit of the muscle toning. I like level 2 for the some of the non-jumping cardio-punching, etc. I do the twist and jump movement by twisting and raising my knees.

Jillian's abs workout is about 45 minutes and it's a good one--you might want to try that too.

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7/9/11 3:12 P

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Not a Jillian workout...but you might want to look into Cathe Friedrich's new series that is due out around the end of August. Here is the link and I've also copied what the website says for you. I am a huge fan of Cathe, I have most of her workouts and I love all of them.

Cathe's Low Impact series

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Until now you have always had to choose between High Intensity Cardio and Low Impact Exercise workouts, but now you can get the benefit of both in the same workouts with Cathes revolutionary new Low Impact Series featuring Joint Friendly Premixes . No longer will joint pain stop you from enjoying the high intensity workouts you love.

Ten Joint Friendly Cathe Videos

AfterBurn: Based on the principle of HIIT training, AfterBurn is an all out high intensity low impact HiiT workout that so many of you have been looking for. The main advantage of HiiT workouts is the increase in the bodys metabolism from this type of training continues on long after the exercise session has finished, not just during it. This effect is known as the after burn and hence the name for this fat blasting workout. Are You Ready?

Cardio Super Sets: A high intensity low impact workout comprised of unique cardio supersets. Just as you do super sets with weight training, Cardio Supersets follows the same plateau-busting concept. But now instead of weights, its 100% pure low impact cardio!!!! Get ready to blast off fat with this super charged calorie crushing workout.

Athletic Training: This total body low impact circuit takes fitness circuits to a whole new dimension. Be prepared for nonstop action using the original health club step (have extra risers on the side), a set of light and heavy dumbbells, a firewalker band and a pair of Slide and Glide discs. Depending on the exercise youll vary your step height anywhere from 4 to 12 inches in height while you challenge your body both on and off the step in a variety of challenging ways. Youll do compound exercises along with isolation exercises, work the upper and lower body simultaneously and separately, do low impact cardio with and without discs and bands, and even throw a superset in here and there for complete exhaustion! You will think very differently about low impact when this workout is through with you!

SLIDE AND GLIDE: Hold on to your hats because we are going to Slide and Glide into action.full speed, low impact, high intensity action, that is! Yes, indeed, this 60 minute workout simply never slows down. Each time you complete one of the workouts segments, the next segment picks up with yet another invigorating challenge. After a solid 20 minute super intense, low impact, cardio slide and glide segment, youll do sculpting leg work that not only burns the legs but keeps the heart rate pumping too. Youll finish off with a Slide and Glide upper body and core strength challenge. And guess what? Youll do all of this with nothing but your Slide and Glide discs and a mat. Think its impossible for it to hurt so good? I invite you to join us and see for yourself!

Low Impact Challenge: This highly contagious ALL STEP workout will have you tapping your toes from the warm up straight through to the cool down. It features a high energy rocking soundtrack along with super fun choreography that keeps the impact low, but the fun factor and intensity WAY high!! Oh and did I forget to mention that this joint friendly workout burns major calories and body fat too? What more could you ask for?

Turbo Barre: If you dont already own my Turbo Tower, feel free to use a chair to participate in my invigorating Turbo Barre workout. This results oriented low impact workout focuses on strength, flexibility, and high energy fun. Expect to combine elements of pilates, yoga, ballet, drizzled with some light cardio work for the ultimate lean and long total body strengthening workout. Light hand weights, a Turbo Barre (or chair), a Firewalker Band, Slide and Glide discs and a 6 foot long resistance band

are used to help you burn fat, calories and lose inches.

Total Body Trisets:This total body strength workout will focus on exhausting all the major muscle groups through the use of weighted trisets. A mixture of compound and isolation exercises will be uniquely grouped to set your muscles on fire. Expect to work at 60 to 80 percent of your one rep max range which will definitely inspire a cardiovascular bonus. In other words you will huff and puff while you shave your body fat down! Deal? I thought so!

Yoga Max/Yoga Relax: Whether you like your Yoga workouts intense, relaxing or both ways, this DVD lets you have it your way . As you might have guessed from the titles, Yoga Max provides a more invigorating workout that will take you deeper into stretching postures as well as strength poses that seamlessly flow from one move to the next creating a graceful cardio strength challenge. Yoga Relax, on the other hand is for the yoga lover who seeks a soothing workout which focuses on gaining flexibility, refreshing the body, and calming the mind. The relaxing music will help melt away stress and relieve the tightness in the hamstrings, hips, shoulders, and more. So grab your mat and get Maxd or get Relaxed!

Edited by: JILLIAN40 at: 7/9/2011 (15:15)
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7/9/11 1:39 P

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You could probably work with any of her videos with just modifying any high impact movements. For example, for jumping jacks, do the arm movements normally but for the legs sort of do a side tap. Side tap right, center, side tap left. Or if you are suppose to do a jump, squat down and then raise up to full height. You could do similar workarounds so that you can get most of the benefit of the muscle workout without the high impact on your joints. If there is a cardio movement you cannot get a good modification of, you could always just march in place. That is what I did during p90x when there were some movements that were just not going to happen (like the Dreya roll).

Even if you do not have a weight or joint issue, these sort of options are also helpful if you are working out while others are sleeping or if you are *not* in a first floor apartment. Back before we bought our house, my husband and I swore that it sounded like the people in the apartment above us were bowling in their apartment nearly every night around 10 p.m.

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7/9/11 12:49 P

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I've been doing the 30 Day Shred for awhile, and I'd like to move on to some of Jillian's other workouts, but I'd like one without so much jumping. Not because its physically hard for me to do, but its very rough on my ankles. I guess it would be rough on any joint when you're continuously hoisting 260 pounds off the ground then landing with the impact of all that weight!

I'd like one of the longer workouts, too. Somtimes 27 minutes just isn't enough and I end up doing 2 rounds of level 3!


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