Jillian Michaels Six-Week Six-Pack Workout Details and Review
Jillian Michaels Six-Week Six-Pack, released November 2010, consists of two challenging thirty minute workouts that zero in on the abdominals and core. Each of the workouts is a combination of core-focused cardio circuits coupled with abdominal toning exercises. This formula is designed to not only sculpt the muscles but burn the layer of fat covering them. From the Main Menu, you have the option to select either the Level 1 or Level 2 workout. You also have the option to select the language of the workout. Equipment needed for the workout includes one light dumbbell, three to eight pounds, and an exercise mat, depending on your workout surface. Jillian is joined by two background exercisers – one shows beginner modifications while the other demonstrates advanced options. While Jillian joins in for many of the exercises, she takes on the role of trainer in the workouts, assisting the exercisers and pointing out form.
Jillian Michaels Six-Week Six-Pack includes two super-effective abdominal routines designed to give you a chiseled mid-section and tight defined core. The two workouts, Level 1 and Level 2, are best used as part of a six week system. It is recommended to begin with Level 1 for three weeks before progressing to Level 2, which is a more advanced workout.
The Level 1 Workout begins with a dynamic warm-up that not only engages the core but begins to elevate the heart rate and increase the body temperature. After the warm-up, Jillian begins hitting the core from every angle with a standing abdominal workout that uses a light dumbbell as resistance for the exercises. The workout then moves down to the floor to target the midsection with crunches and planks. In between all the toning exercises, Jillian inserts high intensity cardio bursts to burn calories. She then repeats every thing from the top. In this workout, the beginner modifier demonstrates the exercises without resistance as a modification, as well as showing easier versions of some of the exercises.
The Level 2 Workout is set up in the same manner as the Level1 workout, however, the exercises are a little more challenging. Some of the same exercises are used as in Level 1, however, Jillian takes them up a notch by adding intensity with jumps and other plyometric movements. In this workout, since it is meant to be advanced, the beginner modifier also uses a weight for resistance but continues to show modifications by not going as deep into the movements.
Jillian Michaels Six-Week Six-Pack is a tough, effective and efficient abdominal workout. Jillian uses challenging and targeted exercises that fire up the core and elevate the heart rate for a double-bonus. Throughout the workout she offers encouragement and motivation. She does an great job explaining the exercises and showing form pointers. She frequently checks on the background exercisers and adjusts their form or challenges them making the exercise a little tougher.
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Disclaimer: Collage Video provided me with a copy of Jillian Michaels Six-Week Six-Pack to review. I received no other compensation and I was under no obligation to review it if I so chose. Nor was I under obligation to provide a positive review in return for the free workout. Retail value is $9.99.