I did Level 3 of Jillian Michaels’ 30 Day Shred for the first time yesterday. And man, what a killer!
If there were a word to describe that workout it would be plyo. All the jump moves made this workout super tough. Not to mention all the exercises from the plank position. Those are hard! You don’t do as many weight exercises because you’re holding your own body weight up.
Of course it didn’t help that the floor I was working out on was kinda slippery (not the wet kind of slippery). Makes it really hard to sustain that plank position!
When I finished I was out of breath, but not more so than Level 2. I hadn’t watched the workout ahead of time — like I usually do — so I didn’t know what was coming. As a result, I missed some of the reps watching Jillian, Natalie, and Anita. I did have to modify a couple of the exercises. I have no issue with that because it gives me something to work towards. By my birthday, I will have done Level 3 almost 10 times.
Although, I will say that after I “finish”, I’m going to be keeping this DVD in my rotation. I can see myself doing this workout a lot. And hopefully I can find another workout featuring intense intervals that I can add to my library! If anyone has any suggestions, let me hear ’em! I’ve got 3+ months until I can run again! 🙁