Workout DVD Review – Best Strength Training Workout

Jillian Michaels No more trouble zones dvdWhat's one of the best strength training workouts? You can't beat Jillian Michaels No More Trouble Zones! It's a circuit style workout that will sculpt your body, blast fat, burn major calories and leave you in a pool of sweat! If you want to get into shape fast this is the workout for you. Combined with some of Jillian's cardio dvds this will help you to chisel and define your body like never before! 

Back Cover Blurb:
Zero in to tackle your trouble zones and lose up to 5 pounds a week!
Get into the zone with TV's kick-butt trainer, Jillian Michaels, and tackle stubborn problem areas with her surefire circuit training formula that combines upper- and lower-body sculpting moves to obliterate fat even faster. Say goodbye to saddlebags, muffin tops and wobbly arms with this heart-pounding, 40-minute circuit workout that targets trouble zones like never before. By keeping you constantly challenged, Jillian will transform your body from flab to firm in no time! Warm up and cool down before and after this grueling workout.

Customer Review:
This amazing DVD by Jillian Michaels is a 50 minute workout, including warm-up and cool-down. It includes innovative toning moves to target trouble spots. While not for the true beginner, I think this workout would be good for all levels, because she shows modifications for beginners and advanced exercisers. You move at a quite fast pace throughout, so you get a cardio benefit from this workout as well, although its' main focus is toning your body into great shape. The circuit nature of the workout means that you continue to burn more calories even after the workout is over. 

The workout is composed of seven 6-minute circuits that leave no muscle unworked. You can choose to do the entire 40 minute circuit or just select the body parts you want to focus on so you can focus on your "problem areas". Each of the circuits consists of 5 different exercises that you do for 30 seconds each, then repeat the entire sequence for a total of 2 sets of each move. Jillian has a lot of unique, effective compound moves (compound means that you work the upper and lower body at the same time). She uses 3 lb. weights and a mat for the workout but you could adjust the amount of weight to suit your needs and use a blanket if you don't have a mat. I've included a breakdown of all the moves below: 

Warmup: Basic marching in place, jumping rope (no rope needed), arm circles, skaters (simulate speed skating) and jumping jacks. Then you repeat the entire sequence for a complete five minutes. 

Circuit #1- Shoulder & Legs 

- Squat with Shoulder Press 

- Backwards Lunge with Side Shoulder Raise (repeat on other leg) 

- Chair Squat with Front Shoulder Raise 

- Front Shoulder PressOuts 

Circuit #2- Chest & Abs 

- Chest Press with a Crunch 

- Chest Fly with Double Leg Raise 

- Bicycle Crunches 

- Squirms

- PushUp 

Circuit #3- Biceps & Butt 

- Deadlift with Hammer Curl 

- Static Squat with Concentration Curl 

- Front Lunge with Wide Grip Curl (repeat on other leg) 

- Side Lunge with Biceps Curl 

Circuit #4- Thighs & Triceps 

- Chair Pose with Triceps Kickback 

- Sumo Squat with Overhead Triceps Press 

- Surrender (step back and down to kneeling position then stand up again) 

- Forward Lunge with Triceps Pushback (repeat on other leg) 

Circuit #5- Core 

- Double Crunches 

- Twisting Plank 

- Plank with ToeTaps (repeat with other leg) 

- Windshield Wipers (lying down lift both legs and move from side-to-side) 

Circuit #6- Upper Body & Core 

- Plank with Back Rows 

- Superman 

- Scissor Kicks 

- Pelvic Thrusts (repeat on other leg) 

Circuit #7- Lower Body & Core 

- Side Plank 

- Side Lying Leg Raise 

- Inner Thigh Raise 

- Donkey Kicks 

- Fire Hydrant with Kick 

Then relax with a nice cooldown. 

Overall, out of the over 200 workout DVDs I own this is one of the best and I highly recommend it for great results. Jillian is motivating without being too peppy and cues well. If you stick with this workout you'll be ready for short summer shorts and bikinis in no time at all. Enjoy! :)  

Here's a sneak peek

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Caroline December 20, 2011 at 4:59 am

Wow! How informative! You know you are in good hands with this seller! Keep it up!

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