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Get the Killer Abs you’ve always wanted – now!Are you self-conscious about your abs? Do you want to annihilate belly fat and banish the “muffin top” permanently? Or maybe you want to take your body to the next level – a high-performance machine with wicked-tight abs to die for!
If any of this applies to you, Jillian Michaels' Killer Abs will help you make your goals a reality with three quick, fun workouts that deliver visible results fast. These 30-minute workouts progress in difficulty, proving something for everyone from beginner to state-of-the-art athlete.
Three 30-Minute High-Octane Calorie-Killing Workouts to blast off fat, crush stubborn problem areas and shred your abs fast!
Jillian Michaels' Killer Abs
Beginner: Just starting out, very overweight or haven't exercised in over six months.
Intermediate: Active in sports, dance or any regular exercise (2 to 3 times per week).
Advanced: Very active in sports or consistently work out four or more times per week.
Aerobics Impact: Higher
Lower Impact: Both feet never leave the ground at the same time. This minimizes stress on your knees.
Higher Impact: Includes movements like jumps, hops and skips. Very high-impact is called plyometrics.
Mixed Impact: This alternates or combines the above styles.
Aerobics Choreography: Basic
Basic: The easiest to follow. It ranges from simple walking-style marches to sports and athletic movements.
Complex: More intricate combinations and patterns. They're ideal for people who like to dance.
Moderate: More interesting than Basic, less dancy than Complex.
Toning Emphasis: Abs
Upper body: Arms, chest and back.
Lower Body: Legs, thighs, hips and buttocks.
Abs: Abdominals (stomach), core and sometimes lower back.
Total body: Tones all three of the above muscle groups.
Instructor: Jillian Michaels (Instructor Profile)
Runtime: 96 min.
Street Date: 09/04/2012
Certified instructor description:
Three challenging workouts that combine creative abdominal exercises with bursts of fat-burning cardio. If you're tired of plain old sit-ups, this series is for you. These innovative moves range from ab-engaged planks and push-ups to core-focused standing routines (e.g. a dumbbell plié sequence that has you rotating and working your entire torso). Each program smoothly builds in intensity. For example, the first workout features a "simple" plank sequence where you're pulling one leg to your nose (it's tough, but...). By the third workout, you're doing the same move at twice the tempo while moving your leg in and out. The aerobic bursts are equally challenging; they include high-impact tuck jumps, mountain climbers and jump squats. Requires two sets of dumbbells (e.g. 3 & 5 lb.). ©2012.