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6 Weeks to a Ripped Midsection! Get ripped, flat abs in 6 weeks with America’s toughest trainer, Jillian Michaels. Forget boring sit-ups – Jillian’s ab-shredding system will chisel the midsection with her winning combination of core-focused cardio circuits and ab-toning exercises. 6 Week Six-Pack includes two dynamic 30-minute workouts plus warm-ups and cooldowns. Start with Level1 for three weeks, then advance to Level 2 for increased intensity and fat burn. Stick with it and see dramatic results!
Two 30-minute workouts plus warm-ups and cooldowns.
LEVEL 1 Start with a dynamic total-body warm-up, then begin to shed fat and build lean core muscles with two complete circuits of cardio-charged core exercises and on-the-floor moves that target every angle of your abs. Finish with a full-body stretch.
LEVEL 2 Rev up your metabolism with a calorie-burning warm-up, then kick this complete ab workout into high gear with more explosive core moves to intensify fat burn and sculpt lean muscle. Finally, reward your body with an essential cooldown.
Jillian Michaels' 6 Week Six-Pack
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: 68 min.
Street Date: 11/30/2010
Certified instructor description:
Two challenging programs that infuse short cardio bursts within the mostly-ab-focused toning. As Jillian says, “it burns overall body fat while also conditioning your core.” The aerobic segments mix calisthenic classics like jumping jacks with cardio-speed floorwork (e.g. mountain climbers and “floor jacks”). The toning sections are also fast-paced. They include a huge variety of cross-body and multi-muscle exercises (e.g. chops with planks, rotations with lunges). No resting or wasted motions, even the between-move transitions are smooth and quick. Includes some easier modifications, but both programs are tough. Requires just one 3 to 10 lb. dumbbell (many moves are kettlebell-style). ©2010.