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Boost your body’s calorie-burning power and lose up to 5 pounds a week!
Fire up your metabolism with TV’s top trainer, Jillian Michaels, and lose big with her fierce formula that adds strength and ab moves to dynamic cardio for increased fat loss. This 40-minute circuit workout blasts your heart rate with challenging intervals to turn up the burn and melt off the pounds. Whether you’re just getting started, or ready for a hard-core workout, reveal a ripped, lean body! Jillian will help you!
The workout contains:
Warm up: Begin the metabolic bur by building heat in your body.
Cardio Circuit: Broken into seven 6-minute circuits, each move challenges your body to torch the metabolism, burn mega fat and drop unwanted pounds.
Cool-down: Lower your heart rate with soothing moves and stretches.
‘It’s about being empowered in every single aspect of your life!’ – Jillian Michaels
Jillian Michaels' Banish Fat, Boost Metabolism
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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: 55 min.
Street Date: 01/27/2009
Certified instructor description:
A no nonsense series of easy-to-follow aero/tone intervals led by “The Biggest Loser” trainer. As always, Jillian is definitely “forceful,” but she's also surprisingly supportive (she really wants you to succeed). The cardio segments feature non-dancy, athletic moves like kickboxing, calisthenic jacks and plyometric jumps. The core-focused body-sculpting includes both standing and floor moves. Jillian skillfully alternates upper and lower-body exercises to keep your heart rate elevated and your blood pumping. For maximum results, each circuit is done once, then repeated at a slightly higher intensity (“with intention”). ©2008.