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Are you ready to take your body to the next level? Jillian Michaels’ Hard Body is the most effective total-body workout for torching calories and transforming your entire physique.
Hard Body is comprised of two 45-minute body-blasting workouts that progress in difficulty. These quick-paced routines have fun, fresh, new moves to deliver an incredible workout and turn your body into a lean and sexy high-performance machine. Jillian also shows modifications for both beginners and advanced athletes in each workout.
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Jillian Michaels' Hard Body
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: Total Body
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: 93 min.
Street Date: 03/05/2013
Certified instructor description:
Two aero/tone interval workouts that feature an immense variety of multi-muscle exercises. Jillian keeps you challenged with a non-stop series of endlessly-changing combos (a new routine every 30 seconds!). The cardio is mostly high impact — moves like “flying jacks” and “half-turn squat jumps.” The toning is equally tough — exercises like “pivot lunges” and “lateral moving push-ups.” Each program uses different moves in a similar format. You'll do six aerobics-and-toning circuits, then you'll repeat the series a second time. The sequences combine proven favorites with Jillian-specific variations (e.g. a straight-leg sit-up that's intensified with a rolling superman lift). Very smooth transitions. Requires 3 to 10 lb. dumbbells. ©2012.