Finally, it got warmer and of course I, like any girl, sharply wanted to make my muscles more toned by the beginning of the beach season. I did some training in the winter, keeping my figure in good shape, but unfortunately, I don’t have the same results as before when I trained with Gillian Michaels. You can read about my experience and results in the following reviews:
Jillian Michaels - Fat Killer on Hips and Buttocks;
Gillian Michaels - Flat Belly in 6 Weeks;
Jillian Michaels - Burn Fat Accelerate Metabolism.
Why I chose this particular workout:
Then the results of Gillian impressed me so much that I still consider her classes to be one of the best. With her workouts, good results can be achieved in a fairly short time. That is why I wanted to return to Gillian again, but this time to go through her most popular workout, “Slender figure in 30 days.” I think its popularity is explained by the fact that it’s not the most complex exercises for working out all muscle groups: arms, legs, and press. Therefore, this complex for a beginner will not be as complicated as those for which I wrote reviews. It is from this complex that beginners should start. I’m no longer a beginner, but I want to check everything exactly, or there will be at least some results from such simple exercises. Honestly, until I believe it, because I remember and know "what a beautiful body is worth."
So, let's begin. I will keep a diary of my studies and share my impressions here with you gradually. And in the end I will form my final opinion. I think this is exactly the format of the review will be more interesting. At least I will not miss any details and tell everything as honestly as possible.
What do we have in the source:
What is the essence of the complex:
I found a video on the Internet, simply by entering a request in a search engine. At the beginning of the lesson, Gillian explains the training system and what you will need for the lesson. To begin with, we are waiting for 3 workouts of 10 days with a course of 30 days. Each subsequent workout is more difficult in level. The training itself is also divided into 3 levels, which consist of strength exercises, cardio and exercises to work out the press. Exercises are performed 2 times.
At the beginning of the lesson there is a small workout, somewhat similar to cardio and exercises for muscle tone at the end. In general, for the lesson we perform 9 minutes of strength exercises, 6 - cardio and 3 minutes for the press.
Training lasts about 20 minutes, quite easy. As for me, this is a usual morning exercise. Exercises are not difficult to perform. The most difficult thing for me was push ups and jumps.
It seems to me that by the end of the course I will pump up my hands and calves. For jumping it is better to use shoes. Instead of a dumbbell, I took water bottles.
I decided not to change the food, it’s almost right for me. But for those who are losing weight, I would still advise you to change it in order to achieve much better results in losing weight. Who cares, I wrote about the secrets of proper nutrition here.
Class diary and my first conclusions:
I decided to keep a class diary so as not to forget about them and control myself. After several classes with Gillian, I realized that with her light exercises on the legs, I won’t achieve any special results, so I decided to do my previously favorite strength training from Paulina Nordin 2 more times a week .
Initially, I wanted to do workouts every day, but in reality it turned out to be not quite real. Since I go dancing 2 more times a week, and there were holidays, guests came to me. Therefore, it was somehow not very convenient to jump at a party and I just did a little morning exercise during the break until no one sees it. And then I got sick completely, as always unexpectedly. Therefore, it was decided to do as much as possible + to listen to your body, as "re-exercising" is worse than "not exercising".
I also concluded that it is difficult to exercise every day, my knees started to hurt. Yes, and from my own experience I already know that for the best result you need to give time for muscle recovery. Therefore, it is optimal to practice 5-6 times a week.
After 7 trainings from Jill, I felt that I wildly want nasty things. The cake was dreaming (although I'm not a sweet tooth), I wanted chips. I think this is how the body reacts to an insufficient number of calories. During the classes, I sinned a couple of times and decided not to rape myself, I ate what I want. If I had lost weight, I would never have done so. And I do not advise you. It’s just a signal from the body that you need more food. Instead, you can cook delicious chicken and meat.
I’m one who hasn’t been eating sweets for a long time, chips, dumplings, pasties, etc. So my body, thanks to Gillian, could not resist the temptation.
My results after level 1:
As I expected, my hands were noticeably swollen. Legs of course remained at the level, the press became a little tightened. In general, my expectations coincided with reality. This level is more like preparing for the main classes than a full-fledged training, which can give results.
Judge the results yourself:
The waist decreased by 0.5 cm and became 62.5 cm. Otherwise, everything remained the same.
I no longer feel so light, my tongue doesn’t dare to say that this is morning exercises, this is a FULL training . You feel the huge difference between the 1st and 2nd level. Particularly hard is given to the 1st workout of the 2nd level, but then you get used to it. At the moment I’m already approaching the end of Level 2 and it’s a little easier for me to do the exercises. But my least favorite is what Gillian calls it - "jumping on all fours."
Feelings as if everyone wants to squeeze out of you - legs, arms, abs are sore, heart beats with a frantic force. The rest of the exercises are variations of exercises from the 1st level, only more difficult. There are push-ups, squats, lunges, but in a heavier version.
So the third level has begun. I already did it 2 times, as I write immediately after training. And what can I say?
When a phase breakdown or pain has occurred. I thought I would give up this workout completely.
Who came up with this exercise every day? Well, you show me this "smart man"! Yes, the 3rd level is easier than the 2nd in terms of strength exercises. Again I feel like shaking hands and constant cardio, it is everywhere. I already blushed after training. Of course, I understand that this course is designed for weight loss, BUT! To do it every day is to kill your heart, and I don’t believe that every day is effective. Yes, you will lose weight, I do not argue, BUT at what cost! Something to pump up is unrealistic at such a pace. Even if I don’t do this course every day and alternate with Paulina Nordin, but I’m sure that I will get a much better result. Although I'm still stingy with pumped hands. It’s good that I’m doing a separate exercise on my legs, although my legs are tightened. Still to add a separate press would not hurt, too weak. Lord give me patience to finish it all and show the result. But I don’t expect much miracle, I think her other workouts are more effective. At least if you alternate her workouts on the abs and on the legs, then the effect will be much greater. In the meantime, only my hands are increasing in size with a geometric progression, I began to feel much more hungry, I feel weak, and I think people who did this exercise EVERY DAY are heroes and suicides. With such loads you need a FULL and at the same time proper nutrition. No diets, otherwise you can drop skates
Okay, I’ll finish. It just got sick. I will continue to supplement the review slowly and may even surprise me with the result.
Time passed and here my memories flooded.
By the way, I remembered that they wrote to me girls who did this exercise every day and did not see the result at all. Therefore, I think in my words there is common sense that you can’t do it every day. Better alternate with something. All the same, loading the same muscles every day will not give a normal result.
Therefore, I decided to read articles on this topic, I was just wondering what the consequences may be if you load the same muscle group every day, and even with the same movements.
So here is the answer to the question: "What will happen if the same muscle groups are pumped every day? " And then I highlighted 3 main points that you must take into account as well, put it into quotation:
First: you will achieve a positive result for muscle growth in volume for a long time.
Second: the body will hurt for at least the first week and your subsequent workouts will no longer be performed as effectively as they could. The body will certainly get used to the stress and pain, but for a week you will suffer
Third: excessive loads, as in any other business, can lead to undesirable consequences and diseases, for example, hernia, hemorrhoids, etc.
And an important factor is NUTRITION! When using the necessary sports supplements, daily training of the same muscle groups is possible, otherwise, it is necessary to alternate.
Therefore, my impressions were completely justified and coincided with the opinion of experts. How to listen to your body. I am so glad that I did not do this trend in a month, as they “advise”. Oh, these advisers sometimes cripple.
So from somewhere I had such a wild weakness and a feeling of hunger. Nutrition of an ordinary person is not designed for such a load. And after this knowledge, I will dilute my studies with others. I will do according to my feelings. Let this course take me all 3 months, BUT my body will be healthy and I will have a result. And this pseudo slimming at a frantic pace for the body is such stress, you can not even imagine. Therefore, always listen to your body.
So I finished the whole course with Jillin. As a result, she made 3 levels of Gillian and 2 levels of Paulina Nordin. In total, 50 charges were obtained. I spent all this about 3 months. Just managed to the sea. And you know what I will tell you? I was amazed at my result. Yes, he's just gorgeous. Honestly, I didn’t expect it myself.
Hands increased by 1.5 cm during the course, legs by 1 cm, waist and hips decreased by 2 cm.
My body just got gorgeous. I like everything:
Even hands of unreal beauty:
The press became more visible, although I did not do any additional exercises except Jill:
Legs and butt are certainly not ideal, but everything is clearly visible that they are fit:
And here, from different angles, the relief of the muscles is visible both in front and behind:
In a word, I am pleased with the result.
So, I want to summarize at the end of the training.
For me, the main disadvantage of this complex is what is called a lie. They say that the set of classes is designed for a month. Although in fact this is not true. If these exercises are performed every day, then firstly you may not get the desired results, and secondly, even worse, you can throw your skates back. Also, the complex is not universal. Too few exercises on the legs and buttocks. I think Gillian knows well as a trainer that her exercises are not enough for these muscle groups. But she shakes her hands shamelessly throughout the workout.
My recommendations for you before you begin to perform this set of classes:
First, do not do the workout every day. This is difficult for the heart and the body, and the result you get is dubious. As I read, then small muscle groups can be pumped at least every day and they will grow. For example, as you saw, my hands and calves turned out wonderful as a result. In principle, the press can also be touched every day, although it is desirable less frequently. But the legs and buttocks are generally recommended to be touched 2-3 times a week. According to my feelings, I saw that when I give rest to certain muscles, they really begin to change.
Secondly, you need to eat well. Of course, this should not be fast food, namely proper nutrition. But food needs a lot and high quality. I just felt wildly tired and hungry when I did not change my diet. I became pale, I had no strength. These workouts are very nuclear in terms of heart, weight loss. Therefore, especially to such girls under the constitution as I, such an occupation is exhausted by all 200%. Yes, you will lose weight, but at what cost? And what is the guarantee that everything will not come back?
Third, do not be lazy and start right now. Remember, a beautiful body is not "lucky", but it is a HUGE job. Make this complex to the end, prove to yourself and your body that you can. Do you know how many times I wanted to drop everything? And what if I quit?
Fourth, listen to your body. He is a friend to you, not an enemy. Even my recommendations may not be accepted by your body, since I cannot know, and neither do you, what exactly you need. But the body knows how it feels. And if someone wrote to do the training every day, and you feel that you feel bad, then give yourself a break. No need to grab onto everything at once and as a result, or not finish it all to the end or ruin your health. For example, I had such a negative experience. You can read about it here.
Thank you all for your attention and for reading!