Jillian Michaels Shred It With Weights is a 30-minute interval training with dumbbells. It is one of those programs that help you dilute your traditional activities or add loads to them.
The program, despite the name, has nothing to do with typical strength training. Shred-it with weights is more like an interval training with dumbbells. Classes are performed at an average pace, the exercises are mostly static.
The weights can be chosen depending on your physical fitness level, Jillian Michaels herself recommends weights from 2 lbs. to 9 lbs. (1 to 4 kg).
However, training is not so heavy when you choose smaller ones. The program is divided into 3 segments. Each segment consists of three to four exercises that repeat two times.
Brief workout description of Jillian Michaels Shred It With Weights:
Instructions: Jillian talks about the correct technique of doing exercises with weight.
Level 1 – Level for beginners. Suitable and perfect for those who are not used to physical stress. One among the more difficult exercises is a squat with jumps, which is performed in the last segment. Duration – 30 minutes with warm-up and stretching.
Level 2 – This level is already more difficult. To perform it you need to have sufficient strength in the upper part of your body. In addition, the pace of training is much higher and the exercises are more serious. Duration – 30 minutes with warm-up and stretching.
Jillian does not give exact advice about the number of days you need to perform the first and second level, so it can be added to another training by Jillian Michaels or included in your training system for variety.
Benefits of Jillian Michaels Shred It With Weights:
• Training is easy and suitable for beginners (especially the first level)
• Its duration is only 30 minutes, together with warm-up and stretching
• The program trains the whole body
• Jillian uses many special exercises that you have not seen in her other videos
• The workout trains all muscles of the upper body
• The program includes 2 levels of difficulty
To get the desired results we recommend practicing “Shred-it with weights” 4-5 times a week for a month. You can also add it to existing workouts. For example you can do the workout Ripped in 30, but once a week you add Shred-it with weights to enhance the effect and increase your stamina. Don’t be afraid to combine and discover the optimal combination of training for yourself.
Required sports equipment for Shred-it with weights:
As you may have seen in the pictures you will need Kettle Bell weights for this workout. I am using the Jillian Michaels Kettle Bells myself and can recommend those, because you need a good grip for the moves and the weight is just rightly chosen for this workout:
If these kettle bells are too much for you at the beginning there is always the possibility to use lighter weights, like it is shown by one of Jillian’s supporters. Therefore I can recommend to use normal dumbbells.
I use the standard neoprene dumbbells (up to 20 lbs), as you can see here:
I have chosen these weights because the cost-benefit ratio was the best with these small weights. As you will sweat a lot it is best to choose these neoprene weights to have a good grip during workouts.