I never feel totally spent after one of her workouts, so I'll usually throw on a 20-minute alternating cardio workout after one of the JM workouts. I'll either get on my elliptical, walk or run, or jumprope. Sometimes I'll do another segment of her workout to get 30 minutes, or even do two workouts back to back.
I would see how you feel after a week, and if you have the time and energy to do more, by all means do it! Good luck!
I'm an avid Jilliam Michaels fan. Her workouts are perfect. With a busy life, I just can't commit to working out for an hour 5 or 6 days a week. And I know if I just go to the gym and hop on the elliptal for 20 minutes a day it would noit be enough.
Jillian packs a lot into those 20 minutes. And keep in mind, if you contnue with her, the 30 Day Shred has the shortest workouts! If you do feel up to working out longer, like going for a walk to cool down (or to warm up) or something, by all means go ahead. But I'd see how you feel after a couple weeks. Week one is easy. Just wait for that last week!
It's ok to not be completely exhausted. The thing for me is, I think you should be lifting heavier. BUt, if you do the JM video (you have low weights, high reps, right? I know the Shred it with Weights video does), then you will possibly overtrain if you do that and lift heavy. I know when I was using the Shred it with Weights video as cardio and lifting, I was rather sore. I dropped JM in favor of heavy lifting mixed with another form of cardio.
I just started level one of the 30 day shred by Jillian Michaels and I have some questions
1) Is twenty minutes really enough? Should this dvd be combined with something else (i.e. Leslie Sansone)?
2) Do I need to do strength training on top of the workout?
3) I feel as though I am working to capacity while I am doing the work out and I am a bit sore the next day but I don't feel spent after the twenty minutes. I don't think (due to my fitness level) that I can work any harder. Is this ok? How exhausted am I supposed to be?
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