Lately I’ve been finding myself relying more and more on workout DVD’s to motivate me. I love the convenience of waking up, popping in a DVD, and getting my workout in. They’re (usually) quick, yet challenging, and I don’t have to think up my own routine.
I’ve been wanting to try Jillian Michael’s Killer Buns and Thighs DVD for a long time now, but my Target was sold out of it. After frequenting it once every week or so, they finally had one! I snatched it up right away, and Tuesday I gave it a try.
When reading the reviews, I found that a lot of people completed 30 Day Shred before moving on to Killer Buns and Thighs. They said that this better prepared them. Apparently I thought that I was a super star with super legs and that I could totally handle it.
This workout was tough, and I was only on level 1 of 3! I have to admit that even the warm-up was tough for me! Some of the moves were familiar, some were new-to-me, all were difficult and effective! My glutes, quads, and hamstrings were burning throughout the workout, and I found myself having to take breaks here and there. I can’t wait until I can do the workout all the way through! Another plus is that my hamstrings were sore the day after, which is rare because I always have a hard time working out my hamstrings.
There were a few negative statements written in the reviews that I read, and I found them to be true as well. The first being that Jillian just talks, A LOT. I don’t mind talking at all; in fact, I enjoy it! But most of Jillian’s talking was with her “best girl” Natalie. They were joking around the whole time, and Natalie was often whining about having to do more difficult moves, which brings me to my next complaint. Natalie is supposed to be demonstrating advanced moves for those who are a little more in shape. However, when Jillian wasn’t looking, she would often totally dog the moves and do the beginner version until Jillian turned around. It’s a little annoying to hear Jillian yelling at us to give it all we have when one of her “best girls” is slacking off when she can get away with it. It makes me wonder how the video got through editing! You would think someone would have noticed…
Anyways, those are my only complaints, and they definitely weren’t serious enough to distract or take away from my workout. I’ll be doing it again today, and I can’t wait to see my legs and glutes getting stronger by the week!
Do you like or dislike workout DVD’s?
What is your favorite workout DVD?
Do you like Jillian Michaels?