6 Week Six-Pack

Jillian Michaels
Year Released: 2010

Categories: Abs/Core , Circuit Training (cardio and weights)

Muddjeansgirl did a great job with the review above, so I will just add my thoughts, after completing Level 1 for the first time (I have yet to do Level 2).

I am a solid intermediate exerciser (used to be advanced, but my fitness has back-tracked somewhat in the last year or so). Other Jillian workouts I have done are 30 Day Shred (Level 1) Biggest Winner workouts and Burn Fat Boost Metabolism. I was quite nervous about doing this workout, as I know Jillian's workouts are tough, no-nonsense in style.

I felt quite smug and anaged to keep up through the first round of the exercises, but when Round 2 came at me at a faster pace, my smug smile slipped off my face, along with the droplets of sweat!! I will admit I had to take 2 or 3 breaks on the 2nd run-through, and did not manage to complete all the mountai climbers. I also found it impossible to do the side-plank move, where you have to lift your bottom leg off the ground and bring the knee in - something for me to work towards!

Jillian works the core very succesfully and thoroughly, both standing and on the floor, whilst still managing to keep the heart rate well up and in that cardio zone.

Like Jillian's other workouts, if you do these workouts as prescribed, I can't see how you wouldn't have amazing results.

Instructor Comments:
Jillian is Jillian! She is like Marmite - you either love her or hate her - find her motivating or find her annoying! I personally fall into the former category, and feel that she is knowledgeable and passionate about what she does, and delivers workouts that deliver without all the fluff.