Review: Jillian Michaels’ 30 Day Shred, Level 3

Though I don’t discuss my workout regimen a ton here, offline I’ve been Shredding for over three weeks (in addition to my cardio, plus P90X) and decided to give Level 3 a shot Monday night.

However, I made the mistake of trying it AFTER doing P90X Plyometrics … oops.

Why “oops?” you ask? Well, unbeknownst to me, Level 3 incorporates a ton of plyometrics … the same moves I’d just done in P90X minutes before. So I was basically over-doing it since I was feeling good and literally went from one DVD to the next … which meant I didn’t push myself as hard as I could have.

Even so, I have to say, it was my least-favorite of the three levels.

It’s definitely harder, so I know it’s a good workout — and I can do some real push-ups now (she does walking push-ups in this level) — but to be honest, I didn’t like it as much, or find it as much fun as Levels 1 and 2.

Also, she uses body weight for resistance in the strength portions, which I was “eh” about.

I might have just been too exhausted to appreciate it, so I’ll give it a couple more shots, but I think I’ll keep doing what I’ve been doing: an ample mix of 1 & 2, or just 2, or just 3. Who knows, maybe it’ll grow on me?

Either way, this has been an awesome workout DVD and I am not bored by it at all. Thanks, Jillian. I never thought I’d be able to do real push-ups 🙂

And though I can’t keep up like “my girl Natalie” (as she says) I can pump out as many as I can, and then “follow Anita.”

How about you? If you’re a Shred fan, what’s your favorite level?

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8 thoughts on “Review: Jillian Michaels’ 30 Day Shred, Level 3

  1. Level 3 is actually my favorite of the 3 but I think it is just because it gets me sweating so much in such a short time. At first I hated all the jumping but I don’t mind it at all anymore.

  2. I have not tried Level 3 yet, but I am liking the first two levels. I do both 1 and 2 together, even though I probably will never keep up with “my girl Natalie.” Some of the strength moves on level 2 still just kill me even though I am only using 3 pound weights.

  3. omg i started crying when i was doing level 3, soooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooo hard ) NOT REALLY( its tough

  4. I did level 3 last night and it wasnt as bad as I thought it would be. I do Jillians other workouts such as Boost Metabolism and No More Trouble Zones so I think that is why this workout didnt kill me. It definitley had me sweating like crazy though in a short amount of time and I feel like I got a really good workout.

  5. From comming and growing up as the “fat kid” and continue to struggle with food and exercise man JILLIAN IS TOUGH!!!! It’s AMAZING how she can get someone from 400 pounds too down to their average weight! I lost 30 pounds from doing level 1 and 2! I do her no more trouble zones URG thats HARD! But you feel GREAT after it. For someone like me who went from 210- now 170 JILLIAN IS THE BEST! She’s my insperation to keep losing more weight! CONGRADSTo Danny from this years Biggest Loser. He looks AMAZING!

  6. I have just started the 30 day program. I am on day 4. I love it. I cant wait till I am on the last week to see the difference in my body. Thanks Jillian!

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