What is the 30 Day Shred?
The 30 Day Shred is easily one of the most popular fitness programs in the blogosphere. Why? It’s cheap, simple, and only takes 20 minutes a day — and the results are pretty much guaranteed if you go through all three levels.
The workouts utilize interval training — a proven weight loss technique — where cardio and strength moves are combined for an intense, full body workout that tones and burns fat. I’ve talked to you guys about how important strength training is to losing weight, and interval training is just as important!
The program is broken up into three levels of intensity, and the first time shredder should spend about ten days on each level.
I’m a workout DVD connoisseur — I’ve tried everything from P90x to Gillad’s Total Body Sculpt — and the 30 Day Shred remains my favorite because of the simplicity of the program and the fact that it’s a tough, intense workout every time. The results are awesome and I want to share what I know about the program with you guys!
Also, if you’re looking for another 30 Day Workout Program, check out my 30 Day Youtube Workout Calendar!
7 Tips for Getting the Most Out of the 30 Day Shred:
Tip #1: Mix n’ Match. Now, some of the levels can get a bit monotonous. What I like to do is swap out a day or two in each level with a workout from one of Jillian’s other workout DVDs. For example, in week one I’ll do seven days of level one, then two days of the Kickboxing DVD, then one more day one level one before I move on to level two. In level two, I might do the same thing.
Tip #2: Eat protein after workouts. The point of the thirty day shred is to build lean muscle and lose fat, right? Well if you don’t eat protein right after a workout, you won’t get that lean look you’re going for. Here’s a list of great post-workout snacks! [Read more…]