This morning I woke up with a ping pong ball shoved down my throat. Ok, well at least it felt like that. At this point in time, I’m afraid to start Googling what the two inflamed lymph nodes means as WebMD has a tendency to freak me out when it’s probably nothing. So instead, I give you my two cents on Jillian Michael’s “6 Week Six-Pack.”
As you may have read in my other exercise DVD reviews, I kind of love ‘em. When my friend Allison asked me if I feel ridiculous doing them, I was a bit shocked. Yes, you can feel goofy if the fiancé is watching, but if I’m by myself, I love that I can look like an idiot and talk to the TV without anyone giving me strange looks. So let’s get straight to the point: “6 Week Six-Packs!”
(Also of note, I just wanted to tell ya’ll that no one sent me this DVD to review. It’s just a little something that I bought and wanted to share with you all!)
So, first off, let’s talk Jillian. As mentioned in my last review on Jillian Michael’s “30 Day Shred”,” her look-at-me-I’m tough-but-still-approachable attitude makes me giggle the entire time. But I’ll give her mad props: she obviously knows her stuff and is one hell of a business women. Way to create an empire, Jillian! But on to the DVD…
First off, I always get my exercise DVDs from Amazon. They are a bit cheaper and always arrive quickly. Kudos to you, Amazon. Second, the workout. The DVD consists of two levels, both featuring modified and advanced moves of the exercise, and run for about 35 minutes each. As one could assume, level one is for beginners and level two is for the more advanced folks, but honestly, I felt that both were equal in difficulty. If the exercises in level one are two easy, just do the advanced version as they are demonstrating. Presto! However, I would have preferred three levels. Why? Better variety, more exercises, and a little bit more bang for the money.
The workout consists of traditional moves and some new, off the floor moves that really felt like my entire body was working together to get those abs all spiffed up. Thus, combining a concentrated ab workout with some good overall moves (i.e. squats, lunges, arm lifts, etc.) = mamma likey. I won’t list out the exact moves, but a Jillian fan-girl has written them all up in the Amazon reviews if you want to check them out.
Two Cent Takeaway: Am I sore today? No. Could I have pushed harder? Yes. Will I do it again? Yes. Would I recommend it as an overall good ab workout to a friend? You betcha!
The cost of this DVD is less than one drop-in class at a gym and you get to do it over and over again. I’d say it’s a good deal and a great way to get a four-pack (yes, four – I’m personally aiming low).
Two Cent Rating: 4 out of 5 stars. Close, but no cigar.