Hey all of you Shredders!! (or Shred the Second-ers! Whatever you choose to call yourself!) How goes the shredding? You still better be shredding! If you’ve had a rough day or missed a day, don’t get down! Just get back to it. Now.
So, I did my first day of Level 2 today. I missed a day last week, so I did an extra day of Level 1. Just for kicks. This is around the point in the Shred where I got a nice respiratory infection in Round 1 and was ordered not to exercise. So, since I didn’t get the full effect of Level 2 here are my thoughts about it:
By now, I am not a fan of Natalie or Anita. No one smiles that much while they are working out. (You don’t, do you?!) I love all of the plyometric (jump-training) moves that Jillian uses for cardio. They are so good for you! I still struggle with my knees so for a lot of the strength moves, I follow Anita. But I am using 8 lbs weights! That’s something, right? Now, with the shoulder presses with a kick thingy, there are a couple of things going on here. First, I really have balance issues, so I vaguely resemble a weeble while concentrating on my balance. And my shoulders just shake when I’m doing the presses. I heard on one of my other work out DVDs that feeling your muscles shake during strength training is a good thing! It means you’re building new muscle fibers! Oh, and I love, love, LOVE the walk out push-ups! I could do those all day. Then, we have the ab work. Suck. I hate them. But I know they’re needed, so I do them.
During Level 1, I was a lot more sore than Shred, Round 1, I know this is because I’m using heavier weights. Now, the soreness has leveled off some, so I’m curious to see how sore I’ll be tomorrow! Also, I’m starting to see a little definition in my arms, and I LOVE that. (At least I think I’m starting to see definition!) So, as much as this work out sucks on some days, I do love it.
Now, how are you doing? I want to know!! Are you a Shredding newbie and interested in sharing your thoughts with a guest posting? We’d really love to hear what YOU think of Level 2!! Or are you a Shred the Second-er and want every one to know how much you hate love this work out? Just give me a shout at [email protected]!