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Jillian Michaels Body Revolution Workout 1 Review

**please see update below

Phase 1 Workout 1 for Weeks 1 and 2

What will you need?  exercise mat and free weights (3, 5 or 8 lbs depending on your strength level)  Get ready to squat!  Regular squats, sumo squats, chair squats, and step out step in squats. While this phase is meant to be low impact you will still be sore when you first start out. Where can you expect to be sore the next day?  
  • Chest
  • Shoulders,
  • Abs,
  • Triceps
  • Quads
The workout is broken down into 4 circuits; each of which are repeated once with  one minute of cardio  in between the circuit repetition.

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Here is a breakdown of phase one workout one

  • Military March
  • Arm Circles
  • Hip Circles
  • Knee Circles

Circuit 1:

  •  Squats -advanced modification jump squats
  • Modified Push-ups on the knees-advanced modification-military style push-ups
  • Plank hold -1 minute
  • Chest Fly with weights-advanced modification-heavier weights
Cardio -1 minute “Towel” circle runs -repeat circuit 1

Circuit 2:

  • Sumo Squats-advanced modification- jump sumo squats or add weights)
  •  Tricep Kickbacks with weights -advanced modification-heavier weights
  • Standing abductions on both sides -advanced modification-oblique crunch
Cardio -1 minute Speed bags-repeat circuit 2

Circuit 3:

  • Chair squats with front raises
  • Tricep Extensions
  • Warrior 2 pose -advanced modification-add weights
Cardio -1 minute- Marching in place-repeat circuit 3

Circuit 4:

  • Single leg kick outs – right and left
  • Bicycle crunches
  • Lateral raise with weights -advanced modification-heavier weights
Cardio -1 minute-Step in, step out with squats-advanced modification-add weights-repeat circuit 4 Cool Down/Stretches I have finished the first two weeks of phase one and now moved on to the second half of phase 1-workouts 3 and 4.   I was super sore from the workouts the first two days, but after that not much at all. I will write a detailed review of Workout 2 and Cardio 1 soon. Follow along with me as I journey from Flab to FAB! I hope this was helpful if you are trying to decide if Jillian Michaels Body Revolution is right for you! Here is one of my very favorite Jillian Micheals quotes:

“It’s not about perfect. It’s about effort. And when you bring that effort every single day, that’s where transformation happens. That’s how change occurs.”


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Initially, I found Jillian Michaels’ approach to exercise and dieting highly motivational. Her intense workouts and strict dietary guidelines pushed me to achieve remarkable physical results, which fueled my motivation and determination. I embraced her no-nonsense attitude and believed that pushing my body to its limits was the only way to achieve success. However, as time went on, I began to realize that this approach was taking a toll on my mental health. The relentless pursuit of physical perfection and the constant pressure I placed on myself led to feelings of anxiety, guilt, and a distorted body image. It was then that I decided to change my perspective and adopt a more balanced and loving approach to my body. By prioritizing self-compassion, listening to my body’s needs, and embracing acceptance, I discovered a newfound sense of mental well-being. This shift in thinking allowed me to find joy in movement, cultivate a positive relationship with my body, and ultimately, achieve a healthier and more sustainable approach to overall well-being.

2 thoughts on “Jillian Michaels Body Revolution Workout 1 Review

  1. This looks like an amazing workout, think I will give it a try as I am working on a better healthier me this year.


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