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Jillian Michaels Body Revolution Workout 5 Review

**Please see update below.

Phase 2 Workout 5 for Weeks 5 and 6

What will you need?  

  • Exercise mat
  • Medium resistance cable
  • Free weights (3, 5 or 8 lbs depending on your strength level)

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 two workout five


Sun salutation:
exhale-fold down touch the ground,
raise half way with a flat back and exhale,
jump back into a plank pose,
down into a chaturanga pose,
Flow into up dog, exhale
down dog,
bend the knees look up
jump up to standing

Repeat 3 times.

Circuit 1:

  • Push Ups with a side plank rotation
  • Deep crescent pose with triceps pulses using light weights
  • Jumping Squats -advanced modification add weights (I seriously HATE these!)
  • Repeat exercise 2 on opposite leg.

Cardio -1 minute-Mountain climbers -repeat circuit 1

Circuit 2:

  • Static Lunge with Lumberjack rotation using heavy weight – right side-advanced modification add heavier weights
  • With light weights, drop and hold sumo and do arm presses ?
  • Static lunge with Lumberjack rotation using heavy weight – left side-advanced modification add heavier weights
  • Scissor abs

Cardio -1 minute-High knees -repeat circuit 2

Circuit 3:

  • With the cable, create a loop, step through  into a deep crescent pose, pull the cable in and back to a “T position”
  • Crab exercise with right leg raised
  • Repeat the first exercise on the opposite leg
  • Repeat crab exercise with your opposite leg raised

Cardio -1 minute-Cable Punches

Repeat Circuit 3 with the exception of the cardio bit

At this point Jillian says she wants you to be able to have sex with the lights on and when your son ask you what that means you quickly tell him you don’t know what she is talking about and ask him to leave the room until you are finished.  Oh Jillian, thanks a lot!

Circuit 4:

  • Medium cable row while seated on the mat wrap cable around feet and pull-advanced modification-wrap cable around again
  • Line tricep press
  • Repeat exercise 1 on opposite leg.
  • RepeatLine tricep press on opposite side.

Cardio -1 minute-Speed rope (like jump rope only a lot faster!)-repeat circuit 4

Cool Down/Stretches

I am not going to lie, I kind of hate this workout, but I got through it and am so glad that I don’t have to do it any more!

I have already completed these first two weeks of phase two and now  I’ve moved on to the second half of phase 2-workouts 7 and 8.   As usual, I was super  sore from the workouts the first two days (oh my word so very sore!!!), but after that, not as bad.
I will write a detailed review of Cardio 2 and Workout 6 soon. (I have really enjoy doing Cardio 2!)

I hope this was helpful if you are trying to decide if Jillian Michaels Body Revolution is right for you!

Click here if you would like to follow along with me as I journey from Flab to FAB!

Here is another one of my favorite Jillian Michaels quotes that  I tell myself all the time when I feel like I want to quit, phone it in, or take an easier modification:

“Unless you puke, faint, or die, keep going!”


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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.

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