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Review of the Jillian Michaels Body Revolution Workout 5 and 6

I’ve mentioned this at the beginning of each of these Body Revolution reviews, but just in case this is the first one that you are reading…

The Body Revolution program consists of 3 phases that claim to lead to “total body transformation.” It is a 90-day program with 6 workouts a week and one day to rest.  Each phase consists of 4 metabolic training workouts and one cardio workout.  Each workout is “only” 30 minutes long.  Even numbered workouts work the front of the body, odd numbered workouts concentrate on working the back of the body.  Every workout works the abdominals.

What is included with the purchase of Jillian Michael’s Body Revolution:

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15 DVDs
resistance cable
fitness guide
90-day journal
“customizable” 90-day fat-burning meal plan,
FREE 30-day web club access
bonus 7 day Kick Start Your Metabolism diet plan that will help to “detox your body and curb your food cravings or addictions.”

Here is the review of Phase 2 for Weeks 5 and 6:

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

Warm-up

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

 

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

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

Phase 2 Workout 6 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)

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Just like workout 1, workout 3 is focused on the front of the body.  It incorporates some yoga moves as well as strength training.  Right away you will notice that the workout is more intense than 1+2, but you will also notice how much stronger you already are.
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.  Some of these things are harder to name/explain.

Here is a breakdown of phase one workout one

Warm-up

  • Alternating Swing Kicks
  • Speed Rope
  • Single Knee Thrusts Right
  • Alternating Swing Kicks
  • Speed Rope
  • Single Knee Thrusts Left

Circuit 1:

  • Bent Rows Wide Grip Heavy Weight (palms face forward)
  • Cross over Curtsy lunge with Bicep Curls with Medium Weight
  • Plank Rows with Heavy Weights
  • Super Mans with Light Weights

Cardio -1 minute Rock Star Jumps-repeat circuit 1

Circuit 2:

  • Stork Stance With a Low Row Right Leg
  • Reverse plank (I HATE this! You’ll feel this in the shoulders, lower back, arms, and glutes)
  • Stork Stance With a Low Row Left Leg
  • Cable press Heavy Dumbbell Curls, all the way up all the way down

Cardio -1 minute Plyo jump with knee grab-repeat circuit 2

Circuit 3:

  • Statue of Liberty Single Leg Squat with Reverse Fly (Medium Sized Weight in the left hand raise the left leg)
  • Lunge Chops Heavy Weight right leg (I hate lunges, but I love these!)
  • Statue of Liberty Single Leg Squat with Reverse Fly (Medium Sized Weight in the right hand raise the right leg)
  • Lunge Chops Heavy Weight opposite leg (I hate lunges, but I love these!)

Cardio -1 minute-Running Man-repeat circuit 3

Circuit 4:

  • Lat Pulls with a High Crunch medium weight
  • Reverse Crunch Hip Lift (don’t swing the legs!)
  • Windshield Wipers R/L
  • Swat Swimg with one medium weight (I love these, but you will feel them the next day!!!)

Cardio -1 minute- ZigZag Jumps-repeat circuit 4

Cool Down/Stretches

As usual I was super sore from the workouts the first two days, (Once again, I woke up in the middle of the night in pain because I rolled over and my muscles were so sore from the workout!) but thankfully, after that not much at all.  I knew I was going to be sore, so I took motrin before going to bed. 🙂

If you are interested in my review of Workouts 1-5 and Cardio 1 click HERE.

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

Here is another one of my very favorite Jillian Micheals quotes:

“Your legs are not giving out. Your head is giving out. Keep going.”

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