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Thursday, June 21, 2012

Training Thursday: At Home Workouts

With the temperatures getting hotter, it's a lot harder to find a good time to workout outside.  So, here are three of my favorite videos to do inside where I can have a fan blowing on me and my A/C cranked high:

Jillian Michaels' 30 Day Shred
I've blogged about this DVD several times.  It's one of my absolute favorites.  There are 3 workouts in this DVD and they all incorporate a warm up, a cool down, cardio and strength training all within 30 minutes.  You break a sweat!  Each level is designed to increase with your stamina and strength, but I think level 2 is harder than level 3.  This is a great DVD to just throw in when you're limited, but need to get in a quick workout.  

Jillian Michaels' Yoga Meltdown
  Like the 30 Day Shred, this DVD only has 30-minute workouts.  This is perfect for yoga beginners and those who know a little something about the exercise.  It will leave you sore, but coming back for more.  This DVD is perfect for your strength training/stretching days. But don't let the word "yoga" fool you, you'll still break a sweat!
 
Bob Harper's Yoga for Warriors
Just because Bob "seems" sweet on tv, doesn't mean he's really that sweet to workout with!  This DVD is a little more for the person who knows a little something about yoga.  It's also an hour long workout.  You will definitely feel the burn of yoga and get a better idea of how a real yoga class is.  This DVD makes me break out in a sweat in the first two minutes, but I love it!  

And if you can't "do" videos, you can always try Carrie Underwood's card trick found here

 What are some of your favorite "at home" workouts?

14 comments:

Our Family of Four said...

I hear ya! We are suppose to reach 100 by Sunday! The only thing I'll be doing outdoors is swimming!!

Casey said...

I LOVE the 30 Day Shred! It's my go-to workout when it's raining or I'm too lazy to drive to the gym! You can really burn some serious calories with Jillian, that's for sure!

Carolyn said...

I love 30 Day Shred... but I'm going to have to check these other two out!! :)

J and A said...

Don't get me started! I love so many cause that's all I do!! I love anything Jillian, Jari Love Ripped workouts, Brooke Burke workouts...Bob Harper Bob's workout. :)

R said...

I'm working my way through the Shred one now. I have a love/hate relationship with Jillian.

KRISTIN said...

I love the 30 day shred. I appreciate that it's only 30 minutes...but it kicks my ass!

THE COOK'S said...

LOVE the 30 day shred!!! I'm so glad to know that level 2 is harder than level 3 because I never can get past level 2. No wonder! ha. I haven't done it in a couple of months but thanks to you, I'm gonna start back up! :) Thanks for sharing.

Casey @ Classic with a Pop said...

I use both of the JM workout DVDs on a regular basis and I love both of them! I feel you on the heat - I am also doing Couch to 5K right now, but I definitely have to get that in in the mornings because of a) the heat, b) the humidity, c) the consistent afternoon FL storms that we have. Haven't tried the BH dvd, but it sounds so good!

Mindy said...

The 30 Day Shred kicks.my.butt. I'm interested in trying the Jillian Michaels Yoga DVD too, I'll have to head over to Amazon! :-)

Melissa Jo said...

I've done 30 day shred before but have never seen the yoga video by her ! I am about to buy a copy on amazon to try this out! thanks for sharing

Beth Ann said...

I just HATE doing videos. I cannot motivate myself to work out inside the house at all! I have 30 Day Shred...only ever did Level 1 and hated it! :( Also, have the Yoga Meltdown...but have never done it! I'm not sure there is a workout video out there that I would actually like.

Rachel said...

The 30 Day Shred is my go-to work out! LOVE it and I always will...I've been wanting to try the yoga one, but I've never done yoga so I don't know if I'd be very good at it. Maybe I'll try it soon :)

The Dawkins said...

Love workout videos. I did the shred so much my DVD does not work! Right now I am obsessed with Chalean Extreme (turbo fire).

Adrienne Gomer said...

This is hilarious because these are the only 3 exercise DVDs I own and I love them!