If I do workouts based on a DVD, it’s usually DVD’s that I own or ones that I borrow from Hoopla. Up until now I thought I’d done all the Jillian Michaels workouts on Hoopla, but when I looked a few weeks ago I saw one that I hadn’t tried yet – Jillian Michaels Killer Arms and Back (affiliate link). Now that I’ve done all the workouts on it at least once, I thought I’d share my thoughts on it. The following video gives you a taste of the workouts on this DVD.
If you’ve done any Jillian Michaels workout DVD’s before you’ll know her style. She like circuits with resistance training, cardio, and core work in each one. Like most of her other DVD’s, this one has three workouts on it, each one getting progressively harder. The idea is that you start with level one for ten days, move onto the second workout for ten days, and then finish with the third workout for ten days.
The level one workout clocked in at thirty minutes. Even though it was the “easiest” one, I was still a sweaty mess by the end of it. As usual there were modifications for every move to make it either easier or harder, depending on your fitness level. My favorite move during this workout was a bridge with a chest press. Jillian Michaels is known for working multiple body parts at once, which is part of why she can squeeze a great workout into just half an hour.
The second workout was definitely harder than the first. There’s something about sumo squats that are just fun, so I was excited when they showed up in this workout. Tell me I’m not the only one who has a favorite squat variation! She paired them with bicep curls. This ensures that we were hitting as many body parts as possible in the 35 minute workout. Even though it’s called Killer Arms and Back I was happy to see that there was also some lower body work included.
The level three workout was definitely a step above the second workout. At 35 minutes it felt like it flew by. It’s always a good thing when that happens when working out. I hate when they seem to drag on. My favorite move from this workout was the deadlift to upright row.
All in all I enjoyed Jillian Michaels Killer Arms and Back (affiliate link). I can see myself doing it more often during the spring to get ready for a summer of tank tops. If you’re looking for workouts that focus on your upper body while still getting some leg moves in, this is the one for you. Plus you can’t go wrong with workouts that are 35 minutes or shorter!
What did you think of this Jillian Michaels Killer Arms and Back DVD Review? Do you have a favorite Jillian Michaels workout?
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