So level 2 has been quite the challenge for me. I haven’t felt as sore as I did after the first couple of days at level 1, but level 2 seems to require more coordination.
Also, level 2 seems to require a lot more of plank position (supporting yourself in a push-up position, but with your arms right under your shoulders) and moving from the floor to standing up straight. Wait a minute, I’m supposed to be exercising. Why am I complaining about going from a plank position to a standing position and back to plank position again?
I’ll tell you why: I’m a bit lazy.
To put it in perspective, my favorite part of level 1 is where you are on the ground for abs at the end of circuit 2 and then stay on the ground for the chest fly at the start of circuit 3. If that’s not epic laziness, I’m not sure what is.
So back level 2– there’s a lot more getting up and down. It’s not the getting into plank that’s really killing me, it’s the coordinated leg movements I’m supposed to do once I’m there.
Is there a part of this 30 Day Shred program that you love to love (abs going right into chest fly) or love to hate (any number of plank positions)?
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I feel like I’m totally not coordinated enough for most of the ab stuff, especially the bicycle crunches. My favourite part is at the end with the different types of cardio, because I know it’ll be over soon.
YES. When I get to the double jump rope on level 2, I know it’s over in a matter of minutes!
You inspired me to go do planks etc. at my gym after work today. I didn’t do plank-jacks though. I DID, however, hold a plank for a while with my hands on a medicine ball, which is challenge-y. So that was a good effect of today’s post.
Kudos to you. I would smack my face on the floor if I attempted something like that right now!
I just started Level 2 today. Urgh. So. Many. Plank things.
I think this is from Level 1 of the Shred, but the part where do a V-press while doing a lower body workout. Maybe it’s squats with a v-press? I can’t remember. It’s probably partly because I used 5 lbs weights like a dummy the first time I did it. It sucked. I also think there’s a part where you keep your arms raised and straight while doing a lower body move. I haven’t done the Shred in a while. I could be wrong. Anyway, I hate most of the arm workouts.
I just started the 30 Day shred today! As in I literally just finished my day 1 of level 1 5 minutes ago. It wasn’t as hard as I thought it would be but I did learn that I can’t really do a push up and I have no shoulder muscles.
I have another JM video (that I slacked on) and with that one and the Shred I can definitely confirm that I like anything that keeps me on the ground. I’m lazy and don’t enjoy the whole legs burning thing even if it does mean I’m working my muscles. She does a lot of plank stuff in the other video I have (Burn Fat Boost Metabolism) and they suck but it does feel really good once you realize that they are getting a bit easier.
Good job on your first day of the Shred! The push ups WILL get easier (says the lady who only does modified ones, but still…)
ha! I am with you on both the abs to chest fly situation AND the plank jacks. I don’t like the up and down of the plank jack things and also I think our floor is extra hard and it makes my hands sore. whine whine whine :D