About Jillian Michaels
Jillian Michaels’ kettle bell regimen is one of the best trending fat burning work outs. Why? Because folks get the weight lift without the bulk up.
It’s true that most people (especially women) tend to avoid weight lifting because they don’t want to build muscle mass. They think muscle mass will cause them to look Arnold Schwarzenegger, when in fact it’s the disposition of muscle that causes the Mr. Universe physique.
Muscle mass is our friend. It fights against the ravages of age that causes us to become weaker. Kettle bells allow the body to flex while weight lifting. This brilliant combination creates a gradual increase of muscle mass giving the body a smoother and sleeker look. And the best part about it is it only takes a few reps to get a full workout! The arms become thick and lean without the cut. The legs become smooth and tight without the bulk.
Try it out for yourself. After your morning or evening run do three kettle bell Russian lift reps and see how your arms, abdomen, hips, and thighs feel. With the kettle bell right in front of you, stand with your feet shoulders width apart. Bend at the waist and pick up the kettle bell a few inches off the ground. Still bent at the waist, forcefully thrust your hips forward coming up with the kettle bell; with a follow-through of your arms.
After three reps, your body should feel like you’ve just completed a full weight lifting regimen. If not, you didn’t do the Russian lifts correctly. Jillian is a master at teaching folks how to get the maximum advantage out of a kettle bell work out. Pick up the Jillian Michaels Shred It With Weights kettle bell workout DVD and judge for yourself.
What Drives Women to Exercise?
Did you know that Jillian Michaels was bullied as a child? Recently she disclosed her personal perspective on dieting and exercising in the July/Aug 2013 issue of Shape magazine. She gave some surprising revelations about her life and society as a whole. As a child she was bullied so severely that it was a major influence on her chosen career.
Fast forward to her Shape magazine feature article; it seems as though she thinks that women in particular get caught in a cult mentality about dieting because they are more concerned with image. They have low self-esteem. Self-worth is what drives them from one extreme to the next. One day they are unhealthy and overweight, and the next they are vegans… no wait, paleos… no, now they don’t eat any carbs. Women don’t seem to be moving toward healthiness, they are moving toward a more attractive physical body. (On a side note: Jillian’s perspective may seem like a one sided opinion because men fall into this trap too, so it’s best to read her interview entirely to not take her words out of context.)
But the question is: did Jillian fall into this trap too? Did self-worth drive her toward becoming one of the toughest trainers in America? It’s likely, but if her Shape article is reflective of what is hinted by this snippet of what she said, then bravo to her for letting the world know that she is just like everyone else. At some point during a journey toward a healthy physical disposition, a person is going to have to change discourses and acquire a healthy way of thinking as well. See more of Jillian’s perspective molded from her past life crafted into her workout routines.
The Jillian Michaels Personality
It’s so fun to see the reaction of people who have invested in the Jillian Michaels Body Revolution Workout DVD. As if Jillian herself were being delivered to their front door, folks are elated with excitement when they receive their workout DVD in the mail. UPS and USPS delivery men and women are getting the appreciation they deserve for trekking through the freezing cold snow and walking the steaming hot pavement to deliver the tiny package. More smiles and occasional hugs are coming from folks who are cartwheel happy over receiving their DVD. What is it about this little 5’3 spit fire that gets people going? It could be the fact that Jillian Michaels delivers results whether it’s through the T.V. or in person.
She’s a little ray of hope, who changes up the monotonous weight loss routine. For those of you were once upon a time little daredevils on the playground, remember how it felt to climb to the top of the jungle gym or when you were the only one who could gymnastic yourself to the top of the monkey bars? Now that you’re overweight and grounded it’s hard not to be able to move as you once did. Jillian Michaels has come along in Body Revolution to show you how to get those moves back; at your current weight! In the DVD she demonstrates moves that reintroduce you to that fearless kid you once knew (with that kid heart rate). There are no weights or bands, just you, Jillian and a mat. Check out the results today and go to back to recess.