Day 4 of Jillian Michaels 30 Day Shred & I tried level 2

I got to thinking today that some workouts are harder for me, not because they are a harder task but because of their abuse on my knees.

SO, out of curiosity, I did the “level 2” workout of the 30 Day Shred instead of level 1.

It felt like there was less impact on my knees, so I actually liked it better. 🙂

Some of the moves were tricky because they involved more balance, which was a nice challenge.

I am now torn between level 1 and level 2… do I continue with level 1 until it is easy?  Or do I stick with level 2 until it’s easy and be thankful one of the levels seems easier on my knees?

Has anyone tried all three levels and come to the same conclusion?

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Amanda - April 27, 2011 - 9:48 pm

You are so awesome for sticking with this every night 🙂

Kate - April 27, 2011 - 9:52 pm

Three is probably easiest on your knees but definitely way harder. I felt like 2 wasn’t much harder than 1 just different. I’m doing 10 days at each level because that was an attainable goal I could set for myself to stick too. Only 2 days left!

Heather - April 27, 2011 - 9:57 pm

Thanks! I’m highly motivated to get rid of my spare flubber! 😉

Kelli Crannell - April 27, 2011 - 9:57 pm

I have bad knees as well Heather and Level 2 also feels better for me. I don’t know when I will venture on to level 3 :O she scares the crap out of me. LOL! Great Job and have a great workout tomorrow!


Heather - April 27, 2011 - 10:02 pm

Yay for 2 more days!! How do you feel? 🙂

Heather - April 27, 2011 - 10:04 pm

@Kelli I might *watch* level 3 in the next few days but keep doing level 2 until I feel stronger. Jillian is serious business, so she is certainly a little scary! lol

Kate - April 27, 2011 - 10:15 pm

I feel much more fit but I really don’t like level 3. It leaves me really tired instead of pumping me up like 1 and 2 did, though it’s getting better. I promise to blog more about it soon 🙂 I’m ready to move on to a different routine!

Kasia - April 28, 2011 - 3:16 pm

Do level 2 until you max it out, then go back to level 1. Almost like you are trading level 1 and 2. Then after you finish level 2 & level 1 go to level 3. hopefully doing level 2 first will make your knees stronger and you can better tolerate level 1 which will give you even more strength in your knees!

Heather - April 28, 2011 - 3:17 pm

Kasia, I like that idea! 🙂

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