Friday, October 4, 2013
Fitness Friday: Jillian Michaels Yoga Inferno
Let me first state that I bought this DVD, Jillian Michaels Yoga Inferno. I was not sent it to review. I am choosing to share my thoughts on it with you because I want to. I even pre-ordered this DVD from Amazon and tried it right away when it was delivered. When the Fed Ex guy came I was so disappointed to find out that it was a package for my husband and not my dvd, but I knew there was still a chance it would delivered by USPS or UPS. It was in my mailbox! :)
There are 2 workouts on this DVD and like all other Jillian Michaels workout DVDs the workouts increase in intensity as the number increases. Plus, like all other Jillian Michaels workout DVDs I have ever done, she makes you work hard and sweat a lot in a short amount of time and this one does not disappoint. I love her Yoga Meltdown DVD and it tends to be my go-to yoga dvd. Even though I love to go to fitness classes and run with friends, my favorite two videos have been Yoga Meltdown and 30-Day Shred (yes, another Jillian Michaels DVD). Yoga Inferno is certainly going to be in the rotation a lot when I can't get somewhere to workout and don't want to run on my treadmill.
Just like Yoga Meltdown, Yoga Inferno offers 30 minute workouts and you work very hard for those 30 minutes.
Thoughts of Workout 1:
It was fun to see what new moves she came up with, like skater planks. It makes sense, but I would have
Workout uses weights, and has the same short cardio bursts throughout the workout between sets. Although, with the use of weights comes slowing down of the poses so that you are utilizing the power of the weights and it becomes a strength-stretch exercise rather than cardio-stretch, which is what workout 1 and her Yoga Meltdown is more like. I chose to use 5 pound weights (yes, I have the Jillian Michaels weight set) but I think I would use something heavier next time, maybe the 8 pounds that comes in the set. You don't use the weights constantly; you put them down for the cardio spurt and for about half of the poses. My initial reaction after doing workout 2 was that I liked that one even more than 1, but I did like one too. My only complaint is that was hard to do plank rows with this weight set because there was not enough room to put my fingers all the way around when it was on the floor. So, my issue is with the weights not the workout. I may have to use my 10 pound weights for that exercise since they are not like that (not part of the set.)
*Pay no attention to the child playing in the background. :) Sometimes he does parts of the video with me and other times he plays independently. At this point he was playing with some cars and hiding them under the pillow.