Workout Wednesday: Ripped In 30 Week 1 Review

So, I’ve completed Week 1 of my Ripped In 30 Challenge! I’m currently in the middle of week 2, but first we shall discuss my thoughts on week 1!

I really enjoyed week 1! It was challenging, but not super challenging where I couldn’t do it. She uses the same 3-2-1 system she used in the 30 Day Shred with 3 different circuits in each workout. I do like the way she sets it up in Ripped In 30 though. She does each move for 30 seconds, which is nice because sometimes longer than that makes me feel like I’m going to die. Lol.

I used mostly 8lb or 10lb weights for the strength exercise except when working my shoulders. I have weak shoulders, so I use 5lb weights. Even the 5lb weights are tough though! My favorite strength move was probably the squat and shoulder press, I’ve always been a fan. My least favorite strength exercise was definitely the side lunges with front shoulder raise. I SUCK at side lunges! They are something I definitely need to work on!

Cardio was all great and I really liked all the moves. There were ice skaters, which are my absolute favorite and single leg hops, which were challenging during the last circuit for sure!

There were some tough ab exercises this week! There was this move called the hollow man and holy crap is that a bitch! Very super hard to do it even in the modified version. I didn’t think my core was that weak, but I’m quickly learning I am mistaken!

All in all week 1 was great! It was much more challenging that the 30 Day Shred which is what I was looking for. I’m excited to see what the next few weeks bring! I’m sure the results will be kick ass, because I’m totally kicking ass! 🙂

What are you doing to challenge yourself lately?

  • dupster51

    I’m not doing enough. But you inspire me to try something new, perhaps one of Leslie’s more intense 4- or 5-mile walks using my new tension bands and weights??!!

  • Hollow man – I have to see what that’s like!
    I’ve been sticking with running. Just yesterday I put my back out with my 5k on Saturday. I’m hoping I’m fulling operational for the run because I’ve been looking forward to it for so long.

  • Sounds AMAZING!
    I have Jillian’s 30DS and NMTZ collecting dust on my shelf. Maybe I’ll try to queeze one in before bootcamp!

  • I am intrigued. I own 30DS and I like that one all right. I am tired of it though. I was considering giving it another go here though. I also have No More Trouble Zones (NMTZ) but I have never even tried it. I keep thinking I am not in the best shape to try anything more than the shred. But maybe I am wrong…

  • I haven’t done that video yet – I definitely need to up my strength training! I am also trying to build up my stamina from when I had broncitis, I thought I could run a mile yesterday no problem, but 5 minutes I had to get back to a walk. 🙁