Workout Wednesday: Trouble Zones

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“No More Trouble Zones” by Jillian Michaels is a 50 minute strength training workout. It targets all of the trouble zones- abs, inner/outer thighs, triceps, biceps, lower abdominal area and many more! I’ve been doing this workout for about a month now about 4 times a week. I absolutely love it. It has transformed my body and I have a new found liking of strengthening and toning workouts over cardio and high-impact workouts. It’s extremely easy to follow and all that is required is a yoga mat and 3-5 pound weights (optional). This video allows your body to slowly build muscle and shred away the extra pounds. And of course we all know that muscle helps burn fat and makes you look leaner.

This video used to be free on YouTube, but now it requires a subscription. You can also buy it on Amazon as a DVD or as a video on Amazon Video for an extremely cheap price (~$6-$10). Believe me- it is worth it- especially with bikini season on the rise! Don’t want to spend 50 minutes doing this workout or don’t want to buy it? Take a look at these sets that you can do at home that Jillian does throughout the video:

Warm up
March in place, jump rope, arm circles, skaters, jack jumps.

Circuit 1 – Shoulders and Legs
– squat and shoulder press
– chair squat with anterior raise
– back lunge with shoulder raise – left leg
– back lunge with shoulder raise – right leg
– press out

Circuit 2 – Chest and Core
– chest press with crunch
– chest fly with double leg raise
– bicycle crunch
– squirms
– push ups

Circuit 3 – Biceps and Bum
– deadlift with hammer curl
– static squat with concentration curl
– alternate lunge with wide grip bicep curl
– side lunge with bicep curl

Circuit 4 – Thighs and Triceps
– chair squat with kickback
– sumo squat with French press
– surrenders
– lunge & press

Circuit 5 – Core
– double crunches
– twisting plank
– plank with toe tap – left
– plank with toe tap – right
– windshield wipers

Circuit 6 – Upper Body and Core
– evil plank rows with dumbbell
– supermans
– scissors
– hip raise thingy left
– hip raise thingy right

Circuit 7 – Lower Body and Core
– side plank
– side raise
– inner thigh lift
– repeat above on other side
– donkey kicks – left and right

Cool Down
The usual cool down sort of thing

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