Ripped in 30 is a lot like the 30 Day Shred:
- There are several workouts on each DVD, with the idea that you do one for a week or so before moving on to the next level.
- Each workout is made up of three circuits of three minutes strength, two minutes cardio, one minute abs.
Unlike the 30 Day Shred, Ripped in 30 also includes:
- Four levels of workouts instead of three.
- No exercises are repeated. I have nearly all of Jillian’s workouts (the post-Shred ones anyway) and a lot of these moves were new to me. I appreciate that because different exercises challenge you in new ways.
- The girl who does the hard version in Ripped in 30 is a lot more likeable than the girl who did the hard version in the Shred. That is probably just a personal preference issue, but the girl from the Shred was totally phoning it in whenever Jillian’s back was turned, whereas Bashira from Ripped in 30 is legit. 🙂
If you’re used to doing the Shred you might find levels 1 and 2 to be too easy. I only did those once each before moving on. But then I alternated between level 3 and level 4 and felt like they were great workouts.
If you want to get REALLY bananas and have some extra time one day, you can get an exceptionally killer workout by doing level 3 or 4 of Ripped in 30 and then immediately moving into one of the Six Week Six Pack workouts. Your endorphins will be flying after that, I guarantee.
You may want to check your library for Jillian workouts to try them out. Our library usually has a ridiculously long hold list for them, so I generally check them out once and then buy them because they are cheap on Amazon and I know I’ll use them. In any case, I’d recommend Ripped in 30 as a great workout to try if you’re looking for a fitness routine that gets results and doesn’t take a ton of time.
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