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Hype or Help: Jillian Michaels Ripped in 30 Review

If you're not familiar with my Hype or Help experiments: I take a plan, workout, or product and put it to the test. I choose a certain amount of time (often 30 days) and test out their claims. Each week I update my progress and at the end post my final results, thoughts, and review. Each product will be judged hype or help and rated on a 5 star system.

Next in this series I am reviewing: Jillian Michaels Ripped in 30

Jillian promises "4 weeks 4 incredible workouts to get you in insane shape" (from the front of the DVD). I will be following the workout plan and the diet plan online that you can get when you purchase this DVD. In the beginning of the DVD Jillian says to workout 5 or 6 days a week (although elsewhere she says every day), I will be doing the workouts 6 days a week. What results will I see? I'm excited to find out.

Beginning Stats
Weight 179.5
BF% 32.8 
Waist 34.5
Right Thigh 22
Right Calf 14.75
Hips 42.5
Right Arm 12

I may also throw some runs in once or twice a week. I do this with all plans, so I think it makes the playing field level. I'm a runner, not going to quit running for any plan!

As I go along I will update this post with links at the bottom to each weekly progress post. Or you can check back on my blog on Tuesdays!

Jillian Michaels Ripped in 30, hype or help? Let's find out!

Week 1 Update and Results

I am just a blogger, not a doctor, trainer, or any sort of professional. What you read here are my personal experiences and opinions. Of course, always consult your doctor before trying a diet, supplement, or new workout program. This program was NOT provided to me and I receive no compensation for posting.