LAST CHANCE WORKOUT, trainer Jillian Michaels will challenge your body with intense workouts that really melt off the pounds. There has never been a better time to start the journey to a better, healthier life!This heart-pounding, fat-burning workout consists of one intense 25-minute interval routine and two 10-minute programs that work your upper and lower body. Starting with a warm-up program, you have the option of three challenging ''last chance'' workouts that melt away pounds and sculpt targeted muscle groups, and then you can reward your body with a relaxing cooldown. These workouts can be alternated daily or combined to get a more extensive routine.
The first day I received the Last Chance Workout DVD, which features some of the Biggest Loser's contestants performing the exercises, I immediately popped it in the DVD player. I selected to do the Week 1-2, Monday routine, which consisted of a warm-up, then the Last Chance Workout routine, and then a cooldown.
All I can say is that I am so out of shape! I did the exercises with three pound weights (when required), and the exercises really kicked my “you-know-what” (especially the push-ups—I have a hard enough time doing push-ups, you can imagine how hard it was for me to do staggered push-ups!) If I couldn’t finish an exercise within a circuit (which was often), I’d just pause for a few seconds, take a few deep breaths, and continue on. There are contestants who do “beginner” versions of exercises that I could’ve followed, but instead I decided to try and keep up with the others (looking back I should’ve stuck with the beginner versions on some of the exercises).
The next day, instead of the interval routine, I did the upper body sculpting and lower body toning. These exercises were just as intense, but I managed to get through more of these exercises. Don’t get me wrong—they were still tough (again—I struggled with most of the upper body workouts--push ups, renegade rows, etc.)
I liked that it was actual contestants who performed the workouts (versus a group of already fit and trim people) on the DVD, and I found Jillian to be quite motivating. Every time I messed up, I could imagine myself being encouraged (yelled) at by Jillian, just as she encouraged the contestants on the DVD whenever they were struggling.
The only aspects about the DVD that I disliked were that the exercises didn’t seem to be performed to the beat of the music, which often threw me off, and Jillian didn’t perform a majority of the exercises—she simply announced what exercise to do next and walked around and encouraged the contestants—it would’ve been nice to see her do the exercises too.
Other than that, the Last Chance Workout DVD really got me sweating and my heart pumping, and very sore the next day! I can’t wait until I can successfully complete each session. I just can’t imagine having enough energy and stamina to go through all sessions at one time (as is scheduled for weeks 5-6).
But I know I can do it.
If the contestants on the Biggest Loser can do it, so can I.
Note: As with any exercise program, it’s important to consult your doctor or other physician first.
Shop: You can purchase The Biggest Loser: Last Chance Workout at various retailers online and nationwide.
Win: One lucky winner will receive a copy of The Biggest Loser: Last Chance Workout!
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Gem is a Hawaii Mom Blogger who posts reviews and giveaways, and blogs about life in Hawaii as a mom of 3 boys, including one with an Autism Spectrum Disorder. She loves to travel, bake, and eat anything with chocolate.