As part of my workout plan, I use some workout videos to work on strength and toning. One video I have been using is Jillian Michaels' 30 Day Shred.
The video contains three different levels and each level is just short of 30 minutes in length. So far I have followed along with the first two levels and both levels present a challenge. The workout is set up with a brief warmup; three circuits of strength, cardio, and abs; and a brief cool down and stretch.
I like the format of the exercise routine. It makes the time go by faster when I know that I will only be doing each exercise for thirty seconds to one minute. It also makes it easier to push through any discomfort knowing that a change will come soon.
I also appreciate that the women in the video look like they are actually there to workout. I have been using another video where the women in the video have perfect hair styled in a way that no serious person working out would have it styled.
I have not followed the video the way one is supposed to since I am only doing strength training three days a week, but I have noticed a difference. Each level might only be 30 minutes in length, but I work up quite a sweat.
I recently read that to properly follow the workout plan, a person should do level one for ten days, level two for ten days, and level three for ten days. I don't know if I want to try that because I think I would start to get bored with the video, but I might give it a try just to see what the result would be.