Jillian Michaels Shred It With Weights Review

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Do you love to use weights in your workout plan? Jillian Michaels, celebrity fitness trainer, understands the important of weight training as part of a complete physical fitness program. Her Jillian Michaels Shred it with Weights DVD uses small weights to increase workout intensity and build lean muscle. The DVD receives fantastic reviews from consumers on Amazon.com where it sells for less than $10. It is important to use light weights to start and increase as lean muscle and strength grow. Dieters can use either a kettlebell or a single dumbbell for the workout. These can be purchased for less than $10 at a local retailer or sporting goods store.

List of Ingredients

Workout DVD with Jillian Michaels using hand weights.

Product Features

There are two workouts included on the Jillian Michaels Shred it with Weights DVD. Followers start on Level 1 and work up to Level 2 over time. Both sections of the DVD are 30 minutes and use a single dumbbell or kettlebell. Kettlebells tend to be easier to use during a workout because they have a handle. In addition to moving up from Level 1 to Level 2, the follower can increase the weight used during the workout to increase intensity.

In Jillian Michaels Shred it with Weights, Michaels uses a kettlebell. The terminology used in the video is not the same as terminology used in kettlebell classes. This could cause some confusion for dieters that want to move on to kettlebell classes after following this DVD. Another problem is form. If kettlebell form is not perfect, the follower can injure muscles and ligaments. Several consumer reviews complain about form in both Level 1 and Level 2 of the DVD.

There is no diet plan associated with the Jillian Michaels Shred it with Weights. It is important to eat a protein rich diet when trying to lose weight with weight training and intense cardio. We know Michaels has published books describing healthy eating plans, so some tips should be included with every workout she sells.

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  • The DVD includes weight training, important to weight loss.
  • Kettlebells are easy to hold and increase workout intensity.
  • Two levels for lasting fun.


  • Kettlebell form is not accurate.
  • Terminology used for kettlebell moves is not accurate.
  • No diet tips included with the workout.
  • Not ideal for beginners.
  • Requires the follower to purchase weights.


When it comes to weight training as a cardio exercise, form is important. If the follower gets moving too quickly, the weight can cause severe injury, especially with the kettlebell. We suggest the dieter try a different Jillian Michaels DVD or a kettlebell DVD from a certified kettlebell instructor.

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