level: beginners - intermediate
target: muscle toning
equipment requirements: light weights (min 3lbs), floor mat
exercise duration: 20 minutes
meal plan: yes
this was the second program i used after i finished the 30 day shred. similar to the 30 day shred, this is a 30 day program geared towards strength training but not really for weight loss. while it was slightly more intense than the 30 day shred, it wasn't much different.
operating on her 3-2-1 method (3 minutes of strength, 2 minutes of cardio and 1 minute of abs), the difference is that there are 4 levels instead of 3; each level lasting 1 week before you move on. each circuit is 5 minutes and there are 3 circuits in the program (with a warm up and a cool down) for a total of a 20 minute workout.
i did like the exercise routines more than the 30 day shred; i felt that they worked my muscles more and there was more variety with the additional level.
the results: i didn't see a significant reduction in inches with this program but again, i used this to condition my body only. if you're looking for significant weight loss and reduction in inches, this isn't the program to do it. however, if you're looking to gain more muscle tone and strength, this is a good beginner video to do that.