Jillian Michaels – Banish Fat Boost Metabolism (2008)

Jillian Michaels Banish Fat Boost Metabolism is considered one of the heaviest programs of Jillian Michaels. It’s not intended for beginners in fitness and is designed for well-prepared people who are definitely looking for a challenge. What is so extreme about this training and what are the requirements you have to fulfill before jumping in?

Jillian Michaels: Banish Fat Boost Metabolism

Jillian Michaels Banish Fat Boost Metabolism is an interval cardio training that is performed at an intensive pace, lasting for 55 minutes. During this time you will jump, sweat and probably curse Jillian for making you go through hell.

All exercises are aimed at accelerating the heart rate to speed up metabolism for rapid weight loss. For the lessons of “Metabolism” you do not need any additional equipment like dumbbells, you are engaged solely with the weight of your own body.

Brief program description of Jillian Michaels Banish Fat Boost Metabolism:

The whole program is divided into the following stages:

Warm up – 5 minutes. In this short period of time you must warm up your body and prepare for the upcoming intensive training.

The basic training goes for 45 minutes. It is divided into 7 segments, each segment lasts 6 minutes. The training goes without brakes, giving you almost no time to rest. But thanks to interval and change of tempo you can sustain the program from the beginning to the end. Segments go in this order: kickboxing, plyometrics, aerobics, floor exercises, kickboxing, plyometrics, aerobics.

Stretching – 5 minutes. Restoration of heart rhythm after training.

Beginners in sports will have a hard time to withstand such intensive training, so it’s better not to start with this training if you are not used to such kind of load. If you are unaware about this point we suggest trying an easier course from Jillian Michaels: KickBox FastFix
The 20-minute cardio program Kickbox FastFix is a preparatory training for more serious aerobic activities.

How often should I do the program Banish Fat Boost Metabolism?

For quick and high-quality results it is recommended to practice 6 times a week. However it is difficult to perform “Metabolism” every day, so you can combine it with the program No More Trouble Zones .

Tips for the program Jillian Michaels Banish Fat Boost Metabolism:

1. If you feel that you can’t keep up with Jillian’s pace, slow down the execution speed and avoid stopping completely. Finishing this program will boost your stamina significantly.

2. There are many jumps in the program so be sure to practice in sneakers.
If you are worried about disturbing your neighbors , make sure to practice on an exercise mat.

3. If you can not complete the training to the end, try the following adjustment: Move the block with floor exercises to the end of the session before stretching.

4. Do not overexert yourself! It is better to slow down immediately when feeling unwell.

5. If possible, get a heart rate monitoring device. It will help keeping your pulse in the fat-burning zone, increasing the effectiveness of the exercises.

6. You couldn’t reach the end of the program from the first time? Don’t worry! Your body will get used to the stress and after 4-5 sessions things will get easier.

The benefits of Jillian Michaels Banish Fat Boost Metabolism:

After 2 weeks of regular sessions the result will be visible in the mirror. In addition, the training will strengthen your heart and prepare you for more serious stresses.

Jillian Michaels: Banish Fat Boost Metabolism

Required sports equipment for Banish Fat Boost Metabolism:

A good exercise mat is required as you will do a lot of dynamic exercises here. I can recommend the Sivan mat, which is also the most popular fitness mat on amazon:

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