Get ready for Summer with this 5-week full body weight loss challenge designed to help you get shredded! This challenge is suitable for all fitness levels as there are no jumping and low-impact variations throughout and no equipment is required.
The summer shreds in different years follow the same goals but were made in slightly different styles and video lengths. It is to provide things such as new variation of moves, sequences, and even taking into account different people’s schedule! They were created to offer more options to people to find what suits best for them.
While there may be many other reasons why you feel like it is that way, exercising constantly at higher intensity can cause inflammation in the body. This makes your body hold on to water, so you might look a bit more bloated than normal. This inflammation is normal, and required for your muscles to heal properly. On top of that, as you lose fat and your muscles become more toned, your body may feel more firm than before.
I don’t recommend adding more any structured workouts on top of what I have put on the website. Exercising more is just going to over-exert yourself. Of course this varies extremely from person to person and their fitness level. If you would like to include more movement throughout the day, going for walks, stretching and lower intensity activities is a good idea.
You are recommended to do ALL videos listed for each day. E.g. if a day has three videos, you should do all three. If a video is listed twice, you should do it twice. If you're having trouble doing them, stick to the low impact versions until you get stronger. That being said, the warmup and cooldown videos are optional, and some days include other optional videos. While it's recommended you do these, they're not essential. Remember, these schedules are my recommended guide - please feel free to make changes as necessary to suit your needs.
The order in which I listed them is my recommendation. You can break them up and do them across the day, but it's worth just getting it all done in one session if you're able.
It's meant to be hard! If it wasn't hard, you wouldn't get results. Don't feel pressured in performing at 100% at the start. Go at your own pace, it's totally fine and expected. The key is to keep track of your progress, slow down and focus on your breathing and form and aim to do better each day. Soon you'll realise you're much stronger and you'll soon progress and be able to follow along all the way.
Here's a useful video on the topic: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vN_jTQuSkjg
This depends entirely on what results you are looking for. In general, working out is just half the battle. You need to maintain a healthy lifestyle, including exercise and a (mostly) healthy diet - you don't have to eat clean/healthy all the time, but it will definitely be beneficial in the long run. If you're looking for healthy meal options, I have tons of meal ideas and What I Eat videos that contain healthy recipes and are (most importantly) YUMMY as well. Healthy food can be tasty too!