Just when you think Jillian Michaels can't get any stronger, she does the impossible. The fitness expert shared an intense arms and abs routine to Instagram over the weekend, proving that at 45, no physical or mental challenge is out of her reach.
While everyone else was resting up on Sunday, Jillian hit the gym to tone her core and arms. She kicks things off with a move I can only describe as sheer insanity. Jillian performs push-ups with a resistance band and stability ball, while keeping one leg lifted for extra burn.
Even though Jillian is working on two unstable surfaces (the stability ball and resistance bands), she braces her core and tightens her glutes to keep her body stiff-straight. As you can see in the video, this is no walk in the park. Jillian's entire body shakes as she works to keep her body stable. I-N-S-A-N-E.
Next, Jillian moves to the floor for some push-ups with gymnastic rings. This not only works her upper body and core, but it also tests her grip strength as she keeps the rings stable with every push-up.
She then heads back to the squat rack to do hand release push-ups on the barbell. Afterward, Jillian does some unassisted tricep dips on the dip machine.
"Who's down for a challenge?! 30 days starting tomorrow with me and @dietbet Link for deets in bio 💪🏽," she captioned the video. The celeb trainer is gearing up for her 30-day challenge with DietBet. By contributing $35 to enter the challenge, you commit to losing 4% of your body weight over four weeks with Jillian's My Fitness App, and you could win over $80,000 in prize money.
"HOW," actress Sarah Hyland wrote on the workout post, and hundreds of comments from others wondered the same. "Omg Jillian you’re like wine the older the BETTER ❤️" one fan said, while another commented, "That is sick!! My god you are incredible! 👏👏👏."
This isn't the first time Jillian broke the internet with her intense workouts. In August, Jillian shared a "fun" kettlebell workout in which she performed a squat while holding kettlebells, then hopped into a plank to perform a push-up into a reverse crunch.
She then moved into a set of Russian twists with a kettlebell before moving into a side plank. Ouch.
Jillian told Fitness magazine that she trains three or four times a week and switches between spinning, power yoga, mixed martial arts, or kettlebells.
"I get bored easily, so I need something that’s going to keep me focused," she said. "I mix it up. Everything I do is a combo of body resistance and cardiovascular endurance."
Well, clearly that routine is working for her!
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