Jillian Michaels Body Revolution Phase 2 (Weeks 5 – 8)

I completed Jillian Michaels Body Revolution Phase 2 this week and I’m sharing my thoughts on it in this post.

If you missed the first part, you can catch that up at Jillian Michaels Body Revolution Phase 1 (Weeks 1 – 4).

A review of the overall program is also available at Jillian Michaels Body Revolution Review. For notification of review updates, you can sign up below. 

Jillian Michaels Body Revolution Phase 2

Jillian Michaels Body Revolution Phase 2 includes 4 workouts and 1 cardio workout.

Workouts 5, 6, and cardio 2 are done in weeks 5 and 6 while workouts 7, 8, and cardio 2 are done in weeks 7 and 8 with a rest day at the end of each week.

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Jillian Michaels Body Revolution Phase 2 (Weeks 5 and 6)

Workout 5

Body revolution workout 5 is approx 31 minutes and consists of 4 circuits. There’s also a warm-up and warm-down in the workout. 

Workout 5 focuses on the shoulders, triceps, chest, abs, and squads. 

  • Circuit 1 – push-ups with a side plank rotation, crescent pose with tricep press backs on left and right leg, jump squats x 2 rounds with a cardio interval (mountain climbers) between each round. 
  • Circuit 2 – wood choppers on left and right leg, sumo squat with shoulder press, scissor kicks x 2 rounds with a cardio interval (high knees) between each round. 
  • Circuit 3 – crescent post and chest flys with resistance band, crab with raised leg on left and right side x 2 rounds with a cardio interval (cable punches) between each round. 
  • Circuit 4 – single leg squat on left and right leg, line tricep press on left and right side x 2 rounds with a cardio interval (speed rope) between each round. 

Workout 6

Body Revolution workout 6 is approx 35 minutes and consists of 4 circuits. There’s also a warm-up and warm-down in the workout. 

Workout 6 focuses on the back, biceps, hamstrings, glutes, and abs.

  • Circuit 1 – bent rows with a wide grip with weights, bicep curls with curtsy lunges on left and right leg, plank rows with weights, superman with weights x 2 rounds with a cardio interval (rock stars) between each round. 
  • Circuit 2 – stork stance with a low row on left and right leg, reverse plank, dumbbell curls with cable x 2 rounds with a cardio interval (plyo jump with knee grab) between each round. 
  • Circuit 3 – statue of liberty single leg squat on left and right leg, lunge chops on left and right leg x 2 rounds with a cardio interval (running man) between each round. 
  • Circuit 4 – lat pulls with weights, hip rolls, windshield wipers, squat swings x 2 rounds with a cardio interval (zig zag jumps) between each round. 
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Workout 7

Body Revolution workout 7 is approx 36 minutes and consists of 4 circuits. There’s also a warm-up and warm-down in the workout. 

Workout 7 focuses on the shoulders, triceps, chest, abs, and quads.

  • Circuit 1 – press ups with alternate leg lifts, walking plank, plank ups, jackknife crunches x 2 rounds with a cardio interval (squat thrusters) between each round. 
  • Circuit 2 –  downward dog with press ups, tricep kickbacks with cable, W press with leg extensions on left and right side x 2 rounds with a cardio interval (cross hops) between each round. 
  • Circuit 3 – squats with cable resistance, tricep extensions with cable, press up with leg raise on left and right leg, boat pose x 2 rounds with a cardio interval (star jumps) between each round. 
  • Circuit 4 – Thigh lifts with weights, chest press with weights, side plank pop on left and right side chest flys x 2 rounds with a cardio interval (double-unders) between each round. 

Workout 8

Body Revolution workout 8 is approx 35 minutes and consists of 4 circuits. There’s also a warm-up and warm-down in the workout. 

Workout 8 focuses on the back, biceps, hamstrings, glutes, and abs.

  • Circuit 1 – squat with medium row, bridge with dumbbell lat pull, upright rows with cable, deadlift with hammer curls x 2 rounds with a cardio interval (butt kicks with curls) between each round. 
  • Circuit 2 – pendulum lunges with a reverse curl on left and right leg, pelvic thrusts with cable on left and right leg x 2 rounds with a cardio interval (jump rope with weights) between each round. 
  • Circuit 3 – crescent pose with rear delt flys on left and right leg, warrior 3 with locked arms on left and right leg x 2 rounds with a cardio interval (rock star jumps) between each round (heads-up – this is the toughest circuit in phase 2).
  • Circuit 4 – good morning with weight, side lunge into a cross-over lunge, on left and right leg, bicycles with cable x 2 rounds with a cardio interval (suicide runs) between each round. 

Cardio 2

Cardio 2 is a little under 30 minutes and doesn’t include a warm-up or warm-down. There are 3 rounds of the same exercises. Each move is 1 minute. 

Jump rope, butt kicks, high knees, alternating knee thrusts, jumping jacks, fast feet, skaters, plie hops, skiers, cross jacks, uppercuts, towel runs, hooks, burpees x 3 rounds. 

Don’t phone this in. If you phone it in, the only person you’re cheating is yourself. 

Overview of Body Revolution Weeks 5 – 8 

The warm-up sessions in Body Revolution weeks 5 – 8 are harder and more dynamic than weeks 1 – 4. The cable is also used for some of the warm-up exercises.

Weeks 7 and 8 are particularly tough with intense moves one after the other so no breaks and your arms and legs are screaming by the end.

Workout 8, circuit 3 is very very tough so be prepared. The good thing is by that time, your body is much stronger after workouts 1 – 7. 

You can also double time on each workout i.e. do the move much faster with higher repetitions within the allotted time. 

If for some reason, you find any of the moves too easy, you can be sure there’s someone in every workout doing a more intense version you can follow.  

And if you can’t keep up, there are modifications to follow as well. 

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Equipment Required for Body Revolution Phase 2

For body revolution phase 2, you’ll need  2 – 3 sets of weights from light to heavy, a resistance band, and a yoga mat. 

Memorable Quotes from Body Revolution Phase 2

Below are my top 3 memorable quotes from Body Revolution Phase 2:-

Don’t phone this in. If you phone it in, the only person you’re cheating is yourself. 

It’s only 30 minutes. Let’s make it count.

Believe in your ability to do this. Believe in your ability to finish this strong. 

Jillian Michaels 

Where To Buy Jillian Michaels Body Revolution Program?

Residents of the US can get Body Revolution on Prime Video HERE or you can get the DVD set HERE.

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Abi is all about staying in the best shape of your life at every age without having to starve yourself to make it happen. She’s been on her fitness journey since the age of 15 and doesn’t plan on letting up anytime soon. She’s currently studying to become a Certified Nutritionist. Learn more about Abi HERE.

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