Over the last two weeks I took part in the Chloe Ting 2 Week Shred Challenge. I found this program after partaking in a couple of Chloe’s workout videos via YouTube. For several weeks tried out various workout videos – mainly due to the fact that they were a quick 10-20 minutes and challenging. So I committed to the two week challenge and shared a bit of the journey on Instagram. After completing, I polled my instagram following (which hopefully includes you!) and found that 100% wanted a review of the program. So today I am diving into a very honest review of the Chloe Ting 2 Week Shred Challenge. Including what I found to be pros and cons of the challenge as well as my results.
Chloe Ting 2 Week Shred Challenge HONEST Review
Only Two Weeks: I LOVED that the challenge was only two weeks long! Wasn’t as overwhelming or hard to stick to as a 30 day or month long program can be. It also included a couple of active rest days for you to take off or enjoy something like a walk or yoga.
The length makes it very easy to commit to and try out a challenge for the first time or to spice up your at home workouts!
Workout Videos: There is a video for every workout and they are very well made! With timers for each exercise, a count down, and a percentage of completion for the workout as you go along. I also love that Chloe shows the next move while the count down for the current move is going. This allows you be prepared when it is time to move on to the next exercise, rather than playing catch up which happens with so many workout videos.
Length of Workouts: Every individual video is only 10-13 minutes long for the workout. Each day you do two to four separate videos. Maxing out your workout time at 45 minutes. With most days being 25 or 35 minutes. The perfect amount of time to fit in the workout before or after work. Or even during your lunch hour. Especially if you’re working from home.
Low Impact/Modifications: As someone with a weak knee, I love that Chloe includes low impact modifications for most of the high impact moves. I found myself varying between doing high impact and the low impact modifications every other day. This protected my knee and kept it from getting overworked too much (more on this below). Lots of workout videos leave out low impact modifications or simply do not include the option of doing so – so this is truly a big positive of Chloe’s workout videos.
Workouts Are Repetitive: The workouts are sooooo repetitive! Every day you are doing two of the same workouts. They’re basically your base workouts and additional workouts are added most days. I found myself dreading the workouts some morning because I was purely tired of doing the same thing! Which is kind of crazy since it was only 14 days but I think that shows you how repetitive they are.
Injuries Could Easily Happen: Due to the con listed above (workouts are repetitive) I believe injuries could very easily happen! Especially if these exercises or working out in general is newer to you. I myself suffered a little injury under my left arm and also had to switch up workouts a bit to keep from overworking certain muscles.
With the same two workouts every day you’re constantly working the exact same muscles. Which IS NOT recommended to do on back to back days. So often times I did the HIIT workout every other day or did high impact one day and low impact the other just to work things a little differently.
No Warm Up/Cool Down: Another thing that could lead to injuries is not warming up and/or cooling down appropriately. With this Chole Ting 2 Week Shred Challenge there is no mention ever of warming up or cooling down. When you start the workout videos you immediately go right into the high intensity exercises. And then when the video ends that’s it, you’re down. Which usually ends on a high intensity move as well.
If you do the challenge, I highly recommend doing a few laps around your yard, up and down your drive way, or around the space you’re in to warm up your body a bit. Maybe some arm circles, calf raises, and moves like that as well. For cooling down, I took the small loop around our neighborhood every time. Followed by foam rolling or stretching.
* UPDATE* her NEW 2 week challenge does have warm-ups and cool downs. This is a brand new version of the 2 week challenge – I have not participated in this one so I cannot comment on the workouts/experience. This post is based on her 2019 2 week challenge.
Not Sustainable: I know it is a 2 week challenge so it is probably not intended to be sustainable but it 100% is not. Due to the first two cons about the program! What I don’t like about that is yeah you may have some awesome results from the program but who knows how long they’ll stick since you won’t be keeping up the high intensity of the program.
Chloe Ting 2 Week Shred Challenge HONEST Review – Results
Overall, I noticed a big difference in my leg + ab strength from the start of the program to the end of it. Additionally, my cardio vascular really improved! Which was a big driver for me the second week! As far as measurable results, I lost 1.2 lbs, decreased body fat by .4, and my BMI decreased by .2 – small differences but ones I am really happy about! I will also share a little note that we totally indulged both weekends during the challenge due to events we had. If I would have been a little more regular on those weekends I bet I would have lost/decreased more all around.
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