How to lose weight, get in shape in just 30 days

Have you always been looking to shed those stubborn last pounds? Wish to make it as quick and painless as can be before you hit the beach this season? In "Making the Cut: The 30-Day Diet and Fitness Plan for the Strongest, Sexiest You," fitness guru Jillian Michaels outlines a unique, fast and intense program to get you dramatic and jaw-dropping results. Below are Michaels' recipes and a workout regimen:

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DAY 11 circuit training

CIRCUIT 1 Scorpion Push-ups

        Perform 20 repetitions

        Dumbbell Flys on Body Ball with Crunches

        Perform 10 repetitions

        Leg Extensions (pyramid up with weight)

        First set 20 reps; second set 12 reps; third set 6–8 reps

        Jump Squats

        Perform repetitions to muscle failure

CIRCUIT 2 Decline Dumbbell Press

        10 repetitions on each arm (20 repetitions total)

        V Cable Flys

        Perform 15 repetitions

        Squat Thrusts

        Perform 20 repetitions

        Side Lunges

        Perform 20 repetitions on alternating legs (10 on each leg)

CIRCUIT 3 Close-Grip Push-ups

        Perform as many as you can to muscle failure

        Plank-ups

        Perform as many as you can to muscle failure

        Jump Squats

        Perform repetitions to muscle failure

        One-Leg Squats

        Perform 10 repetitions on each leg (20 repetitions total)

        Jumping jacks for 1 minute

CIRCUIT 4 Military Shoulder Press

        Perform 8 repetitions

        Wood Choppers

        Perform 15 repetitions on each side of the body

        Knee Tuck Jumps

        Perform 10 repetitions

        Static Lunges with Lateral Shoulder Raise

        Perform 10 repetitions on each leg

        Reverse Crunches

        Perform 5 repetitions

        Hanging Abs with a Twist

        Perform 10 repetitions (20 total)

  CIRCUIT 5 30-second sprints (perform 5 over 5 minutes)

        (do circuit only once) Perform 30 seconds on, 30 seconds off, 9 mph (women) or 12 mph (men)

Copyright © 2007 by Jillian Michaels. Excerpted from “Making the Cut" by Jillian Michaels. All rights reserved.  No part of this book may be used or reproduced without written permission from Random House.

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