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Gilad's Lord of the Abs: Abs on Fire
|Gilad never disappoints|
|Gilad is simply the best instructor ever! Have been working out to his shows and videos for 25 years, and have never been disappointed. His style of progression and repetition are so easy to follow, and he is always counting you down and cueing you to the next move. And let's face it - he is very easy on the eyes!! - posted by Paula on 1/31/2013|
|Not my favorite|
|Gilad has always been one of my favorite workout instructors. I have the whole set of the Lord of the Abs workouts but I really do not like this one. Like one writer said below, this workout is impossibly repetitive. I got bored. Kickboxing is OK but this one is not well executed. I'll probably give it away, but I'll still look for new Gilad videos that are better constructed. - posted by Tipi on 11/27/2012|
|Fun kickboxing workout|
|After finding out that you spend the whole time building on the same routine, I was a little worried that this workout was going to either be boring or overwhelming. (I've been doing kickboxing with Gilad for a good decade, and he tends to do shorter routines before moving on to another. Once you're done with a move, you're done with it. The one video that I can think of where he seemingly builds on ad infinitum, "Cardio Classic" on the "Quick Fit System", is one of my least-favorites.) But, no, the 15 minutes or so you spend on each side here, fly by. And whenever there's a complex or kind-of-different move introduced, Gilad breaks it down before putting it back into the routine. It's a nice break in the action, as well as a teaching moment. I still can't say I've done the whole routine perfectly yet, but I'm not hopelessly lost. And I am having fun. - posted by Lynn on 11/17/2012|
|I like the background used and direct instruction. I concentrate on the steps to the point that I don't realize how hard I am exercising and then we are done. He provides good hints and instruction. - posted by Robin on 5/10/2012|
|At last a kickboxing-based exercise program whose pace does not hyperextend your arms or legs. I love it!. Choreography is a little hard to learn but once you catch on you have a solid workout — what helps is that Gilad consistently speaks the moves. I am 64 years old and felt I had really worked my body — burned fat. Well done, Gilad. - posted by Barbara on 4/5/2012|
|Fun and fast paced|
|The first time I tried this workout, I was all over the place. Gilad's right, just keep working with it and you'll get the hang of it. the second time I did it, it was much better. I pretty much kept up the whole time. If you have carpeting like I do, just be careful during a couple of the quick turns. The scenery is always beautiful and Gilad always makes me smile. Definitely worth purchasing. - posted by Julie on 3/11/2012|
|Welcome Back, Gilad!|
|I absolutely love this workout. I find the simplicity of the sequences allow me to concentrate fully on proper abdominal contraction during all the core rotation and punching and yet I never find it boring. I have added weighted gloves for increased intensity although this is certainly not necessary. My 28-year-old son did this workout and his abdominals were sore for days! As I have come to expect, Gilad's presentation is superb. - posted by Marilynn on 3/9/2012|
|Standing abs workout that uses kickboxing moves|
|Full disclosure: I received a free review copy of this workout.
OK. A couple of things about my preferences - because they might help you decide if you would like this workout. I am not a big fan of core workouts (but think I should probably do one once in awhile) and absolutely HATE floor work, including ab work. So, when a standing abs DVD came along that was all kickboxing moves, I was interested. Plus, I still have Gilad's Cardio Srike DVD way back when and this DVD has similar moves and a similar vibe as that older workout.
There is a very short warm up and then Gilad goes straight into the workout. I didn't mind this since it started with a bunch of jab crossses that seemed to finish off the warm up. Basically, the rest of the workout is comprised of one combination. Gilad builds it for a long time on the first side and then switches and does it again on the second side. There is a lot of TIFTing (taking it from the top) and then adding on the next set of moves. There are also a few breaks where you side step before moving on.
The first time I did this workout, my brain got tired about 2/3 of the way through the routine with the three double uppercuts. The workout did not flow very well because I would mix up the moves. After that first time, once I felt like I had learned the routine, it flowed much better. This workout is definitely a solid intermediate workout for me with a slow and steady pace and breaks once in awhile. I definitely feel my abs working when I do this workout, especially in my sides. - posted by Laura on 2/25/2012|
|I loved the outdoor setting and I love Gilad's teaching style and I love kickboxing! But this one was way too repetitive. He keeps doing the same moves with an add on style. Gets so boring! It would have been so easy for him to finish one sequence and try a new one, instead of repeating the same punches over and over and over. Really looking for a solid cardio from Gilad that is more interesting. Too much of a dread factor for this one, will reach for a more varied kickboxing routine. - posted by Cheryl on 2/14/2012|
|If you love Kickboxing, you will love this workout!|
|Amazing workout with Gilad..Love to work my abs...Outside locations are my favorite for any workout, this way, I don't get bored...Thanks Gilad! - posted by Tony on 2/9/2012|
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