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Dear Gilad:

I have used your videos since 1984 and have always loved your wonderful sense of humor and great cueing. Some of the exercises that you have within your DVD's at this time of my life ( 64 but still on top), that I cannot do, I find myself repeating the ones that I can, especially in some of your Ab and Lower Body Toning Segments and aerobic workouts. I am hoping I do not have to be able to do every single one to receive the rewards I hope for. What are your comments?

Joyce 


Answer:

I always recommend that people adjust and modify their workouts based on their current shape, fitness level and injuries. You are doing the right thing by adjusting the workout to your level, it is the smart thing to do!


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Question: What should we know about our 'Body Fat Percentage'?


Answer:

The 'Body Fat Percentage' is the percentage of our weight which is made up of fat. The parts that aren't fat are called 'Lean Body Mass' (such as bone and muscle).

A 160-pound person with a lean body mass of 136 lbs has 15 percent body fat (24 lbs of fat). That is actually good because our bodies need a certain amount of fat for insulation, energy storage, hormone production, and other functions.



Ask your doctor to measure your 'Body Fat Percentage' for you. Here is a guideline for what a good 'Body Fat Percentage' should be: 

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I absolutely LOVED your Step Aerobics video (Gilad's Step Aerobics). Do you have plans to do another one? That video is "athletic" choreography (not "dancy") and gives a GREAT workout! Please consider doing another one!!

Lisa 


Answer:

Lisa, unfortunately we do not have any present plans to release a Step Aerobics follow-up. But in the future, you never know...


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Question: I need to lose a considerable amount of weight and am suffering from information overload. Should I be focusing more on cardio than strength at this time since I have nearly 100 pounds to lose?

Thanks!

Kelly

 


Answer:

Ideally I would go 50% cardio and 50% toning/strength for the following reasons.

When it comes to burning calories cardio exercise has a slight advantage. You'll burn 8 to 10 calories a minute doing toning/strength exercises with weights compared with 10 to 12 calories a minute doing cardio exercises.

On the other hand, strength training gives you a metabolic boost that lasts several hours after your workout because your body will work overtime helping your muscles recover. That means you'll continue burning calories for hours after the workout is done! With cardio workouts the 'after workout effect' is much less.

To give you the best results I would split my workouts between both as In my opinion both are equally important for your overall fitness level and in helping you lose the extra weight. Remember, Cardio exercise is essential in maintaining a strong heart, lungs and blood flow. Toning/strength exercise is an excellent metabolism booster.


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