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Is It Too Late For Me To Start Working Out?

Gilad:

I am 63 years old and I have never really been on an exercise program. Now I am overweight and starting to have health problems. My doctor wants me to start taking pills for high blood pressure and cholesterol but they don't agree with me. Am I a lost cause?


Answer:

I can see that a person in your situation could be nervous about trying to start a regular exercise program. It must seem like an overwhelming task to you. But let me assure you, the people that achieve the greatest and most noticeable benefits from exercise are those that have never exercised before! Many studies have proven that even people in their eighty's and beyond can achieve significant physiological improvements, in muscle strength, bone mass, lowered body fat and cardiovascular health, by beginning an exercise program and watching what they eat. Exercise does not discriminate. It is good for everyone! 


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Is Gaining Weight During a New Workout Normal?

Gilad:

I have finished the first 4 weeks of the 'Quick Fit System' and am starting on week 5. The other day I unconsciously ran up some stairs at work and I was hardly out of breath. I completely surprised myself as normally when I climbed stairs I would have been huffing and puffing. Thank-you for such an effective program. My only concern is that I haven't seen any significant weight loss yet. In fact I have gained a few lbs. Is this normal?


Answer:

When starting an intense fitness program it is not uncommon to gain some weight because your muscles are developing and becoming denser. I would not worry about it at this time. Just stick with the program. Your body will adjust and will find its own balance and correct weight.

The true test to the success of your program was when you realized that it was easier for you to climb stairs without huffing and puffing. You are on the right track!




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Reshape Your Lower Body

Gilad:

What are the best exercises, including weights to tone and build muscle in the thighs? I especially need to firm up the inner thigh but interested in more intense exercising in buns and thighs. 

Regards,

Nancy


Answer:

The best exercises for the buns and thighs would be squats, lunges and inner thigh toning exercises. I think you will find all you want in my Power and Grace workout. It's the best workout I have for reshaping, toning and strengthening the lower body.


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Trying to Lose Baby Weight?

Gilad:

I am trying to lose baby weight and get back into exercising to be more healthy. Which DVDs would be a good starting one again. Thanks!

 



Answer:

I would recommend the Weight Loss and Toning Program, it will help you get started and get you back into shape back after pregnancy.

Thanks




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Fitness & Diet Do's and Don'ts

Gilad:

What are some fitness/diet do's and don'ts for hard training male and females 50 years old plus? 

 


Answer:

When we go into our fifties it is more important than ever to pay close attention to our nutrition since the metabolism slows down and everything we eat seems to want to stick to all the wrong places... Nutrition wise it is very important to eat lean and healthy foods and of course not over eat.

Lean proteins, good complex crabs (yams and sweet potatoes, brown rice, whole grain etc.) green veggies and 3 servings of fruits a day are a good base. In regards to exercise, when you get into your fifties consistency becomes way more important the intensity.


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This Week's "Ask Gilad" Blog

Gilad:

Hi, I am from Romania, Europe, a great fan of Gilad 's workouts. I wonder if there are new DVDs on the way to be released. I've been working out on Gilad's DVDs for two years... And maybe new ones are on the way. Please keep me informed.
Thank you in advance,
Ioana

 


Answer:

Aloha Ioana! I'm not sure which of our DVD's you have but rest assured that I am constantly trying to come up with new workouts! Soon we will release our new 30th Anniversary Shows on DVD and I'm currently planning a couple of DVD's that will focus on flexibility and stretching. All the best to you and keep your body in motion!


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This Week's "Ask Gilad" Blog

Gilad:

I have seen many, many examples of how to do the lunge.  I know how to execute it, but I would love to know which muscles to concentrate on. For example, in the forward lunge, do you feel the quadriceps in the right  front leg, and in rising, are you to squeeze the buns and hamstrings? Do you feel both "cheeks"? What does the left leg do?  The quads seem to work there, too.  

Then, how does the back lunge differ from the forward lunge from the side lunge from lunges on one leg from alternating lunges, etc.?  I'm confused. The abdominals give me headaches, too.  The bicycle?  Right elbow to left leg, which side of the abs do you squeeze for best results?  See?  Someone needs to make a DVD and describe exactly which muscles to use as one weight trains for every single muscle and body part.

Clara Young

 


Answer:

With all the lunging exercises you are describing you should feel all the muscles working. The most important thing to remember is that when executing lunges do not let your knee pass your toe line, this applies to lunges in all three directions. In regards to the abs I wouldn't worry about which muscles to contract. If you are doing the correct range of motion the muscles will take care of themselves. The main thing to remember is to always maintain core stability and slightly pull your lower abs in before beginning the move.


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This Week's "Ask Gilad" Blog

Gilad:

What are some good fat burning foods and what is a good diet plan?  

 


Answer:

Gilad has answers to these questions from one of his chats. Please click below to watch video.  

 

 

 

 

 


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This Week's "Ask Gilad" Blog

Gilad:

Hi Gilad! You look great! I started working out to your show "Bodies in Motion" around 25 years ago. I have several of your tapes and DVDs and still workout with you. My weight has fluctuated throughout my life but I recently lost 42 lbs through diet and exercise and was looking pretty lean and toned last summer, especially for my 53rd birthday right around the corner. I was rear ended the end of July and because of neck pain I couldn't do any vigorous workouts for several months.

That, plus other stressful events in my life which have slowly pushed me into comfort eating once again, and I have gained 10 lbs back since my accident. I can't seem to find my motivation again and am scared and saddened to find myself moving back up the scale, as I worked so hard to get into shape. From what I have observed, you have never been out of shape in your life, but do you have any suggestions? I truly admire you!
Sincerely,

Sharyl R.

 
Answer:

Aloha Sharyl,
Sounds like you are ready to get back into your top shape.
You say that you lost a total of 42 pounds and now have gained 10 back. Your situation is not bad!
All you have to do is start up again slowly and at your own pace!
Often when we let go of our fitness program for a period of time for whatever reason, we find it hard to get back into it because all we remember is how it felt when we are at full swing. From where you are right now that might seem like to big a  challenge.
So, go back to the basics! do only what you can easily and comfortably do and take it one workout at a time!
Remember, for where you are now consistency is more important then intensity!
If you follow this plan I believe you will lose the extra 10 pounds in no time!
Gilad


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This Week's "Ask Gilad" Blog

Gilad:

What is the best way for me to stick to my New Year's resolution to lose weight?

 


Answer:

The best way I have found to stick to any diet or exercise routine is to do it with another person who is just as determined as you are to stick to the routine. Both of you will have built in encouragement and motivation to reach your goals. A great alternative is to join my DietBet challenge. More about that in this newsletter. Happy New Year everyone.


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