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This Week's "Ask Gilad" Blog

Gilad:

Your 'Get-Off-The-Couch' DietBet has just ended. Do you intend to do another?

 


Answer:

The answer is yes! The first DietBet was a big success. We had a lot of winners and we are following it up with another starting January 5th. Now is your chance to get some help with your New Year's resolution. It is great to see everybody involved participating and encouraging each other. Weight loss programs always work better with positive reinforcement from other participants. And remember, I will be checking up on you on a regular basis. I encourage you to sign up today!


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This Week's "Ask Gilad" Blog

Gilad:

Hello Gilad, I have lost weight everywhere but I can't seem to get my midsection reduced. Any suggestions?

 


Answer:

It always seems that the area you want to lose weight from the most is the area you lose the weight from last. This is very common problem for many people although the problem area varies from person to person. Some hold the extra weight in the abdominals, a common problem for men, while woman tend to hold extra weight in the hips and thighs. Regardless of your specific problem area the solution is simple: PERSISTENCE! Look at what you have accomplished already as your motivation and let it lead you into conquering that last stubborn area. You can also spend a little extra time on specific exercises to target your problem area. In the case of the abdominals, I recommend my "Lord Of The Abs" DVD series. This is a "Core Cross Training Program" that will get your entire body in shape while focusing on the core. I am a firm believer that if you stick to your fitness program and eat healthy that you will be able to accomplish your goals and even get rid of that last bit of stubborn fat.


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This Week's "Ask Gilad" Blog

Gilad:

I have reached a plateau in my training/weight loss, what should I do?

 


Answer:

The word "plateau" in my opinion is often over-used. It is typically a condition that describes professional athletes who have been over-exerting their bodies on a regular basis and are in need of more rest. Many times it will happen after months of intense competition. In the case of us "regular folks" we tend to use that term when, for some reason, our weight loss has stopped for a period of time or when we feel like we are not improving in our fitness program. Remember, when you are on a weight loss program and are working out, you are losing body fat and gaining muscle at the same time. Often the scale will not show weight loss because of the simple fact that - the muscle you gained weighs more than the fat you lost! - Also keep in mind that muscle takes up less space than fat in the body because muscle is denser. That is why often you will see inches lost but not weight loss... I would simply stick with the program understanding that the body needs time to adjust to the new regimen. If you are eating healthy balanced meals and adjusting your fitness program as you are becoming more fit, you will keep improving!


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This Week's "Ask Gilad" Blog

Gilad:

When you lunge forward you always say not to let your knee go past your toe. Why?

 


Answer:

It is very important for your body to be in the right position any time you do any exercise. Not only will you get more out of each exercise but you will also keep your body's working parts safe. Any movements that involve deep flexion of the knee (beyond 90 degrees) needs to be very carefully executed as it is potentially unsafe. In most cases it is not necessary to go into a deep flexion in order to get the benefit out of the exercise. A classic example is the forward lunge. The best way for you to gauge that your knee is not bending below 90 degrees is to make sure that your knee ends up in a vertical line to the middle of your foot and that it never goes past your toe line. You will notice that even in professional sporting events it is rare to see any athlete go into a deep forward flexion, if they occasionally do so, it is not in a repetitive movement such as you do when you exercise. Have a safe workout!


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This Week's "Ask Gilad" Blog

Gilad:

Do I have to be in super good shape to attend your Fitness Adventure Camp?

 


Answer:

As some of you already know our next fitness camp at the Kalani Oceanside Retreat on the big Island of Hawaii is scheduled to take place from the 6th to the 13th of June, 2015 and preparations have already started to make our 6th yearly camp the best one ever! Over the last 5 years at camp I have had a chance to meet, work, spend time with and get to know people from various countries, age groups and fitness levels who come to camp to work out with me in person and participate in the many other activities we offer in the course of the week. The Kalani is a wonderful location to have this event because it is secluded and away from the distractions you might otherwise find in a big city. It is a true get-away and people that come to visit us get a lot more out of the experience than just fitness. Friendships are created and many experience a sense of empowerment. What is truly intriguing is that we get participants of all fitness levels and everyone is welcome! We've had participants as young as 18 and as old as 80! Some are already fit, others are beginners and some have injuries and other health issues. Although the daily schedule is a full one including two daily classes with me, everyone is in charge of his own schedule and can pick and choose the activities he/she want to participate in. My attitude at the camp is very similar to the one I project on my TV shows, "No one is left sitting on the couch and no one will be left behind!


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This Week's "Ask Gilad" Blog

Gilad:

In your fitness programs you always recommend getting plenty of rest. Why is rest so important?

 


Answer:

The three most important elements to your fitness program are healthy eating, a regular exercise program and REST! Rest is often overlooked! Making sure you get enough rest and a good night's sleep becomes even more important if you are exercising vigorously. A good night's sleep is essential to our physical as well as mental health and positively affects our memory, creativity and overall well-being. Many processes happen during our sleep time. Growth hormone, which is essential for recovery and improving fitness levels, is released during our sleep. Melatonin which is known as the 'sleep hormone' is often taken to recover from jet lag. Melatonin is released during sleep. It is an important and powerful antioxidant that plays a crucial roll in maintaining good health and helping to reduce cell damage. So, how much sleep do you need? The answer is that it varies from person to person. The bottom line is that a good night's sleep is a powerful tool to help you maintain your health and fitness levels. May you all have a good and restful night...!


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THIS WEEK'S ASK GILAD BLOG

 

Dear Gilad:

What is the best way for me to set realistic and achievable goals? I'm having trouble getting motivated and starting up again (I'm in my late 50's).

- Barbara S.

 


Answer:

First identify the health and fitness goals you want to achieve. Then, identify the lifestyle changes you can make to achieve those goals. Be sure that your lifestyle changes are not ones that seem impossible to you.

Remember, you want to build success into your program. Here are some samples of clearly defined goals and lifestyle changes that could help you achieve these goals:

Goal: I want to exercise more than I do now, which is only twice a week.
Lifestyle change: I will set aside three weekday mornings where I will get up 45 minutes earlier to do a Gilad workout, walk or jog . I will also exercise one hour on the weekend.

Goal: I want to cut down on snacking so I can lose a little extra weight.
Lifestyle change: I especially like to have snacks at night, so I will save my snacking for the evening and I will switch from potato chips and corn chips to a bowl of fresh fruit and a couple of whole wheat crackers

I recommend that you work on only one goal at a time. Making one lifestyle change at the time and succeeding at it will be far more motivating than trying to do everything at once. You could become overwhelmed and discouraged.


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