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This Week's Ask Gilad: Proper Dimensions for a Step Aerobic Platform

Question: Hi, can you please tell me what are the proper dimensions for a step aerobic platform?

Answer: Most steps are around 30"L x 15" W x 4" H. Get one that is adjustable so you can add height as you improve your cardiovascular fitness. Many seem to like these: HomGarden Adjustable Workout Aerobic StepperThe Step Original Aerobic Platform - Circuit Size.

 


     

     

     

     


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    This Week's Ask Gilad: Staying Committed

    Question: I started the year great. I was motivated and eager to achieve my goals. Now I am having a hard time staying committed since I do not see the results I was hoping for. Any suggestions to get me back on track?

    Answer:

    The number one thing I see is that people are setting unrealistic goals. Not reaching your goal is one of the most demotivating factors that can cause commitment issues. 

    Try this: Set one small goal that you can achieve, then do that again. Achieving a goal small or large is evenly satisfying and gets you motivated to keep going.

    Selecting activities you enjoy is also important for motivation. 

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    This Week's Ask Gilad: Advice For Working Out After Two Knee Replacements

    Question: I am a 61 year old female who has had 2 total knee replacements. I got the green light to exercise and get back onto a workout routine.  I'm not sure where to start.   Any thoughts?  Thanks.

    Answer:

     Aloha 61 year old,

    As a general rule, I would start with simple low impact movements and range of motion exercises. I don't know your history so it is hard to asses your condition from a distance.. I would definitely recommend physical therapy on an ongoing basis for flexibility of the knee joint while consulting with your physical therapist as to what type of strengthening exercises you can safely do. Strengthening and range of motion exercises on a consistent basis are a must in order to get your knees to function as best they can.   

     


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    This Week's Ask Gilad: Cycling Workouts to "Up" Results

    Welcome to "Ask Gilad" - a weekly blog written by Fitness Hall of Fame member Gilad.  Thanks for reading.

    Question: I own every DVD you have made and I just received the newest one, which I’ve been working out with for six months now.  My favorite DVDs from you are the Quick Fitness program and X4 . In the past six months I have gained 4 pounds. I was 151 - I am up to 154 - I started out 172.  I do not want to lose my current muscle mass but I want to lose the weight. Should I still continue doing "Quick Fitness," but now along with X4?

    By the way, I do have the maximum ab work out as well and I love the ab workouts that you do in the floor with the medicine ball Core Challenge.

     

    Answer:

     You should continue mixing up the DVD workouts the way you may have been. If you wish to 'up' the challenge then I would also incorporate the Lord Of The Abs DVD series (you already have Maximum Abs from the series)

    The way to incorporate would be to do the Quick fit System for one week, The 4X on week two and the Lord Of The Abs series on week 3 (5 workouts) This 3 week cycle will definitely up your results, good luck and keep fit!

     

     


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    This Week's Ask Gilad: Why Have I Plateaued?

    Welcome to "Ask Gilad" - a weekly blog written by Fitness Hall of Fame member Gilad.  Thanks for reading.

    Question: Why have I plateaued after losing 10 pounds?  

    Answer: Your body is extremely smart. When you do the same thing repeatedly, it gets used to it and your metabolism makes alterations. Shock your system by changing the workouts up and add unique activities into your life.  


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    This Week's Ask Gilad: Getting Back Into Shape

    Question: I have not worked out for years and I am going to start a workout program.  How long will it take me to get into shape?

    Answer:

     I like to look at it as this: How fast will you get to the goal you set for yourself?  If you are committed to a program and really work at it, you can achieve noticeable results in 6 short weeks, good results in 12 weeks and excellent results in 6 months.  

     The most important thing to remember is to let go of the idea that you can accomplish your goal faster if you take a short-cut such as a crash diet or working twice as hard as your body can handle in its present condition.  In fact, those are two sure ways to put you right into the 'roller coaster club' of those who gain, lose, gain, lose and so on.

    The fact is, if you work within your ability and if you implement slow and controlled changes that your body can adapt to, those changes will become comfortable and you will achieve incredible results.  

     


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    This Week's Ask Gilad: Cardio for the Short Term - Recommendations?

    Question: I just want to do cardio only for a couple of months. What do you recommend?

    Answer:

    I recommend: Gilad's Lord of the Abs: Maximum Abs

    and Gilad: Xcelerate 4: #1 Burn it Off

    Both are popular cardio workouts.  

     

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    This Week's Ask Gilad: How Do I Find The Time To Exercise?

    Question: I don't have enough time for exercise. Do you any suggestions to find more time? 

    Answer:

     I don't know your schedule but I do not doubt that you feel the way you do.  

    All we talk about is three to six hours a week - a minimum of thirty minutes every other day. Consider what all the incredible benefits of doing this are to your health, and making it easier for your body to get through the additional 132-165 hours of the week.  

     


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    This Week's Ask Gilad: Suggestions For Older, Fit Adults

    Welcome to "Ask Gilad" - a weekly blog written by Fitness Hall of Fame member Gilad.  Thanks for reading.

    Question:  Dear Gilad, I am 74 and have difficulty finding exercise DVDs.  The ones for seniors are too easy and boring.  (I have been working out for decades) but watching exercisers in their 20's is meaningless.  What do you suggest for older adults who are fit? 

    Answer:

      Sounds to me like you are in excellent shape! But naturally at 74 we cant do what we did at 24 and I'll take the liberty to suggest that we wouldn't much want to either..

    In regards to recommending home workouts for you I will suggest my Ultimate Body Sculpt series (3 DVD's) I think you will find all 3 workouts challenging enough without putting excessive stress on the joints and with me you know you'll have fun! give it shot!  Gilad

     


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    This Week's Ask Gilad: Getting The Most From Your Abdominal Workout

    Welcome to "Ask Gilad" - a weekly blog written by Fitness Hall of Fame member Gilad.  Thanks for reading.

    Question: I have gotten to the point in my fitness program where I am happy with the results I am getting in most parts of my body.  But I still have a problem area.  I can't seem to get the definition I want in my abs.  Any suggestions?  I want a well defined 6-pack! 

    Answer:

    The truth is that the abdominal muscles usually work in unison and it is hard to isolate specific parts.  However, different positions and angles can help shift the emphasis of the exercise to a specific part of the abdominals. 

    Basically we divide the abdominals as follows: Upper abs, lower abs, obliques and transverse abdominals.  The transverse abdominals are the muscles that pull your belly button in toward your spine.  In order to get the most out of your abdominal workout no matter what angle you choose, always start the exercise by consciously engaging the transverse abdominal muscles by simply pulling your belly button slightly towards the spine, then execute the exercise while maintaining that posture. This simple 'trick' will help you get better results no matter what part of the abdominals you are going for!

     

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