Full Backcover Description
The heavy ball supplies the resistance as Gilad takes you through all the core muscle groups. Lots of core workouts neglect the mid and upper back muscles – but not this one! Core Challenge is beautifully designed to work both the entire abdominal region and the opposing back muscles to give you a strong, balanced midsection. The result is effortless strength, stability and increased confidence in every area.
Why an entire series devoted to abs? When he set out to develop the perfect abs workout, Gilad soon realized one workout wouldn’t cut it. In order to hit every aspect of this important and complex muscle group, he developed the Lord of the Abs system designed to give you the core strength you need to improve every aspect of your physical functioning- while burning away fat and sculpting your own 6-pack in record time.
Gilad's Lord of the Abs: Core Challenge
Beginner: Just starting out, very overweight or haven't exercised in over six months.
Intermediate: Active in sports, dance or any regular exercise (2 to 3 times per week).
Advanced: Very active in sports or consistently work out four or more times per week.
Toning Emphasis: Abs
Upper body: Arms, chest and back.
Lower Body: Legs, thighs, hips and buttocks.
Abs: Abdominals (stomach), core and sometimes lower back.
Total body: Tones all three of the above muscle groups.
Instructor: Gilad (Instructor Profile)
Runtime: 40 min.
Street Date: 02/01/2012
Certified instructor description:
A varied series of Pilates, yoga and gym-style exercises filmed on a sunny Hawaiian beach. More than just "abs," this program tones and strengthens your entire core and lower back. Each exercise is formatted in a well-sequenced progression. You'll begin with the easiest version, then advance to the more challenging variation (always maintaining a balanced result by working opposing muscle groups). Gilad's cuing is clear and easy to follow; he usually describes and then personally demonstrates the correct form. Requires a medicine ball for some exercises (e.g. holding the ball between your knees). But most routines could be done with a dumbbell. ©2011.