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Hard Core! Progressive Core Circuits The goal of this workout is to increase your explosive strength and overall stamina. Gilad takes you through 4 carefully designed circuits. Each circuit gets progressively more challenging as you develop your cardiovascular endurance and core strength, and burn off unwanted fat. The progressive circuit approach empowers beginners to improve at their own pace while giving advanced users a complete hard-core workout. Get ready to rock!
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: Hard Core
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.
Aerobics Impact: Mixed
Lower Impact: Both feet never leave the ground at the same time. This minimizes stress on your knees.
Higher Impact: Includes movements like jumps, hops and skips. Very high-impact is called plyometrics.
Mixed Impact: This alternates or combines the above styles.
Aerobics Choreography: Basic
Basic: The easiest to follow. It ranges from simple walking-style marches to sports and athletic movements.
Complex: More intricate combinations and patterns. They're ideal for people who like to dance.
Moderate: More interesting than Basic, less dancy than Complex.
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: 61 min.
Street Date: 02/01/2012
Certified instructor description:
A core-focused aero/tone interval program filmed on a Hawaiian beach. You'll firm your abs with the toning segments and burn the fat — covering those abs — with the aerobic sections (all easy-to-follow calorie burners like marches, jacks and jogs). The four circuits have a consistent sequence: balance, aerobics, plank exercises and classic floorwork. Never a wasted motion, Gilad's between-move transitions are always smooth and efficient. The entire program is progressive — the first circuit is easier; the last is more challenging. A step is suggested, but not required (it's used in the plankwork to improve positioning). ©2011.