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In Maximum Abs Gilad uses a heavy ball to apply his ‘Energy Transference Principle.’ You’ll be guided through a variety of functional moves perfect for sculpting your core without ever going to the floor. This workout not only shrinks your waistline and gives you 6-pack abs, it transforms your sports performance as well as everyday functional moves.
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: Maximum Abs
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: Lower
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: Total Body
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: 51 min.
Street Date: 02/01/2012
Certified instructor description:
An all-standing, core-driven workout that also shapes your upper and lower body (while it burns fat with cardio-speed motions). Gilad begins each progression with an ab-centered toning or stability movement. Then, still maintaining the abdominal focus, he layers in the upper and lower body exercises (e.g. a torso rotation blended with a squat and an overhead press). Combining these large limb movements with a fast pace keeps your heart rate continuously elevated (which keeps you continuously burning calories). Filmed outdoors on a Hawaiian beach. Gilad uses a medicine ball, but a single dumbbell will work. ©2011.