Lord of the Abs: Abs on Fire!

Gilad Janklowicz
Year Released: 2011

Categories: Abs/Core , Boxing/Kickboxing/Martial Arts

Full disclosure: I received a free review copy of this workout.

OK. A couple of things about my preferences - because they might help you decide if you would like this workout. I am not a big fan of core workouts (but think I should probably do one once in awhile) and absolutely HATE floor work, including ab work. So, when a standing abs DVD came along that was all kickboxing moves, I was interested. Plus, I still have Gilad's Cardio Srike DVD way back when and this DVD has similar moves and a similar vibe as that older workout.

Alison already laid out the moves, so I'll just comment on the workout. There is a very short warm up and then Gilad goes straight into the workout. I didn't mind this since it started with a bunch of jab crossses that seemed to finish off the warm up. Basically, the rest of the workout is comprised of one combination. Gilad builds it for a long time on the first side and then switches and does it again on the second side. There is a lot of TIFTing (taking it from the top) and then adding on the next set of moves. There are also a few breaks where you side step before moving on.

The first time I did this workout, my brain got tired about 2/3 of the way through the routine in the same place where Alison's did, with the three double uppercuts. The workout did not flow very well because I would mix up the moves. After that first time, once I felt like I had learned the routine, it flowed much better. This workout is definitely a solid intermediate workout for me with a slow and steady pace and breaks once in awhile. I definitely feel my abs working when I do this workout, especially in my sides.

Instructor Comments:
Gilad is motivating as usual.

Laura S.