Cuts & Curves

Gilad Janklowicz
Year Released: 2006

Categories: Total Body Workouts

This is a one-hour solid intermediate strength video. You'll need a long resistance band and some dumbbells. You could go without the band, but I think you'll want to spring for one eventually. Mine was too short for the shoulder work but worked well when I sat down and looped it under the chair seat.

The warm up is long, in keeping with Gilad's style. The setting is a beach with kind of weird elevated mats for the exercisers.

Chaptering leaves a LOT to be desired. There are three: the warm-up, the workout, and the cool down. That's it.

The day after this one I feel it mostly in my lower body. I think that's because there are quite a few squats while holding the bands in your arms (you anchor them by stepping on them). This is not to say Gilad neglects the arms and shoulders. Some of that work is quite challenging. You may lower your weights, especially for the shoulder and rotator cuff work.

Gilad sneaks just a few compound exercises in, like working one calf muscle while doing shoulder presses or bicep curls.

There is no abs section. I think you are meant to get one of the other tapes in this series (like Core & More) for that focus.

This is a good quiet video if you have downstairs neighbors. Sometimes Gilad does very fast kind of noisy lunges that might sound like stomping downstairs, but he does not do that here.

Instructor Comments:
Still the same great Gilad. Looks great, cues well, is energetic, etc.