Subject: I have found a DVD that I think you would enjoy
Genres: Exercise & Fitness
Billy created a brand-new approach that attacks belly fat with targeted moves to give you the same effect as crunches but without the stress and strain, as well as specially designed twisting that slims and trims your mids... more »
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Hilary W. (xhilx) from APO, AE
Reviewed on 9/26/2010...
This workout kicked my butt. I saw good results fairly quickly and it is only 35 minutes so it was something quick I could do in the morning before showering and rushing off to work. I'm a little afraid of him...it actually made me do it more often, ha, ha.
Melanie A W. (novelwriter) from NEWINGTON, CT
Reviewed on 12/9/2007...
I was extremely happy to get this in the mail. I already tried the workout. I have to admit the workout was very easy for me to do.
1 of 1 member(s) found this review helpful.
Kelly Garbato | Kearney, MO USA | 11/22/2005
(5 out of 5 stars)
"Ab BootCamp is part of Billy Blanks's newest (circa 2005) Tae Bo series, Billy's BootCamp. I've been a Tae Bo fan for about two years now, and own many of his early DVDs, including the original 4-pack, Tae Bo II: Get Ripped (still my favorite), Ultimate Abs/Butt, and Ultimate Upper/Lower Body. While I love the early stuff, the Tae Bo workouts that he's produced since switching studios (from Ventura Distribution to Good Times Entertainment) seem more stylish, but considerably less difficult, than his earlier work. I was especially disappointed with Tae Bo Cardio and the Tae Bo Capture the Power series. However, I found myself growing bored with what I had, so I bit the bullet and bought the Tae Bo BootCamp series. I'm happy to say that I don't regret my decision one bit!
Unlike the other BootCamp workouts, the Ab BootCamp does not require the "Billy Bands" (a pair of elastic bands that loop around your feet and hands, thus adding considerable - almost impossible - resistance to your workout). Thus, you can purchase this one DVD on its own and not have to worry about buying extra equipment.
The workout runs about 35 minutes in length - and boy, oh boy, what a butt-kicking 35 minutes it is! As always, Billy starts out with some stretching and warm-ups. Next up are calisthenics, including a series of squats with pelvic thrusts that I've never seen in Tae Bo before. The class also spends a good amount of time in horse stance (squatting, butts thrust towards the floor), arms up, torsos twisting from side to side. This REALLY allows you to concentrate on your abs and work the waist. Billy has introduced this particular exercise in many previous workouts, but never in this much depth or for such a long period. You can really feel your abs and legs working here. Finally, it's down to the floor for a series of crunches and similar ab exercises. Thankfully, Billy mixes it up a bit and allocates some time for stretching, which definitely takes the edge off the more extreme ab work.
I've only done Ab BootCamp about five times now, but I already notice a difference in my abs. I'm adding this one to my regular rotation, no doubt. Since it's also slightly shorter than many of the other DVDs I own (by 15 to 20 minutes), it's good for those mornings when you're running a little late but still want to squeeze a decent workout in. A must for anyone who wants to work their abs (and who doesn't!?). Five stars all around!"
Gypsy82 | Idaho | 01/08/2006
(5 out of 5 stars)
"This is the only ab workout I have ever done, and believe me, I have done alot, where I have actually seen results. The floor excercises are intermediate to difficult. Billy does alot of crunch-like exercises in which you must tuck your chin to your chest and keep your shoulders off of the floor. In other words, you must always keep your abs contracted. I never knew it, but this is the secret to getting great abs.
Further, after doing this workout for several months, I can actually see the muscles in my stomach. I can't believe I may actually one day have a visible six pack. I never thought it possible.
Another thing I like about this workout is there is about 15 mintues of stand up ab excercises. These exercises consist of alot of twisting, which slims your waste. My waste has gone down one whole size from doing these on a regular basis. Besides the twisting, Billy also does some stand-up ab strenghening excercises which are not as hard on your back as the floor exercises. If you are a beginner you will find this workout challenging, especially the floor exercises. But don't give up. Each time you do this workout you will definitely notice that you have stronger abs and after a month of doing this workout on a regular basis you will definitely see results!!
This is by far the best and most effective ab workout I have ever done.
Best Ab Workout I Have Ever Had!
Jennifer Mellace | New York | 02/12/2006
(5 out of 5 stars)
"I have done my share of Ab videos and most of them are fun and challenging but show no results. After the very first time I used Billy Blanks' Ab Bootcamp, my obliques were sore and were very hard my abs began to show and I was totally encouraged. I would recommend this video to anyone. I think beginners could easily follow along although it may be a little challenging. And it is still extremely challenging for even the most dedicated exercisers. I love this video and I plan to buy many more of Billy Blanks' products!"