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|BILLY BLANKS TAE BO AMPED - 5 Workouts DVD Set - Jump Start Cardio Fat Burn Accelerator Full Throttle Core Express Live in LA|
Genres: Kids & Family
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5 Great Upper-Body Workouts
K. Nash | 01/19/2008
(4 out of 5 stars)
"These workouts are different from Billy's other series. To me, they focus mainly on the upper body. Each workout (except for the Live in LA) has half of the class using the 3 pound Amplifier and the other half of the class without the Amplifier. The warm-up and cool-down sections of each workout are very short and each workout has you using the Amplifier the entire time (except for a 3 minute break in Jump Start Cardio where Billy has you put the Amplifier down).
If you like to kick, and you're looking for a lower-body workout, this set is not for you---there is very little kicking in any of the 5 workouts.
I do not recommend buying this set without the Amplifier---the workout will be awkward and ineffective.
Billy leads you through the moves at a slow pace (usually 4-5 sets of 8) then "amps it up" with anywhere from 4-8 sets of 8. The "amped" pace is extremely fast and I found some of the exercises to be a little jerky at the faster pace.
For anyone looking for a total-body workout, I recommend TaeBo Cardio, TaeBo Flex, or the Elite series. These are a great change of pace when you are wanting to focus on the upper body.