Subject: I have found a DVD that I think you would enjoy
|Billy Blanks' Tae Bo Fat Blasting Cardio Total Body Fat Blaster|
Genres: Exercise & Fitness
Studio: Gaiam Americas Release Date: 03/15/2005 Run time: 101 minutes Rating: Nr
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The Best Tae Bo Workout!!
Maria | New Jersey | 04/07/2005
(5 out of 5 stars)
"I ordered this dvd and I have been doing the workout without the "Billy Bands" for a couple of weeks and I found it amazingly effective for the intermediate level! You WILL definately feel it the next day , but when I went to Billy's site (www.billyblanks.com) and I finally purchased the Billy Bands, I wasn't prepared for the challenge it brought! To put it bluntly, I am a person that hardly ever curses, but with these bands, the resistance makes the workout so much more intense, that I was cursing up a storm everytime I stopped to sip some water! The bands make all the difference and unfortuneately are only available on the above website. So, I highly recommend this if you've done Billy's other workouts. However, if this is your first Billy Blanks DVD, start with the Instructional DVD. THE REST OF YOU, GET READY TO CHALLENGE YOURSELF, BUY IT NOW!!"
Rachel Y. Bonaccorso | Chesapeake, VA | 03/07/2006
(5 out of 5 stars)
"It's rare to find a DVD that provides a good solid 45 minutes of cardio exercise. Typically they are stop-again-start-again kind of things, not able to raise the heart rate.
I have been doing the Fat Blasting Cardio DVD for a couple of months now and still cannot complete all the reps while wearing the Billy Bands. My heart rate stays in a good zone for the entire workout. I feel that during the winter, when I cannot run because my asthma is aggravated by the cold, this DVD is my best cardio option. I have not tried the Total Body Fat Blaster.
One problem with Tae Bo is that if you've never had experience with either Tae Bo, kickboxing, or some form of Martial Art, you will have trouble mimicking the form you see on the DVD. This is a good way to get an injury early in the process of learning, which can be frustrating. I recommend a small amount of instruction on proper form while kicking, and don't be afraid to start out doing slower reps than you see on the DVD. I would say that it's pretty easy to blow the knee of your standing foot if you try to do more than your body is capable of. Also, unless you have a good deal of upper body strength, it is wise to do the workout without the Billy Bands until you feel confident. Believe me, it's still plenty cardio."
Jewl | Union, NJ United States | 04/01/2005
(5 out of 5 stars)
"this is one of the best tae bo workout you can have. NOw I did not have the resistance band like he did in the workout and I still got a great workout out of it. the energy was there and you could feel you working your body to the point where the fat are just poping out of you. The students in the video looked like they were really challenged by the resistance band and basically screaming after each reps. I can't wait to add resistance band to my workout as I can tell it will help me not only burn fat but also tone up. it is like having two in one. Fat burning and tone up at the same time. it is great Go for it, it won't disappoint."
Very good IF you buy his bands
D. J. Vargas | San Diego, CA | 08/17/2005
(3 out of 5 stars)
"When I think of Tae Bo I think of lots of cardio, not so much with this video. You must have his bands (at a cost of $20) in order to get a full workout. I did it without the bands and it was not too bad, but very boring. He starts out with a warm up and some cardio to get your heart rate up, but then puts on the bands for 40 minutes. The DVD is 55 minutes long, so without the bands your just kind of standing there. If you have never worked out before, your own body weight can provide enough resistance to give you a good workout, but its worthless if you are in shape. Truth be told- its worth it if you buy the bands."