In Basic Training BootCamp, Billy teaches you exactly how to get started on the path to a better you. Billy takes his experience from 6 days of real basic-training exercise and concentrates it into one get-you-started work... more »out that lays the foundation for your new body, new spirit, and the new life you want.« less
Genres:Exercise & Fitness Sub-Genres:Exercise & Fitness Studio:Good Times Video Format:DVD - Color - Closed-captioned DVD Release Date: 09/06/2005 Theatrical Release Date: 01/01/2005 Release Year: 2005 Run Time: 0hr 55min Screens: Color Number of Discs: 1 SwapaDVD Credits: 1 Total Copies: 13 Members Wishing: 0 MPAA Rating: NR (Not Rated) Languages:English
"I'm an advanced exerciser and have Billy's tough tapes in my library. I ordered this for some variety, and I loved the idea of the bands. I had to try it out.
Let me tell you, the bands make a HUGE difference! I got an excellent workout and am sure I'll be super sore tomorrow. And this is just the BASIC dvd. I can't imagine what his more advanced Bootcamp workouts are like.
Regardless of your fitness level, give this a chance. You can start without the bands and work your way up, making this DVD one you'll enjoy for quite a while without the worry of outgrowing it."
This IS a Bootcamp!!!
Bambulik | Virginia | 01/04/2007
(5 out of 5 stars)
"Folks! This workout is no joke. I thought I could get through basic training without stopping. Well, I could not even get through first 20 minutes and had to stop because the burn in the muscles was just unbearable. This is a very thorough workout. Here's what to expect.
First of all, this workout builds endurance. If you reach a point where you get through the entire workout without interruptions then you are guaranteed to obtain an endurance of an athlete. I liked the bands, but they are usefull only for the upper body exercises. When Billy Blanks began the legs routine, the bands were just on my way and frankly did not add any resistance to the kicks. So feel free to stop using the bands once you begin the kicks. And please do not even try to get through the entire DVD if you are a beginner or only somewhat in shape. What good would it be if you have sore muscles and cannot even feel it because you died during that push-up routine? Take breaks and slowly build your endurance. Maybe after about a month you can try to be a hero and actually complete this workout and still be able to walk to a shower rather than have someone else get you there."
Wow. Talk about a challenge
Little Miss Cutey | Melbourne, Australia | 09/07/2005
(4 out of 5 stars)
"This is tough if you are only beginning. I (like the first reviewer) used to exercise quite a lot, then for one reason or another, I stopped and now am trying to get back in the swing of it. If you are either not fit or only very moderately fit, this will challenge you, however there is hope. It does get easier the more you do it and I have to say it's well worth it. It gets you sweating and gets your heart racing and that gets the weight off. Challenge yourself and you'll be so happy and the rewards are great."
Blanks will kick your butt!
Julie Bakke | wisconsin | 09/04/2005
(4 out of 5 stars)
"I have been sedentary for about 3 years now, and I used to be a moderately active person. I used to work out a few times a week, and it was always a workout that got my heart pumping like MTV Grind (unlike Curves) or an hour and a half mountain bike ride. I really allowed myself to get into a slump, and am over 100 lbs overweight right now. It was really hard to get through this workout for the first time, but I did not give up. I slowed down, and walked it out, but didn't give up. The second time was easier, but it was still very difficult not to give up. I had to force myself to keep going. Blanks offers the kind of workout I have always used, the kind where you don't kid around. You go for maximum results in this one, learn the moves, and then move on to the Ultimate DVD. I have watched that also, and it is just like the Basic, only more circuit work, and less abs. There is a separate Abs workout for that. This is my first time doing a Blanks workout, and for some reason, I knew his workouts would be a challenge where you see instant results. I can already see and feel a difference in my muscles, in my energy level, and in my psyche. Now I just have to keep it up. Some have said that Blanks goes too fast for a beginner, but that is what rewind is for. If you keep doing it, you'll be happy that he didn't slow down because you'll be bored once you master it. You will not be bored with this one because Blanks kicks your butt!!! And for those of you who see that I'm 100lbs overweight and think it'll be a breeze for you, think again! The people doing the routine with Billy are skinny and still sweat like crazy. Good luck!!!"
Vickey S. Pierce | MADISON,NC | 04/01/2007
(5 out of 5 stars)
"If you are a beginner to exercise as I was...this is the DVD for you...very great detailed instructions, but you can follow the instructions easily as you exercise along with him...don't get me wrong...if you are just beginning it may take you a while to get through the whole session, but well worth the money"