Tae Bo creator Billy Blanks crafts another revolutionary approach to fitness with an exercise program based on the principles of military basic training. BILLY`S BOOTCAMP series blends high-energy aerobics with intensive s... more »trength training to burn fat, tone muscles, boost metabolism, increase energy, promote weight loss, and condition the entire body. Designed for all fitness levels, the innovative routines use specially designed resistance bands to enhance physical movements for maximum benefit and noticeable results in as little as seven days. This collection combines the volumes BASIC TRAINING BOOTCAMP and ULTIMATE BOOTCAMP for an introductory workout that compresses six days of basic training into one timesaving routine and a more challenging workout featuring cardio, abdominal, and upper- and lower-body exercises.« less
"This is not a cardio workout. This is a workout designed to stregthen and build muscle. You can do the workout without the rubber workout bands but if you want a true workout GET THE BANDS. If you do have shoulder problems do not do this workout. Alot of this workout is designed to strengthen you shoulder muscles. I had to stop doing this workout for awhile because I hurt my one shoulder-joint.
Now there are a few minor problems. Number one this workout is an hour long. Unlike previous workouts. So give yourself some time. Number two is that not all of the people doing the workout are doing it right. When it comes to shoulder workouts you should never jerk your reps or over-extend them. Some of the people on the dvd do this. It is very dangerous and could result in a bad injury.
All in all a solid work out. It goes good with a cardio workout. If you do a cardio one day and the boot camp the next you will see some major changes with in a short time. And trust me you'll need the break of a day between doing this workout just to give your muscles time to heal."
I love it, It works.
Just me | New York | 07/09/2006
(5 out of 5 stars)
"I bought this workout pack 2 weeks ago after seeing it showcased on the fitness channel. I've tryed a lot of workout tapes before and never liked any of them. This stuff is different. To start off with, you don't bounce around. Ladies, this one won't leave your chest hurting. Every move is very precise. Second, it works. My first week, everyday and without the bands (I hadn't bought any yet)I did one of the videos. I lost 5 lbs, 3% body fat, and 4 inches. I now have the bands, and the workout is really tough with them. I can't finish most of the sets with them on so I toss them off my hands when I have to, then pick them back up next round.
The downsides: Billy sometimes says one more set and then starts talking and three sets later you're thinking "shut up already!" Shellie, however, does a great job on keeping the count steady. Next, you gotta buy the bands, and that sucks. And finally, The one dvd, Basic, is really just to teach you technique and strengthen you enough to be able to do the heavier tapes. It serves it's purpose well, but anyone beyond that point will think that one was a waste of their money.
All told, I love it. I'm still losing weight and feeling great and I plan to get more of the Billy Blanks dvds."
G. Putman | Frederick, MD | 11/08/2007
(5 out of 5 stars)
"Ive only done the basic training dvd so far and that was a great workout! I think I will stick with that for awhile before I try the next one. Even if you dont have the bands it is very tough! Lots of cardio, and stretching. Great all around workout!"
Billy's Bootcamp Rocks!
M. Hunt | upstate NY | 10/18/2006
(5 out of 5 stars)
"I bought the entire set of Billy's Bootcamp tapes and the Billy Bands (it was about [...]) and they really do all they say they will. After a week or two you feel stronger and more energized. I really really recommend these DVDs, especially if you're looking for something to really challenge yourself. When I began the tapes, they was pretty much kicking my [...], but now I can do every single exercise, including squatt thrusts which gave me the most trouble! It still challenges me, but I can't believe how far I've come and how much it has changed my physique! Billy is also a really motivational trainer. I can't wait to try Bootcamp Elite! (Another bonus: after you do the tapes for awhile you can use them about once a week (while keeping healthy eating-wise, of course) and you won't see a change in your results! They sculpt your entire body!)"
Really good arm and shoulder workout
wtchywmn | 05/26/2007
(4 out of 5 stars)
"I have several BB series, it's the only exercise routine have been able to stick too - I can't dance worth beans and don't like traditional aerobic programs ! BB is more calisthenics and I've been able to get male friends into it because of that too. This particular series concentrates on heavier arm and shoulder workout, and I noticed a difference when carrying heavier items I was much stronger in that area. And it's a more intense workout than some previous ones.
Down side: recommmend if you buy this to do it thru BB direct - I bought this series and the newer upgraded BB band set thru a retail store that soon after went out of business - w/in several mos of normal usage both sets of bands busted, and was told by BB customer service they not do exchanges because it wasn't purchased directly from them. Yikes."