Genres:Exercise & Fitness Sub-Genres:Exercise & Fitness Studio:Ventura Distribution Format:DVD - Color DVD Release Date: 09/25/2001 Original Release Date: 01/01/2001 Theatrical Release Date: 01/01/2001 Release Year: 2001 Run Time: 2hr 30min Screens: Color Number of Discs: 1 SwapaDVD Credits: 1 Total Copies: 0 Members Wishing: 1 MPAA Rating: NR (Not Rated) Languages:English
"These have to be the best Tae Bo videos yet. I am an aerobics instructor who teaches Kickboxing and I find these tapes to be quite challenging. They have also held my attention longer than some of the other Tae Bo tapes--I tend to get bored very quickly with exercise videos. I have been doing them faithfully for about a week now (I have cut back my teaching schedule because of conflicts with home schedule) and I will tell you--I see a difference in my abs and hips already. Especially the abs!! The Advanced tapes are definitely too much for a beginner--so if you are new to Tae Bo--do the Basic Tae Bo II tapes first. I have been combining this with the focus Abs & Glutes (which is very challenging also but VERY fast paced) and really like the results that I have gotten in such a short time. I highly recommend these tapes to Tae Bo lovers and advanced exercisers."
Bucky | KCMO, United States | 09/24/2003
(5 out of 5 stars)
"The Tae Bo II Get Ripped tapes are not for beginners. These are far and away the two hardest, most varied workouts I have ever done in my life. The first one in particular is almost unbelievable the first few times you do it, but the feeling of accomplishment once you master these puppies is well worth the pain. An hour of Tae Bo is SO much more effective than an hour of running, spinning or cycling. Your abs and glutes will get worked in ways you never realized were possible.Two things to remember, though: 1. Tae Bo will not make you look "ripped" unless you are combining the program with weight training, which will give you muscles to ripple. Nothing is a complete exercise program without upper-body resistance work.2. Don't do these things more than three times a week, and take a couple of days off to rest! Billy advises people about this in his book, and it's really worth repeating. This is too intense a workout to do on a daily basis. You'll end up hurting yourself by not giving your legs, abs and rear enough time to rest and regenerate. Just like with working your arms with weights, you CAN'T work your abs every single day. And believe me: Tae Bo II is the most intense ab work you're likely to find. I put it on par with the best Pilates instruction, as long as you do it correctly."
Emma Wallace | Australia | 10/17/2001
(4 out of 5 stars)
"Whoa who turned up the Tae Bo! This two pack of videos are fantastic, you'll be sweating up a storm. They are fast paced compared to the Original 4 pack advanced tape. There is also no resting in these workouts. Compared to the Original 4 pack Tae Bo, there is not much floor work and mostly the workout focuses on cardio. However you will be working those ab's, standing up! The tapes are also different, which is important when wanting to add diversity to your workout. I prefer these tapes to any of the older versions of Tae Bo, I'd recommend both these tapes and the Basic Tae Bo II set as well. Billy is on fire!"
Best Taebo advanced tape!
Elizebeth Neumann | Seattle, wa | 10/25/2002
(4 out of 5 stars)
"I bought the original Taebo tapes and used them for about 2 years off and on. The advanced tape had been my favorite because it was an hour long, but I had wished it had more cardio and was more intense. When I saw the "Get ripped" series of tapes I bought the advanced set and popped them in, was I in for a ride!These tapes are tough! Dont underestimate the power of Taebo! Even if you have been doing the original advanced tape these WILL make you sweat! I was practically in tears by the end the first time I did these tapes. They keep you constantly moving for an hour and push you to the limit. The second tape has about 8 minutes of floor work similar to that in the original advanced tape.Ive had these tapes for 9 months and do them about twice a week and they still provide an excellent workout. However the tears in my eyes are gone now!The only problem I have with these tapes are with the speed of some of the excersizes. Some of the segments with side kicks just goes way to quickly to get good form. I like that this tape is more intense and fast paced, but I have a hard time feeling that Im really getting the movements down. I have scoliosis and when I had been doing these tapes 4 times a week it really aggravated my back. Now I either do the segments that I know bother me slower or some days I just fast forward the 3 minutes. Other than that these are awesome tapes and you will not get bored with them in your collection."
They do mean "ADVANCED!"
Emma Wallace | 01/17/2002
(3 out of 5 stars)
"I worked out to the orignal Basic for 3 months. I felt great and thought I was ready for the big time- "ADVANCED". Alas my intentions were bigger than my muscles. I cannot imagine every being ready for this tape. An HOUR of DOUBLE-TIME Tae Bo seems a bit sadistic. (At one point I actually stopped and cheered the participants on incredulously. Even the assistants looked like they were ready to faint - one of which I'm convinced is a marine.) Some people like glimpses of death during their workout (I am not one of them). But to each her own. I just thought others should be warned the word "advanced" is not to be taken lightly."