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Billy Blanks' Tae-Bo - Vol. 1 [DVD]

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  • Format: PAL
  • Region: All Regions
  • Number of discs: 1
  • Classification: Exempt
  • Studio: 4Digital Media
  • DVD Release Date: 25 Mar. 2002
  • Run Time: 70 minutes
  • Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (59 customer reviews)
  • ASIN: B0000634ED
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 27,097 in DVD & Blu-ray (See Top 100 in DVD & Blu-ray)

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Product Description

Tae-Bo has swept America to become the most successful series of fitness videos ever. Energising, Explosive, Powerful, Uplifting - this is how millions of people describe Tae-Bo. Developed by seven times World Martial Arts Champion Billy blanks, Tae-Bo blends your own hidden strength with moves from self-defence, dance and boxing. Tae-Bo is unlike any workout you've ever tried before! In this easy to follow routine Billy Blanks leads you through Tae-Bo basics and Tae-Bo instructional. Whether you've been working out for years or just starting you'll see consistent, amazing results from your very first workout as Tae-Bo takes you to your next level of physical fitness. Tae-Bo is easy to learn, with no complicated choreography. Tae-Bo is addictive, a workout you'll look forward to each day without bulky expensive equipment. Tae-Bo works! 'Muscle & Fitness magazine rated Tae-Bo style working out as the highest calorie burning workout available today, burning an amazing 800 calories per hour.

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Those unfamiliar with Tae-Bo, or else too impatient to work through learning it, should note that you get what you pay for upfront in Tae-Bo Abs and Glutes: namely the abs and glutes workout, with a warm-up and cool down either side.

Tae-Bo is an exercise regime based on combining dance with karate moves. Its creator has a torso that looks like it owes more to body building, and a teaching style that seems to be army inspired. This is no softie Mr Motivator, but a tough American whose workout will certainly yield results--if you can hack it. The appeal here is not only that this is unisex, but also that it's hard work. If you can't make it, console yourself by spotting the poor individuals who can't keep up in the back row of the Blanks session (and that's before the seven-minute warm up's even over). As the man says, if you want to get those Speedos on in the summer, squeeze those butts. --Lorna V

Customer Reviews

4.5 out of 5 stars

Most Helpful Customer Reviews

38 of 38 people found the following review helpful By Ms. K. M. Comper on 27 May 2006
Format: DVD Verified Purchase
WOW.... I have tried so many excersie DVd's and get bored of them so quickly having a short attention span and can never make myself do them more than twice.. I have had this for about a month now and without fail do the dvd at least 4-5 times a week!!!! its great and what a fantastic workout too. the actual workout is about 30 mins long but I feel like I've been training for 2 hours! I've now ordered a few more as I'm so impressed would recommend to anyone... plus get a look at billys 6 pack mmmmm enough to make me train again and again lol
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25 of 25 people found the following review helpful By A Customer on 13 Dec. 2001
Format: DVD
I have enjoyed Billy Blanks' workout tapes in the past and would highly recommend this form of exercise for those seeking a relatively low impact fitness regime. However, "Three Energizing Workouts" are three 30-minute, basic Tae Bo programs targeted for beginners. At least 10 minutes of each workout is devoted to stretching and cool-down, leaving very little time to work up a real sweat! The fitness level is not implied in the descriptive literature accompanying this tape. Those looking for a more challenging workout should try Mr. Blanks' Advanced Tae Bo tape. Beginners should buy this one right now!
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22 of 22 people found the following review helpful By Gemma C. Dale on 10 July 2007
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I must admit I was dubious about buying this DVD even with the fantastic reviews I had read, however now I have the DVD, it's fantastic. I've found that billy is really motivating which is unusual for a DVD as normally they just iritate me. Also the extras who are also doing the routine all seem to be having great fun - a great workout too but they're enjoying it too which insires you to keep going. It's tough to start with but if you keep at this one your'll deffinitly reap the rewards.

My advice... if in doubt about this one, buy it anyway as I think you'll enjoy the fantastic and fun workout
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8 of 8 people found the following review helpful By A Customer on 21 Mar. 2002
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The workout is good, but much slower than his orginal tapes and is definately geared at beginners. The added feature of reviewing the correct movement while doing a workout is a good idea, but is a little tempermental while operating on a pc as it requires a restart/relocation of your place in the workout. Overall, Blanks is as always a great person to work out to - but if you have done his stuff before buy a different tape.
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33 of 35 people found the following review helpful By A Customer on 17 Nov. 2003
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I've never been a big fan of working out, a friend of mine suggested Tae bo, and I am glad she did! ever since I got the DVD, I've been excercising every single day, I love it! I feel better about myself and a lot fitter even after only few days of using it!
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7 of 7 people found the following review helpful By nmartin@awg.ie on 11 Sept. 2001
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I really like this dvd. No matter how many times I do a workout, I still think Billy is talking to me. I would advise doing the instructional 5 or 6 times to get started because the actual workouts are so fast that its hard to do the moves correctly at speed unless you have the basics down. Have a glass of water handy and pause to catch your breath when you need to.
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17 of 18 people found the following review helpful By M. Virgo on 21 July 2004
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This program is excellent is extremly effective and most enjoyable. Billy Banks is more than qualified to get people fit having been a seven time world karate champion. With this you will actually enjoy working out. A better alternative than a treadmill.
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After buying the box set, I decided to expand the collection. I am a Billy Blanks fan so it is natural that his workouts will receive a favourable review.

I plonked this DVD on and decided to watch the workout before attempting it (I always do this) but, frankly, I couldn't watch it all the way through...I had to pause it and grab my trainers and change into my sports bra so that I could join in. I defy anyone not to be able to do this!

Billy is infectious and motivating: he is able to get you sweaty and your heart pumping without you feeling suicidal by the end of the workout. The workout is 30 minutes long but it doesn't drag. The only criticism that I have is that it is over too quickly!

This workout is challenging enough for beginners and is a neat little workout for intermediates (providing you perform with gusto). The clever thing with Tae-bo is that, because it has a basis in martial arts and boxing, you get a cardio and a toning workout in one hit. Billy is a stickler for proper technique which mean that, for example, when you are doing knee lifts he encourages you to lift at least as far as the belly button to ensure you work the abs: genius!

This workout is safe if performed correctly (I don't ache in the way that I do with other DVD). Billy gives constant pointers on correct technique but also isn't afraid to admit that he gets things wrong from time to time.

The only niggles I have with this DVD is the quality (very VHS picture and sound)and that Billy is a bit too chatty in this DVD. He does waffle a bit in places and this can be off-putting but I forgive him. These are minor points and they will not detract from your enjoyment.

All-in-all, thoroughly recommended.
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