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Postby oostevens » Wed Sep 12, 2007 10:53 am

has anyone done billy blanks dvds? we own one, but i was never able to do much of it, as i was unfit and it was soo hard.

I am wondering whether i should give it another go.....i have been working out now for well this is my 3rd week and i recon i am more fit than i was back then cos i am actually doing stuff now.

what do you recon? has anyone done them before? what did you think?
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Postby kate_turner2000 » Wed Sep 12, 2007 10:55 am

ive done the videos they were a great work out. i know KimE here on the forum has done them and enjoys them
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Postby soon2bayummymummy » Wed Sep 12, 2007 12:40 pm

ive done the tae-bo one and its a good work-out.my abs were feeling it by the end and i have alot of padding to hide them. im trying the boot camp abs one today.
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Postby HappyBella55 » Thu Sep 13, 2007 11:05 pm

Have you done it yet Rach?

I've seen the Dvd's in target and thought of getting one. I want to eventually move on to an exercise dvd that will challenge me a bit more than the one's I have now.
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Postby onmyway » Sat Sep 15, 2007 9:40 pm

I do the tae bo flex video a lot.

You need to take it slow to start with when you're unfit. It can damage your muscles if you start when you aren't ready, i was reading an article on it last night (search in google) and this highlighted the dangers of tae bo for unfit people.

I find that it's a great workout, but I think if you've only been working out for 3 weeks, you should leave it for another 3 weeks OR take it VERY slowly. A good indicator is that if you can do a whole aerobics DVD (like hotpants) vigorously then you can start Billy Blanks properly.
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Postby mazzy » Sat Oct 27, 2007 11:23 pm

I have tried the tae bo videos, both the basics and advanced workout, and I can tell you know that they are both extremely invigorating workouts! I could feel my whole body getting a good work through!! The first time I tried the advanced video my whole body was burning and aching aftrwards!

Maybe try the basics one first and see how you go, but I find it really provides me with lots of energy for the rest of the day.
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Postby Chelle » Tue Oct 30, 2007 9:15 am

Deffinately give it a go look just do as much as you can give out & work to your limit's, it is a high energy dvd so if you cant make it through the whole session at least you gave it all your best.
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Postby Nowillpower » Tue Oct 30, 2007 11:18 pm

Yep, I definitely recommend them, they're good cos they tone all parts of your body, especially your back which is weird. I used to do Tae Bo everyday and when I originally lost weight. (don't ask me about now tho!!) Just started doing it again so we'll see!
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Postby oostevens » Fri Jan 04, 2008 10:39 am

well it has now been like 5months since i have started losing weight and working out.

Tomorrow I am going to attempt Billy Blanks Boot Camp.

I am really stoked about it and I know it will push me :) but i can do it.

Just need a few towels...as we dont have carpet in lounge and no mats.

Wish me luck!
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Postby Mandie » Fri Jan 04, 2008 10:42 am

good luck, you CAN do it!
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Postby Fletch » Fri Jan 04, 2008 10:48 am

Good Luck!

I've also got the tae bo one... although, i havent done it again yet as my boobs are way too big (breastfeeding) and i dont want them bouncing up and down for 45mins (im sure my baby boy would love a milkshake though! LOL) I could do lower impact type movements, but then it feels like a waste of time :(
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Postby EvilWombatQueen » Fri Jan 04, 2008 1:03 pm

Do you need much floorspace to do the Tae-Bo exercise DVDs?

We have very little room in front of the telly and almost all my exercise DVDs require more space than I have available.
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Postby Fletch » Fri Jan 04, 2008 2:12 pm

The Tae bo one has a lot of sideways kicking involved, so best to watch out for side tables and lamps! LOL.
I can manage to do mine on a 220x170cm rug infront of my tv (its on tiles though, so if i get too enthusiastic it slides a bit! hehehe)
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Postby ***absolute_zero*** » Sat Jan 05, 2008 10:43 pm

Billys Bootcamp is wonderfull as is the tae bo, it takes a bit of getting used to but once you can remember the moves its loads of fun :)
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Postby KimE » Sun Jan 06, 2008 9:50 am

I have a couple of Tae Bo DVDs. Tae Bo Cardio = 40 mins of cardio. You do get better at it and I thought I would have a coronary the first time I attempted it. When I was really fit it was too easy for me.

I also have Tae Bo Extreme which includes a bit of free weights, done fast, boy that makes you sweat. You do need a bit of room for this one though. I have about 2 square metres and that seems to work for me.

If you work it even twice a week in addition to your other cardio you will see an improvement.
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