Summary: Billy's done it again!
Comment: As most other reviewers have said, this two DVD set really does provide a great workout! I bought some of the Elite (weighted) Billy Bands and when used with both DVDs they make for a really awesome cardiovascular exercise! I've been doing Tae-Bo for around ten years and I suppose I would describe myself as Intermediate/Advanced; consequently some of Billy's workouts are a little too short or not enough of a challenge but these two are definitely hard work!
I am amazed at the difference the Bands make; I've got muscles and (good) bulges where I never used to so I would recommend getting hold of some bands if you can!
At 46 minutes the Fat Blasting Cardio is a great length and quite easy to fit in on a daily basis. The Total Body Fat Blaster runs for 55 minutes and I suppose some people might find this hard to fit in to a busy day; however I think it is certainly worth making time for it!
Summary: Billy Blanks' Tae Bo: Fat Blasting Cardio & Total Body Fat Blaster
Comment: Excellent!!! This product is very good. I recommend it 100%. The results are seen in few weeks .
Summary: Fat Blasting Cardio is great for beginners
Comment: Let me start this review with this: I started this workout at 412 lbs, and I'd never worked out before. Never. I would get winded walking up a flight of stairs. So when I popped in the Billy Blanks' Fat Blasting Cardio DVD, I didn't think I had a chance in the world of making it through the entire workout--let alone half of it. The first few days, I was only able to make it through 15 minutes (including the 3 or 4 minutes of stretches), huffing and puffing like mad. After a few days I was able to force myself into doing half an hour. Wthin 2 weeks, I was able to make it through the entire 45 minute workout.
How did I do it? The key for me was pacing myself. I didn't punch too hard or kick too hard, and if there was a workout that I thought would do damage my body (such as the jumping jacks--bad for my knees), I substituted that section for a different move, such as jogging in place. Once I got more stamina and could keep my wind, I would punch harder, kick harder, and exert as much energy as I felt I could sustain. It's good for beginners, but also good down the line when you have the stamina to put more energy into it.
This video is great for beginners who need little breaks to catch their breath. Billy does a few sets of the technique slowly to make sure you have it down, then a set or two quickly, then you walk it out and move on to the next move. You won't be going strong non-stop for a full 45 minutes.
The moves are simple enough for anyone to do. You do punches and kicks and knee raises, with just a few jumping jacks thrown in. Jabs, hooks, uppercuts, speedbag, front kicks/back kicks, side kicks, all in different variations. It's cardio designed to keep your heart rate up, but it won't wear you out. I have yet to purchase the bands, but the workout is great even without the bands! On the video, there's even one guy in the back who doesn't use the bands, so they aren't absolutely necessary.
You'll only need about a 3' x 5' area in front of your television to do this workout. I just push my desk chair to the side and have plenty of room if I adjust my body a certain way for left kicks and right kicks. Just be careful not to punch or kick anything!
As someone who began Fat Blasting Cardio at over 400lbs, I definitely recommend this for beginners looking for a do-able workout routine. Billy will keep you motivated and excited to keep going. Definitely worth the money!
Summary: Good Workout
Comment: I really enjoy Tae-Bo and this set of DVDs made for a great workout. The Billy Bands really work my arms and legs. I can definately tell a difference!
Summary: The Eliminator
Comment: This workout DVD is the best I have every owned. It is not too fast pace that you can't keep up, it easy to get in tune with everyone else. Give it a try you will be estatic you did!!!