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Move, Groove and Lose the Weight
on December 13, 2010
Mr Billy Blanks Jr is the son of an American icon when it comes to fitness. His father is the renown creator of the Tae Bo exercise program in the 1980s. This name is devired from Tae (kwon do) and bo(xing).
This DVD represents a shift from his father's Tae Bo routines, to dance routines. So instead of a sparring routine which has its own appeal, there are now dance routines, which have a wider appeal, and is a whole lot more fun. The broadway-style choreography makes it quite enjoyable to join in.
This DVD is 50 minutes long and is broken down as follows:
-> Warm-up: easy moves and light stretches
-> Disco Dance Routine: 70s type moves (like in Saturday Night Fever movie)
-> African Dance Routine: full body moves and lunges
-> Latin Dance Routine: moves that focus on hips, legs and thighs
-> Cool down: deep breathing and cardio toning poses
There is also a breathing technique tutorial that demonstrates diaphragmatic breathing, which can give your body more stamina during your workout and strengthen your core muscles.
The dance routines can be done individually or they can be combined for a full length dance workout. The moves are pretty easy to follow, but still challenging at points. The instuctions inspire and motivate, as the energy of the demonstrators permeate through your screen. At times you may tend to forget that you are working out because of the fun factor. In the end you will be sweaty, but you will feel pretty good.
I recommend this DVD for those who normally find standard exercise DVDs to be boring and a drudgery.