33 of 37 people found the following review helpful
Excellent all-around if you're out of shape,
This review is from: Billy Blanks Jr. - Dance With Me Groove & Burn [DVD] (DVD)
When i first did this video early this year, I was relatively strong and my abs were in ok shape, so I found this workout to be light and a little silly. I forgot about it. But a few months ago I was rear-ended and had to stop working out for a while so as not to strain my muscles. Even a little bit of weight was a strain, and I was in danger of hurting myself. Now am back to normal and have started working out again and on a hunch, pulled it out. Boy, is this a workout! It's tiring and really gets to your different back, abdominal, arm and leg muscles. Also, it forces you to learn moves/footwork that you wouldn't do normally, so you have to concentrate and every time I do it is an opportunity to get better at it. For the people here who say the moves are too difficult, I would say - treat it like you're a child and you just want to move, the more you do it, the better you'll get. So what if the first couple of times you suck? Honestly, I couldn't beLIEVE how different it felt, when I started doing it again, from when I was stronger.
At this point I believe they've really assembled a great series for people who need to just get up and MOVE, getting their heart going and strengthening their bodies gradually so they hardly notice. And given all the back injuries I've had over the last 25 years, I've learned that dancing is one of the best ways to realign yourself naturally. So what if I don't look great when I dance anymore because of back issues, but that's no reason not to do it -- it's the only way to keep yourself from getting worse. (FYI I also do yoga, weight-lifting, skating, cycling, skiing, etc.)