Taebo DVDs a Fun Way to Exercise
My wife and I are always looking for new exercise DVDs to do. Well her more than me, but I enjoy working out with her, with her videos when we aren't in the gym. Exercise videos can be a great way to supplement a gym workout plan especially in terms of keeping up with things like your flexibility, burning calories, and working your cardio. Quite a few times I've gotten more sore doing one of my wife's Ripped DVD videos than working out at the gym.
One of the best group of DVDs in terms of fun and keeping up one's flexibility while burning some calories and just getting the juices flowing are the Taebo series with Billy Blanks. Tae Bo is also really good at improving balance and coordination. Some of the kicking moves require you to stand on one leg and kick. Obviously, at first you might have to hold on to something. Maintaining and improving one's balance is very important as we get older to prevent injury. One of the biggest issues you hear about with older folks is that they fall down and break things. So I would think that working on one's balance could be very beneficial throughout one's life, saving a lot in hospital costs and potential future pains.
If you aren't familiar with Tae Bo it's primarily based on simple martial arts kicking and punching. There aren't any throwing moves in Tae Bo. Just about anybody can do it. You may not be able to do every single move on the series, but it's more about participation than anything. If you try, you'll have fun. I've noticed on Blanks' videos, there's all age groups from little kids to retired senior citizens. The name Tae Bo is a portmanteau of tae kwon do and boxing.
I like Tae Bo because when I don't really feel like doing a workout, and I know I need to get up and do something, these DVDs are fun to do. They get you moving and motivated pretty easily. I love putting on some of my favorite music while we are doing one of the Tae Bo DVDs. There are lots and lots of Tae Bo DVDs to choose from as well. Some are more difficult than others so depending on your fitness or flexibility level you may want to start with one of the DVDs that contain a basic structure and get some of the more challenging sets later like Billy Blanks Ultimate Bootcamp.
Here's a couple of Billy Blanks' latest Taebo DVDs that have been getting high user ratings at Amazon.
If you're like me and prefer lifting weights as your primary exercise, you should still check into the Tae Bo workouts because with heavy weight lifting only in your workouts you're going to suffer in your flexibility. I'm a firm believer in being well rounded, and this is a great way to stay flexible and improve your balance.
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