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Tae Bo Ultimate Butt

Billy Blanks

DURATION: 48 minutes
TYPE: Kickboxing
INTENSITY: Intermediate

THE WORKOUT:
This is a "parts" tape, taken from Advanced Live and also from the new Get Ripped series. This tape is a pain in the butt!! I do kickboxing regularly, but this workout fried my glutes. Its almost entirely leg/butt work, only a few punches here and there, so this would be a great workout for the day after an upper body workout. There is a LOT of standing leg work, some very tough floor work. YOWCH!! The warmup is not very warmup-y, so I'd suggest doing your own, as Billy has you doing jumping jacks in the warmup. As Billy is wont to do, he forgets to do the left side on the roundhouse kick segment early on, and again when he does an arabesque type move. It doesn't bother me as it does some; I'll just start on the left side next time.

PROS: Really focuses on the glutes, while still being a cardio workout. The DVD comes with another workout, Ultimate Abs.

CONS: Its a parts tape. The music is so-so. Some of the segments start so quickly that you miss the first rep or so. Left side gets cheated out of 2 segments.

OVERALL IMPRESSION: Its a keeper. If I do this workout once a week, you'll be able to bounce a quarter off my butt. A-

Instructor comments: Billy is great.

Peggy Elliott
pf4n@virginia.edu
8-19-04

The Ultimate Tae Bo Tapes are a compilation of the best segments from Tae Bo TV (which aired awhile back on PPV/Satellite T.V.) the Get Ripped series, and the original mix of tapes.

The following abbreviations may appear at the beginning of a new "segment" in the review below. These abbreviations indicate which Tae Bo TV or Get Ripped tape the segments came from:

"TB TV" (followed by advanced or basic) indicates that the following segment is from a past Tae Bo T.V. workout.

"GR" (followed by advanced or basic) indicates that this segment is a clip from a Tae Bo Get Ripped video. The "GR" indication may also be followed by a color, indicating the color of the Get Ripped VCR tape box for easy identification purposes.

"AL" or "BL" indicates this clip is from an original Advanced Live tape, or Basic Live tape.

A workout number (if applicable) follows to indicate which tape number it is in the appropriate series. Tae Bo TV tapes are in sequential order of filmings, the other tapes are in order of release.

If the reviewer is not sure what tape the clip is from, he/she has indicated so.
Total Running Time: 48 Minutes)

TB TV ADVANCED #20)

Warm Up-
Setting up the Left Jab- just move the feet
Move to the center shifting the legs
Then to the right side setting up the Jab- just move the feet
Jumping Jacks Center
Reach Up alternating hands
Reach out in front alternating hands
Half Circle with the arms side to side
Step Touch feet together elbows in
Hold Center- Deep Breaths (8)
Runner's Stretch to the left- lift and press the heel- left hand up to the ceiling
5 Pushups
Stretch straight down the center
Runner's stretch to the right-lift and press the heel- right hand up to the ceiling
5 Pushups
Shift weight to the left- point and flex the right foot
Shift weight to the right- point and flex the left foot
Sit down on the floor- legs out to the side
Reach hands to foot alternating- left hand to left foot, right hand to right foot
Hold to left side
Stretch straight down the center
Hold to right side
Back to center (one set bringing chest down to floor and lifting back up)
Right leg over the left- left arm around the leg- look over the right shoulder
Left leg over the right- right arm around the leg- look over the left shoulder

TB TV ADVANCED #5

Squats
Power Move- Squat down, hands go down to the floor. Legs go straight out behind you, bring the legs back in and then come up (8 of these)

TB TV ADVANCED #16 aka TAE BO TOTAL ADV 1

Roundhouse kicks left (slow then double time)

TB TV ADVANCED #17 aka TAE BO TOTAL ADV 2

Crescent Kicks left leg Crescent Kicks right leg

NEW WORKOUT THAT WE HAVEN'T SEEN

Who's in the video:
Billy: camouflage shorts with Tae Bo on the front, yellow Tae Bo t- shirt with cut off sleeves and sides, wearing black gloves and white and black wristbands. 1st Row: Michele (TQ) and Shellie
Standing center- left leg bent like an L- lift leg up to the side
Then lift leg up and hold
Then extend for Roundhouse Kick, heel back to the butt then leg back down
Other side- right leg bent like and L- lift right leg up to the side
Hold right leg up (Billy puts a bottle of water on Shellie's hip and knee in this position)
Extend for Roundhouse Kick

TB TV ADVANCED #16 aka TAE BO TOTAL ADV 1

Lunge to the front with the left leg- Come up do a Right Front Kick
Lunge to the front with the right leg- Come up and do a Left Front Kick

AL 6

Leg lifts out to the side (straight leg) then hold up Switch sides

AL 4

Step forward right and lift the left leg out to the side like and L (Ballet Attitude)
Change sides

AL 4 - same workout, different part

Left leg straight out behind you- little lifts up
Switch sides and just hold the right leg up behind you
(This is an uneven set…he does the left side a lot longer than the right side)

TB TV ADVANCED #13

3 Level Roundhouse Kick left side (low, middle, high)
Hold the leg straight out to the left
Other side- 3 Level Roundhouse Kick right side (low, middle, high)

TB TV ADVANCED #13 - same workout, different part

Hold the left leg straight out to the side and circle the leg
Hold the right leg straight out to the side and circle the leg

TB TV ADVANCED #11 aka TAE BO TOTAL ADV 3

Squat Front Kick

TB TV ADVANCED #17 aka TAE BO TOTAL ADV 2

Lunge front with the left leg- come up and do 3 punches (right, left, right)
Lunge front with the right leg- come up and do 3 punches (left, right, left)

TB TV ADVANCED #7

Squat and hold in a horse stance
Start to pulse it down then hold down again
Go up 3 counts and down 3 counts
Hold down again
Take the right heel up, left heel up and shift side to side
Go up 2 counts and down 2 counts
And hold down again

TB TV ADVANCED #22 aka GR ADV ORANGE or GR ADV 2

Down on the floor on hands and knees-
Leg out to the side like an L (fire hydrant move)
Hold it up and then extend for Roundhouse kicks
Other side-knee up then hold and extend for Roundhouse kicks

TB TV ADVANCED #11 aka TAE BO TOTAL ADV 3

(Clip starts standing but it's just for a second so stay on the floor)
On the floor
on hands and knees
Push the leg straight out behind you
Switch sides
Then leg up to the side in an L (fire hydrant move)
Hold the leg up and extend for Roundhouse Kicks

NOT SURE OF WORKOUT

Who's in the video:
Billy: yellow Tae Bo t-shirt with cut out sleeves and sides, black tights with wide white stripe, yellow hand wraps and white wristbands. 1st Row: Nashim and Shellie (wearing black shorts and red jog bra top)

On the floor on hands and knees-
Big Circle with the right leg
Switch sides

AL 5

On the floor on hands and knees-
Right leg straight out to the side-lift and lower the leg
Switch sides

TB TV ADVANCED #2

On the floor on hands and knees-
Hold right leg up to the side in an L- Roundhouse Kick out to the side (slow then faster)
Other side- Roundhouse Kicks slow

AL 5

Laying on stomach - hold left leg up straight behind you- little lifts up- then hold it up- then pulse it up again- then hold it up again
Switch sides

TB TV ADVANCED #14

Laying on back- legs bent toes up to the ceiling- lift the pelvis and hold up
Extend legs out a little more (away from your butt)
Lift left leg up to ceiling and hold
Life right leg up to ceiling and hold
On back- legs bent touch knees and toes together
Pelvic tilts up and down- hold it up and then do little pulses up

TB TV ADVANCED #7

Cool Down (really short 1 minute 15 seconds)

ADDITIONAL COMMENTS:
This workout is for an intermediate/low advanced level pace with focus on ABS and FLOOR WORK.

Instructor comments:

Shannon

October 24 2005

This video promises the best taebo butt moves, and it does deliver. I have this video for a long time and rarly use it but I can't think of getting rid of it because I like the idea of so many variety for the butt.
The reasons I rarly use it :

1. Uneven reps. one time they just forgat to put the other side on editing and few other times he may work on both legs but not even reps.
This really sucks! is it that hard to do even reps? he is the only instructor that have this problem.

2. It's 50 minutes just for butt. no real cardio and no real leg work. although my butt is my "problem spot" I don't think it's smart to waste 50 minutes just for one area .

So why I do keep this?
I think mainly for the 15 minutes floor work at the end.it's can be nice to add on.

Instructor comments: He is great exept the uneven reps thing that get on my nerves.
I find someting about Billy and Shelly motivate me much more than other instructors. they make it fun.

Shani

4th of november, 2005



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