Tae Bo Ultimate Upper Body

Billy Blanks
Year Released: 2003

Categories: Boxing/Kickboxing/Martial Arts , Upper Body Strength



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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: 51 MINUTES

(NOT SURE OF WORKOUT)

Who's in the video:
Billy: wearing a 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 job bra top) Irene - on the right riser, Julieann - on the left riser, Mark in the back of the room on the right.


Warm Up Moves:
Jumping jacks
Left Leg out to the side
Right Leg out to the side
Left Jab
Right Jab
Alternating Crosses to the center
4 Crosses moving forward
4 Crosses moving backwards
Alternating Crosses to the center (slow)
Uppercuts center (slow)
Twist Hips center
Hold to the right side- pull left knee in
Hold to the left side- pull right knee in
Alternating Knees up to the center
Twist Crosses center (fast)
Twist Abs center
Slow Uppercuts Left hand (standing center- uppercut with left hand out to the left side)
Slow Uppercuts Right hand (standing center, uppercut with right hand out to the right)
Back fist Left hand (1 set slow, 2 sets fast)
Back fist Right hand (1 set slow, 2 sets fast)
Block Punch (Block to the right side, left cross then Block to the left side, right cross)
Left Leg out to the side flexed foot- hamstring stretch- speed bag up and down
Other side-Right Leg out to the side flexed foot- hamstring stretch- speed bag up and down
Runner Stretch left- hand up to the ceiling-lift the back heel up and press it down
Other side- Runner Stretch right- hand up to the ceiling- lift the back heel up and press it down
Center Stretch straight down
Take head over to the left knee
Take head over to the right knee

TB TV ADVANCED #12, aka GR ADV BLUE or GR ADV 1

Corner to Corner Jab
High Low Jab left hand
Right Cross


TB TV ADVANCED #12 aka GR ADV BLUE or GR ADV 1 (same workout, different part)

Cross Body (left leg out in front, right leg moving)
Right Jab
Right Jab Corner to Corner
High Low Jab right hand


TB TV ADVANCED #17 aka TAE BO TOTAL ADV 2

Crosses center fast
Turn left and go right into Cross Body Punches (left leg front, right leg moving)
Cross Body Punches other side (right leg out, left leg moving)

TB TV ADVANCED #17 aka TAE BO TOTAL ADV 2 (same workout, different part)

Speed Bag left, Speed Bag right (moving forward)
4 Uppercuts moving back


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

Uppercuts center fast (twisting the waist)
Then Double Time Uppercuts

TB TV ADVANCED #14

Double Crosses side to side (standing center)

TB TV ADVANCED #7

Combo: Left Leg out to the side (right hand up to the right side, left hand down to the left side)
Turn Center 1-2-3 Punch (left jab, right cross, left jab)
Other side- Right Leg out to the side (left hand up to the left side, right hand down to the right side)
Turn center 1-2-3 Punch (right jab, left cross, right jab)

TB TV ADVANCED #3

Standing Center- shift side to side (left and right)
As you shift left, left arm goes up- as you shift right, right arm goes up
Rotate Shoulders- start with arms in shoulder press position (L shape out to each side) and rotate shoulders
down so palm is facing the floor Then arms move side to side in a straight position

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

2 Punches (Left, Right)
Add hip turn (2 punches front, then turn to the back and shift hips)
Other side- 2 Punches (Right, Left)
Add hip turn (2 Punches front, then turn to the back and shift hips)


SAME UNKNOWN WORKOUT AS BEFORE

Sun Punch

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


Cross Body left (hands going up to the ceiling) 2 sets slow then fast Switch arms to center punches
Speed Bag standing center (speed bag to the left side, then right side)
Cross Body right (hands up to the ceiling then center) 1 set slow then fast

SAME WORKOUT DIFFERENT CLIP

Horse Stance- arms straight out to the side
Arm Circles- Reverse direction
Arms straight over head- Circle- Reverse
Cross Body left (arms straight out then pull right hand in as right foot comes in)
Cross Body right (left arm comes in as left leg comes forward)
Horse Stance(arms straight out in front- alternating pulling arms in-pull left arm straight back
then right arm straight back- then pull both arms straight back)

TB TV ADVANCED #9

Speed Bag moving left then 3 punches fast
Speed Bag moving right then 3 punches fast

TB TV ADVANCED #12 aka GR ADV BLUE or GR ADV 1

Step Knee up to the Center (step right lift left knee up center) – arms up to the ceiling. Add tap and turn to the side (left knee up center, tap right foot, turn left and lift left knee up tap right and turn back center).
Center Shift left and right (using abs)
Step Knee up to the Center (step left lift right knee up center)- add left cross as you step back. Add tap and turn to side (right knee up center, tap left foot, turn right and lift right knee up tap left and turn back center)

TB TV ADVANCED #18

2 Jumping Jacks, 2 Jabs Left
2 Jumping Jacks, 2 Jabs Right
Add Travel on the Jumping Jacks moving left and right

TB TV ADVANCED #2

Speed Bag Left, Speed Bag Right (moving forward 4 times)
Alternating Crosses moving back (4 times)

TB TV ADVANCED #12 aka GR ADV BLUE or GR ADV 1

Speed Bag left, Speed Bag right (moving forward)
Speed Bag right, Speed Bag left (moving back)
Turn left- Reverse Speed Bag
Turn right- Reverse Speed Bag
Speed Bag Left Jab
Speed Bag Right Jab

TB TV ADVANCED #16

Setting up the Crosses- Just turn the hip
Add Right Cross (slow)
Then 2 Crosses and walk 4 counts
Then Left Cross (slow)
Then 2 Crosses and walk 4 counts

TB TV ADVANCED #17 aka TAE BO TOTAL ADV 2

Horse Stance –arms straight out to the side- bicep curl then double time bicep curls (3 sets) Hold the bicep curl with arms in the shape of an L out to the side
Press the arms up for a Shoulder Press
Turn to the left- left leg out with a flexed foot
Tricep Press- arms at the side elbows close to the body- pressing both arms down from the elbow, palms go to the back
Double time (3 sets) then slow it back down again

TB TV ADVANCED #5

10 Pushups
Then come up onto knees- 8 Crosses Center (slow)- 8 Uppercuts Center(slow) 8 Pushups
Then come up onto knees- 8 Crosses Center (slow)- 8 Uppercuts Center (slow)
1 Arm Pushups Right side- 8 of them
1 Arm Pushups Left side- 10 of them
Then come up onto knees- 2 sets of Uppercuts (slow)

TB TV ADVANCED #12 aka GR ADV BLUE or GR ADV 1

Cool Down


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

Shanon

10/24/2005

As I said in my previous reviews on taebo, you have to keep a good form and put strength into the workout. if you 'punching like a girl' don't expect for a good workout. For those who like kickboxing and always keep an eye on their form and performance, here is my review:

First time I did it I was a little sick and did'nt put myself into the workout. The cardio was easy and the muscle toning segments were tough.

The second time I did it I 'didn't punch like a girl' and the result was that my arms were so red. my upper body worked so hard so alot the blood got into my arms. My upper body was on fire during the workout and I felt it the next day although there are no weights used.

The cardio wasn't extremely intense since the biggest muscle group of the body - the legs, was missed.
It's not that terrible because when your heart works harder you can't work muscles that much. For proof take ultimate lower body which gives you more intense cardio and less burning feeling in the muscles.
Overall this is a moderate cardio workout with intense muscle endurance for the upper body. I think it's about 50 minutes maybe a little longer.

SHANI

04/15/2003