If you’re wondering if Billy Blanks PT 24/7 is as good as or better than Tae Bo, keep reading. It uses a lot of the same techniques and exercises, but it has a few new props that you can use to get a better workout in less time. So we took a deeper look into this to find out if Mr. Blanks has done it again, or if this falls short of the mark.
There aren’t too many at-home workout programs that come close to rivaling what Billy Blanks has achieved in the past with his Tae Bo program. He basically invented the market for at-home fitness videos, and became a cultural phenomenon. Everybody was talking about it and trying it, to the point that you were in the minority if you hadn’t tried it. Today there seems to be a new fitness program coming out every week, but back in the day there wasn’t much else that was even competing with Tae Bo. So how does the PT 24/7 program stack up to its present day competitors?
Billy Blanks PT 24/7 says that you’ll get double the workout in half the time, and that you’ll start to see results in just seven days. They also say that your results are guaranteed or your money back. They say that you can get results with just 30 minutes a day. This seems to be the average for most fitness programs, splitting the difference between short routines of 20 minutes and longer routines of 40 minutes.
The hype for this comes from Billy Blanks being the creator of the vastly popular Tae Bo. They say that Tae Bo sold 100 million videos, which is just incredible. It is a social meme as well, and everyone knows what you’re talking about when you say the name. This is his most recent workout program, and they say that he hasn’t made anything new in 5 years.
Billy Blanks PT 24/7 is $80 broken into two equal payments, and at the time of this writing they are including free shipping and handling so that is your total cost. For a fitness DVD program that’s not a bad price, considering it includes what you need, and you don’t have to add on all of the accessories.
With any fitness program, you’ve got to bring it. Billy Blanks is known for being able to motivate people, but you’ve got to be the one to turn the DVD player on and press the play button. They say that gyms make most of their money from people who sign up, but don’t show up. Don’t become a statistic and buy this and then never pop it in and start it up. You don’t have to go nuts with it if you don’t want. Go at your own pace and make sure you start off slow, with a long term marathon mentality instead of a short term, want-it-now mentality.
Billy Blanks PT 24/7 combines many of the techniques in Tae Bo in an updated format. The gloves really make moves like punching more difficult, and you’ll feel it in your shoulders and back. The resistance bands were smart thinking as well, and really add to the feeling like you’re accomplishing something here. Some users have noted that this is not really for those just starting out in the world of fitness, since the pace is pretty quick, and he doesn’t really stop for stragglers. But if you just set your own pace and focus on form at first you should be fine.
We like that they include the workout calendar, which helps to keep it all organized so you never get that feeling of not knowing what to do next. That is what kills a lot of workout programs, they just don’t provide enough structure so that you can focus on what you’re doing in the moment, knowing that it’s part of something bigger, and knowing that all of the steps are mapped out for you to follow. They’ve also got a nutrition guide, but we’ve found that most nutrition guides that come with fitness programs like these are chintzy, and you should go with a well-rated diet program while on this course.
How Is This Different Than Tae Bo?
The biggest differences you’ll notice right away is the addition of special gloves, and weight bands so you’re getting some resistance along with a cardio workout. The Tae Bo program did not feature these accessories, and relied entirely on cardio workouts with kicking and punching. By adding the gloves you are adding weight to your movements, and will be able to develop leaner muscles than you would without them. By using the weight bands, you are adding resistance in both directions, so you will really start feeling the burn compared to a workout that does not incorporate any form of weights or resistance.
Final Billy Blanks PT 24/7 Review
Billy Blanks PT 24/7 is basically Tae Bo 2.0, with some definite upgrades. The gloves and the bands are a welcome addition, seeing how now we know that a workout program that involves resistance as well as cardio is much more effective, and provides a circuit training effect that produces results in a faster time frame.
If you’re familiar with the Billy Blanks style of training and motivation, you’ll probably really enjoy this set, and the addition of the gloves and bands makes it pretty effective, without going overboard like some high-intensity training programs out there do.
Official Website: Billy Blanks PT 24/7