Tae-bo: Total Awareness Excellent Body Obedience

By: Zack Fair

If you are looking for a new workout that is very interesting and becoming increasingly popular then maybe you should consider Tae-Bo. Tae-Bo stands for Total Awareness Excellent Body Obedience. Tae-Bo was started by Billy Blanks, a world renounced boxer and martial arts expert. He started this workout routine as a way to condition himself, and then realized that it would be beneficial for others that are looking to either get into shape or maintain their physique.

Tae-Bo is a combination of martial arts and dancing. It is an aerobics workout that is very challenging and very rewarding. The workout is in tune with modern hip-hop music. Usual routine length is set to one hour and can be done in a certified studio or can be performed right in the comfort of your own home. Since the exercise is a full body cardio workout, you can burn almost twice the amount of calories than you can with normal aerobic workouts. All the moves are set to eight count series. This allows the follower to maintain their rhythm and keep up with the workout.

This style work out is geared for adults who want to maintain their level of fitness. It is important though that if you are over 30, out of shape or obese, to consult your physician before starting a highly physical workout. When you do start, start slow and listen to your body. If you get dizzy, light headed or have shortness of breath you need to stop. This program is designed to be entertaining and physically demanding. Start slow and gradually build yourself up. You will enjoy the feeling you get when you are done working out and you will notice a difference in your appearance as your excess weight begins to disappear.

Tae-Bo is a way for individuals to maintain their physical fitness because it is such a high impact workout. It can provide great results if it is done correctly, but since it is a high impact workout if it is done wrong it can leave you with adverse effects, such as damage to joints. The workout consists of a combination of kick-boxing and martial-arts moves.

Tae-Bo is the result of Billy Blanks' need to make a better workout regime for himself and has since been shared by him with the general public because it is one of those few workouts that provides results. The workout is very high impact and should only be performed by those that are in shape enough to maintain the high level of the cardio workout. As with any new workout, you need to listen to your body and stop if you start to feel fatigued or sore. Talking to a medical professional before starting any new workout regime is always a good rule of thumb, too.

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