Billy Blanks is a fitness guru who created his own exercise workout called TaeBo, a combination of Tae Kwon Do, boxing, kickboxing and high-impact aerobic movement for high-intensity, high-calorie burning workouts. Billy's TaeBo workouts burn calories, but the amount of weight you can expect to lose depends on your current weight, your effort and the duration of your exercise routines.
About BIlly Blanks
Billy Blanks is a former Amateur Athletic Union Champion and Golden Gloves champion who also holds an eighth-degree black belt in the martial art of Tae Kwon Do, as well as belts in several other martial arts forms. He combined various moves of multiple martial arts forms and sports to create TaeBo in the early 1990s. The exercise quickly caught on.
One pounds equals 3,500 calories. In addition to a diet plan or limited calorie intake, your weight loss may be a normal 1 to 2 lbs. per week, or up to 5 lbs. a week, depending on your current weight, physical condition, metabolism and the duration of your Billy Blanks workouts. If you reduce your normal, needed daily caloric intake by 500 calories and add high-intensity aerobic workouts to your daily lifestyle, you may lose weight faster than through diet or exercise alone.
Billy Blank's Workouts
Billy Blank's popular workout series are available in different intensities. For example, his Billy's Boot Camp DVDs include a Basic Training workout, an Ab Boot Camp and an Ultimate Boot Camp. He also has his Boot Camp Elite series, which includes Mission One, Two and Three, from Getting Started to Maximum Power to Rock Solid Abs. He also offers an Ultimate collection for Abs and Butt and Upper and Lower Body workouts. Workouts range from 30 minutes to one-hour workouts.
A 154-lb. person doing a 60-minute Boot Camp workout can burn between 517 and 720 calories. General martial arts moves and actions from the same-weight person can burn up to 740 calories an hour, while boxing and sparring-type moves can burn up to 665 calories an hour. A 175-lb. person may burn up to 588 calories for an hour's worth of high-impact aerobics. The more you weigh, the more you can generally expect to lose.