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I am rather sad. I was in love with Billy Blanks’ old-school Advanced Tae Bo workout. Unfortunately, it is only available on VHS—at least from what I’ve found. I loved it because it was an excellent, pure cardio workout with some abs at the end. I have been desperately searching for a cardio DVD that is comparable in intensity and difficulty but have not yet found one. So many DVDs today seem to be a mix of cardio and strength. But, I already have the strength taken care of. Plus, I usually enjoy going out for a run if it’s nice, but, again, am lacking cardio for when it’s yucky outside.
I am definitely not opposed to dance workouts, although I would prefer ones that do not require props. I was a huge fan of Paula Abdul’s dance workout back in the day, so workouts that are similar to that style would probably be fun. Do you have any recommendations for some good cardio DVDs? Preferably similar to Advanced Tae Bo?
Thanks a bunch!
I do get your dilemma though. So many DVDs make double-duty of strength and cardio, which can be great if you’re only working out a few times a week and need to make the most of your time, but if you already have your own strength workout going on and are just looking to get your heart rate up, you need more options. After all, sometimes a girl just needs straight cardio! Here are our top workout DVD picks for just that!
1. Core Fusion Cardio. Although this cardio workout DVD does have one segment that uses light weights, it’s mostly good heart-pumpin’ cardio.
2. Jillian Michael’s Banish Fat, Boost Metabolism. With drills that get you sweatin’ and possibly even cursing, this is a fantastic cardio workout DVD.
3. Martial Fusion. A little kickboxing, a little dance and a whole lot of cardio in this workout DVD!
4. Billy Blanks Jr.’s Dance With Me Groove & Burn. With a variety of dance styles and fun tunes, you’ll shake your groove thing with Billy Blanks Jr. in this dance DVD and burn some calories. From Billy Blanks to Billy Blanks Jr., talk about coming full circle with your cardio!
5. Tribal Energy Cardio. Another dance workout DVD, this low-budget cardio workout DVD is fun and a nice change of pace from the usual aerobic dance steps.
So don’t be sad. Get happy with these tried-and-true cardio workout DVD choices!