|The Tae-Bo Way by Billy Blanks. Hardcover - 252 pages (October 12, 1999)|
|The Tae-Bo Way [ABRIDGED] by Billy Blanks (Reader) (Audio Cassette - November 1999)|
|The Tae-Bo Way [ABRIDGED] by Billy Blanks (Reader) (Audio CD - November 1999)|
Book Description: Team up with the creator of Tae-Bo, the total body workout. Strengthen your spirit, mind, and body!
Energizing and explosive, Tae-Bo is the hottest workout in America. It's fun. It's exciting. It's simple to learn. And best of all, it works! It's Tae-Bo: the future of fitness. And here's the book that teaches you the ultimate way to fitness for the new millennium!
Everyone from superstar athletes to celebrities to people of every fitness level has experienced the incredible transformational...
|About the Author: Billy Blanks developed Tae-Bo, and people crowd to take classes at the Billy Blanks World Training Center in Sherman Oaks, California, the only place in the world Tae-Bo classes are officially available. He and his work have been featured on Oprah, E! Entertainment Television, Good Morning America, and in People, Esquire, and many national publications. He is also an actor, appearing in several movies. He lives in California with his wife and children.|
|Editorial Reviews: Billy Blanks wasn't always the master martial artist and superbuff fitness celebrity we know from his Tae-Bo video workouts. He grew up poor in a family of 15 children, had his education stunted by undiagnosed dyslexia, and was a sports washout because of tight tendons. Martial arts made him see that there were no limits to what the body could do--except be haunted by the limitations the mind imposed.|
|In The Tae-Bo Way, Blanks shares not only his workout but his philosophy and his personal story. The book takes you behind the scenes to learn the background of the man and the workout. It is also a companion to the videos, coaching you to do the moves correctly, explaining which muscles you should feel working and how hard to work out, and teaching you the mental principles that glue it all together. About two-thirds of the book is the workout, with each move described and illustrated clearly and contrasted with incorrect technique, so you learn the difference.|
|There's also a troubleshooting guide--if you feel discomfort here, this might be what's wrong with your technique. Tae-Bo is more than just an exercise program, says Blanks: "I created it to challenge not only your body but your mind, your spirit, and your will." He encourages you to push your mental as well as physical limits.|