TAE BO – Form of Gym

  • Silviu Andrei BADEA Assist. PhD Student, “Valahia” University, Târgovişte, Department of Physical Education and Sport.
Keywords: Tae-bo, Aerobic Gym, Martial Arts, Karate, Self-defense, Discipline


Tae Bo is a form of high impact aerobics that combines the moves of Tae Kwon Do, karate, boxing, ballet, and hip-hop dancing is the newest craze in gym and homes across the country. Tae Bo, which stands for Total Awareness. Tae Bo users should achieve a solid fitness foundation before beginning their workouts as even basic classes or videos require above average endurance, flexibility, and strength. Once a reasonable level of fitness has been achieved, beginners should be sure to master proper technique before starting a full fledge workout. Common beginner’s mistakes include overextending and locking joints when punching or kicking which can result in painful muscle damage. Tae Bo workouts can improve balance, coordination, flexibility, and will tone and define muscles. The workout regimen is exhaustively aerobic and therefore yields phenomenal cardiovascular benefits. Tae Bo can be an effective and beneficial cardiovascular workout when performed correctly by the right type of person individuals who do not frequently exercise, are overweight, are over the age of 50, or have health problems should opt for a lower impact form of exercise at least initially. When done properly, Tae Bo can increase lean body mass, decrease body fat, improve coordination and flexibility, and in some participants even increase the mineral content of the bones.


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How to Cite
BADEA, S. (2017). TAE BO – Form of Gym. LUMEN Proceedings, 1, 67-74. https://doi.org/10.18662/lumproc.rsacvp2017.7