About 18 months ago I purchased the Billy Blanks “Boot Camp”. I am not much of a ‘workout in your living room’ kind of guy. I have always liked being outdoors for my exercise unless at the gym. But since I can’t run, and biking in the winter isn’t an option I bought the program.
First session, Boot camp basic training, and one of the exercises had a negative impact on my knee that had the ACL reconstruction. I felt it, and in a moment my knee was swollen and I was done with Mr. Blank.
Three weeks ago we finished replacing the old windows in our home and during the cleaning of a closet after the windows were done I rediscovered Billy!!!
I watched the video again, and identified three exercises that I thought would be hard on my knee, and figured a method to modify the exercise so I could still do it, but not hurt my knee.
The set comes with Billy’s Boot Camp Basics, AB Boot Camp, and then the Ultimate Boot Camp. They are challenging. I am almost able to complete the Boot Camp Basic and am holding out pretty well on the AB Boot Camp. In another week I may progress to the Ultimate Boot Camp. I have viewed it and I know there are four exercises I will need to modify for the knee.
I look great. My wife cannot believe how these couple of weeks has transformed my old body. I am looking better and better in that Speedo.
Also, I noticed when I ride my bike on the alternate mornings that my legs are taking those hills much better. I can accelerate up the hill without dieing anymore (or as much). This is great for me because when I was a runner I had some strong legs. Not so much the last couple of years. But now, thanks to Mr. Blanks and his Boot Camp my legs are in much better condition.