So, as you all know, I am a Les Mills BODYPUMP instructor and I teach at least twice per week at the local Mankato YMCA. If you aren’t familiar with BODYPUMP, check out my “what is bodypump? post.” And find a class near you.
Every quarter, Les Mills puts together new moves and music for the latest release.I think that it almost always takes me a few times of doing a new release before I really love it. Now, there is usually a song or two that just aren’t my favorite for whatever reason. . . but overall, I really have enjoyed all the releases so far.
I took my training on BODYPUMP 84. Since then, I have learned the releases since then – 85, 86, 87, 88, 89, 90, 91 and now 92. (Other reviews here) I also have learned 80, 82 and 83, since some other instructors at the YMCA had those training DVDs.
So, here are my thoughts on the very latest release. . .
#1: Warm up - “All We Need Is Love”
Standard warm up song. I think it has a good beat and sets the tone for a great class. I love doing the slow clean and presses and then speeding it up – helps to cue and work on form right from the beginning. And #truth – all we need it love.
#2: Squats – “Go!”
I really like this one. It has a great beat for banging out the combos. Working from the bottom is always a good quad burner. And I really like keeping the whole focus in the mid stance. That really helps to build up the muscle tension so by the last slow ones, you are shaking!
# 3: Chest – “The Phoenix”
Ahhh back to the bar for the whole song. Love it. And same combo from the squat track with singles + holds. And again, working from the bottom = amazing results. I also love this song and unfortunately for my class, I like to sign along.
#4: Back – “Dream and Dance” – Alternate
I sub out the alternate track for this one. I just didn’t love the song or timing of “Letting Go.” But the alternate is amazing. Tons of power presses, which really pumps up the heart rate and works the upper back.
#5: Triceps – “Problem”
This one is awesome. Make sure you go heavy on your bar to really feel the burn. I love that the timing is bit slower with the song to really feel the movements and triceps isolation. And then the kicker at the end with extensions. Love it!
#6: Biceps – “Come with me now”
You can’t help but rock out along with this song. All while getting bigger guns = win win. I LOVE this one. The pulses with a hold + no breaks = awesome.
#7: Lunges – “NRG”
Ok, so this one is a bit boring. It’s a lot of the same thing over and over again. BUT I use that to my advantage teaching it. Lots of time for cueing and challenging to take it to the next level by getting lower and really aiming for that front thigh to be parallel to the floor. And it’s a fun song.
#8: Shoulders – “Ping Pong”
Whoa. Pushups are killer. like seriously killer. But it makes this track totally awesome. Just make sure you do them on your toes!
#9: Core – “Love Runs Out” – alternate
I subbed in the alternate for this song too. I just wasn’t a fan of “Fancy”. But this one has the same moves – leg extensions and hovers. It isn’t the best core track ever, but it gets the job done.
#10: Cool down – “Chandelier”
I don’t love this song but by this time of the workout, I am just happy to be done and to have a chance to stretch out and check in with my class. I use this time to remind them about hydrating, taking care of their bodies, and thinking about prepping for next class and how to take BP to the next level.
Overall, I really like this release. Every time I teach it, it kicks my butt. I have been sore in some new places – thank you power presses and pushups. But, like any BODYPUMP enthusiast, I am already anxiously awaiting for 93!
Have you done BP92? What did YOU think??
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