BODYPUMP 92 {review}

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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.

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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.

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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. . .
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#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. Smile

#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. Winking smile

#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. Smile

#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.

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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. Smile But, like any BODYPUMP enthusiast, I am already anxiously awaiting for 93! Winking smile

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Have you done BP92? What did YOU think??

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23 Responses to BODYPUMP 92 {review}

  1. I have to find a BP class in the area. It looks super fun and challenging!
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  2. I loooooovee the triceps and the chest both so so much–the song, the workout, etc. Such good ones! Overall the workout for 92 is amazing, but a few of the songs for me are just mehhh. I like the alternate back track, but I feel like the ‘real’ one is harder if you do it right (add weight both times). And yah, I can see what you mean about the lunges being a bit boring–but they burn so good. 🙂

    p.s. how can you not like Chandelier?! hehe I love that song. It’s been my cooldown for my zumba class for a while now too. You just gotta belt it ouuuuuuuuut. hahahaha
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    • KT

      LOL. I am totally going to be thinking of you tonight during Chandelier when I teach it!! I’ve been having my class add weights for the alternate back track just like the regular one – and those power presses are killer! And yes – totally agree – love that lunges are SO killer!!

  3. Shannon

    I am going for my BP Instructor training/certification next month and this is the release it will be on. My gym just launched last week and I’m really liking it! The back track is no joke, and our instructors have been cueing it to increase the weight at each break, so I’m definitely feeling those power presses by the end. I agree that the lunge track is boring, but I appreciate the squats mixed in (they’re my favorite). 🙂 Also, the core track hurts my hips more than my abs, and several of our instructors have commented similarly. I actually love all the music this release, and I don’t say that often!

  4. Now that I’m close to a YMCA, I’m looking forward to checking out what this amazing sounding and looking BodyPump is all about 🙂
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  5. Jennifer

    OMG the lunges! My calves hurt now just thinking about it!

  6. Becky @ Olives n Wine

    Oh man, I LOVE Fancy AND Chandalier 😉 AND the lunge track, LOL. But the back track can go awayyyyy. I added more weight to the tricep one today and woahhhh, I could barely do the pulses at the end!

    • KT

      Teaching it again last night, I decided that Chandalier is ok. . . and I love the song Fancy, but didn’t love doing BP to it. . . I know, strange, right? And yes – triceps can rock your socks off, if you go heavy on that bar!

  7. I’ve done 92 twice so far (and heading out for a third time in a bit), and I am not loving it so far. I agree the combo on the squat track burns and overall 92 feels like a good workout, it’s just not a favorite of mine. Maybe I’ll grow to like it more.
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    • KT

      It always takes me a bunch of times doing the new releases before I really really love them. . . so give it time! 🙂

  8. I finally tried bodypump! Loved it! Now, to cancel my existing membership and sign up at the YMCA 🙂
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  9. I hope this lets me post- I tried yesterday and had trouble!
    I like youtube for exercise videos. Runtastic is one of my favorites.

  10. I love body pump! I teach at LAFitness which isn’t licensed to hold a “Body Pump” class, but I teach what is called Body works…(very original name…) and it is my all time favorite. It is nice not having to stick to the exact format and choreography of Les Mills, but I would say it has some similarities all while allowing me the freedom to organize it how I want…BP never fails to make me sore!!!

  11. I love body pump! I can’t wait to try the new release- I think we are doing it next week!
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  12. Hi Katie! I’m definitely a fan of BODYPUMP 92. I like the warm-up, squats, back and biceps the best I think. I have been teaching the main back track, and although the timing is weird, it is a killer song. The hardest back track ever. I’m going to switch up my music soon and go back to something older soon, but based on member feedback, 92 is challenging! Thanks for your thoughts:) One Tribe!
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  15. I always love hearing other people’s thoughts on the newest release. I really loved this one overall too, but I’m with you – the back track is not my favorite at all. It’s definitely challenging, but almost silly how many clean & presses we do. And the song…it gives me a headache. LOL. I’ve been teaching it, but I’ll probably rarely ever teach it again to be honest. I kind of wish they would’ve just used the alternate as the regular one. And yes, chest, triceps, and biceps are probably my faves! I also love squats and shoulders. I could take or leave the lunge track … it’s a challenge, but like you said, gets kinda boring and repetitive. Great review!
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    • KT

      SO many clean and presses. . . but I actually love it because they make me feel super strong!! And I agree – I love reading and hearing other people’s thoughts on the new releases.