So, as you all know, I am a Les Mills BODYPUMP instructor and I teach a few times a week at the YMCA in Mankato!
Oh my goodness, I can’t believe I haven’t reviewed this release yet! I’ve been teaching it for the past month.
And it is a KILLER!!!
Anyway, here’s the whole review
#1: Warm up – “Strong Ones”
Good standard warm up track and good lyrics. Nothing special but sets a good tone for the workout and release.
#2: Squats – “Techno”
Pretty standard squat track. I like that there are no breaks. Another techno song, which I think works well for squats but I do miss having lyrics in the squat track!
#3: Chest – “Focus”
OMG. This track is TOUGH. Bottom 8’s? Craziness. But then down, hold and then bottom 16’s? Whoa. Pecs are burning. Every time. I’ve been teaching this release for 4 weeks now and it’s not getting any easier!
#4: Back – “Chased”
I like this one. The song has a good beat. I like that there are 2 sets of 8 clean and presses and then the final set ups the challenge to the power presses. Slightly repetitive but not boring.
#5: Triceps – “Two Minds”
Decent triceps track.. . The transitions are a bit too quick for my liking. And the song is just ok. . .
#6: Biceps – “Victorious”
Winner. I can almost feel my biceps getting bigger. I love the halfway holds. I think those are super challenging.
#7: Lunges – “Memories”
I think this is a strong lunge track. The combo of 4 bottom halves and 2 quick singles is killer. The song is fun and upbeat. And that last set of 6 combos in squats is like whoa.
#8: Shoulders – “Redliner”
Longest set of side raise/mac raise ev-er. And I don’t love the song. It is a shoulder burner though and a little different than the last few releases without a ton of overhead presses, so I appreciate that!
#9: Core – “My House”
Love love love this one! I think the combo and using the bench to work the lower abdominals is super challenging and something new to pump. And the song is awesome.
#10: Cool down – “Bird Set Free”
Meh. It’s just ok for me. I’m not a huge Sia fan. But it gets the job done. And after teaching this release, it feels good to stretch it out.
Overall, I thought this was a really really solid and challenging release! BP99 comes out next week!!!
and I can’t believe that BP100 is coming soon!!
Have you done BP98??? What did you think?
Linking up with Amanda for Thinking out loud!