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BodyPump 53 Post-launch Pontification
Well, it's out, and we think 53 plays really well on the floor. We got lots of positive feedback about the music and the routine, so it's definitely a good one. Some surprises: The chest track turned out to be much more challenging than we originally thought. The biceps and abs tracks - while certainly challenging - weren't quite as difficult as they first seemed. The warm-up was a bit more intense than those past, especially with singles in the overhead press and curls sets. This is definitely one of our favorite overall releases, both from a musical and a workout perspective.

Instructors: Make sure you watch the video for the abs track - don't just use the notes - the staggered ("1-2-3-hold") counts are more obvious on the video than in the notes. And the timing of the fast "half singles" set on the biceps track is hard to coorelate with the music - but it's a very cool set, even if your timing isn't perfect.

I wonder what BodyPump classes in other parts of the world think about Big & Rich's "Save A Horse (Ride a Cowboy)"...
9 Comment(s):
On 25 April, 2005, Blogger IBMocha said...

Hi Tami and Craig
My gym has forbidden the use of Save a Horse... I have not had time to listen to the whole release, but I love the cool down.

 
On 25 April, 2005, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Interesting. Some of the songs are a bit on the nasty side - but the chest song (Push It) is actually far worse than Save A Horse! The cool down is great though.

 
On 26 April, 2005, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Hi there!

Just wanted to say that here in Stockholm (Sweden) we tought that ride a horse was one of the coolest songs so far. It´s hard not to laugh out loud in a class with 2 guys and 23 women.... ;-)

 
On 29 April, 2005, Blogger Craig Warman said...

Thank you for the comments! We love to hear from you. Incidentally, the biceps song from BodyPump 52 - Cross The Border - was by Swedish artist Mendez. A lot of people here in the States thought it had something to do with the US-Mexico border. Anyway - hopefully they'll include more Country/Western tunes in their upcoming releases. It's a fun format for BodyPump music!

 
On 01 May, 2005, Blogger pipera said...

My first post here. Just found you guys here, Simply love BP 53.

 
On 04 May, 2005, Anonymous Anonymous said...

I think the USA needs to loosen up and enjoy the uninhibited (spelling?) songs. It's all about perception and besides, WHO CARES?!?! I think it's ridiculous that some clubs are actually banning the songs around here. Europe, Austrailia, New Zealand etc...you guys have the right idea...live and let live!

 
On 08 May, 2005, Anonymous Anonymous said...

"ride a horse" is a relatively easy track compared to "cross the border". there is this one awkward transition in the back track though ("hold your horses") when one has to do two triple rolls in succession and then proceed to the clean and press. it is quite disconcerting. the warm-up and squat tracks really rock! i concur that the chest track is quite a challenge (choreography reminds me of "push it" by salt n pepper). the choreography of the lunge track ("love comes again") is like "surrender" of lasgo in bp 51. (i like "surrender" though. in my opinion, it is the best lunge track to date!)

marvin
bodypump student
manila, philippines

marvin.lechido@up.edu.ph
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"The philosophers have only interpreted the world in various ways; the point, however, is to change it."

--Karl Marx

 
On 24 May, 2006, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Hi! One of my instructors just did a mix of some old stuff and BP 53 was used in the beginning. Unfortunately I did not have the chance to ask her after class the names and artists of the warm up track and the squat track. Can you tell me those please?

 
On 24 May, 2006, Blogger Tami & Craig Warman said...

The warm-up is 'Only If I' by Kate Ryan
Squats is 'Beds Are Burning' Novaspace

 

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