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BodyPump 60 Preview
>>> Updated 12/1/06:
>>> We now have BodyPump 60 in our hot little hands!
>>> We'll post our review very soon. In the
>>> meantime, here's a preview we posted earlier...
Now that 59's been released, launched, and joined the rest of its friends on the playlists of instructors worldwide, it's time to turn our attention to what lies ahead. What we always look for is the Sizzler - the little gem Les Mills includes on the back cover of each release to whet your appetite for what's inside. Well, the Sizzler usually starts making its rounds on the Internet a few weeks before the real deal hits our mailboxes - and this release is no exception. In fact, you can click right here to take a look at the BodyPump 60 Sizzler on one of Pipera's sites. Or you can save 30 seconds and read my Cliff's Notes version:
  • Bon Jovi's Have a Nice Day is the chest track
  • E-Type performs the back & hamstrings track (again)
  • Tricep dips are back in the house!
  • Lunges have some new moves, along with core abs work in the form of a side plank
  • Fans of One Night in Bangkok are gonna love the shoulders track
Finally, there's a thinly-veiled hint at Cherry Pie as a bonus biceps track. Could this be the big top-40 hit from Warrant? Now that would be a biceps track.

One more thing. Melissa logged a comment on our BodyPump 59 By The Numbers post that instructors can now fast-forward through the "Are You Ready" DVD intro. Cool!
14 Comment(s):
On 09 November, 2006, Anonymous Anonymous said...

It is the Warrant song Craig. "rock on dude"

 
On 09 November, 2006, Blogger Craig Warman said...

Oh yeah!

 
On 09 November, 2006, Blogger reymond said...

lunges track sizzler: don't put away your step yet. :)

 
On 10 November, 2006, Anonymous Anonymous said...

the shoulders track is a killer, with more 'half-raises' than you would expect! and the warm is superbly timed, going back twice to hit the shoulders!

 
On 10 November, 2006, Anonymous Anonymous said...

yes we do lunges o the bench, with no weights. Some people cant do lunges without a bench.
I will be teaching this track without the bench I wont even give them the option. Glen
made a bad mistake doing this, he himself can barely do lunges. Just because its BP we
dont need to follow the choreagraphy exactly. If this upsets anyone remember BP is just
another bodysculpt class

 
On 10 November, 2006, Anonymous Anonymous said...

i think using the step's a great idea, my legs have never 'literally' on fire as much as that before..:)

 
On 11 November, 2006, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Pay attention to the fact that the option for using the bench calls for a much lower weight than usual. This option allows us to really get into the front leg..

"you won't be doing that" and "bodypump is just another body sculpt class"... FIND ANOTHER JOB... you've lost that loving feeling...

 
On 12 November, 2006, Blogger Mark R said...

"remember BP is just another bodysculpt class" are you for real????

Where is the outrage amongst this international family of instructors? We are all lucky to teach the first, the best, the one and only........

I second the notion that you should "FIND ANOTHER JOB"...
and yup, i also think you have you've lost that loving feeling...... probably along with your instructor manual or at least several important things in it!

Craig, did you get your shirt yet???

 
On 13 November, 2006, Anonymous Anonymous said...

anyone that doesnt like bodypump- why are u doing it then? go waste your time on bts

 
On 13 November, 2006, Blogger pipera said...

There are options for the bench in lunges.

I like doing them using the step for lunges.

You can do the options - your choice.

This is one veyr good release :)

 
On 13 November, 2006, Blogger Tami W. said...

Wow. Interesting comments. I for one love teaching BP and would never consider teaching another 'form' of it. I may get a little 'instructor burnout' once in a great while but it never lasts.
Why change the choreography? It seems to me that BP is very well researched and designed by those who know what they are doing - they would not be where they are today if they didn't. Usually, the only time Craig or I change the moves is when we can't remember what the next move is and we have to make it up as we go. We generally get back on track very quickly and for Craig, that usually means adding some extra reps making it more difficult!

Thats my opinion only and does not speak for my hubby, but I'm SURE he agrees with me...right honey?

Yes, he did get his shirts but not from Les Mills. I took him to the local sports store and he bought two really nice ones. I thought he looked very dashing in his new duds - and he still has the magic! (and I bought two new pair of boots - soooo cute!!!!! : ) )

 
On 17 November, 2006, Blogger Mark R said...

Craig.... So you didn't get the shirt and Tami got more shoes out of the deal! What is going on here!!! Was your previous post about a new shirt a disguised cry for help with..... this shoe situation?

Perhaps local professional help can be found in Blacksberg. Is a shoe intervention necessary!?

 
On 11 December, 2006, Anonymous Anonymous said...

I'm anxious for your full review of BP60. I've been doing it at home since receiving it last week, and is it just me, or is this a tough release? I think the chest and tricep tracks are killers. And the bicep track ain't a walk in the park either. Love, love, love the squat track.

 
On 24 December, 2006, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Oh dear, I don't really like much of the music on the new release, help! The warm up track is soooo repetitive. I'm sure class participants will be fed up of it after a couple of weeks. Chest track is good though. As for wuss lunges using the step, what's happened to building up leg strength doing proper lunges?? Having the front leg on the step reduces hip flexion, so participants won't take their back legs down as far. I'm all for putting the REAR leg on the step to increase the force through the back leg. We've seen a dumbing down of lunges in recent releases (59 excepted) with power lunges, calf raises etc to all detract away from the action of lunging. Why? Because "particpants find lunges hard" Really?!? Any exercise is hard if you don't practice! To be honest due to the stretch on the quads during the action of the lunge, I find there's little difference doing bodyweight lunges or having 25k on my back (apart from balance is challenged more with weight). Like the wimps who don't do full press-ups 'cause they're tough - pathetic. Nothing beats the lunge track from 41 (i think?) 'Only Love Can Set You Free' with the 4 lots of bottom halves.

 

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