220: Body pump release number 88

Monday evening heralded the long awaited arrival of the new body pump release.

pump 88And it was good to have a change from the last one! I do like this release better, even though some (all…maybe) the tracks are harder. The music is better, which helps and I can see more opportunities for improvement than with the last one…

More opportunities for improvement because I was rubbish at some of the tracks first time through?

well maybe that yes…maybe!

But also because none of the tracks are limited to dumbbells only (which isn’t always a problem but they tend to be limited sizes in my gym) you can adjust your weights as and when necessary πŸ™‚

I kept my weights to levels I know I was comfortable with, approximately the same as last week, with the exception of the bicep track which went up from 3kg/hand to 3.5kg per end of the bar.

I am not going to give you a track by track breakdown…I can’t remember them well enough! πŸ˜€ but the abridged highlights are as follows:

Squats: this actually seemed easier than the last one. I am sure it isn’t, but something felt easier…so maybe I need to up my weights on the squat track next week…to be honest I have been using the same weight for squats for ages, mainly because it has been hard with that weight. I’ll let you know next week…

chest and lunges, you have heard about before…as we have been doing them for a couple of weeks…

Biceps harder than last release and less boring…

no extensionsTriceps…Oh my gods my arms are going to fall off why are you doing this to me!! how many tricep extension thingies are really necessary?

Really, how many? Because I think there might be a law against doing as many as this track calls for!

Back track…who thought it was a good idea to put Β power presses (clean and press only with 3 presses) in the last third of the track…this is a new and crazy way to break me!

Shoulder track…do you les mills people realise this is the last track? and do you realise that my shoulders are always weakest…and that I am doing a lot of shoulder work at the moment…and taking all this into account you thing it is a good idea to do 32 shoulder presses in a row?? Honestly!

Ok…It is a hard release and I don’t think that is just because it is new…but…I am happy with that! I would rather be challenged than bored and I am starting to feel like I am getting something out of the class again which is awesome!

Body pump does have a place in my training plan πŸ™‚

Day 220 complete πŸ˜€

4 Comments

  1. I have just started Body Pump – first class today, and I am addicted! I have no idea if I did the same release as you, Australia might be different, but it was intense. My legs were quivering towards the end and I recall trying to tie my hair up and nearly falling over (whoops). I’m going back for more though, it’s an awesome way to push myself.

    How often do you do the class?

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    1. It probably is the same release πŸ™‚ they are worldwide I think πŸ™‚ it is hard, especially when you first do new tracks! I do it once a week because I do so much other stuff, but it is apparently more effective to do it more. It depends what you combine it with πŸ™‚

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