I used to love getting the BodyPump release in the snail mail & now that it’s gone digital it’s just not quite as exciting. Totally forgot I’ve had the 89 release waiting for me since February 15th! Oh well, finally took a listen tonight & thought I would share the playlist. Here are the songs & a brief sneak peek of what to expect!
1. Warm-Up “Not Alone” Dane Rumble feat. Jupiter Project
No bicep warm-up at all, that’s kind of weird.
2. Squats “Raise Those Hands” R3hab & Bassjackers
I think people will love this squat track. Especially the younger crowd.
3. Chest “Where Did The Party Go” Fall Out Boy
Classic chest track song. I kind of like it, pretty catchy! Beat is pretty slow which means singles will feel harder. Don’t think it is the most challenging chest track, but I could be fooled.
4. Back “Me & You” Nero
No clean & presses. First time in 20+ BodyPump releases that I haven’t seen a clean & press. A lot more leg involvement & pretty heavy on the deadlifts, which I think is a good thing!
5. Triceps “Applause” Lady Gaga
Original version of this song! Still think this is a great song to work-out to, even if it isn’t new anymore. Skimmed the choreography notes & already know I LOVE this track. Lots of tricep push-ups & dips= intense work!
6. Biceps “When You Were Young” The Killers
:) Love The Killers! Such an old & awesome song. Over 5 minutes of bicep work though? Yikes. Plate & bar work mix it up.
7. Lunges “Burn” Ellie Goulding
Have already told you all this is a great work-out song in previous posts! Very excited that Les Mills has been using Ellie (& FLorence) in the last few releases. They are a perfect fit. Completely different tempos for this lunge track. Excited to teach it!
8. Shoulders “True Hardstyler (Silver Nikan Radio Edit)” Brooklyn Bounce & DJ Zealot
I’m a fan of starting with 2 long sets of push-ups. This is a hard track. Thought I hated this song the first 2 minutes, but then I decided it was going to be really fun with a crowd.
9. Core “La La La” Naughty Boy feat. Sam Smith
I like it. Fun, cool beat. 265 million+ views on youtube, should I have heard this before? A little toned down which is a good way to start to wind down. Ending with a good hover (plank) and people never seem to like that for some reason.
10. Cool-down “Radioactive” Imagine Dragons
I don’t know about you, but I don’t think of this as a cool-down song, more of a get pumped for the day song. Kind of fun to end class on an upbeat & intense note though.
Overall: Impressed with the music. All original, no odd covers (remember Adele?). I loved BodyPump 88 & I think I will 89 will be awesome as a whole too.
Anybody done BodyPump 89 yet? What did you think?