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There is only one word to describe BODYCOMBAT 48: Relentless

This release starts and does not stop – not even for a moment. From track 2 right through to track 9 the release just pounds every part of your body – head to toe.  The Programme Directors took the word “recovery” and completely deleted it from the BODYCOMBAT vocabulary!

Now, if you’ve read any of my filming posts before you’ll know I can’t mention anything specific about the choreography or the music – all I can really talk about is my experience and opinion of the release. But, what I will say is this: BODYCOMBAT 48 is a very VERY kick heavy release. I mentioned in my BODYCOMBAT 42 post that outside the warmup BC42 had no side kicks. In fact the entire release had 8 side kicks total! Well, think of this release as the anti-42. It has side kicks, side kicks and more side kicks. Which is brilliant for me as having done years and years of Tae Kwon Do they’re my favourite kick!

In my BC47 filming post I wrote that that release didn’t seem to have an actual “theme” – I can’t be certain if BC48 had one, I don’t remember D&R mentioning anything specific – but, if it did have a theme that would be it: kicks!

So, what did I think of the release. Well, lately I’ve been hesitant to specifically say whether I liked or disliked a release just based on one class. As we all know some releases grow on you over time (and some don’t haha!). But, this was different. I LOVED BODYCOMBAT 48, I really did. It’s challenging, man is it challenging! My hips flexors and glutes were blown to bits by the end of this class, I had done BODYATTACK 73 right beforehand to be fair (another awesome release!), but that aside, 48 is probably the most challenging release I’ve ever done. I can’t think of any other release that pushes you as hard. We left Auckland to head back home immediately after the class as I had to teach a 6am class the next morning, and the first thing I said to my members was “I’ve just done BC48 – and we’ve got about 3 months to get our fitness up or it’s gonna kill us!”.

There’s one more thing I’ll say (and hopefully I don’t get in trouble for this). In my review of BODYCOMBAT 46 I had a ‘bit of a moan’ (okay, understatement!) about the music we’ve had in recent track 5s. I mentioned that track 5 is usually the low point of the class for me, that I believed musically the format should change and said “perhaps they should be more of a power training track like 3 and 8 musically wise”. And, to be fair a lot of you commented and agreed with me. A LOT. Well, if you were one of these people – be VERY happy!! I don’t know if we had any collective influence on that decision here, or on BLAH, or whether it’s just a coincidence but when track 5 started I was beaming from ear to ear. It’s possibly the highlight of the release for me for that reason, I don’t even care that the track has been used in another combat release before it’s so cool! (actually while I think of it 2 of the tracks in BC48 have been in previous BODYCOMBAT releases before – but again they are so different from their predecessors it doesn’t really matter…)

What else can I tell you without breaking the rules. The muay thai is rocky – again, not my person preference for track 7 (I prefer the Nick Skitz genre for muay thai myself), but I know many of you like that style so all good. Track 3 isn’t quite as peaky as many other releases – but who cares as track 5 is! (man, so happy to be saying that!). Track 8 just WENT OFF, and as I mentioned track 4 and 6 as so full of kicks that they’re bursting at the seams! (track 6 makes We Will Survive from BC37 look like a walk in the park kick wise!)

Overall, I am more excited about this release than I have been about any release in such a long time. It is just a superb workout. Yes, some of the tracks have been in other combat releases, yes, some of the other tracks are in other Les Mills programmes, but it doesn’t matter as BODYCOMBAT 48 just rocks.

So, in closing I’ll say this. Guys, be excited. Be very excited! If you’re a participant be prepared to work hard, and if you’re an instructor start to get your members fighting fit cause they’ll need to be. And, Dan and Rach: Congratufreakenlations.

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Well, much like the last update BODYCOMBAT 47 sees no changes to these lists. It does have 4 tracks over 6 minutes in length outside the warmup (Make You Mine, Fire, Feels Like A Prayer and Release Me) and has a couple reasonably short tracks to counter that – including the muay thai which is only 4:49. But, none of them make the longest or shortest lists below!

I’ve put the lists below for those that haven’t seen them for completion’s sake 🙂

LONGEST BODYCOMBAT MIX

01: Dragostea Din Tei / My Life Would Suck Without You (BC41) 9:48
02: The United Vibe (BC35) 7:11
03: Poison (BC42) 7:31
04: Enter Sandman / Boom (BC41) 7:09
05: How Far We’ve Come (BC37) 6:33
06: Russian Roulette (BC45) 6:48
07: Excalibur (BC42) 7:42
08: Your Shining (Hixxy Remix) (BC44) 8:05
09: Somebody To Love (BC21) 6:05
10: Now We Are Free (BC20) 7:04

TOTAL: 1:13:57

SHORTEST BODYCOMBAT MIX

01: Summermelody / Does the Fish Have Chips? (BC34)   6:11
02: Thnks Fr Th Mmrs (BC34) / Energy (BC44) 3:16
03: Revolution (BC2) 4:19
04: Tribal Dance 2.4 (BC27) 4:26
05: The Anthem (BC42) 2:58
06: Leave Me Alone (BC32)   3:20
07: Run To The Hills (BC33)   3:01
08: Footloose (BC2) 3:46
09: Gonna Fly Now (BC36) 2:52
10: Black Box (BC45) 3:29

TOTAL: 37:38

Hi guys, these have officially hit the net so I’m allowed to post them (yay!). The BODYCOMBAT 48 and BODYATTACK 73 filmings were last night – both releases are A-M-A-Z-I-N-G. I’ll write a full post on BC48 soon (with no specific music or choreography details of course!) so look forward to that, seriously it’s a RELENTLESS release! Tracklists follow! 🙂

BODYCOMBAT 47 tracklist:

1a: Dynamite (Kritikal Mass Radio Edit) – Jason Born
1b: Love The Way You Lie (KM Hands Up Remix) – Other Ego
2: Let Me Hear You Scream – Kartsy Wolfbain
3: Make You Mine – Lisa Lowe & BamBam
4: Fire – Scooter
5: The Warriors Code – Dropkick Murphys
6: Feels Like A Prayer (Clubstar Remix) – Meck feat. Dino
7: You’re Going Down – Badlands Inc
8: Release Me – Linzi Paul
9: Beautiful Monster (Full Vocal La La Sessica Mix) – Mick Lion
10: Just The Way You Are – Bruno Mars

BODYPUMP 77 tracklist

Warmup: Commander – Spacegliderz
Squats: It’s My life – Swade
Chest: DJ Got Us Fallin’ In Love – Usher feat. Pitbull
Back: Hold Me Tonight (Manox Remix) – Manian
Triceps: I Like It – Tokyo Haze
Biceps: Diamond Eyes (Boom-Lay Boom-Lay Boom) – Shinedown
Lunges: Only Girl In The World (E-Nergy Remix) – Nick Skitz vs DJ Lotus
Shoulders: Ti Sento – Scooter
Abs: We No Speak Americano – Yolanda Be Cool vrs DCUP
Cooldown: One Last Chance – Daughtry

BODYATTACK 72 tracklist

Warmup: California Gurlz – Club Madness
Mixed Impact: Starstruckk (Kris McTwain Remix) – Star Wipe
Aerobic: Hammer To The Heart – Freedom Seekers
Plyometric: Move It – Rhythm Twins
Upper Body Conditioning: Drummer Boy – Alesha Dixon
Running: Saturday – Starburst feat. TT
Agility: It’s On – Amanda Myers
Interval: Like A Rainbow – ReCon & Demand
Power: Do You Love Ya’ Hardcore? – Northern Accelerators
Lower Body Conditioning: Club Can’t Handle Me – Chani
Core Conditioning: Start Without You – Alexandra Burke feat. Laza Morgan
Cooldown: One Day At a Time – Mondo Libre

BODYBALANCE 52 tracklist

Tai Chi Warmup: Airplanes (B.o.B. feat. Hayley Williams of Paramore)
Sun Salutations: Daylight (Delerium)
Standing Strength: Give Love (Giving2living Mix – MC Yogi)
Balance: If I Could Turn Back The Hands Of Time (R. Kelly)
Hip Openers: Set The Fire To The Third Bar (Southern Light)
Core – Abdominals: Love Generation (DJ Reflex)
Core – Back: Crossfire (Mike Stone)
Twists: This Ain’t A Love Song (Scouting For Girls)
Forward Bends – Hamstrings: Stop Crying Your Heart Out (Leona Lewis)
Relaxation: Eternal OM (Warm Breath)
Meditation: Lux Mundi (Sunrise After a Long Night – David Keenum)

BODYJAM 56 tracklist

Warmup: Somebody To Love (Usher)
Isolations: Gimme Dat (Ciara)
NY Jive: Tu Vuo’ Fa L’ Americano (Fiorello, Matt Damon and Jude Law)
NY Jive: We No Speak Americano (Morris Corti Vs Mattara Remix – Yolanda Be Cool vrs DCUP)
NY Jive: Bon, Bon (Pitbull)
NY Jazz: Baby I’m Yours (Aeroplane Remix – Breakbot)
NY Jazz: Teenage Crime (Axwell & Henrik B Remode – Adrian Lux)
Recovery: Bye Bye Bye (N Sync)
NY Hottness: Only Girl (In The World – DJ Pierce feat. Nekisha Strickland)
NY Hottness: Miami 2 Ibiza (Jonny ‘Rezza’ Reznik)
NY Hottness: Hot Tottie (Usher feat. Jay-Z)
NY Hottness: Louder Than Words (Bodytronixx)
Groove Down: Loca (Shakira)

BODYSTEP 83 tracklist

Warmup: Dynamite (Studio 88 feat. Juno Mars – DJ KTW Mix)
Step Warmup: Joyful Sound (Mariana Riley)
Step Orientation: I Like It (Tokyo Haze – Muller Mix)
Step Athletic: If I Had You (Kelly Duncan)
Mixed Strength: The Roof Is On Fire (Danger Crew feat. MC X)
Power Peak: Scream If You Wanna Go Faster (Mandy Brewer)
Step Recovery: My First Kiss (3OH!3 feat. Ke$ha)
Party Step: Take It Off (Rio G)
Speed Step: Big And Bad (Jimmy Swagger)
Peak: Commander (Spacegliderz – Club Mix 2)
Recovery/Leg Strength/Balance/Abs: Hungry Like The Wolf (Norwegian Sound)
Cooldown/Stretch: Choose You (Stan Walker)

BODYVIVE 18 tracklist

Rise & Shine: Million Dollar Bill (Freemasons Mix Show – Whitney Houston)
Connect & Go: Takes Me Higher (J.Williams feat. Dane Rumble)
Dance Cardio: Reet Petite (John Henry)
Interactive Cardio: You Keep Me Hanging On (Tone Tonic)
Fitness Cardio: Panama (Workout Mix – Power Music)
Tai Chi & Yoga: Never, Never Gonna Give You Up (Lisa Stansfield)
Balance & Leg Strength: For Your Entertainment (Brad Walsh Remix – Adam Lambert)
Strength 1 – Triceps & Shoulders: I’m Outta Love (Anastacia)
Strength 2 – Hips, Thighs & Butt: More (Usher)
Ab Strength: Hey, Soul Sister (Train)
Back Care: Can’t Take My Eyes Off You (Frankie Valli)
Release & Restore: Here With Me (Dido)

RPM 50 tracklist

Pack Ride: Club Can’t Handle Me (Flo Rida feat. David Guetta)
Pace: Teenage Dreams (Stardancer II)
Hills: Raindrops (Hypasonic Remix – Sash! feat. Stunt)
Mixed Terrain: Beautiful Day (Global Nation)
Intervals: Watercolour (Blau)
Speed Work: Poppiholla (Chicane)
Mountain Climb: Sweet Dreams (Cansis Remix – Rec. Pro)
Ride Home: Shattered (Turn The Car Around – O.A.R)
Stretch: Letting Go (Dutty Love – Sean Kingston feat. Nicki Minaj)
Bonus Track 3 – Hills: Ravers In the UK (Jorg Schmidt Remix – Manian)
Bonus Track 5 – Intervals: Rebel Yell (Scooter)
Bonus Track 6 – Speed Work: Secret Love (Jordan & Baker Remix – Ian Van Dahl)

SH’BAM 3 tracklist

1. Release Me – Linzi Paul
2. I Like It – Tokyo Haze
3. Don’t Want To Go To Bed Now – Southern Light
4. We No Speak Americano (Friday Night Posse Remix) – Yolanda Be Cool vrs DCUP
5. Drummer Boy (Original Version) – Alesha Dixon
6. Dynamite – Studio 88 feat. Juno Mars
7. Total Eclipse of the Heart (Spit & Polish Radio Mix) – Diva DJ’s vs Nicki French
8. Waka Waka (This Time For Africa) – Shakira feat. Freshlyground
9. Girlfriend (Dr. Luke Mix feat. Lil Mama) – Avril Lavigne feat. Lil Mama
10. Club Can’t Handle Me (Human Jive Club Remix/Radio Edit) – Chani
11. Fame – Mandy Brewer
12. Break Your Heart – Audiogroove


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