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BODYCOMBAT 53 does see some changes to the shortest and longest possible BC playlists with track 2 in BC53 being only 2:58 seconds long! 53 is actually a really short release coming in at only 52.2 minutes – which is a shame as that means we could’ve done the muay thai track twice!! (you’ll seriously wish we did it is THAT good!!)

Other notable tracks in 53 for their length are track 8 which is a biggie at 7:42 and track 3 which is also quite long at 6:22. However these don’t come in near the actual longest tracks below. Again, instructors take all these factors into account when you start mixing otherwise you could potentially have a 1 hour 15 minute playlist on your hands! Full lists follow – enjoy 53 guys it’s just so good! Update on 54 coming soon too 🙂

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: Don’t Need (BC49)  6:57
06: Russian Roulette (BC45)  6:48
07: Excalibur (BC42)  7:42
08: You’re the Feeling (BC50)  8:24
09: Somebody To Love (BC21)  6:05
10: Now We Are Free (BC20)  7:04

TOTAL: 1:14:40

SHORTEST BODYCOMBAT MIX

01: Summermelody / Does the Fish Have Chips? (BC34)   6:11
02: Rock N Roll All Night (BC53)  2:58
03: Here Tonight (BC51)  4:14
04: Lord of The Rings / Hava Nagila (BC49)  4:17
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)  2:53
10: Black Box (BC45)  3:29

TOTAL: 37:08

Les Mills have posted the BODYCOMBAT 53 tracklist to their website already so I guess it’s okay for me to do the same! BC53 would have to be my favourite release ever! Seriously it is absolutely EPIC. For more on it see my filming post. Coincidentally the BODYCOMBAT 54 filming was this morning – fantastic release as well more on that soon! As usual where covers have been used I’ve tried my best to link to original. Enjoy and be very excited!!!

BODYCOMBAT 53 tracklist

1a: Written In The Stars (Sunny Dee Remix) – Jason Born
1b: Are You Ready For This – Friday Night Posse
2: Rock N Roll All Night – Kicking Import
3: Shine On (Hixxy Remix) – R.I.O.
4: Sweet Dreams – Mislead Lizard
5: True Believer (Styles and Breeze Remix) – E-type
6: Swagger Jagger – Cher Lloyd
7: Blade (Re Con Remix) – Ali Payami vs. Aquagen & Warp Brothers
8: Summer Rain – Breeze vs. Brad Sure Feat Katie Halliday
9: Bangarang – Skrillex feat. Sirah
10: Is Anybody Out There? – Soldier TV

Think about these words:

if you always do what you've always done... You'll always get what you've always got

if you always do what you’ve always done you’ll always get what you’ve always got

THAT basically sums up BODYPUMP 84. It’s a game changer. A revolution.

I always attend BODYPUMP filmings but I rarely write about them simply because, well, this is a BODYCOMBAT blog… but the last time I felt like this about a release was BODYPUMP 80. That release just blew my mind. BODYPUMP 80 set the scene for a new direction in BODYPUMP; the introduction of HIIT training into the program with the Propulsion Lunge. And it’s never looked back since.

Well that was exactly a year ago and clearly Glen figured a year was a great time to change it up as in BP84 he’s done it again. And the theme for the release was the words above. If we don’t challenge the body in new and innovative ways our results will level off – so challenge the body he has!

I was really interested in seeing how 84 evolved as I attended a trial class about a month ago and couldn’t believe what I was seeing. Glen actually joked at one stage during that class when he was trialing a new move “Let’s see me try to get this past Bryce!” (for those of you that don’t know Bryce Hastings is the Technical Consultant for Pump – he’s part of the team that determine’s if a move is safe and effective or not). But I recall walking out of that trial class and thinking – ‘What the hell just happened was I hit by a bus?!’ – that class had so many innovations I figured there was no way they would make it into the final version!

Well they did and that bus came right round a month later and slammed me again! 84 SMASHED ME. I walked out of studio one a sweaty disheveled smashed mess! And it was bliss!

I can’t mention anything specific about the release itself (sorry!) but let me tell you this – there’s innovations everywhere. In the bicep track, the tricep track, the lunge track, heck even the warmup! …and not just new move innovations – the entire program has been turned on its head. It’s EPIC.

And the music; OMFG. Obviously music is completely subjective but I loved every single track. Every one! Normally in a release there’s one or two tracks you love, and a couple that you could take or leave. For me I could easily live without Summer of 69 again in 83, or Bad Case of Loving You in 82, or Higher Ground in 81… you get the idea. But in 84 I was smiling the whole way through as each and every track was amazing. The lunge track gave me goosebumps!

Special note has to be made about the presenters too. Obviously Glen always does an incredible job but I have to say the star on the day for me was Dave Kyle from the UK. That lunge track delivery was out of this world. Just amazing work! If you’ve not read the Les Mills Kia Kaha blog lately go take a look here. Start from Day One about half way down the page. Dave offers a fascinating insight into just how much work and dedication goes into filming week. It’s really interesting.

I have to also say I was beaming with pride in the bonus track – that was a real treat for me to watch personally.

So guys in short be very excited! I know 83 hasn’t even hit the globe yet (and don’t get me wrong 83 is an amazing release too!) but 84 is really something special. Bring on BODYCOMBAT 54 on Monday! Until then!

Unbelievably this is out already! Seems we have a rogue trainer posting from his advance training kit :/

I was gonna hold off posting this but it’s making its way around the net already so if you can’t beat ’em join ’em! Enjoy! (and yes we have  Summer of 69 as a squat track again!)

BODYPUMP 83 tracklist

1. Set it Off – Pimp Dawg
2. Summer Of 69 – Yesterday Affair
3. Turn Up The Music – Chris Brown
4. Set Fire To The Rain – Fizzy Deejay
5. Glad You Came – Toy Hypo
6. Stronger (What Doesn’t Kill You) – Kelly Clarkson
7. Turn The Tide – Manian & Aila
8. C’est Bleu – Scooter Feat. Vicky Leandros
9. When We Stand Together – Nickelback
10. Better Than I Know Myself – Adam Lambert

Bonus 3: Paradise – Psychic Stars

Once again apologies for the lack of updates been uber-busy! Got LOADS to write about too with filmings coming up really soon, plus the latest on the new Les Mills GRIT series (which I tried 2 weeks ago and OMFG!) and my completion of the CXWORX module last weekend… phew! In the meantime here’s the latest posters to wet your appetite. I love them let me know your thoughts. Enjoy!



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