Discovering Les Mills – Body Combat

BODYCOMBAT™ is a non-combat, martial arts-based fitness program with moves drawn from Karate, Tae Kwan Do, Kung Fu, kickboxing, Muay Thai and Tai Chi. Each 55-minute BODYCOMBAT™ class is choreographed to 10 tracks of the latest music, providing an exhilarating exercise experience that delivers ultra-fast fitness results. * taken from official Les Mills body combat site

For anyone that knows me or follows me on twitter will know that for the last 8 months I have been addicted to spin classes at my local gym. I do spin 4 – 5 times a week depending on who’s taking the class as I personally believe that the instructor, music and style make the class. After months of friends trying to persuade me to try body combat, I did 3 weeks ago, body combat 40 (behind in releases).  I have to admit that the day after was fairly sore mainly down to using muscle groups I don’t normally work as hard or at all.  I thoroughly enjoyed it and I am now doing it twice a week (working up to 4). During a class my heart rate is hitting about 177 and burning around the 820 cal mark an hour. If you’ve never heard of Body Combat and want to try something different then check out the official Les Mills body combat site.

On the site Dan and Rachael Cohen go through some of the moves involved in a release. Doing the moves right saves you from injury so is worth checking out or asking an instructor. My favourite within this release is track 3(speed ball) and 7(Muay Thai).

The launch of the next release is happening at my gym in a couple of weeks and I am looking forward to what it brings.

I would thoroughly recommend Body Combat so what’s stopping you?

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  • Gillian
    Posted February 7, 2010 4:04 am 0Likes

    Holy moly, 820 cals?? I’ve only ever managed a max of 550. o.O hahaha Maybe I’m not working hard enough >.<

  • Simon Philp
    Posted February 8, 2010 8:30 am 0Likes

    lol Gillian might be because i am not as fit as you 😛 1hr 20 of spin and then 1 hr of combat usually results in 2000 cal mark :S

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