So i just finished my Les Mills Combat program! 🙂
My twin sis and I bought each other the program for Christmas. Haha, side note, you know you have a fitness addiction when you buy programs as gifts! I started the program at the beginning of the new year and just finished last week.
Having done TurboFire for the last few years, and having just finished P90X i was ready for a change. I liked the Combat video i got with my PUMP series, so I was bursting with excitement at the chance to do this one.
My first few days were a little rough. It’s always important to remember that when you’re staring a new program, it will take time to adjust to the moves, timing and sequences. I, thinking I was all fitness queen, didn’t watch the how to videos. BIG MISTAKE. After the second class, I popped that one right in. I don’t know if anyone else likes to get the most of their workouts, but I DO!!! I wanted to be sure I was doing the moves right!
I got the full package when I ordered, so I had a bunch of DVDs, including the legs and arms. I LOVE the variety this program has to offer! It is not as high intensity on the legs as some of the other DVDs i’ve done. STILL HARD though! I honestly have never in my life had bicep sweat until I did these videos! My favorite one… the live 60! LOVE that one!!
I also really enjoyed the HIITS. They took me a little while to get the hang of them, but once I did I loved the challenge. How does Dan do all of those Plyo Lunges so early? My hammies always feel like bricks until 15 minutes into a workout! I really enjoyed how the group showed a variety of levels. I never felt like I couldn’t do it. And, as i said, i started to challenge myself. By the end of the program, i was determined to get at least 10 tuck jumps with the burpees at the end of the Power HIIT!
One thing I really noticed was my abs. They really “popped” in this 60 day series. All of the twisting really makes a difference. And I really liked how I got technique that I was missing, or “skipping over” in my previous kickboxing workouts. I started doing TurboFire again and I noticed that it’s a lot harder because now i’m more focused on my form! Technique can completely change a program or more regardless of what you’re doing.
In terms of calendar, I followed it to a T. I added a few days of legs and abs in with it as well. The abs video is great because it incorporates a lot of planks. Planks are, far and away, the BEST ab exercises. It really challenges you to use your entire core. That’s the one thing I really wanted to work on in this workout was my love handles and back bulge. I didn’t focus that much on my back during P90X, well lower back, and i noticed that pocket over my jeans. I don’t have that anymore. My core is as strong as I think it will ever be!
However, abs are always made in the kitchen! I followed an entirely Clean diet. Lots of lean proteins, greens, and I ate my Shakeology muffin every morning for extra protein and healthified yumminess!
The price point was great compared to some of my previous Beachbody programs! This was was definitely doable for my bank account!
I will be hosting a challenge group coming up after ST. Patty’s day! 60 days! If you’re interested, let me know! I’ll be doing it with one of my fellow girls, Sara!
Overall, i would totally 150% recommend this program!! PLUS, who DOESN’T LOVE TO LISTEN TO ACCENTS!!!!!!!!