I was a bit apprehensive about trying combat again after all my problems, in particular because the sidekicks and roundhouses give me grief, but last week I tried it out with Alexander and did it again last night before my balance class (was a bit scared about getting through 2 classes, especially when I had to teach the second one, but I don’t have access to many combats without having childcare etc).
It’s the last week we’re doing the current releases (which for us is still BC39), and I have to say this release is ok, but doesn’t really stand out to me as super. Except track 7, I LOVE track 7. That track just motivates me so much. The music starts off a bit crappy, but when it changes it’s soooo good it makes it even better that it goes from bad to good.
My fitness is pretty terrible now though. It’s so depressing to know that before I could easily do a triple BP/BA/BB, and on occasion I had even taught 5 classes in one day. But now, my throat was burning by track 3 from the exertion, not sure how long it would take me to get fitter only being able to do 1 combat a week?
You’ll get fitter quicker than doing no Combat classes a week.
The one advantage you have is that the recent releases of Balance are a lot more intense than it was 18 months ago so doing it a few times a week (teaching or at home) will improve all but your aerobic fitness.
I was knackered after track 2 of my first ever Combat class. Now I can hammer it right until the end. You should know that the body adjusts and it’s a lot easier to get back to a peak if you’ve been there before. Your a fitness professional (and younger than me) so if I can do it then you can.
Track 7 in BC40 is a bit weird but when you do the jump-lunge descending elbow it is insane fun. It’s one of the few tracks in BC40 I like more than BC39.