Brazil Butt Lift - Bum Bum Rapido

Leandro Carvalho
Year Released: 2010

Categories: Lower Body Strength

Video Fitness reviews may not be copied, quoted, or posted elsewhere without the permission of the reviewer

Show oldest reviews first

Bum Bum Rapido is part of the original Brazil Butt Lift set. It is designed as a quick (10.5 minutes total) workout for when you don't have enough time for the full Bum Bum. However, rather than just being a shortened version of Bum Bum, Rapido contains some of its own unique moves. Still, like Bum Bum, there is a strong cardio effect--my heart rate monitor had me in my target zone for 8 minutes of this 10 minute workout.

Leandro works out here on the same set as Bum Bum, and there are four female background exercisers. I found Leandro's cuing to be easy-to-follow; rather than mirror cue per se, he has a tendency to say "this leg" (similar to Leslie Sansone). He begins with a brief (1.5 minute) warm-up of wide-legged plie squats; this move transitions into a passe and then adds a rear lift (arabesque). Next comes a light jog with a side lunge/rear lunge; you then do the same lunge combo, but with jumping rope instead.

Continuing with lunges, Leandro first slowly moves through a lunge forward/plie back combination (alternating sides); he adds arm movements to this to be sure that you will keep you chest open. This is followed by a fast alternating lunge side-to-side. Next comes a bit more cardio: double squats interspersed with "super jacks," basically a simple plyo jump. Leandro then moves into side lunges with a knee lift. The final exercise is a standing side leg lift performed at various tempos. To finish, Leandro leads you through a short (1.5 minute) cool-down consisting of a standing figure 4 stretch and a hamstring stretch performed on each side.

This workout is short but intense! You will definitely feel the work in your glutes, and so I would definitely recommend giving Rapido a try if you are time-crunched.

Instructor Comments:
I found Leandro to be a bit goofy, and his heavy accent can be a little hard to understand at times, but overall, I didn't have any problems with him.

Beth C (aka toaster)