BODYPUMP combines great music and proven moves to activate major muscle groups quickly. So you can work your entire body in under an hour! Originally, BODYPUMP was only taught in gyms, but now it’s available at home through LES MILLS on Demand – a fitness streaming service.
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What is BODYPUMP?
The original barbell class, BODYPUMP from LES MILLS, includes lots of repetition using moderate weights.
The workout focuses on a different area of the body for about 5 minutes. For example you’ll do a leg track for 5 minutes then a back track for the next 4-5 minutes.
Every time you switch muscle groups, you get a new song, and the rep count is set to the beat of the song.
It’s is a great workout if you’re looking to tone up without building bulky muscles.
The fun workout includes amazing trainers that have perfected “The Rep Effect“.
The Rep Effect is a designed formula using lighter weights and high repetitions to help you get max results.
Is BODYPUMP a good workout?
BODYPUMP is a great barbell workout for those wanting to feel their heart rate go up and sneak some cardio into their resistance training.
With that said, if you’re looking to build major muscle mass – a heavier weight, lower rep workout would be best.
It’s the ideal workout to burn calories and tone your muscles. It’s also the perfect way to train without getting bulky.
Plus, it can also be friendly to most fitness levels. You could modify the moves, choose light weights, or go slower through the moves.
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Who will love BODYPUMP at home?
- Men & women looking to get more leaned and toned
- Pop music lovers looking for a workout
- Someone wanting a gym-quality workout at home
- Anyone looking for a total body workout
How do you get LES MILLS BODYPUMP?
You can find a live class at gyms across the country or stream the workouts at home!
Their LES MILLS on Demand app make it so easy to stream workouts too! You can learn more about how it works, whether or not you can download workouts or stream to your TV here.
You can also grab a free trial to LES MILLS on Demand here!
What equipment do you need for BODYPUMP?
- a barbell
- weighted plates for the barbell
- a bench or step with risers
- a yoga mat (optional)
- streaming device like an Apple TV, smart phone, etc.
How much weight should I use for BODYPUMP?
BODYPUMP uses a barbell with weight plates. You’ll want to start with lighter weights because of the high repetition movements. Typically, a woman may use 5 – 10 lbs for her biceps, triceps, and shoulders, and 10-20 lbs for her chest, back, and lower body.
Is BODYPUMP a total body workout?
Here’s what you can expect from a full-length class (each class may vary though):
- Warm Up
- Core strength moves
- Cool Down
You’ll work through each muscle group before tackling the next one. For example, you may do 5 minutes of squats before going onto the chest track.
How many times a week can I do LES MILLS BODYPUMP?
Since BODYPUMP is a total body strength workout, you don’t want to do a class on back to back days.
I personally like to do BODYCOMBAT Monday & Wednesday, BODYPUMP Tuesday & Thursday, and a BODYFLOW on Friday’s. I usually take the weekends off.
Learn more about BODYCOMBAT here!
How many calories do you burn in BODYPUMP?
The LES MILLS BODYPUMP classes are typically 55-60 minutes, and you can burn up to 600 calories per workout!
Will BODYPUMP make me bulky?
In my experience – no! Strength training overall won’t bulk women up unless they’re purposely trying to gain a lot of muscle mass. This is because women don’t have as much testosterone as men which aids in them getting those large muscles women seem to dread.
But if you’re worried about bulking up, a lighter weight higher repetition workout has been shown to build leaner muscle compared to lifting heavy weights for lower reps. So that means, BODYPUMP would be perfect if you’re wanting to tone up without getting bulky.
Can you build muscle with BODYPUMP?
BODYPUMP can help you build muscle and boost your metabolism based on LES MILLS.
As I mentioned before, you can expect BODYPUMP to help you build lean muscle versus major muscle mass though since it’s a lower weight, higher repetition workout.
How do I get LES MILLS BODYPUMP?
You can get access to BODYPUMP by signing up for LES MILLS on Demand. You can actually grab a free Les Mills on Demand trial here.
With that trial, you also get access to other LES MILLS workouts including BODYCOMBAT, Body Flow, CXWORX, and more!
Are LES MILLS Workouts on DVD?
LES MILLS workouts including BODYPUMP are only available through their streaming service. They don’t have any DVD options.
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