BODYPUMP is now available at home through LES MILLS on Demand – a fitness streaming service. It’s such a fun strength training workout set to music and I love that I can stream it now!
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WHAT IS BODYPUMP?
The fun, total body workout helps you build lean, toned muscles through The Rep Effect.
The Rep Effect is a designed formula using light weights and high repetitions to help you get max results.
Each workout is set up in muscle groups and are about 5 minutes each. Every time you switch muscle groups, you get a new song, and the rep count is set to the beat of the song.
IS BODYPUMP A GOOD WORKOUT?
I personally love it and BODYCOMBAT – LES MILLS’ martial arts workout. Since you’re lifting light weights for a ton of reps, you can expect your heart rate to go up and get a good calorie burn as well as strength training.
With that said, if you’re looking to build major muscle mass – I would say a heavier weight, lower rep workout would be best.
I love BODYPUMP because it’s focused on burning calories, toning your muscles and not getting bulky.
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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, but I prefer to workout 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?
For any BODYPUMP workout, you’ll want to have:
- 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?
You’ll want to start with low weights since you’ll be doing a low of reps. The larger the muscle group the heavier weight you’ll find you can do.
I usually do 5lbs for the warmup, biceps, triceps (per arm), and shoulders. I use 10-15lbs for my 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
- 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.