Why You Should Try BodyPump

June 6, 2016

BodyPump is the most popular barbell program on the planet. The reason is clear; it provides you with the most effective full body workout that you can get in under an hour. BodyPump also happens to be a whole lot of fun. If you are looking to strengthen your entire body in one exciting, muscle quivering session, then BodyPump is the perfect fit for you.

BodyPump is billed as the world’s fastest way to get in shape. It’s designed to tone and build muscle through repetitions (800 of them throughout the course of the workout), while stripping off body fat by boosting the metabolism. In doing so, BodyPump will strengthen every muscle group in your body.

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Dissecting a BodyPump Class

BodyPump is a group exercise class in which each participant has a fixed weight barbell and a low bench to work with. Classes may be either 30, 45 or 55 minutes in length. Over that period of time, you’ll do the following exercises:

Secret of Bodypump: The Rep Effect

The secret to the effectiveness of BodyPump, in terms of both strength enhancement and muscle shaping, is what is known as the rep effect. Whereas traditional weight lifting wisdom dictates heavy weights and low reps to build strength, the rep effect turns this idea on its head. By performing high reps with lighter weights, it sculpts the muscles while increasing strength levels. Research also confirms that high reps with lighter weights is a great way to improve bone strength and density.

By participating in a BodyPump class you will pump out 800 reps throughout the course of the class. That is quadruple what a person would typically do when working out on the gym floor by themselves.

An Effective Cardio Workout

As well as sculpting your body and making you stronger, BodyPump will give you a vigorous cardiovascular workout. This, in turn, will charge your metabolic rate, allowing you to burn more calories. When you start repping out on such moves as squats or overhead presses, you’ll be maximally driving the heart rate. You’ll be getting fitter, leaner, more muscular and stronger all at the same time.

A Rocking Soundtrack

At the heart of BodyPump is the music. The program uses great music designed to pump you up, get you motivated and bring out your best performance. A class involves ten pieces of music. The first track is the warmup, where all of the major muscle groups are worked to get warm with a light weight. From there, you progressively work through each of the tracks, focusing on each of the major muscles, one at a time.

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Time to Get Pumped

BodyPump is the all in one workout that is waiting to make you stronger, leaner and fitter. At Evolve Fitness, we offer BodyPump classes at our gyms in Cambridge and Framingham, so stop by anytime to find out more.

Looking to try out BodyPump for yourself? Sign up for a free 7-day pass at either location to experience our life-changing group fitness classes for yourself.

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