Almost every year we witness the ‘birth’ of a new fitness phenomenon and it appears that 2019 is no exception at all! Bodypump is the latest workout fad and, believe it or not, it delivers some incredible results.
Simply put, it’s a barbell workout, aiming to get you toned, lean and, obviously, fit. It consists of a set of scientifically-backed moves, performed on a musical background, and triggering The Rep Effect.
This is a relatively unknown term, but it refers to a proven formula designed to exhaust your muscles by using light weights but performing high repetitions. And this is one of the secrets of developing a lean and athletic body.
Considering that not a lot of people are aware of what bodypump can actually do, let’s take a few minutes and answer some of the most common questions about this new…way of fitness.
How effective is bodypump?
Obviously, through this question, most people want to know how many calories they can actually burn during a session. According to some studies, during a regular, 55-minute workout, you can burn around 560 calories. Still, this shouldn’t be your main objective, as bodypump is more about building lean muscle mass, which automatically leads to an increased number of burnt calories.
As a side note, a lot of those who already tried it consider this workout programme as the ultimate calorie burning resistance workout. And they are somehow right since it was proven that it’s able to generate a long-term calorie burning process, which is way better than your average calorie-matched cardio class.
What kind of exercises does bodypump consist of?
As mentioned above, most exercises are done using barbells, but during an entire session, you will go through ten tracks, each of them designed for a different muscle group. Some trainers prefer mixing the tracks, so besides barbell moves, expect squats, deadlifts, lunges, bicep curls and many more. And wait, we’re not done…
For the best results, include pushups, presses and some crunches as well!
How often should you train?
So, let’s make a few things clear: unlike your traditional fitness class, bodypump will challenge all the main muscle groups. In this case, our recommendation would be to stick to no more than two to three classes per week. Also, take a day off between sessions.
If you want to speed up the results a bit, consider adding two or three cardio classes in this entire mix, and you will get the body you always wanted in no time.
Ok, so you know the basics now, right? Therefore, what’s it going to be? Are you going to give it a shot or not?
If the answer is yes, then Fitness 360 Florida can be the perfect place to ‘test’ this type of workout! The team is always ready to motivate you, in a fun and friendly environment, but also keep you dedicated, through support and education.
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