(Closed) Body Pump

posted 8 years ago in Fitness
Post # 3
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Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: June 2009

I loooooooove body pump!

Totally kicks my butt every time. Especially the track they have right now. I’m now up to decent sized weights. But if you don’t lift regularly, start out with 5 on each side of the bar. My first class EVER I did 5 pounds on each side and thought “lame-o, i have the smallest weights on!” but i was so sore the next few days. It’s a change in style b/c there are SO many repetitions and you go fast, then slow, then super slow mo, then “in the basement” which burns like nobody’s business. Too heavy and you’ll be incapable of finishing the class. I start out with 7’s on each side and stack on 15 on each side for squats and back and drop to 7 for biceps, shoulders, chest and i stick to 5’s for triceps and sometimes I hold onto plates for lunges. I hold onto a 10 lb for the abs portion. It’s a tough workout, but very comprehensive. I got nice and lean when I was going regularly. They should walk you through it all. Lemme know if you have any Q’s. I really like this class! It’s the only weight lifting class I go to now. And i’m just not motivated anymore to do weights on my own, so the class is *the* class for me

Post # 5
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Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: June 2009

OH, HAHA! Too funny, here I am telling you to go try the class and you teach it. It really is tough and when it gets easy, I just stack a few more pounds on and by then, the new track is out! The biceps and chest on this one are BEASTLY. Man. We all laugh b/c nobody, not even the instructor, does all those pushups in between them all. Our bodypump instructors (ok a few of them) are like, women’s bodybuilders and they are CRAAAAZY intense about it. Also a little masculine looking and they have the HUGEST weights on their racks, it totally freaks me out. Sometimes the Saturday instructor makes a mix of her favorite body parts from the old releases so it’s totally new, even though we’ve technically done them all. Those are hard Saturdays!

They need to fix the music though. It’s “popular” but not as upbeat or appropriate for me. I don’t need to lift weights to Britney Spears just b/c she was #1 on the charts =]

Post # 7
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Newbee

OK I GO T SUCKED IN……

 

WHAT THE BODY PUMP CLASS?  I have never heard of this but now I am very intrigued! 

Post # 8
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: October 2009

I loved tkaing body pump classes..but never saw results 🙁  But they are very impowering and I loved the instructors 🙂

Post # 9
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Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: June 2009

I had to go for a few months regularly to really see some definition. I saw it in my biceps first, then noticed my thighs got leaner and a little stockier (had trouble pulling up a skirt, oops!) so i lowered my squat weights. I used to play 3 sports back in high school, so my body can go into memory mode if i’m not careful when it comes to weight training.

Oh, those two crazy lady instructors have huuuuge veiny biceps and wear those little spandex shorts. They’re insanely cut and ripped, it actually grosses me out a little bit. And they are SUPER tan. And they rock the 80’s bangs and teased hair so at least it’s funny =]

They really should just let US pick the music. lol. My pilates instructor loves Enya…*sigh*. Oh well!

Post # 11
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Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: June 2009

And I’m not even exaggerating. They’re like those 1980’s body builders, but they teach this class! If I could take a picture with my phone without being creepy, I totally would. And they keep telling us “no pain, no gain!” and to keep stacking on the weights and all the women are like, “eh, i don’t wanna look like you” =]. They’re not really feminine looking, despite their pink cloths and jewelry and hairdos =]. They’re really nice, but I like when my instructors are personally what I strive for, fitness-level wise. I want them to inspire me, not make me wonder how they got so cut =]

Post # 12
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: January 2008

I LOVE body pump class!!  Used to take it back in the US, and chose my gym here in England because they offered it.  It’s SUCH a good class, and I love how STRONG it makes me feel.

I’m always dying by the time the last track comes around.  And then my legs are so weak that it’s scary to walk down the steps to the locker room!

 

Post # 13
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: January 2008

One thing I hate– several of the instructors at my gym turn the music up WAY too loud.  I’m all for energetic, lively music, but it actually makes my ears ring and then they have to scream over top of it, and you can’t hear them that clearly.  I’ve taken to wearing earplugs for the class.

I also hate when people “cheat” and hurry up and down instead of staying at the proper pace.  Makes me mad when I’m dying on the slow ones and they’re just popping back up.  🙂

Post # 15
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: April 2013

Love it.  At my gym it switched from being called Body Pump to Group Power a couple years ago though so I think it’s slightly different now.  Also love Group Step and wish my gym had the cycling one – I love spin classes!

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