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BrendaandEddie Mon 14-Dec-15 13:34:18

I have just restarted after doing it manically three times a week a year or so again. OMG my thighs are KILLING, i can barely walk.

I was delighted though that in the first class back we had one of those men who come in new and WAY over estimate how much they can lift. * guilty giggle *
Women never do this!

megletthesecond Mon 14-Dec-15 19:09:53

I've seen a couple of blokes look slightly traumatised when they realise how much lifting there is and that their chosen weights might kill them before the class ends grin.

BrendaandEddie Mon 14-Dec-15 20:55:59


MrsHarveySpecter Mon 14-Dec-15 21:44:22

The best bit about body pump. Well that and it's transformative powers!

Bedsheets4knickers Mon 14-Dec-15 23:09:38

I love it when the Jonny concretes give it a go and chuck on the weight .. ESP the biceps .. grin

BrendaandEddie Tue 15-Dec-15 19:35:14

well after a killer session on Sat ( LOVE 'Wobble') - the first time back for 18 m after getting hooked on spin, i couldnt walk.
I did spin on Sunday to loosen up then another class of pump on monday - WAY better. But i tell you that squat and lunge track BURNED

nbee84 Sat 19-Dec-15 22:22:04

That was me last Monday grin My legs were so sore and of course the 3 year old (I'm a nanny) climbed all over me at every opportunity! Loving this latest release, particularly the back track.

MrsMargoLeadbetter Sat 26-Dec-15 22:26:13

I have just started after years...and love it.

I am at a Virgin gym. They tend to do the same music tracks each time. Teacher mentioned something about new ones in the new year.

Does your class have the same music? Just wondered.

KatoPotato Sat 26-Dec-15 22:28:18

Genuinely excited about getting back into pump in the new year!

dementedpixie Sat 26-Dec-15 22:29:43

That's the thing about les mills classes, they have the same routines whichever venue you go to. They run in blocks of 3 months so it changes 4 times a year. The new routine will be released in January.

KatharinaRosalie Sat 26-Dec-15 22:31:03

In Bodypump, there's a new release every 3 months. We (I'm an instructor) are supposed to teach that for a few weeks, and then introduce some old tracks in the mix, so people don't get bored. Not everybody does that though, in some gyms people ask that we teach only the same tracks for the whole 3 months.

And yes, I always tell the big bulky men that this class is different, they should go easy. If they roll their eyes and ignore me, I do secretly enjoy watching them the last 2 minutes of each track grin

MrsMargoLeadbetter Sat 26-Dec-15 22:36:12

Ok thanks. I quite like repetion but not forever etc.

"Les mills" demented?

dementedpixie Sat 26-Dec-15 22:40:09

Les Mills are the 'inventors' of classes like body pump, body combat, body attack, etc and the centres they are taught in all work to the same choreography so wherever you go it will be the same

dementedpixie Sat 26-Dec-15 22:45:16

MrsMargoLeadbetter Sun 27-Dec-15 08:05:56

Ah thanks. Sorry thought it was an auto text replacment for Virgin gyms!

wonkylampshade Sun 27-Dec-15 08:11:05

I'm also planning to head back in the new year after having a baby who is one now! Managed to keep going till I was 6mo, then chucked it in. I was going three times a week and loved it! It's totally addictive.

KatharinaRosalie Sun 27-Dec-15 09:23:24

Oh and if your instructor is doing the same release for the full 3 months, don't be shy to ask them to mix it up. If you go several times per week, you will get quite fed up otherwise.

RubbishChristmasName Sun 27-Dec-15 09:30:39

Has pump helped anyone to lose weight?
I go to slimming world and I found that I gained weight or stayed the same with pump.
Should I have persevered or do you not lose weight with it?

dementedpixie Sun 27-Dec-15 09:54:06

I find it helps to tone so you may not lose weight but you do change shape.

KatharinaRosalie Sun 27-Dec-15 12:28:33

Yes I lost a lot when i first started it, but I was doing a lot of pump as well - if you stick to 1-2 classes per week and don't change eating habits, you probably won't lose that much, as it does not burn as many calories as some other Les Mills classes. Certainly helps to tone up though.

RubbishChristmasName Sun 27-Dec-15 12:58:13

Well I plan on getting back to it in Jan. I've lost 4stone and now need to lose 2 more and tone up so I'll give pump another go.

I will be going to attack as I used to love that but it's going to kill me the first few weeks!!

bodenbiscuit Sun 27-Dec-15 13:01:08

I love body pump. Spin is the best sort of thing for weight loss apparently but weight loss is always about diet and exercise.

nbee84 Sun 27-Dec-15 15:09:26

You should find pump will help to increase your muscle mass and decrease your body fat. So while your weight may stay the same you will be changing shape and toning up. I've been weighed monthly on those scales that measure body fat/water/muscle mass/visceral fat etc and in 3 months I've dropped 4.2% body fat and gained 2.1kg of muscle. I have also dropped 6lb in weight - eating carefully but keeping protein intake up at about 70g a day.

BrendaandEddie Thu 31-Dec-15 16:07:00

i keep getting a cricked neck

ALSO how does it work at your gym?
do you all put your own stuff up - do they do it for you? Who puts it away - each their own or everyone helps each other

BrendaandEddie Thu 31-Dec-15 16:07:34

after a year or so break I can tell you that the music quality is WAY better now
now more ' summer of 69'

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