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anyone do bodypump? help please on getting started
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swampytiggaa · 11/04/2017 21:13

hi there. I run a bit - parkrun on saturdays and at least twice more during the week - longest distance is half marathon. I would like to add something else preferably weight based.

I have a cross trainer at home so I am using that regularly but I have heard about bodypump and it sounds like the sort of thing that i would enjoy. However I live in the sticks and there aren't any classes locally.

i have looked on youtube for workouts i can try at home but there are loads! just had a go at a les mills one and it seemed ok but don't think it was aimed at beginners tbh plus it was for an hour which feels a bit full on for a newbie (I managed 15 minutes)

so basically i am looking for a workout suitable for a beginner. Would be grateful for any pointers or tips.

thank you!

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Piffpaffpoff · 11/04/2017 21:16

Body pump is great but start with really light weights and work up from there over time. It does get easier, honest!

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swampytiggaa · 11/04/2017 21:20

thank you piffpaffpoff - which workout do you use? I don't mind buying something - i just wanted to try something out for free before committing cash iyswim

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CherylVole · 11/04/2017 21:21

dont you go to a class? Way better or your technique will be all wrong

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CherylVole · 11/04/2017 21:22

Everyone does an hour. If you only do 15 mins you wont exercise everything and your weights are too heavy
current release is 101

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dementedpixie · 11/04/2017 21:25

The bodypump classes i go to are 45 minutes (missing out 2 arm tracks) or 1 hour (all muscle groups worked). Just start with low weights and work on your technique before increasing them

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dementedpixie · 11/04/2017 21:26

And bodypump classes are for all levels, the only difference is the amount of weights you use

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Fruitcocktail6 · 11/04/2017 21:27

I do it and I love it, but you need to go to a class.

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swampytiggaa · 11/04/2017 21:30

just googled again and the only place that did bodypump locally has closed. Tonight was mostly about seeing what it involved and to see if i could cope with the exercise. Will look at the 101 and give it a proper go with light weights.

thank you

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CherylVole · 12/04/2017 01:56

Every leisure centre does it

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swampytiggaa · 12/04/2017 07:54

Not in North Devon apparently...

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Tanaqui · 12/04/2017 07:58

THey probably do a similar one but call it something difference because of the cost! Look at the class descriptions or give them a call- it's good to get the technique right before you try it at home because of the risk of injury. Or try something at home like the 30 day shred- that is designed to do at home so is well explained, and is only 20 min!

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ShoutOutToMyEx · 12/04/2017 08:20

OP, see if they've got anything called 'body conditioning' or something like that. It'll be basically the same. I did a fake pump class last night and it was just as good!

I really recommend physically going to a class if at all possible, aside from the technique aspect it'll give you that extra push.

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swampytiggaa · 12/04/2017 09:29

I'll have a wander up to our local leisure centre and see if they have anything similar... Looks to be mostly spinning yoga and pilates but I haven't investigated fully.

Thank you

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swampytiggaa · 12/04/2017 13:31

Thank you but I can't actually get to either of those. Have found a body conditioning class locally which might work depending on times :)

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Truckingalong · 12/04/2017 16:17

The classes make you push on through though, whereas you tend to give up at home quicker.

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