anyone do bodypump? help please on getting started
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.
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!
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
CherylVole · 11/04/2017 21:21
dont you go to a class? Way better or your technique will be all wrong
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
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
dementedpixie · 11/04/2017 21:26
And bodypump classes are for all levels, the only difference is the amount of weights you use
Fruitcocktail6 · 11/04/2017 21:27
I do it and I love it, but you need to go to a class.
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.
CherylVole · 12/04/2017 01:56
Every leisure centre does it
swampytiggaa · 12/04/2017 07:54
Not in North Devon apparently...
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!
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.
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.
CherylVole · 12/04/2017 13:15
CherylVole · 12/04/2017 13:16
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 :)
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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