I’m so pumped that I’m getting back into Body Pump lately!!!
It’s been about 6 months since I did Pump regularly; I’ve been opting to do my strength on the gym floor instead, but I get bored so easily and going back to Pump takes all the thinking out of my workout and let’s me just do.
Tuesday, Thursday & Saturday you’ll find me sweating it out, and to make it into an all round cardio / strength session, I jog the 1km to my gym before the class.
Pump is high repetition/low-ish weights set to music so that it acts as a cardio workout in addition to toning. I say “low-ish” weights because you can always load up your bar if you love to feel the burn!
The music is usually covers or specially licensed songs. A typical set list for music goes something like this:
BODYPUMP 79 tracklist
Warmup: Higher – Logan S. feat. Mandy Brewer Squats: Closer To The Edge – Mekon Garden Chest: Party All Night (Sleep All Day) – Sean Kingston Back: Written In The Stars (Sunny Dee Remix) – Jason Born Triceps: Born This Way – Southern Light Biceps: Livin’ On A Prayer – Altiyan Childs Lunges: Grenade (Damn-R Mix) – Jason Born Shoulders: J’Adore Hardcore (Extended Mix) – Scooter Abdominals: We’ll Be Alright – Travie McCoy Cooldown: The Crow & The Butterfly – Shinedown Alternative 5 – Triceps: If We Ever Meet Again (Hans-O-Matik Bigroom Radio Cut) – Pandora BX
As much as I love it, lately I’ve been feeling I’m outgrowing Pump. Jay says Pump is a graduate program for the weights floor (where all the big boys work out)! So Ive decided to only do Pump once a week (instead of 2-3 times) and work out on the gym floor 1-2 times.