Les Mills Pump Workout ~ 3 Weeks In Review


Les Mills Pump Workout
Les Mills Pump Workout

Les Mills Pump Workout is one that I think most people would really like because it’s easy to follow, works your whole body, starts out with short workout times and has a variety of trainers to keep you motivated.  I’ve done P90X and P90X2 and decided that it was time for a change.  I wanted something totally different. Well, not crazy different.  I’m super uncoordinated so Turbo Fire isn’t my program although I love Chalean!  I’m a pick it up, put it down kind of girl :).  I considered body beast, but decided that I will probably try that in the future.  The Les Mills Pump Workout was first on my list.

So Far The Les Mills Pump Workout Has Not Disappointed!

I must say that I’m QUITE pleased with it.  It starts out with just 20 min workouts the first week, then 20 min and 30 mins the second and third week.  So, it’s very different from P90X where every workout is almost an hour or more.  I have to admit though, that P90X gave me a great foundation for all of these other workouts.  I’m so used to working out for a full hour that doing less just doesn’t seem right somehow :).  I’ve only finished the first 3 weeks, and as you progress the workouts get longer, 55 minutes being the longest.

You do have some different equipment which I know may deter some people because they don’t want to keep adding more stuff, but I like having all the variety.  That’s what keeps you from getting bored, right?  The Les Mills Pump Workout equipment is very versatile.  You use the weights with the bar and by themselves.

Here’s how the Les Mills Pump Workout works.

In a typical Les Mills Pump workout, you fatigue your muscles by doing 70 to 100 repetitions per body part. That’s about 4 times more reps than in a standard gym workout.

Training with THE REP EFFECT™ helps you:

Break down more fat reserves

• Target more muscle fibers

• Burn more calories than you would with traditional weight training, so you can achieve meaningful fat loss

• Build strength without building bulk

Why is the Les Mills Pump Workout Effective?

It’s all about THE REP EFFECT™. Unlike traditional strength workouts that feature heavy weights that bulk you up, Les Mills Pump uses light-to moderate weights at a higher rate of repetition. THE REP EFFECT pushes your muscles to fatigue by changing the tempo, position, and speed of your movements. Working out this way also helps boost your heart rate so you burn more calories. The result? You get lean, sexy, and strong muscles instead of big and bulky.

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As I said, I have only gotten through week 3, but so far I am feeling it quite a bit in my behind and legs and I’m only in the first phase.

There are 3 phases to the workout program.

Les Mills Pump Workout
The 3 phases of LMP

Here’s what you get in the basic Les Mill Pump Workout package. 

LES MILLS PUMP WORKOUT includes 7 fat-blasting, lean-muscle-building workouts:

  • PUMP CHALLENGE. Start firing your muscles with fundamental resistance exercises that will give you visible results in no time. (20 minutes)
  • PUMP AND BURN. Feel the burn with compound moves that work several muscles at once to scorch fat and calories. The bigger the burn, the bigger the results. (30 minutes)
  • PUMP AND SHRED. Start shredding while you build endurance and churn through fat stores with each repetition. THE REP EFFECT is in full effect here. (45 minutes)
  • PUMP REVOLUTION. Drive your heart rate up with quick tempos and big moves like power presses and power lunges. This is calorie burning and lean muscle building at its best. (55 minutes)
  • PUMP EXTREME. Weights won’t be the only thing lifted here as you focus on intensity and targeted muscle training in this extreme workout. (55 minutes)
  • FLOW. Increase flexibility, decrease soreness, and improve your alignment as you stretch and lengthen your entire body. (20 minutes)
  • HARD-CORE ABS. Carve out your core and define your back with moves that hit your muscles from every direction. It’s 360-degree training for your entire midsection. (20 minutes)
  • Plus, PUMP BASICS. Learn how to assemble your barbell, adjust your weights, and get proper grip and stance techniques to get the most out of your LES MILLS PUMP workout program. (10 minutes)

Les Mills Pump Workout Comes With Everything You Need!

Equipment to build your lean and sexy body:

  • Barbell. The ultimate body-transformation tool that’s the secret weapon to accelerate your strength training and fat loss. This barbell has a padded grip designed for comfort, and it’s easy to assemble and store.
  • 2 5-lb. and 2 10-lb. weight plates. Add intensity to your workouts by adjusting your weight load. These vinyl-coated plates make it simple to create the ultimate body-shaping challenge.
  • 2 safety clips. Hold the weight plates tightly on the barbell so your body remains balanced and stable throughout your lifts. Easy to put on and take off during workouts.
  • Bonus workout when you purchase from a Beachbody coach – Core Abs

Final thought of week 3 of the Les Mills Pump Workout!

The trainers are easy to follow and the music is motivating.  Each time you work a different muscle group they switch trainers which adds to the variety.  I also enjoyed the Flow workout which is basically a short yoga/stretch workout. This is a great program for all levels of fitness.  As with all the Beachbody programs they show you how you can modify all the moves. 

I’ll keep you posted on my progress so stay tuned.  

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