Les Mills Pump: The Fastest Way To Get In Shape?
When people discuss the state of health they often focus on the negatives. Every day we hear about rising trends in obesity and diabetes, we hear about how most people’s diets are poor in nutrition and high in fat, salt, and sugar. We hear about the rise in cancer and heart disease rates, and this can paint a pretty bleak picture.
However, that’s not the whole story, because it doesn’t talk about the global phenomenon that is the Les Mills Body Pump Workout. This revolutionary new workout has taken the whole world by storm, and has changed not only how people approach fitness, but the kind of results they achieve. If you’re interested in learning what over 6,000,000 people have already discovered, then read on!
What’s Up With Les Mill’s Pump?
First off, what exactly is the Les Mills workout, and where has it come from? If you’re from the US, then this program may be news to you, but for millions of others it’s a well known story. Started in 1991 by Philip Mills, the son of famous New Zealand Olympic athlete Les Mills, this program has taken the world by storm and is now practiced virtually ever where. It is essentially a weight based cardio program that takes the barbell and then leads you through a 60 minute workout that hits all the major muscle groups.
Why a barbell? Usually reserved for the serious body builders, the minds behind Les Mills realized that this basic gym tool is the perfect key to unlocking body perfection. The barbell lends itself to a wide variety of different compound exercises, allowing you to work out your whole body, not just any one item in isolation. Even better, it forces you to engage all of your stabilizer muscles as you fight to remain erect while holding a heavy weight; as such even a simple exercise such as the shoulder press can bring into play every muscle in your body as your core, legs, hips, back and chest are used to stabilize you as you push that weight up into the sky.
How then does the Les Mills program incorporate the barbell into their workouts?
Simple. You won’t be pulling hundreds of pounds off the ground, but instead doing hundreds of reps with very light weights. Les Mills calls this the Rep Effect, and the idea is that you will develop long, lean, sexy muscles without bulking up due to doing hundreds of reps with light weights. How do you know how much weight you should use? This depends solely on you and your own experience: as you go through the program the amount of weight you use will change as you grow stronger and fitter.
Worried about bulking up? Don’t be. Your body adapts to the particular kind of stress that is placed on it. If you lift very heavy weights, then you will only be able to do so for a few reps, and you will tear the microfibers in your body as you do so. This will result in your body gaining a ton of mass as your muscles repair themselves and get big. Instead, if you lift very light weights for many reps, you will achieve a ‘toned’ look which will come about as a result of burning calories and conditioning your muscles. This is what will give you that lean look, leaving you chiseled and ripped as you get your whole body behind the workout.
Another Plus: The Music!
Another fundamental aspect of the Les Mills workout is the musical journey that you will go on. Each workout will contain eight separate tracks that will lead you through a different part of the session, helping you not only key in on where the workout is taking you but lifting and pushing you ever further as the great beats drive you on. The Les Mills music is designed specifically to help you workout harder than you thought you could, and is an instrumental part of your experience.
Now, it may sound like an exaggeration but none of this will matter if you do not lock in on the right nutrition practices. It doesn’t matter how much you train or with what intensity if you do not eat right, and that is why Beachbody and Les Mills are partnering together to deliver a world class nutrition guide that will tell you exactly what to eat, and when. If you follow this nutrition guide, if you are willing to change your current eating habits and really focus on the right approach, then you will attain astounding results. We are what we eat, and the Les Mills program aims to make you look absolutely gorgeous by helping you identify the correct food to be consuming day in, day out, for the rest of your life!
What comes in the Les Mills workout? All This!
First you get the 7 key DVD workouts that will allow you to follow the training as Les Mills recruits the best trainers in the world to lead you through the routines. These DVD’s will prove the foundation of everything you do, and will help you go from zero to sixty in no time at all. You also receive your barbell, which is absolutely key to the workouts you will be doing, along with weights and safety clips to keep them from sliding off. Further you will be receiving the Nutrition Guide and Workout Guide along with a Workout Calendar to really help you get started right.
Les Mills and Beachbody are aiming to deliver the most intense, the most incredible, and the most successful workout right to your living room. Combining a formula that is currently followed in 80 countries, in 14,000 gyms and practiced by over 6,000,000 people, the Les Mills workout will show you just how incredible your body can be if you just take the time and manifest the willpower to change your life forever!