Donna (who doesn't have a blog...hint, hint) and I went to Body Pump tonight at Club Fitness. The class is 1 hour of weight lifting - tons of squats, lunges, arms, crazy tricep exercises, biceps, etc. There is a small ab section at the end. Here's part of the entry on Body Pump from Les Mills website (the creator of the class):
BODYPUMP™ is the fastest way to shape up and lose body fat. It’s a toning and conditioning class with weights and is for just about everybody who wants to add strength training into their aerobic workout. The simplicity of the class makes BODYPUMP™ a great starting point to develop strength and confidence. Hot sounds and compelling choreography keep you going through each 45-minute or one-hour workout. You’ll use a step platform, a bar and a set of weights.
This website talks about the various parts of the class:
It is a hard class! The first time we used only 1 small weight for the entire time. This time we did 2 small weights for some of the exercises. Our legs were shaking like crazy after all the leg exercises! The plan is to go again on Thursday evening, providing we're not still insanely sore! I highly recommend the class. I did way more reps than I would ever have done on my own.
I'm going to do some cardio and abs (about an hour total) tomorrow evening after my WW meeting. Hopefully I'll have a decent loss. We started back last week after being gone for a while. I met my 10% goal while we were gone. Woohoo! About 18 pounds left to my goal, although my ultimate goal would be to lose about 30 pounds.
I thought I'd post a picture, and this was one that came up when I Googled weight lifting. Um...disgusting!