Research has confirmed that BODYPUMP™ has strong calorie and fat-burning effects and it improves aerobic fitness, muscular strength, and muscular endurance. There is also evidence that BODYPUMP classes can have positive psychological benefits.
The secret to BODYPUMP is The Rep Effect a breakthrough in resistance training that throws traditional thinking about lifting heavy weights on its head. Leveraging high reps for strength, The Rep Effect exhausts muscles with high repetitions using light weights, an approach proven to deliver a total body transformation.
What is a rep in strength training?
Rep is short for repetition. The term rep means a single complete motion of any exercise. For example, one squat rep involves the movement down to squat position and then back up again. The term “set” refers to the number of reps you perform consecutively in a row.
Using The Rep Effect, BODYPUMP classes give you sculpted shoulders, defined biceps and triceps, strong lean legs, firm glutes and a tight core. Choreography in each of these areas is specifically targeted so you'll burn fat, burn more calories and achieve more meaningful fat loss and muscle fatigue. The end result is that you build strength without building bulk.
In a typical BODYPUMP class you’ll perform between 800 and 1000 reps in a single group workout. That’s more than four times the amount a person can achieve when training alone.