BODYPUMP and muscle growth
Posted September 27, 2010on:
A couple of days ago I was browsing the Les Mills community forums and a post caught my eye. It was on the subject of building muscle doing BODYPUMP. Cut a long story short, one of the posts had the following comment:
Body Pump DOES NOT build muscle mass
Now I did add my two cents because this is a subject I get asked about a lot and feel very strongly about. When asked by men in class as to whether they can build their muscles using pump I use myself as an example. The ONLY weight training I have done since I did the BODYPUMP module in March last year is pump. That’s it, outside the group fitness studio I haven’t picked up a weight at all. Not even once. And, in that time I’ve put on 7 kilograms (over 15 lbs) of muscle.
Take a look at the pics below – the one on the left was taken at the release of BODYCOMBAT 39 in March 2009, the other the release of BC45 in September 2010 (18 months between the two).
The only difference between the pic on the left and the pic on the right is the addition of BODYPUMP to my training routine (three times per week). Normally when I tell people pump is the only weight training I do I get a surprised look but anyone who knows me knows it’s the absolute truth. BODYPUMP works, if you put in the hard yards and really, I mean really bust your ass every class it will totally change your body…. trust me I’m living proof!