LES MILLS PUMP  is on sale now!  This barbell - based rapid weight loss and accelerated strength- training program incinerates calories to help give you the ultimate, tight, toned, and lean body you want. Part of my "no gym required" work outs -  is LES MILLS PUMP. This is a class that I have taken at my gym in the past. But now I own it and have the barbell with weights and cool little clips. Body Pump comes with 8 different workouts -  all a little bit different then the next. Tempo is key therefore - music is critical. The music is pretty fun and of course - has a great beat. I must admit - I cranked up the volume - to get into "the zone." 

The secret is THE REP EFFECT, which requires that you use lighter weights at a higher rate of repetition so you can burn up to 1000 calories per workout and get leaner faster. When working larger muscle groups - say the quads and hamstrings I put on 15 lbs. on both sides - but I probably could have added another 5 lbs. to both sides. The beauty of this work out is to bust out a lot of reps. - making sure to have good form. 

Using the REP EFFECT to work my legs with the LES MILLS PUMP workout

Using the REP EFFECT to work my legs with the LES MILLS PUMP workout

The clean and press - which I have seen people perform at the gym - is a little intimidating - it's making sure you have the right weights and form. I think too - trying to remember your core - and keeping it stable is key. 

My youngest son stated that after viewing this little video clip - that he too can do "clean and press" - I love that he said that. I think we as parents try to set good examples for our kids. We want them to be healthy and strong and to stay active. It's nice that I don't have to venture too far to "get it done."