Sculpt Lean Muscle with Les Mills Pump & Get Fit After 40

I just finished Phase 1 of Les Mills Pump home fitness program.  This program is a great program for any fitness level.  No matter where you are on your fitness journey you can still start with Les Mills Pump.  It is a low impact but high intensity fitness program that provides modifications for beginners and allows you to choose what you do for your cardio workout.  Although I’m not a beginner, I liked how I could do whatever I wanted to do for my cardio workouts.

I have the Les Mills Pump basic kit that does not include the cardio workouts. On your non resistance training days you walk for the length of time the program requires you to. So that’s why it’s perfect for all fitness levels.  You have to add resistance training to your workout regimen to lose weight, burn fat and see really good results.   Muscle increases your metabolism and helps your body to burn more calories even when you’re resting.

As a woman over 40, I know how important adding muscle to my physique is for my overall health and fitness. After age 40, you lose 8% of your muscle each year.  So I know I have to work EXTRA hard to make sure I continuously increase my muscle and decrease my body fat and to continually maintain those results.  That’s why Les Mills Pump is such a great workout.  Not only does it add lean muscle and great definition, the workouts are effective and don’t require you to work out for a long time to see great results.

During Phase 1 of Les Mills Pump, you start with Pump Challenge and the Pump and Burn workouts.  Pump Challenge is a great introduction to the Les Mills Pump fitness program and helps you to learn the basic exercises you’ll do during the 90 day fitness program.   The Pump & Burn workout is the other workout you’ll do during Phase 1 of Les Mill Pump.  This workout will challenge the large muscle group, sculpt your muscles and burn fat.  The squat and chest work outs left my muscles feeling fatigued and challenged.  I could really see the difference and changes that happened to my body.  I love working my lower body and I love the squat track.  The squat track is under 5 minutes but it is so intense that my legs were shaking by the end of this workout.  The leg and back track is great also for toning the hamstrings and glutes.  I know I’ve burned some calories when I have completed the lower body tracks.

I really love this workout but I’m a little disappointed in myself because I never took my before pics at the beginning of this fitness program.  Now that I’m starting Phase 2, I will track my progress more closely because this phase will add the Pump and Shred workout to my the workouts I will be doing this month and I want everyone else to see what I’ve noticed and the changes in my body in the past 30 days.

If you have been on the fence about whether the Les Mills Pump workout is for you, trust me you’re gonna LOVE this workout.  No matter your age, fitness level or gender.  Join me on this journey! You’ll be glad you did!!

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2 Responses to “Sculpt Lean Muscle with Les Mills Pump & Get Fit After 40”

  1. May 30, 2012 at 8:00 pm #

    Les Mills Pump is one of my favorite programs from beachbody! So much energy and excitement! Highly recommended!

    • May 30, 2012 at 11:01 pm #

      I totally agree. The trainers are so motivating!

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