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Old 12-01-2008, 08:00 PM   #21
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Re: "Body pump" classes... a means to an end?

hi...

i started out my fitness journey doing the various les mills classes. Whilst I did get some improvements (wasn't hard considering I started off very very unfit), the gains were nothing compared to the gains I have gotten from crossfit.

in short, the classes are of some value, but to get to your end goal, nowhere near as efficient, effective and safe as crossfit...

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Old 12-02-2008, 12:49 PM   #22
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Re: "Body pump" classes... a means to an end?

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hi...

i started out my fitness journey doing the various les mills classes. Whilst I did get some improvements (wasn't hard considering I started off very very unfit), the gains were nothing compared to the gains I have gotten from crossfit.

in short, the classes are of some value, but to get to your end goal, nowhere near as efficient, effective and safe as crossfit...

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I did the same thing. I didn't know about CF and started doing Bodypump classes at the local YMCA. Truth is, they worked. I felt better, looked better, all that kind of stuff. Granted, I didn't have much lower to go physically.

Back to the point of the thread: Bodypump is not a bad place to start for someone that might be intimidated by CF. But, if you are not intimidated easily, just jump right in to CF'ing. Heck, Bodypump, despite it's lack of form and repetitive boredom, is better than sitting on the couch.
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Old 11-17-2009, 05:48 AM   #23
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Re: "Body pump" classes... a means to an end?

Hi, i try to do bits of it in the house, with my son. Mainly gainied from a few years of training in different locations.

At the Ibrox complex, (where the original Palace of arts weights were moved) you should find all the required olympic weightlifting gear, Dunno how much is still there though.
The Griphouse has a weights area with olympic bar & weights, as well as kettlebells.
You could probably start out on your own doing stuff to get into the vibe of what the WOD's are and take it form there.
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Old 11-17-2009, 11:56 AM   #24
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Re: "Body pump" classes... a means to an end?

My Globo is a Les Mills gym. I walked by the body pump class today, I saw 30% ROM Deadlifts and barbell curls. Better than nothing, but no one's going to get really fit doing that.
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