(Last Updated On: October 31, 2021)
If you’re a brand-new visitor:
- It’s always better to arrive early and introduce yourself to the trainer. Depending on class size, an instructor won’t be able to see everyone throughout every activity.
- Allowing the trainer to keep an eye on you can ensure that you are practising good form, especially if you are a beginning student.
- It’s important to perfect your form before adding weight to the bar. For this reason, I recommend starting your Bodypump journey with a light weight on the bar for your first few classes.
- These exercises must be performed correctly in order to target the relevant muscle groups and prevent damage.
- Start with a little weight and work your way up as your form improves. Your body will reward you for making the initial effort to do it right.
- Stand in the back corner near the teacher — I know your kind – you’ll attempt to hide from everyone. There are pillars in the classroom where I teach where students like to set up so no one can see them! Set up towards the front near the instructor, especially if you’re new. You’ll be able to hear the teacher better and the instructor will be able to detect any faults you make with your form.
Once a week or more:
- In class, I notice folks who are highly committed and fill up their bar with the same weight each time!
- Consider focusing on one or two muscle groups (or tracks) each month if you attend class at least twice each week.
- For those exercises, see if you can lift a bit more weight on the bar.
- Add weight to the larger muscular groups like the legs, chest, and back first before working on the more delicate ones such as the biceps and triceps. Perform not be scared to only do one set with your increased weight the first trip around the track — go for two sets the following time! You could discover that simply adding a 1kg plate to either end of the bar is a major jump for you.
- Inquire about things. As long as you’ve been using Bodypump, you must be following the directions exactly, right? Ask your instructor if anything doesn’t seem right or if you need help with your form or adding more weight. Personally, I find that broad rows make it difficult for me to gain weight on the rear track, thus I prefer to move to a track without wide rows so that I may gradually raise my weight. On more than one occasion, I’ve inquired in advance about whether or not we’ll be practising broad rows on the back track.
- Tell me about your first Bodypump class to help out a newcomer. You were most likely daunted and unclear of the proper weights to employ. Any newcomer can use a hand choosing a weight class, so be a mentor to them.
Stay for the stretch, whether you’re a first-timer or a seasoned athlete! Putting your weights away at the time when someone next to you is trying to wind down after class is not only selfish, but it’s also a disruption to the class as a whole. You don’t want to miss any announcements that the instructor may make at this point in the lesson.
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