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CONTEST CLOSED: Giveaway: Les Mills PUMP Strength Training Set

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4/6/2012 6:00 PM   :  45 comments   :  17,781 Views

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Contest closed! The winner is:

KHTERRY

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Are you still dragging your feet on strength training? You're not alone--many people tend to skimp on the weights in favor of calorie-torching cardio. However, while cardio is excellent for weight loss, strength training is just as important since lean muscle mass burns more calories than fat mass, even when you're at rest. So by lifting weights, you'll transform yourself into a more efficient calorie-burning machine while changing your physique from the inside out! Plus, strength training helps to increase bone density and maintain joint flexibility, which is crucial as you age.

You might feel that strength training sounds good in theory, but don't know where to start. You may lack the motivation, or need some help structuring an effective plan. Or, you might not feel comfortable working out in the weight room just yet. Do any of these excuses sound familiar? Look no further: we've got the strength training solution for you!

Beachbody's Les Mills PUMP is a home strength training system based on the popular fitness class, 'Body Pump.' Using a barbell loaded with low weights at high repetitions, this full-body strength training program will tone you up and slim you down from head to toe--all from your very own living room. Here's what Beachbody has to say about the program:


''With over three million loyal gym-going followers and a presence in over 80 countries world-wide, Les Mills Body Pump has secured its place as the #1 gym exercise program on the planet.  The only downside associated with the famed program is that users can’t bring it home. Until now.  Beachbody, fitness innovators behind blockbuster home-fitness programs like P90X, INSANITY, Turbo Fire and RevAbs among others, has joined forces with Les Mills to bring the popular high-energy, previously gym-only workout into homes across America. 

Just like the gym-only class millions have grown to love, Beachbody’s Les Mills PUMP relies on high reps at low weight to help users achieve lean muscles and improved strength… all while working out from the comfort of their living rooms.  PUMP allows users to burn up to 1,000 calories per workout all while staying in-tune with music that is perfectly timed to each move.   Ideal for all fitness levels looking to gradually tone, Les Mills PUMP comes on seven DVDs and includes a barbell as well as a set of 5 and 10 pound weights.'' 
 
We received a full set from Beachbody to review, and we agree that this system is great for both beginner and advanced exercisers who want a structured, motivating, and challenging strength program that they can do from home. If this sounds like the program for you, you're in luck! We're giving away a Les Mills PUMP set to one winner, including seven DVDs, a barbell, and a set of 5 and 10 pound weights.

To enter, click here! Be sure to read the rules. This contest will end exactly one week from today! Winners will be notified via email.


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  • CHERYLYN11
    45
    man, I would love this kit, I too exercise on a budget, what a treat to have a barbell to squat with :-) - 4/13/2012   12:19:25 PM
  • 44
    This would be so perfect for me - to be able to lift weights at home with proper instruction. I have low bone density and need to get on a regular strength training regimen.

    For those of you complaining about the gift, first it is FREE, so there is "no fraction of the cost". Secondly, if you outgrow the weights, for a "fraction of the cost" of the entire set, you can add plates.

    Thank you SparkPeople for offering something to add lean muscle to our bodies. - 4/13/2012   9:10:11 AM
  • MCARPIO3
    43
    I love this because you can do this at home. I am a mother of 2 , so it is a big plus. Would love to own this , but cannot afford it. :( - 4/10/2012   6:20:44 PM
  • ANIMALRAGE
    42
    I agree with Kyler, this is pretty much a joke... Your body will eventually get used to the weight and it's called strength training for a reason. If you're really dead set on building muscle, you'll definitely need more weight than that... all you're going to do with that is tone. My arms are 13 1/2 inches and its not from using 10 pound weights... (im a woman) I also do 2 plates on each side (45lbs) on squats. It may burn a lot of calories but you wont really be increasing your strength and that is after all, the point of 'strength' training. - 4/10/2012   12:12:42 AM
  • 41
    The older I get the more I know I need to keep what muscle I have. - 4/9/2012   6:57:01 PM
  • 40
    I had to cancel my gym membership because I'm not working and could no longer afford it :(
    I have a couple of resistance bands that I use with the Coach Nicole's videos, but I could definitely use more structure and intensity. It would be nice to win, but good luck to everyone.
    Thanks SP for keeping up the giveaways! - 4/9/2012   12:30:09 PM
  • 39
    I would love to win this, I want to start more strength training!!! I need it, I feel like I just have no arm muscles anymore... - 4/9/2012   10:00:44 AM
  • WEIGHTYMAY
    38
    I hope I win! This would be awesome - 4/9/2012   7:21:08 AM
  • 37
    I would love to win this set! Personally, I know I need lots of help with strength training and this would be perfect!!! Please pick me. =) Thanks for being awesome SP, even if I don't win. - 4/8/2012   7:42:47 PM
  • 36
    Strength training is easy to incorporate into your routine: a bit of lifting, a few core exercises; 20 minutes and go! is all it takes. :) - 4/8/2012   9:35:19 AM
  • 35
    I would love to have this option at home - 4/8/2012   12:08:37 AM
  • 34
    I love Bodypump at the gym, but my work/family time prohibits how often I can actually go. This would be a great tool to have. - 4/7/2012   9:12:31 PM
  • 33
    I used to do BodyPump at the gym... I loved it, but no more gym membership , and I am missing it! - 4/7/2012   9:11:02 PM
  • 32
    I do 5 mins with soup cans a couple times a week.
    Since reading that weight training is such a BIG part
    of weight loss, would LOVE a system. Unfortunately,
    2 years of unemployment (and counting) prohibits
    purchasing.

    I don't enter every contest. Some things I don't need
    or am not interested in. And others need stuff worse
    than I.

    Good Luck, All !
    - 4/7/2012   8:33:40 PM
  • 31
    it would be nice to have a program with dvds that would help keep me on target with the weight training. - 4/7/2012   8:27:01 PM
  • 30
    Yes I do agree that strenght training is important. I do it 2 times a week at home and I also take Group Power weight lifting classes at my gym. - 4/7/2012   7:06:54 PM
  • 29
    This would be perfect since I cannot set up a home gym but love working with weights! - 4/7/2012   5:44:21 PM
  • 28
    What an amazing giveaway! I would so love to win this - or any BB products! - 4/7/2012   3:47:37 PM
  • 27
    I work out with 3 pound dumbells, I would love to win this, and my son would appreciate having one of these in our home so he can use it too! - 4/7/2012   2:25:15 PM
  • 26
    Intrigueing. I'm always up for something new especially in strength training! It always seems to be crunches and squats and bicep curls! I would never buy something this expensive, so would love to win it! **smile** - 4/7/2012   1:39:14 PM
  • 25
    At 57 years young, I will be going to training in Body Pump next weekend to become certified! I fell in love with Body Pump just over a year ago. I can do regular push ups now and things I NEVER thought that I could accomplish. This is a great prize, I know that I would love to win this (could definitely need it)!! Good luck to every one and to whoever does win this enjoy it!! - 4/7/2012   1:28:07 PM
  • 24
    Would love to have this =) - 4/7/2012   12:32:00 PM
  • LSIG14
    23
    I would love to own these so I could strength train at home - maybe when I am physically able I can go to the gym but I can't drive now. Please, Kylar, don't judge me until you've walked a mile in my shoes! - 4/7/2012   12:13:11 PM
  • 22
    I would love to add this to my home gym. I try to strength train 3x a week. - 4/7/2012   11:24:59 AM
  • COCOONGIRL
    21
    OMG I have to get this!! I LOVED this at the gym but I couldn't afford to keep the gym membership! I am REALLY SUPER excited about this!!! WOOHOO!! - 4/7/2012   11:16:30 AM
  • 20
    I have several friends who have tried and love Les Mills Pump. I've wanted to try tthe program but just can't afford it at this time. It would be great to win this program! I'd love to be able to work out at home with more intensity. - 4/7/2012   11:09:44 AM
  • 19
    This would be wonderful to have! I don't live nea a gym, nothing but prairie grass & gravel roads where I live! - 4/7/2012   9:53:09 AM
  • 18
    So Important, I do 3 days of weights at gym ( hate the machines) love freeweights but it is too crowded.I would love to win this.I will even share. - 4/7/2012   9:45:30 AM
  • 17
    St is important! - 4/7/2012   8:58:02 AM
  • WILSON1926
    16
    Yes.............I do kettlebells and get a strength and cardio built all in one. What a great workout - 4/7/2012   8:45:50 AM
  • 15
    Wow, would I love to win this! I'm looking for a good way to do strength training at home without a great deal of monetary investment. - 4/7/2012   8:43:30 AM
  • 14
    some people (like me) dont have a gym nearby, or the money to join . This kind of thing is GREAT!!! thank you!
    - 4/7/2012   8:31:47 AM
  • 13
    Hey Kylar, I have no problem going to the gym, I am an average guy who works out several times a week.. HOWEVER there are many men and women who do not like the atmosphere at the gym, maybe they are afraid people look at them and judge them harshly( You sound like you are that type of guy)
    If they can do this great exercise in their homes that's a GOOD thing..
    By the looks of your picture you could use some work.. The gym isn't just for socializing dude. - 4/7/2012   8:30:36 AM
  • 12
    I'm with -LUCKY- - another Canadian neighbour who wants to get in on the fun! - 4/7/2012   7:47:38 AM
  • 11
    When I went to the gym, back in the day, I loved doing BODY PUMP. I found I had issues with my shoulders (bone spurs) so I had to lay off a bit but I'm recovered after having these removed and ready to get back to it but don't want to go to the gym. I'd love to win this prize so I could continue on with this great workout!!! - 4/7/2012   6:48:21 AM
  • MAGGIE101857
    10
    Still struggling with ST - love my cardio, but need to add ST on a regular basis. Would love to win this giveaway!!! - 4/7/2012   6:39:36 AM
  • 123ELAINE456
    9
    Would love to have this for weight training and the DVDS to help me with the program. - 4/7/2012   6:31:49 AM
  • 8
    I LOOOOOVE Body Pump! I was so excited to see it sold for home use. It's been cost prohibitive for me though,so this giveaway rocks! - 4/7/2012   4:15:59 AM
  • MSCHRIS121
    7
    My strength training happens at work I do construction work but I work as much as I am layed off that is the nature of the business so on my lay offs my muscles don't get ther daily work out and when I return to work I can feel the difference sothese weights and DVD would be the perfect solution for me. these - 4/7/2012   12:02:59 AM
  • 6
    We need to update our weights. Most of the plastic ones filled with cement and they are breaking. - 4/6/2012   10:50:53 PM
  • 5
    I currently participate in Group Power, which is this program (basically) done by a different company. I started last year because I had a hard time liking strength training the "traditional way"...go to the gym and feel intimidated by all the big guys there who lift massive amounts of weight. This class helped me feel like I was not only part of a group, but also that I could succeed...and it has worked. In one year's time, I've lost INCHES off my already healthy body weight frame. I lost 10 pounds, and I know I've gained muscle. This program helped me to really improve my running as well...I've gained speed and endurance and strength. I can't say enough about strength training in general and this class is great! If either Body Pump or Group Power are offered at your gym, I strongly encourage you to give it a shot. It is a class geared toward all levels of fitness and you will see a difference if you give it your best effort! - 4/6/2012   10:16:38 PM
  • 4
    I love ST and I am very happy to see this type of give away! Thanks SP. - 4/6/2012   10:08:24 PM
  • 3
    Dear SparkPeople,

    Where is the giveaway love for your Canadian neighbours? (ya, I spelled neighbours with a "u")

    Get that legal paperwork done and give us a chance to win too! - 4/6/2012   9:55:11 PM
  • PRUSSIANETTE
    2
    I've been strength training since the the late 80's. There were few women strength training back then. Most of the men were somewhat "intrigued" by a woman invading their domain, others a little irritated, and a few men were intimidated when they realized I was working out at the same weights that they did for some of the exercises. All in all quite a fascinating experience. - 4/6/2012   8:21:20 PM
  • 1
    I checked this stuff out and its a joke. Just quit making excuses and go to a gym. You can get 3 times the workout for a fraction of the cost - 4/6/2012   8:04:41 PM

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