MYTH: To lose weight fast, you need to diet and do a lot of aerobic exercise.

FACT: Sure, traditional aerobic training burns fat, but if you combine it with weight training, you get a double-whammy effect: You shed fat and develop lean muscle at the same time, so you shape and tone faster! For the best weight loss transformation, you need to lift weights and watch what you eat (which is easy with the LES MILLS PUMP Get Lean Nutrition Guide).

MYTH: The best way to burn a lot of fat and calories is with cardio workouts.

FACT: It’s true that cardio exercise burns a lot of calories, but with conventional aerobic training , you stop burning calories when you stop working out.

That’s where LES MILLS PUMP is different. When you lift weights, you keep burning calories long after your workout has finished. It’s the proven EPOC effect (excess post-exercise oxygen consumption), which is a fancy way of saying LES MILLS PUMP boosts your metabolism and increases your calorie burning for up to 24 to 48 hours afterward.

MYTH: Women get bulky if they lift weights.

FACT: Ask any bodybuilder: If you want to get big, you have to lift heavy and eat a lot. LES MILLS PUMP doesn’t use heavy weights. They use a technique that they’ve coined THE REP EFFECT™, which is based on high repetition with low weights to maximize strength without overbuilding muscles. Building muscle is critical to increasing your metabolism so you maximize fat loss. That’s why lifting weights is crucial to your body transformation. However, you don’t have to get “bodybuilder big” to reap the benefits.

And truthfully, most women simply don’t have enough of the male hormone testosterone to get big muscles!

MYTH: Gym machines are better for strength training than free weights or barbells.

FACT: Fancy gym equipment may be comfortable and look impressive, but as far as performance goes, machines simply isolate the targeted muscle, so you’re not getting any combined synergy from all that effort. When you use barbell weights, as you do with LES MILLS PUMP, you use all of your muscles to stabilize. So you’re not only exercising the muscle that’s lifting the weight; you’re also working the surrounding muscles and your core and abs. That takes energy (AKA fat)! LES MILLS PUMP is designed to get you using more muscles at once—which means a quicker path to results.

MYTH: Women and men need to train differently.

FACT: There’s absolutely no reason why women and men can’t train in the same way to reach their body-transformation goals and get lean and strong. Women can do LES MILLS PUMP to reshape and sculpt their bodies. And men can use LES MILLS PUMP to build a strong, athletic, muscular look. Men and women have different levels of the hormones responsible for muscle growth. The basics of weight training—like squats, lunges, curls, and deadlifts—are some of the best exercises for everyone! LES MILLS PUMP will help both men and women reach their goals.

THE REP EFFECT™ is a trademark of Les Mills International Limited and is used under license.

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