5 Reasons Why You Should Try The POUND Workout
Are ready to rock?
POUND is giving a new meaning to a ‘jam session’. This is definitely a workout with a difference. Here is why should join and make some noise with them!
It’s the world’s first cardio jam session inspired by the infectious, sweat-dripping fun of playing the drums.
1. Get Your POUND On
POUND uses the drumming in an effective way of working out. Instead of listening to music while exercising, you make the music in this exciting full-body workout. Combining cardio, conditioning and strength training with yoga and pilates-inspired movements.
A lil’ something for everyone, POUND is designed for all fitness levels. Perfect atmosphere for letting loose, getting energised, toning up and rockin’ out!
2. The Benefits? It’s A Full-Body Workout
Besides rockin’ out?
You’ll burn so many kilojoules, strengthen and sculpt those muscles that you are not used often and drum your way to a leaner, slimmer physique-all while rocking out to your favourite music!
Your rhythm, timing, coordination, speed, agility, endurance and musicality will improve immensely.
A smaller waistline, slimmer thighs and strengthen connective tissue. Numerous studies have proven the that drumming has powerful brain boosting and stress-relieving effects.
“The rhythm of drumming permeates the entire brain to improve focus, increase higher-level thinking and decision-making skills, boost the immune system, lower blood pressure, decrease chronic pain, anxiety, and fatigue.”
3. Why It Works
Instead of counting reps or peeping at your fitness tracker to keep track of the clock, POUND distracts you from the high-intensity and duration of your workout, but rather shifts your focus to the volume and rhythm. This smart tactic is the reason you cannot stay away!
A song is two to four minutes long and is carefully calibrated with internal peaks and extended during sequences, making sure that you get the best workout in the shortest span of time. The cool thing is after you’re completed a 45-minute POUND class, you’ll have done up to 15, 000 reps, performed over 30 extended interval peaks, and drummed through more than 70 techniques without even realising it. Shoo!
4. 1.2.3 Ripstix It!
The only equipment you need? Ripstix! It’s a lightly weighted drumstick which is built specifically for exercising. It adds extra weight to each movement which throws the body off balance, and that creates contraction in the core.
It only works your shoulders but those biceps, forearms, back and increases the amount of instability in the body. Ever heard of audio-muscular connection? Well these Ripstix allow you to hear what your muscles are doing.
The best bit? They’re made of durable plastic and are easily transportable- meaning it can go through airport security. So you can take your Ripstix anywhere!
5. It’s A Group Activity
Join the group! A recent study showed that 95% of people who started a weight-loss program in an organised class stayed the course. Working out alone? That number drops to 75%.
Group classes are crazy fun as they have an infectious vibrant atmosphere, while solo workouts could prove to be a solemn affair. Training in a group provides a shared experience, people to laugh with as well as motivation.
According to our expert Cari Hannan, from Virgin Active, there are several reasons why group training works best. “A good class will include vital elements to avoid injury like properly warming up and cooling down. When training alone we often skip those steps”
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Where can you find POUND?
If you haven’t bought tickets to Fit Night Out yet, don’t stress. You’ve still got time but don’t wait too long now. POUND will be shaking things up and rockin’ it out with us – and you don’t want to miss this! Get your tickets from Quicket ASAP before they sell out
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