Freedom, rocking, power of music, awakening new senses and unleashing aggression are all synonymous with Pound, the new fitness workout that will have you losing between 400 and 700 calories per workout session. Have you ever noticed how rock band drummers end up drenched in sweat after a concert? It is because while they are pounding their drums they are essentially giving themselves the workout of a lifetime.
Let The Rhythm Move You
A love of music and drumming is what brought about this form of exercise that has evolved into an energetic cardio workout done with weighted drumsticks weighing around a quarter of a pound. This workout combines the art of drumming mixed with strength training and a great cardio routine set to music that places emphasis on the beat so each move is precisely executed. According to PoundFit this workout is a full body workout.
Each 2-4 minute song is carefully calibrated with interval peaks and extended fat burning sequences, providing you with the best workout in the shortest span of time.
One 45-minute Pound session will have given you a workout covering 15,000 reps with over 70 techniques with 30 extended interval peaks and the best part is that you won’t even know that you’ve done that much. What a fantastic way to melt away the pounds while getting rid of frustration and stresses of the day all at the same time.
It Is Unique
There is a point of uniqueness about this workout and it is the fact that you literally move into a different zone as you progress through your workout. You will be engrossed in listening to the music to pound the right beat that you won’t even notice how much you are actually exercising during that time. Founders Kirsten Potenza and Cristina Peerenboom say that there is a trick to it,
One principle, two words: Strategic Distraction
It is in the distraction of the music that you gain the full benefit because you aren’t counting repetitions or counting calories but are focused on the music and the precise timing of your movements throughout the workout. If it is an intense workout you are looking for then give Pound a try. You can regulate the intensity of the workout by simply pounding harder or softer. As you move, you are building up muscle strength, getting your heart rate up and burning calories which are three factors that are essential for losing weight. Add fantastic rhythms and beats and you will be transported into the world of a Rock Star where the gym is your stage.
The Benefits Of Pound
Basically, a mash-up of almost every exercise out there: Pilates, isometrics, plyometrics, and even a bit of dance.
More than that, pounding is good for the brain too. Research has shown that drumming is more than just noises made on an instrument. As stated by Barry Bittman, MD, and cancer expert,
Group drumming tunes our biology, orchestrates our immunity, and enables healing to begin.
So there you have it, not only do you get a great workout and stress release but the music and moves are good for you inside and out.