Hello and Welcome! In this topic we will be focusing more on the benefits of a full body workout. In Previous topics I spoke on the focus of one part of your body at a time, this was because we were focusing on making that muscle bigger. On this one I want to try and help out those people out there who really don’t have time but do want to gain muscle and look better in front of the mirror. Now without further a do, 6 of the best benefits of a full body workout:
1) Strength Increase
If your goal is to Increase your strength it is important to use movements that allow you to use the most weight. These are called compound exercises, they are workouts such as squats and deadlifts and many more. These are full body workouts because they require the most total body effort to execute. If you do these exercises you will be challenging your body to continuously and effectively build strength.
2) More Flexibility
I know a few reading this will think they don’t have time to workout at all, let me tell you that that is wrong. If you can spare 30 minutes before your shower or during the day that is all you need. This is exactly what full body workout does for you. By training your entire body as one unit you are able to stimulate the same muscles in one workout that might take 2 or more isolation based workouts.
3) More Muscle Building
I know that by focusing on one muscle group at a time you can grow that muscle, here is the thing, only that muscle will grow though. By doing full body workouts you will be working out your entire body and all of your muscles not just one. With full body workouts you are targeting more muscle groups at once for increased muscle growth.
4) More Calories Burned In Less Time
Yes it’s true, you burn way more calories in a full body workout as opposed to just doing an arm day or back day. Major muscle groups working together in exercise require more energy to coordinate movement thus burning more calories. Unlike exercises that only workout 1 or 2 muscles at once.
5) Workout Efficiency
Full body workouts stimulate the same muscles using 1 exercise in lieu of multiple exercises. If you can only workout 2 or 3 times per week, you can work each muscle more often and efficient if you do full body workouts. If you focus on the one muscle workouts you might only able to do legs, arms, back etc. once each week. But full body workouts let you repeat bodybuilding reps those 2 or 3 times per week using the same muscles.
6) There Is Variety
A lot of people stop working out because they get bored. Full body workouts let you choose any workout or type of workout you wish. There are a lot of choices out there. You can do free weights or weight machines, cardio machines, calisthenics or aerobic dance routines such as zumba. The more fun you have doing the workout, the longer you will workout in each exercise.
7) Greater Muscular Recovery
Yes you read that correct, full body workouts increase muscular recovery rates. One reason why some people don’t get progress from their workout is because they are not recovering from workout to workout. This is why full body workouts are perfect, you will get at least 1 day off in between each workout session which in return will help on the muscular recovery.
8) Workout At Home
If you don’t have time to go to a gym then full body workouts are perfect for you because you can do these at home. Since full body workouts can be done with your own body weight and no need of machinery or weights, these can be done right before a shower or any time of the day. Which can be perfect for those of you that can’t go to a gym or don’t have the time to go then I would suggest full body workouts done at home.
9) Help In Fat Loss
If fat loss is what you are looking for then full body workouts are perfect for you. Full body workouts make the ideal fat loss workout set up because they will get each muscle group working out at least twice a week (depending how often you do them) and won’t ask too much from your body when it is time for recovery. It is an important combination because the risk of muscle mass loss on a diet is high for not working out enough or over working them out. Thus making the full body workout the right compromise between the two issues.
After reading more into it and testing it out I have come to the conclusion that I myself like full body workouts better. I do do the isolated workouts every now and then when I want to focus on one muscle group only. But I have notice loss in weight from these full body workouts and also noticed that I sweat a lot more than when I do the isolated workouts. If you are in doubt go ahead and give some full body workouts a try and let me know what you think about them in the comment section below. As always please leave your comments below, I am more than happy to read them and respond to them as soon as I can. Thank you for taking your time to read this, now lets get working out! Click Here!