Wow. Lengthy title.
Why Full Body Workouts?
If you are super busy and have limited time to train at the gym you may as well learn the best method of training to get maximum results in minimum time.
Enter full body workouts. I have attached a video below showing you a perfect example of a full body workout for you to use at the gym.
Full body workouts are weight training sessions that include an exercise for each of your major muscle groups (chest, back, glutes i.e bum muscles, hamstrings on the back of your legs, quads on the front of your legs).
I almost always use full body routines with my personal training clients for a few specific reasons explained below.
1. Full body workouts give you a chance to train as many muscles as possible in one session and burn the most calories.
Exercises for your chest, back and legs will burn a lot more calories than biceps curls or sit ups. These are exercises that use the smaller muscles anyway to assist the main muscles to lift. We like to call them "Bang for your buck" exercises.
Using weight training as a method for fat loss must be done with high volume, large muscle group exercises to burn as much energy as possible during the session.
2. Repetition is the key to learning.
When you train at the gym, full body workouts allow you to train each muscle group a few times per week. This allows you to practise perfect technique and improve your inter muscular coordination.
3. They are perfect for people who have limited time.
Full body weight training workouts allow you to train each muscle group a few times per week instead of one big session for each muscle group. You can rest on non consecutive days and protect your body from getting too much post workout soreness.
Therefore the quality of your workouts improve.
Check out two different examples of full body workouts that you can use at the gym.
You can perform exercises in pairs, in three's or fours' or as a circuit. It's up to you and how much equipment you can get at the gym.
The main points are:
Give it a go. I have lots of videos on my youtube channel and examples of different workouts here on my blog.
Email me email@example.com if you are stuck for ideas or you have questions about the workouts.