Full body workouts are a time efficient way to keep your body burning fat for hours! They typically incorporate a combination of weightlifting workout routines, bodyweight workouts and cardio. Your muscles are challenged throughout the resistance and weightlifting portions, and your cardiovascular endurance increases as you keep your heart rate up. Here are a few workouts that will get your entire body moving!
Full Body Workout #1
- 2 minutes of skipping
- 25 step-ups
- 10 Push Ups
- 20 Wall Balls
- 10 Pull Ups
- 10 Box Jumps
- 10 Kettlebell Swings
- 10 Overhead Squats
Set your timer for 20 minutes and see how many rounds you get in
Full Body Workout #2
Warm Up – spend 30 seconds on each of the following exercises…
- High Knees
- Bodyweight Lunges
- Mountain Climbers
Workout – do the following exercises for 45 seconds followed by 30 seconds of one of the above cardio choices. Take 10 seconds rest and move on to the next. (example: 45 seconds Air Squats – 30 seconds High Knees – 10 seconds rest. 45 seconds Deadlifts – 30 seconds Bodyweight Lunges – 10 seconds rest) Complete 3 rounds, good luck!
- Air Squats
- Bicep Curls
- Tricep Dips (on bench)
- Walking Lunges (with a plate or dumbbell overhead)
- Back Rows
- Push Ups (until failure)
Key Benefits Of Doing Full Body Workouts
When was the last time you heard someone say “I have way too much extra time on my hands?” Almost never! We try and pack as many things into our days as humanly possible, and many times our workout can get pushed aside. By getting more muscles moving at one time, workout routines can be less frequent, which equals less trips to the gym. Still struggling with a lack of time? Save the trip to the gym and try out a home workout routine.
Complete body workouts increase the bodies efficiency to burn calories even when we are in our resting state. By having our heart rate go up and down throughout the circuit you also increase your EPOC (excessive post exercise oxygen consumption.) This will increase the number of calories that you burn throughout the day, long after your workout is over.
Increase Lean Muscle Mass
An overall body workout is a great way to increase lean muscle mass and eliminate unwanted pounds. By working out multiple muscle groups in one session, you encourage the body to produce higher levels of Testosterone. Testosterone is a key factor in building lean muscle in our bodies.
Remember to always keep your workouts safe and effective. It’s great to get multiple muscle groups working at once, but these types of workouts can also expose our weaknesses. Something as simple as carrying your groceries in one arm, always leaning to one side when you stand or favouring old injuries can cause imbalances in our bodies. Pay attention to your body! Focus on strengthening the week areas along with the strong and you will develop a body that fights injury.