I am going to blast you with 5 reasons you should be incorporating full-body workouts into your routine!
1. Lower Time Commitment and Easier Scheduling to get more Caloric Burn:
We are all busy, right?! Life just has a way of getting in the way of finding time to do anything. There never seems to be enough time to spend with your family, work, self or let alone exercising. If you’re someone who finds life crowding out your workouts, or you have extracurricular activities scheduled on a regular basis, it can be difficult to find a weekly workout regime.
The first benefit to using full-body workout programs give you the most bang for your buck because they allow you to work more muscle groups for a higher caloric burn but in a much lower time required to perform them. And the effectiveness of performing a full-body workout routine means you can get similar results in the course of a few days in a week, allowing more time for those other life obligations.
2. Increased Muscle Growth and Strength with Improved Muscular Recovery Rates:
The second benefit of full-body workouts is the increased muscle growth and strength with better muscular recovery rates. Isolation of muscle groups is important for hypertrophy but typically only done 1-2 a week, whereas with full-body training you will target more muscle groups with variety with more sessions in a week. But muscle burnout requires recovery in order for progress to be accomplished. Because workouts are not often back-to-back and specific muscle groups are not being solely targeted, full-body workouts are perfect.
3. Improved Sports Or Activities Combined with Greater Flexibility:
Thirdly, by training the whole body as one integrated unit you’re able to engage more muscle groups in one workout that might take two or three isolation-based workouts. This frees up more time around a busy travel/work/life schedule and allows focus for other exercise activities like swimming, biking, or yoga.
4. Ideal For Home Workouts and Decreases Boredom:
Personally, I do mostly at home workouts from applications or on YouTube or Beachbody programs like P90X, Insanity, T25, 21 Day Fix, etc. These programs allow me the flexibility and comfort to perform in my own home. Full-body workouts don’t often need a lot of equipment, making them easier to complete with a just set of dumbbells or resistance bands. You also won’t get bored like isolation strengthening because there are so many different ways you can set up and design full-body workouts that even if you do become bored, it won’t take much effort to change up a routine. Take a look at my video below of three of my favorite full-body moves.
5. Ideal For Fat Loss:
Finally, those who are looking to lose fat will often be cutting back on calories consumed. With the lack of reserves it’s a no brainer that full-body workouts are ideal in fat loss because they will get you working each muscle group a few times in a week, but won’t ask too much from the body in terms of recovery.
This critical combination prevents the risk of muscle mass loss while monitoring a lower caloric diet of high dense nutrients. Because, of course you know, healthy living is 20% the workout but 80% is the nutrition.