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Why Full Body Workouts are a MUST

You may or may not have seen people on the internet or in the gym doing a combination of exercises that incorporate all muscle groups which might leave you wondering what it is that they’re training. These are known as full body workouts and, at Back2Fitness, we rate them highly!

Here are a few reasons why you should jump on the full body workout bandwagon:

 

Situational

There is no excuse allowed for this kind of workout as you can perform them with a full range of equipment or no kit at all. If you’re looking for some home workout inspiration, choose simple body weight exercises such as press ups, squats, lunges, burpees etc.

 

Structure

Remember that structure still plays a vital role in full body workouts, particularly if you are in the gym. Start by splitting up your movements into body parts for example upper body, lower body and core and decide which exercise to do for each. This is a completely flexible method so if you have less than an hour, then we would recommend a tri-set format by completing three exercises for three-four rounds with little or no rest in between.

 

Fat burning

If you’re looking to get a good sweat on and ramp up your heart rate, a full body workout will do just that. Hitting every muscle group can be pretty tough on your body as a whole, and you will definitely be left feeling the full effect. Working out your entire body is crucial to the fat burning process as it burns a lot of calories whilst also boosting your metabolism. However, if you are looking to build mass we wouldn’t recommend this type of workout.

 

Time effective

If you’ve got a busy week ahead and have only got space for two gym sessions, make sure one of them is a full body workout. This is probably the most appealing benefit out of them all as you can save yourself time but still do what you set out to achieve. Whether you’ve got an hour or under, you can tailor each session to work around you.

 

We would love to hear all about what you are up to in the gym and if you are doing a full body workout let us know by tweeting us @B2F_SYPC

All the best, 

Sam

 

Sam Yassin

With a degree in Sport and Exercise Science and coming from the country’s most elite sporting town, Loughborough, Sam Yassin is an experienced strength and conditioning coach. He is a member of the UKSCA and is currently working towards his full accreditation. Having passed his examination and LTAD (Long-term Athletic Development) case study, he is well on his way to becoming a gold standard S&C coach. Sam has long been involved in the sporting world, having competed in a wide range of sports from a young age, despite being born with bilateral talipes and having had more than 5 lower body surgeries. In his final year of university, he gained valuable insight into what it takes to be part of a professional team as he interned at Leeds United Football Club as a strength and conditioning coach.

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