Why You Should Be Doing Full-Body Workouts

Why You Should Be Doing Full-Body Workouts

If you’ve been following a program where you train a single or double muscle group 5-6 days a week but can’t see desired results, it’s time you consider switching to a full-body training routine.

When we say ‘a full-body workout’, we’re referring to a workout where you train at least three muscle groups in a single training session which should include both your upper and lower body.

Reasons For Performing Full-Body Workouts

Why You Should Be Doing Full-Body Workouts

Break The Plateau

Performing the same workouts over and over again can lead you to hit a plateau. If you know anything about muscle plateaus, you’ll know it’s better to avoid one rather than finding ways of breaking it.

Following a full-body training routine can help you break and/or avoid a plateau. You should add variety to your full-body sessions so that your muscles never get used to your training program.

Improves Your Cardiovascular Health

Many serious lifters dismiss the full-body training programs calling them some CrossFit WOD fad which will go away soon. The high-intensity training style isn’t given its fair share of credit when it comes to its testosterone boosting, cardiovascular, and CNS health improving benefits.

Most resistance training approaches don’t put your cardiovascular system under stress as there is plenty of time to recover between exercises. The full-body workouts can improve your overall health by using HIIT routines.

Burn Fat

If you’ve ever performed a full-body workout, you’ll know that it can be exhausting. The good news is, the annihilation after a full-body training session can be incredibly effective in melting your body fat like butter.

If your primary goal is to shed weight and lose some inches from your waist, you should follow a full-body program. The HIIT workouts are also great for bros who’re prepping for a contest or want to improve their muscle definition.

Hit Failure Every Time

Leaving the gym without a pump can be depressing. While following a low-moderate intensity workout, variables like mind-muscle connection, rest between sets, form come into play which can hamper your muscle pumps.

On the other hand, you’re almost guaranteed to get (and maintain) a nasty pump during your full-body workout because of the sheer intensity of the training style. If you shy away from hitting failure in every workout, the full-body workouts are sure to cause a paradigm shift.

Shorter Workouts

Many people never get on the fitness bandwagon because they can’t take out 2-3 hours for a workout every day. Following a full-body workout is the perfect solution to this problem as you’ll wrap up your workouts within 45-60 minutes.

Since the full-body workouts have ample bodyweight exercises, you’ll never have an excuse for missing a training session. You could train in the comfort of your home early in the morning, late at night or anytime in between.


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