full body workout works better
Make your workout a full body workout

Worried that your fitness routine is half-measured?  Maybe it’s time you tried a full body workout.

Full body workouts are compound workouts, where all major muscles and joints are involved. They are more effective because multi-joint workouts recruit more muscle fibers and are effective in changing the body faster than the isolated or single joint workouts. It also integrates the lower body with the upper body and make one functionally better than single joint workouts or isolated workouts.

The advantages of a full body workout is that you’ll burn more calories, build muscle and increase workout efficiency etc. It improves fitness in aspects like cardio, stability, mobility, core strength, flexibility, endurance, overall strength, speed, agility and co-ordination. They are a better ROI (return on investment) for all your efforts, time  and money you spend on fitness as compared to a workout, say, that focuses on isolated moves.

Full body workouts also result in Whole Body Integration (WBI) which means for every action and movement performed, you are using your entire body to effectively create motion. This is consistent to the fundamental design of the human body. Treating and training movements using the whole body is more effective and loading these movements will create accelerated adaptations, thus ensuring a positive transfer into life!

An ideal full body workout can consist of three to four sessions of one hour each in a week, that include squats, front squats, push-ups, dead lifts,  ViPR Ice skater (a large cylindrical-shaped tube that is used to strengthen legs, core and shoulders), rope slams, kettle bell swings, kettle bell press, barbell clean and press, TRX jump squats etc. Three sets for one minute duration will give you the best full body work out.

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Written by Shaik Moyeenuddin

Shaik Moyeenuddin

A fitness enthusiast from a young age, Shaik Moyeenuddin was so inspired by workouts that the former MBA decided that crunches had to become his career. An ACE-certified fitness specialist, he is also a Body Transformation Specialist certified by Physique Elite and regular contributor to publications like Stayfit, Fitness Guru, Pulse and Posedownmag.com. He believes his productivity has gone up along with his push-up count, and says he feels “younger, smarter and more confident” than ever at this stage in his life. Calling himself more a coach than trainer, his goal is to inspire HealthifyMe users to appreciate how fitness can be a transforming experience. Trainer to CEOs and politicians today, Shaik evaluates fitness levels based on a client’s approach to life, lifestyle and strength, for which he tests their muscle endurance, core strength, agility, speed, cardio-vascular strength and balance. His advice to fitness buffs? Eat healthy and don’t tie yourself to targets, enjoy your workout instead.

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