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Why You Should Do Full-Body Workouts

Everyone makes their fitness plan with the best intentions. You’ll go to the gym six days a week and rotate major muscle groups for maximum benefits. Then you realize you don’t have two hours of free time six days a week. After all, who does?

If you want to stay in shape and make muscle gains as efficiently as possible, a full-body workout may be exactly what you need. They’re an excellent option for everyone, especially people who are looking to make the most out of their limited time in the gym. Why are full-body workouts so awesome? We’d love to tell you!

The Awesomeness of Full Body Workouts

Compound exercises work multiple muscle groups and joints at the same time. Deadlifts are a great example of a compound move. When performed correctly (and we know you practice good form), you work your glutes, quads, and core with a single exercise. Unlike split training, which requires a minimum of five days a week, full-body training will get results in only three days a week. Even two solid full-body workouts a week will improve your overall strength and fitness.

Better Recovery = More Rapid Results

We’ve told you how important rest days are, and we hope you take that information seriously. When you do full-body training three or four days a week, your body has more time to rest and repair between trips to the gym. With less wear and tear from daily workouts, your physical performance will be improved, you’ll feel better, and you’ll be motivated to give each workout everything you’ve got.

Burn More Calories in Less Time

Efficiency is the name of the game when it comes to full-body workouts. Not everyone works out to lose weight, but if that’s one of your fitness goals, you’ll be happy to know that compound exercises require more energy than single-muscle movements. Moving more muscle means more energy used means more calories burned.

Build Muscle Faster

Many believe isolation training is the best way to gain serious muscle. Isolation training is helpful if you’re looking to bulk up a specific muscle, like your biceps. If you want an overall lean, toned appearance, total body training will work every muscle group each day you work out, so you’ll get the results you’re after in less time. Most fitness experts agree that between ten and twenty sets a week for each major muscle group are the perfect spot for maximum strength and muscle mass gains.

Consistency is Key!

We’ve said it before, and we’ll say it again - you won’t get results if you aren’t consistent with the work. Choose a program or routine that you’ll enjoy enough to stick to. Frequently changing your workout program will lead to less desirable results because any system takes at least 12 weeks of consistency to deliver real, noticeable results.

Contact Us

Are you ready to go all in with full-body workouts? HomeGrown Lifting has the equipment and expertise to get you started or up the ante of your current routine. We ship to the lower 48 United States and offer military and first responders a discount. Call us today at (502) 771-0530 or email us for personalized recommendations.