Full Body Workout
When it comes to building muscle, losing fat and getting into shape, the biggest problem for most people is simply sticking to their training goals. This is named ‘adherence’ in the industry and simply means your capacity to stick with a training program long enough to see the effects that you want.
Even a poorly designed workout can help you to build muscle and get results if you stick at it. And it is much better to realise a bad workout for a large period of time than it is to realise the best workout imaginable for a day and then leave it.
But this is something a lot of people don’t really consider when they plan to get into shape. Too oftentimes they will come up with routines that suggest training for an hour each session, five times a week. If you’re already feeling too tired to be especially active if you’re already stressed with work… trying to fit in five hours of exercise a week is a huge ask. This is especially true when you think that you’re likely going to have to travel to the gym as well, get washed, change clothes … etc.
This is where a bodyweight workout can come in so handy. And this is particularly true if you use a workout that hits the complete body in a single session, just needs 10 minutes and can be done anywhere.
Use this body workout first thing in the morning before work and before you go in the shower. Train in your boxers so as to not create more washing. Now you have a routine that truly is just ten minutes and that no one should have any difficulty sticking with.
What does that workout look like? Here it is:
Three Exercises to Rule Them All
This workout is made up of three exercises that together will train the entire body while also providing some cardio benefit. Those three exercises are:
- Pull Ups
- Press Ups
- Jumping Squats
Complete each exercise to failure and then move straight into the following exercise when you finish without break.You can rest after the jumping squats for one minute before starting the routine again and go for 3 sets. It should take around 10-15 minutes.
This routine hits all the major muscles in the body because it mimics a more involved split that bodybuilders use called PPL (Push, Pull, Leg). Pull-ups exercise the lats, the biceps, and the abs. Push ups train the pecs, the triceps, and the shoulders. And jumping squats trains the entire lower body and provide the cardio.
Now, this body workout isn’t going to be enough to help you build massive muscles overnight. It can burn fat and it can tone your muscles and harden them. But, in order for you, to really train, you, need to use heavier weights performed more slowly and for longer.
So use this as a tool to begin your new training regime and to get into the habit. Moreover, use it whenever you can’t fit a full routine in.