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THE BENEFITS OF FULL BODY WORKOUTS


THE BENEFITS OF FULL BODY WORKOUTS

I’m willing to bet my last dollar that your workout split divides your muscle groups over the span of 7 days and has maybe one rest day or two in between. Split style training has been a part of fitness since the first dumbbell was ever lifted and it does come with a host of benefits. However, there is another style of training that you can incorporate into your program every once in a while to shake things up and experience amazing results.

The principle I’m referring to is full body training, and it basically means that every muscle group is worked out during one training session, rather than splitting your body parts over the course of 7 days.

THERE ARE THREE MAIN REASONS WHY YOU SHOULD GIVE FULL BODY WORKOUTS A TRY

INCREASE IN FAT LOSS

When you train every muscle group in one workout new amp up your metabolic process and this results in your body burning more fat and calories throughout the entire day. In fact, studies have shown that full body training burns more fat more efficiently than split style training when the same amount of intensity is applied.

INCREASE IN STRENGTH

Whole body training has also been shown to increase strength slightly more than those who participate in split training. This may be because more testosterone is released and lower cortisol is produced during full body training.

When these two conditions are present in the body, you put yourself in a more anabolic state. This results in greater proteins synthesis and ultimately more muscle growth.

INCREASE IN METABOLIC FUNCTION

As we get older, our system tends to deteriorate and become less active. By training your muscle fibres every day, you keep your metabolism moving and this ultimately prevents many types of metallic metabolic dysfunction.

It’s important that you realise I’m not suggesting you do full body training every single day. Giving your muscles a chance to rest and recuperate it’s just as important as training them.

Therefore, I recommend that you incorporate a 2-week program of full body training once every 6 weeks, with the training split of one day on one day off meaning, you would typically train three to four times per week with a rest day in between each training day.

About James Wilson

James is well into his 60s. He has spent the last 20 years, first getting, and then keeping himself into shape despite his age. He loves to eat, cook and exercises with the help of a professional trainer. He encourages all men 40 and over, no matter where they are at, or their age, to make the change to a better lifestyle today.

ABOUT ANTHONY HILL

Anthony Hill
When you put together the sum total of my 30 years of bodybuilding training, the contests, the vast array of diets I have experimented (tortured) myself with as well as the experiences I have been through with various training partners in the gyms I have trained in all over the world, it’s been a great ride and I wouldn’t change it for anything. Over the years, I have been fortunate enough to be able to do lots of personal training for private clients alongside my day job. For a few years during my 30’s, I moved to Asia and worked as the Fitness Manager and head personal trainer at one of Thailand’s leading gyms in Bangkok. Learn More