Many people think about building muscles as abandoning life outside the gym and devoting hours in the gym like a monk in a monastery. Perhaps the only way to chisel the body into a hot muscular physique is by toiling hour by hour over the rusty iron day in, day out and year in, year out.
This need not be so. Although hard work is truly required, extreme fitness does not demand one to be a slave of the iron weights.
Full-body workouts can enhance one’s progress, and it easily fits into one’s schedule. This is very convenient if one is looking forward to achieving extreme fitness but finds it hard to hold on to a single workout routine.
Genuine full-body workouts done by athletes is aimed towards achieving maximum muscle contraction. It gives room for a full recovery, so one can actually grow and continue to train hard. It also prevents burnout which is inevitable due to excessive training.
So if one is ready for extreme fitness, here is all there is to know about the full-body workout:
A full-body workout is a time saver. The biggest plus about having the whole body trained all at once is probably having to go to the gym less frequently, perhaps around two to three times for every seven days would be enough.
Another advantage of working out the entire body all at once is that one need not spend two or more hours of strenuous exercise in the gym for every session; one only spends one hour in the gym for every session. So that’s just three to four hours per week in the gym right? With full-body workouts, it is all about the quality of exercise one does for a session and not the quantity, nor even the amount of time you allot per session.
Full-body workouts boost the cardiovascular system for extreme fitness. Each one-hour session must be allotted two to four sets of exercises for each part of the body. Jam-packed with exercising, each one-hour session then gets the heart and the rest of the cardiovascular system pumping and up to speed in a flash.
Now feeling pumped up, next find out what rules does one have to follow when engaging in full-body workouts:
Training commences only once every two to three days. This is so easy, isn’t it? What is great about this is that there is time spared during rest days so that one can indulge in a few cardio exercise sessions instead of depending on cardio exercises one normally does at the end of each work out session which after all, are not at all very effective.
Heavy lifting is strongly advised. Contrary to popular belief, especially among athletes. It is not true that it is good to get trapped on training lightly than one actually could so as to conserve energy for the other body parts that will come later in the routine. What is true is that one cannot achieve optimal progress if one is not training heavily, no matter which program that person is doing.
One exercise only per muscle group. This is very easy to follow and is also important. Doing basic exercises which are also intense means you do not have to do another different exercise for that body part.
Keep workouts short. Resistance training affects the natural hormones of the body connected to muscle building. Intense exercising boosts the testosterone levels and long workouts increase those of catabolic cortisol. Sixty minutes of workout allows you to get the best of both worlds.
Now with this convenient and powerful work out regimen, one can now truly experience extreme fitness.