Full body exercises have many benefits to your health. Perhaps one of the biggest benefits of all, you can complete them from the comfort of your home. The next time you want to break a sweat, try incorporating these movements into your next workout.
Jumping jacks are a great way to begin your workout because they raise your heart rate and get your body warmed up for what's to come. Jumping jacks are also a high-intensity movement, which increases the number of calories burned.
Squats are important to include in a full-body workout as they work your abdominal, glutes, hamstrings, and more at one time. When completing your squats, be sure to have your feet properly placed, shoulder-width apart. Focus on having good depth and holding your squat for a few seconds before coming back up.
They may seem hard at first, but in no time, you’ll get the hang of them. Push-ups aid in creating upper body strength and work your triceps, chest, upper back, and shoulders. If your goal is to improve your strength or to increase your muscle, consider adding push-ups to your workout. As an added bonus, increasing muscle ultimately leads to your body burning more calories at rest.
Lunges target your lower body. There are also many variations of lunges, so If you find traditional lunges too difficult, or get bored of the repetition, you can try side lunges, curtsy lunges, twist lunges, or reverse lunges to change it up.
Planks are one of the best ways to strengthen your core. They are also a great way to test your improvement, because you can time how long you’re holding your plank each time you complete a full-body workout. Planks are also known for contributing to improved posture and arm strength.
Just as it’s good to begin your workout with a high intensity workout, it is also good to end your workout with a burnout. Just when you think you’re done, your endurance is tested with burpees. Burpees incorporate jumping, pushing up, and squatting, all in one rep, and will elevate any workout you complete.
There are many great full body movements that you can include in your at home full body workout. If you have any questions give the professionals at Crafted Physical Therapy a call at (720) 204-4567 or visit our location in Longmont, Colorado.