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Full Body Exercise Workouts

Full body exercise workouts engage your entire body including your core resulting in many more fitness benefits. It’s one of the most effective ways for you to lose weight while at the same time strengthening the body, get an amazing cardiovascular workout, improving balance and coordination and toning the abdominals.

Here are some of the other benefits of full body exercise workouts:

Offers Flexibility in Training

There are many options with respect to full body workouts. There are workouts that require no equipment just your body weight and some free space.

For those of you who have home gyms or prefer to work out at the gym, you can do total body workouts with free weights like the renegade dumbbell rows exercise which will work out the back, abs and arms plus improve your balance, strength and coordination.

Another option is using free weights and pulley machines plus a Bosu Ball. There are many exercises with free weights and requiring the use of pulley machines that can be done on the Bosu Ball. Almost any exercise that you do on the floor or seated can be done on the Bosu Ball. Not only do you get an upper body workout, but you simultaneously will work your legs and core since maintaining balance on the half ball will require strength and coordination. You will also find that you will get an excellent cardio workout too.

Some exercises include:

Dumbbell shoulder presses, chest presses, side lateral raises plus the Bosu Ball.
Cable crossovers plus the Bosu Ball.

Still other options include free weight plus an Exercise ball or workouts with Kettle Bells, fitness equipment which is starting to gain in popularity these days.

Adds Variety to Your Workouts

By changing your workouts every once in a while, it adds a lot of ways to exercise and keeps you motivated and progressing. Personally I find cardio machines boring and monotonous. I never use them. When I do cardio workouts, they will involve outdoor activities.

Doing workouts that engage your entire body will reduce your dependence on exercise machines. I mean they can still figure into your workouts especially for short warm-ups or cool-downs, but when it comes to a full cardio workout, to a much lesser extent.

Losing Belly Fat

Exercises and workouts that focus on your entire body are more effective in helping you to lose belly fat resulting in tighter and more beautiful looking abdominals than doing solely ab focused exercises.

Of course, you can still do ab exercises as part of your workouts to strengthen your abdominal muscles once the belly fat is gone but you need not spend a lot of time doing ab exercises. About 10 minutes per workout is more than enough. You may want to focus on ab exercises like the bicycle crunch or the leg extension ab crunch. They are a little tougher to do and more beneficial.

The Time Saver Factor

Working more than 1 area of your body is a great time saver especially when you don’t have a lot of time to work out. You can be in and out of the gym in half the time and know that you have had a good workout.

To conclude, working the entire body has many exercise, health and motivational benefits that I have tried to point out in this article.

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