5 Benefits of Full Body Workouts

If yoga, Pilates, or body-specific workouts are your thing, that’s great! While there is a time and place for more specified workouts, full body workouts have some wonderful benefits as well! Everyone has their preferred method of exercise, but it’s good to mix it up. Let’s explore some of these benefits:

1. High Calorie Burn

Because you are workout out multiple large muscle groups, your calorie burn during your workout, no matter how long it is, will be higher! You’ll burn more calories in a shorter amount of time.

2. Coordination

As a new mom, you may find that your body doesn’t quite seem to do what you want it to. It feels like your body just won’t do exactly what your mind is telling it to! Full-body workouts are a great way to build that mind body connection and increase coordination.

3. Variety

There is basically a never-ending amount of exercises that can be incorporated into a full-body fitness routine. Combining upper and lower body movements, core work, and cardio ensure that you’re never bored with the workouts you are doing.

4. Home Workout Friendly

Working out at home can be challenging, especially when you don’t have a lot of the equipment you may be used to using at the gym. With just a few sets of dumbbells or a pack of resistance bands, you can get in some really great and challenging full body workouts at home.

5. Fat Loss

If you’re looking to tone up and turn fat into muscle, full body workouts are a must to throw into your workout routine! Usually, with full body workouts, you are training at a bit higher intensity, meaning your heart rate will stay up more consistently which will help you burn more fat throughout your workout.

If you’re not sure where to start with a full-body workout, make sure you stay tuned to Mom Gets Moxie this week for some great workouts that can be done entirely at home!

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