Full Body At Home Workout
Are you ready to start an at-home workout routine or add strength training exercises to an existing cardio or mobility practice? We’ve got you covered with this all-in-one, full-body at-home workout. Hit all the major muscle groups while getting your heart rate up and a good sweat going.
A full-body workout is a great way to get started with a fitness routine when you only have one or two days a week to dedicate to a full workout. If your workout routines have you doing strength training on back-to-back days, you should break them down by muscle group: legs one day, upper body the next.
These exercises will have you feeling the burn from head to toe for a total body workout that builds muscle mass, improves mobility, and builds cardiovascular endurance.
Full Body Exercises
Before engaging in any kind of physical activity, it’s important to make sure that you have discussed any injuries or conditions which could impact your ability to perform strenuous exercises with your doctor and follow all medical advice, diagnosis, or treatment prescribed to you.
Get your body ready for your workout by stretching all your major muscles and engaging in some light cardio as a warmup. It’s also important to make sure that your body is properly fueled and nourished before a workout so that you have the energy to push through and the necessary proteins to start repairing and building muscle.
You will be able to do most of these exercises with no equipment as simple bodyweight exercises, but if you want to increase the difficulty you should be able to add weight or resistance bands to take things up a notch.
If you are building your cardio for the first time or are coming back after a respiratory illness, feel free to reduce the number of sets and reps to a level where you can complete the full workout and then slowly add more reps and sets back in as you build your cardiovascular strength.
Forward Jump Rope
Jumping rope is a great way to start your full body workout as it engages a wide range of muscles throughout your body and gets your blood pumping as a nice transition between your warmup and your strength exercises.
Do your jumps at whatever speed is comfortable, but the goal should be to get a little faster each time. Remember, you don’t have to make giant leaps from the ground, you just need to clear enough space for the rope to pass under you.
Squats are essential for a full-body workout, and the best part is they are incredibly versatile. You can do weighted squats, standard stance, sumo stance, single leg pistol squats, pulse squats, Bulgarian split squats, and the list just keeps going.
No matter what type of squat you’re doing, you need to make sure your form is correct to achieve the best results and avoid injury. Each variation will have different specifics for maintaining proper form, but in general, you’ll want to pay attention to the alignment and range of motion of the knee and the positioning of your spine especially if you are using weights.
For the purposes of this exercise, we’ll stick with a standard bodyweight squat, but you can easily add weight to make it a goblet squat.
Blast Off Push-Ups
This push-up variation brings the legs into the mix a bit more, but you should really feel this in your core as well as hitting some areas of the arms that standard push-ups miss.
Blast off push-ups also bring some more cardio into the mix. If these are a little too difficult to start, don’t worry, they are hard. Just give yourself a small rest in the motion by bringing your knees to the ground during the backward motion so that you are in a position close to the downward-facing dog.
Mountain Climber Twists
This is a good one to do in a set with the blast off push-ups since you can just stay on the ground for the whole set. Mountain climbers are another great full-body exercise that also incorporates a good amount of cardio.
The twist adds some extra core activation to work the obliques as well as the muscles of the mid to lower back and hips. The challenge with this exercise will be to maintain form as you increase speed so take it slow and speed up in very small increments.
Touchdown jacks are a great way to finish out a full-body workout by engaging your legs and core while setting up a cardio transition into your cool-down routine.
As with the other exercises that involve bending your knees and back, keeping proper posture is the most important thing. Keep your head up, your back straight and your shoulders back.
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