With the health and fitness craze taking over, individuals from all walks of life are making it a routine to head to the gym to get a workout in. There are many different ways to exercise. You can do cardio, weightlifting, dance, and more. It’s important to be mindful of getting a full body workout. Many people partake in cardio and weightlifting at the gym. You should be mindful that you are not targeting certain muscle groups more than others to avoid creating an imbalance in your body.
It’s understandable you want to train certain areas more than others to achieve a certain look, but you will not accomplish this goal unless you are training your body proportionally. Everybody has a favorite muscle group to focus on, whether it’s legs or arms, full body fitness is vital.
– Your Workout Neglects Certain Body Parts
If you do an at home video workout that focuses on legs and glutes and rarely incorporates your upper body you are missing out on exercising those muscles. You should incorporate your arms and abs into your workout.
– Incorporate Combination Exercises
To get the most out of your workout in an allotted amount of time, incorporate combination exercises into your routine. You will add value to your workout and transform it into a full body exercise. You must workout your entire body for it to be balanced. For example, rather than just doing a backwards lunge incorporate an overhead press movement as you lunge down. You can even add light weights to increase difficulty. Combination movements allow you to burn more calories in the same amount of time.
– Increase Overall Strength
All though many people initially enter the fitness and health lifestyle for aesthetic purposes, increasing your overall strength will become a big priority as you progress. Don’t be the person who only does arm day! Compound movements require full effort from your body to complete. Your body will build strength overtime.