1. Smaller time commitment!
Since full body workouts can be performed over the course of just two or three days a week, this allows more time for other obligations in your life.
2. Ideal for Fat-loss!
If you’re looking for fat loss, then the perfect choice here is also full body workouts. Full body workouts make for the ideal fat loss workout set-up because they will get you working each muscle group at least twice a week, but won’t ask too much from the body in terms of recovery. When you exercise, you use muscle. This helps build muscle mass, and muscle tissue burns more calories — even when you’re at rest — than body fat.
“The most effective way to increase metabolism and burn more calories is by aerobic exercise and strength training. Both are important,” Megan A. McCrory, PhD, a researcher with the School of Nutrition and Exercise Science at Bastyr University
Strength training becomes especially important as we get older, when our metabolisms tend to slow down. One way to stop this is to add some strength training to your workout at least a couple of times a week. The largest muscles (and therefore the largest calorie burners) are in the thighs, abdomen, chest, and arms.
3. Higher Recovery rate
One main reason why some people do not progress on their workout program is simply because they aren’t recovering from session to session. Some people cannot handle back-to-back workouts even though they aren’t working the same muscle part, so for those individuals, full body workouts are perfect. You will get at least one day off between each full body workout, so they will give your muscles maximum recovery time.
4. Variety is the spice of life!
In order to prevent training plateaus, it’s important that you’re constantly manipulating something about your workout program. This could be the exercises you’re performing, the total number of reps you are using, the style and resistance of your workout etc.
Here at The Way, using Martial Arts and CrossFit, we provide a strength and conditioning programme consisting of constantly varied functional and skilled movements. Using Martial Arts combined with CrossFit, our workouts will improve your capability at the 10 physical skills;Cardio-respiratory Endurance, Strength, Flexibility, Stamina, Speed, Power, Accuracy, Agility, Balance and Coordination.
CrossFit at The Way : CrossFit is Variety.
CrossFit specialises in NOT-specialising. Functional fitness includes strength, flexibility, endurance, stamina, speed, power, agility, balance, coordination and accuracy. If you want to be good in ALL of these areas, variety is a must. To get this variety, we use movements and training techniques and skills from the sports of weightlifting, gymnastics, and metabolic conditioning. We also sprinkle in the use of kettle bells, plyometrics, medicine balls, battle rope etc.
5. Simple Scheduling
If you’re someone who finds life crowding out your workouts on a regular basis, full body workouts are the most practical approach for those who have irregular schedules.
6. Lower levels of boredom
finding it hard to drag yourself to the gym regularly enough to see a difference? The more often you repeat the same activity over and over again the greater the chances that you will find boredom settling in. Since full body workouts require lower levels of frequency, they already have an advantage.
Here at The Way, you’re constantly challenged by the changing warm-ups and conditioning routines as well as learning new skills in Martial Arts, perfect for keeping your interest!