Total body workouts, as their name imply, are workouts that demand you exercising all your body's most major muscle groups all at the same time. The thinking behind exercising all of your body's muscle groups at one time is that you will get many benefits from doing so, particularly the toning of your muscles in both your lower body as well as your upper body. An example of a machine that provides your body with a total body workout is the total body, elliptical cross trainer. A drawback of this kind of workout is that you may not want to put in the time to make effective use of it, seeing as how you need to invest a few hours every week. In this following list, check out the 3 total body workouts that are good candidates for you to try.
1. Combination 1
Since total body workouts are actually combinations of simpler and individual exercises all strung together in sequence, this first total body workout is actually just a smart combination of several important types of exercises. For this combination, you should ensure that you have about one hour in a day to devote yourself to this total body workout. To begin, do a barbell chest press for 8 to 10 reps for 3 sets. Then, switch to doing as many pull-ups as you can possibly do in 3 sets. After that, move to a standing military shoulder press and do 8 to 10 reps for about 3 sets. Follow that up with 8 to 10 reps for 3 sets of barbell squats. Next, proceed to seated calf raises, 3 sets of 15 reps. End this workout by doing 20 stability ball ab crunches.
2. Combination 2
After resting for a full, 2 days, you are ready to begin another type of total body workout. Begin by performing as many dips as possible in 3 sets. Then, go to cable rows for 3 sets of 8 to 10 reps. After that, try the seated dumbbell shoulder press, which you must do for 3 sets of 8 to 10 reps. Follow that with barbell deadlifts, another 8 to 10 reps for 3 sets. For the second-to-last routine, do 15 reps for 3 sets of the Smith Machine standing calf raises. Finish this workout by doing as many hanging leg raises on a roman chair as you can for 3 sets.
3. Combination 3
After another 2-day period of rest, you should begin your last type of total body workout with 3 sets of 8 to 10 reps of the dumbbell chest press. Then, go to bent over dumbell rows, doing 8 to 10 reps for 3 sets. Next, do dumbbell upright rows to the count of 8 to 10 reps for another 3 sets. Follow that up with lying leg presses, 8 to 10 reps for 3 further sets. As the final exercise, use the leg press machine for a seated calf press of 15 reps for 3 sets.