Here at Fitness In Time our circuits offer a full body workout. This means you are exercising your whole body, with all muscle groups being used and stimulated in one workout. For example, you combine exercises that use the upper body and lower body, plus the core in one training session. The benefits of a full body workout are huge.

First, it’s a great way to ensure you are training all muscles group — one workout, no muscles left behind.

Second, full body workouts tend to incorporate compound strength exercises, which are a super efficient way of training for functional strength as well as cardiovascular health. Usually, compound exercises increase the heart rate more than isolated exercises because the body needs to oxygenate more muscles at one time, meaning the heart has to pump more blood around the body. To do that, the heart rate has to rise.

Third, full body workouts are perfect if your workout schedule is a bit random. If you happen to miss a session at the end of the week, you won’t be missing out on training one specific body part.

Who could train this way? Anyone. Full body workouts are a fantastic option because they switch on and wake up all muscle groups, create a base strength in all areas of the body and teach correct technique and movement patterns.

To review: Compound exercises = exercises that use more than one muscle group at a time (like a sit-through) Isolated exercises = exercises that only use one muscle group (like a bicep curl)

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