Full Body

Full Body

Full Body are bodybuilding routines that are used to work the entire body on a daily basis or alternating

What are the Full Body routines?

This type of routines are based on working the whole body in each workout. That is, it involves using the chest, back, shoulders and legs.

It is advisable NOT TO TRAIN two days in a row with this type of routines

Full body

Even though you can train 5 days if you plan it properly

What is a Full Body routine about?

Full body routines tend to be made up from 3 to 6 exercise per workout session.

It would be better to use multi-joint exercises, that is, those that use several muscles at the same time

Full body routine

You can use single-joint accessory exercises as a complement

For example, instead of doing a quadriceps extension, femoral curl and rowing rope, you can do deadlift which works the three muscle groups at the same time

Benefits of Full Body Routines

Full Body routines tend to give the best results for almost everyone due to the following reasons:

Good recovery

The gains in strength and mass will be higher since the muscles have plenty of time to recover.

Very efficient

Almost all the routines can be effective, but the full body routine is also efficient because it uses basic exercises (multi-joints). You will work more muscle groups with less exercises.


Since we will not work a specific muscle group excessively, we will not experience as much soreness.

Excellent for definition

Train 3 days a week with full body routines (2 heavy days / 1 metabolic circuit day) and extra days of cardiovascular exercise is a perfect combination to achieve definition.

Perfect for strength

You can spend 3 session weekly to a full body strength training.

Ideal for a low weekly frequency

The full body routine is the best choice if you only train 2 days a week.

Great hormone activation

There are three important hormones that are involved in muscle growth: testosterone, the insulin growth factor (IGF-1) and the growth hormone GH.

These routines increase the levels of these anabolic hormones more than split routines

Ideal complement

Doing 2 or 3 days of Full body is also the best choice if your objective is another sport and you do not have enough time to train.

Full body at the gym

Full Body negative aspects

Even if this type of routines are the best choice for many (there are some people who benefit more from others, but they are a minority), we also have to point out some negative points:

Practically without muscle congestion

There is barely congestion in the muscle group since we do only a few sets (there are advanced fatigue routines with high reps sets). Although the congestion is not really useful (except for stretching the muscle fascia) it can become a burden psychologically.

Doubts in the progression

We usually think that not producing a lot of muscle congestion and resting so much will hinder our progress. That is why we have to be patient with this type of routines.

Do not train 2 days in a row

If we subject our central nervous system (CNS) to a lot of stress in each workout, it will not have enough time to recover in the same day.

Few days a week

For those who love weightlifting and who go to the gym 5 or 6 days a week, you can follow a hybrid routine with a full body part.

Plan properly

These routines demand a high intensity, which means that our CNS undergoes a lot of stress. This is why it is necessary to make a detailed planning and manage the rests and periodization.

However, the Full Body training system is one of the best that we can do
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