The Definitive Guide to Full-Body Workout Routines

Muscle for Life with Mike Matthews

Jan 15 2021 • 47 mins

Picking a workout routine can feel like picking a political candidate.

Many people have strong opinions as to which is best and are often quick to denounce all other options.

For instance, after reading about why the push pull legs routine is the best, you’ll find someone claiming that upper lower routines are better, and then another who plumps for body part training, and so on.

It shouldn’t be this complicated, you’ve probably thought to yourself. And you’re right. It shouldn’t, and it doesn’t have to be.

To escape this quagmire, you need to . . .

  1. Clarify your goals.
  2. Survey your options and learn their pros and cons.
  3. Choose the one that’ll help you achieve your ends as efficiently as possible.

Now, if you’re like most people listening to this podcast, your goals are to build a muscular, proportionate, and strong body and maintain low but healthy levels of body fat.

At first blush, full-body training would appear to be a perfect fit for the first goal, because, well, it trains every muscle in your body. Plus, it sounds a lot simpler than training different muscle groups every time you work out.

There are many advocates of full-body workouts who say as much.

This style of training, they claim, is not only simpler and easier to follow than other kinds of workout routines, but also more effective for gaining whole-body muscle and strength.

So, if you want to learn the pros and cons of full-body workout routines, whether you should use one, and the best way to program them, you want to listen to this podcast.

5:31 - What is a full body workout routine?

10:26 - What are the advantages of full body training?

17:09 - What are the neurological or the systemic implications of full body training?

24:10 - Does full body training produce better results?

33:44 - Who should do full body training?

38:31 - How can you get the most out of your full body workout?

40:56 - How do you build a well-designed full body workout?


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