Full Body Compound Exercise Workout
So what is a compound exercise? It’s an exercise that works multiple muscle groups at the same time. Compound exercises are perfect for building strength. Normally my workouts consist of both compound and isolation exercises but I’m strapped for time at the moment so I’ve got this new workout that consists of compound exercises only. For me it’s tough and challenging but it’s building strength and due to the intensity of the exercises I’m only doing this 3 times a week so able to rest more or spend more time on cardio.
I’ve added links if you are unsure of the exercises in this workout but I would only attempt this Full Body Compound Exercise Workout if you are confident in performing them.
Bent Over Row
Stiff Leg Deadlift
I am not a personal trainer or medical professional. All the views expressed are my own. I am an experienced runner and train regularly at the Gym. All of my workouts have been designed to suit my own fitness capabilities and goals but I am happy to share for those looking for inspiration, workout ideas or motivation. Before embarking on any form of fitness programme or if you have any medical conditions or injuries please seek professional medical advice.
My Full Body Workout #1
My workload has been crazy for the last few weeks and I’ve also upped my hours. Kids are also back into the swing of things at school and the usual after school activities. So it’s all taking it’s toll on what time I can squeeze out for other things. So annoyingly it’s compromised my fitness, in particular my gym visits and the time I can devote to a decent workout. Yeah quicker to go out for a run but the Gym is where I really de-stress, switch off, work on achieving some of my fitness goals and concentrate on something that is purely for me.
If time becomes a fitness barrier, take this opportunity to re-think how you train
So I’ve had to re-think how I can train, get a decent routine and still have time for everything else. Before I’ve been able to focus on one area to train at a time. Chest and back, legs, arms and shoulders. HIIT or run sessions when I’m not at the gym. Now I’m aiming for a full body workout when I go to the gym. I’ve upped my rep’s so it feels that I’m still getting a proper workout, here are no super sets involved and I’ve set a goal to gradually push my weights up. so still pushing myself, still building up my strength but doing it a little differently.
I’ve got 2 full body workout programmes, this is my first one which I will rotate with my second during the week. I’ll post that separately as I’ve not had a chance to get a graphic together for it. I’ve been through this a couple of times at my Gym (when it’s quiet) its been taking me about 40 mins which is perfect for me at the moment.
How do you maintain your fitness when you are short on time?
I am not a qualified Personal Trainer or Medical Professional.
All the views expressed are my own. I am an experienced runner and train regularly at the gym. All my workouts have been designed to suit my own fitness capabilities and goals but I am happy to share for those looking for inspiration, workout ideas or motivation.
Before embarking on any form of exercise or fitness programme or if you have any medical conditions or injuries please seek professional medical advice.