Seven Simple Full-Body Exercises


Getting in a workout regularly is important so you can stay in shape and perform your best, but finding workouts for your whole body can be tough, especially when you are short on time and want to get in a quick workout. Here you will find a few full-body exercises to try, many of which can even be done at home!

1.  Start With Push-Ups

Yes, a push-up might feel basic, but keeping your workouts simple can help you to continue them consistently. Push-ups are familiar, simple, and can build up your confidence as you work toward increasing your strength and endurance for more challenging exercises.

2. Incorporate Some Lunges

To up the difficulty, include weights and time yourself as you pick a part of the room to move toward. If it feels like too much, it's okay to scale back to a normal lunge. 

3. Do a Deadlift

A deadlift involves lifting a weight up to thigh level, then slowly lowering it back to the ground. Form is important, so try to keep your arms straight after you have lifted the weight.

4. Squat It Out

Another familiar exercise, squats can help you ensure you are working your lower body and not just focusing on the top half with weight lifting. 

5. Jump up With a Burpee

Burpees essentially combine a push-up with jumping up into the air. They're exhilarating and exhausting, but definitely a must for a full-body workout. From a push-up position, make a small leap forward until you are in a squat, then rise up to stand and jump. 

6. Step-Ups

Step-ups involve very little equipment. You just get something to step on! Even an ottoman will suffice, provided it's sturdy. As the name implies, you step up as if going up a set of stairs, then go down and repeat again.

Try to push yourself to increase your speed and add some weight.

7. Pull-Ups

If you want an exercise that strengthens your back and arms, you might want to start doing pull-ups. Using a pull-up bar, hang down, then pull yourself up until your chin is just over the pull-up bar, then gently lower yourself back down.

Motivating yourself to do a full body workout might feel impossible in the beginning, but if you make a list of the exercises you want to do and how to do them, you can take the first step toward making it happen!


20 January 2021

Exercising for Life

Growing up, I had a weight problem. In school, I was usually the largest kid in my classes. When I was a teenager, my mom bought an aerobics video. One night, when the rest of my family members went to a restaurant, I stayed home alone. I decided to do aerobics. Immediately, I was hooked. During the next year, I lost over 30 pounds from exercising. Almost 20 years later, I still enjoy exercising regularly. And, I weigh the same I did in high school --just in muscle. On this blog, you will discover how exercising regularly can help you maintain a healthy weight for life.