Whatever the reason, you may find yourself wanting to get the most out of your time in the gym. One way to do this is with full body exercises. These exercises are beneficial in a number of ways, including the fact that they lessen the time that you spend exercising and are perfect for fat loss. To get the most out of your exercise time, choose the most effective full body exercises. Consider these three:
1. Kettlebell Windmills
It is important to note that this is not an easy exercise to master; however, kettlebell windmills are ideal for working your core, shoulders, glutes and hamstrings.
Start by placing the kettlebell on the floor with your feet slightly further apart than the width of your hips. Your feet should be in an "L” position, with your left toes forward and your right toes pointed to the right. Keep your knees slightly bent. With your left hand, raise the kettlebell overhead in pressing position, rotating your wrist so that your palm faces forward. Bend forward at the waist over your left leg while keeping both legs as straight as possible and holding the arm with the kettlebell at 90 degrees. Perform 12 reps and repeat with your right leg as the lead leg.
2. Plank Kettlebell Drag
Assume a plank position with your hands under your shoulders. Your arms should be straight and your hips level with your shoulders. Grip the kettlebell under your chest and drag it across the width of your body. Do 20 reps alternating arms.
3. Military Press (Single Arm)
Stand with a resistance band under the arch of one foot. Hold on to each end of the resistance band and press up at 90 degrees. Alternate arms as you perform this exercise while keeping the other arm still. Do 20 reps.
These are just some of the full body exercises that can help you to meet your fitness goals. If you are interested in learning more about time-saving and efficient workouts for your whole body, make an appointment with one of our personal trainers at the Downtown Athletic Club in Amarillo.