We’ve Got the Perfect Full-Body Workout For All You Beginners Out There

Posted by Healthy Truth on Jul 13th 2019

It can feel intimidating when you walk into a gym and you don’t know which weights to pick up or which machines to use. You can’t help but think that everyone is looking at you and judging you for not knowing what you’re doing. Don’t worry, you’re not the only one who has experienced this kind of insecurity when you’re going for a workout. That’s why I’m here to ease your anxiety and give you the perfect full-body workout to do all by yourself.

I emphasize consistency with my clients. It doesn’t matter how hard or long you train if you only do it once a month. It’s all about working out regularly and safely so you can keep a sustainable training schedule. Instead of doing an insane two-hour workout once a week, set aside a little time a few times a week to fit in some functional movement and strength training.

Below is a full-body workout set up in a circuit format. You’ll need a little space to move, a medium pair of dumbbells, and one heavier dumbbell. Make sure you wear comfortable clothes and shoes, you have a bottle of water to stay hydrated, and you warm up properly with some light cardio and dynamic stretching before you get started. Let’s get to work!

The Workout

Do the designated number of reps of each exercise before you move on to the next one. Once you get through all of the movements, rest for 60 seconds before you go through them all again. Do four rounds in total. And if you feel pretty good after, go for a fifth set!

Goblet squat, 12 reps

Hollow body rock, 12 reps

Shoulder press, 10 reps

Plank shoulder taps, 12 reps

Step-back lunges, 16 reps

Push-ups, 12 reps

When you’re done, make sure you cool down with some stretching. Once you get comfortable with this session, you can start to replace the exercises with different ones you want to work on. Keep mixing it up so you don’t hit a plateau.

As always, be sure to check in with your doctor before you begin any new training program to make sure you’re in the clear to work out safely. 

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