Burn More Fat With Full-Body Weight Training
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Unless you’re a competitive bodybuilder, you may want to steer away from the single body part splits (chest and triceps on day 1, back and biceps on day 2, etc.). This type of training split may be good for mass gains, but it can be incredibly time-consuming to do it right.
Now, if your training goal is burning calories and getting shredded, then you need to start performing full-body splits. If you want to burn more fat with full-bodyweight training, there are a few things you need to know.
You will primarily rely on the use of compound lifts such as the bench press, squat, deadlift, overhead press, and row. When you get stronger on your main compound exercises, you’ll indirectly stimulate smaller muscle groups as well.
Barbells, dumbbells, kettlebells, bands and even your own body weight can be incorporated into a full-body workout. Don’t think that just because you don’t have access to all the equipment imaginable, you can’t perform a killer workout. Simple compound movements is all you need.
When we’re talking about training frequency, we’re simply referring to how many workout sessions performed during the week. Compared to other splits, particularly the body part split, full-body training will have a very high training frequency.
Full-body training should be performed 3 times per week and be sure to allow 48 hours between sessions. This will give your muscles enough time to recover for the next workout. Your training split may look something like this:
- Monday– Full-body training
- Tuesday– 30 mins moderate cardio
- Wednesday– Full-body training
- Thursday– 30 mins moderate cardio
- Friday– Full-body training
- Saturday– Rest
- Sunday– Rest
Full-body training can use any rep scheme to accommodate any fitness goal. However, if you want to burn more fat, then you will be training around the 15 rep range. Don’t think that 15 reps means that it’s time to go light.
Keep the weight heavy enough to reach failure at the last set. If you just completed a set of squats for 15 reps and you could have completed about 5 more, then it’s time to go heavier.
The reason that you’re training at this high of a volume is simple—glycogen. Training at such a high rep range will drain your muscles of stored carbs, or glycogen. Your body tries to combat this unwanted glycogen depletion by increasing its glycogen stores.
Why is this important? The extra glycogen pulls in intracellular water, which is very anabolic. This phenomenon elicits protein synthesis and causes the cell to stretch. When the muscles cells begin to stretch, it signals cellular growth and can even cause the release of growth factors.
Just as we went over in the introduction, full-body workouts will get you shredded because you’ll burn more calories than other training methods. When you’re training large muscle groups with compound lifts, your body uses a lot of energy to coordinate the movement and provide oxygen to the working muscles.
The concept is simple; you will work more muscle groups which will cause greater calorie expenditure—period.
Full-body training is just what you need to burn calories and lose some fat. If you are already performing a full-body weight training split, then keep it up! If you’re on the fence about it, hopefully, this will be enough for you to take the next step.
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