It is a must to change every workout program in at least 6 months. Your body hits a plateau when you stick to the same program for a longer period of time. That means your body stops giving results. That’s why we have to keep changing programs to keep our bodies under development.
Here we have brought, a different kind of program for 12 weeks in which you will have a combination of mass gains as well as fat loss. Here we will split 3 months into two parts. First 6 weeks ( first 1.5 months) we will do mass gain and other half of 6 weeks (next 1.5 months), we will do fat loss. At the end of the program you will look shredded, but at the same time muscular as well.
In this workout plan, we will cover the full-body workout in a single day. So that we can burn more calories and have faster results. In this workout plan, you will get rest every alternate day, which will be the biggest plus for you. Due to the workload, your body will become sore and you will need rest for the recovery of muscles.
What is a Full Body Workout?
As the name depicts, full-body workout involves exercising all major muscle groups in our body on the same day. During the full-body workout, we follow 2-3 core exercises of each muscle so that all muscle groups are covered in a workout of 1 hour. A full-body workout gives you the chance to train each muscle group in a time-efficient manner than any other workout routines. It is considered the best workout routine when you workout only for 3-4 days a week.
Benefits of Full Body Workout
There are multiple benefits of following a full-body workout plan. Let us see few benefits of following full-body workout on a regular basis:
- It increases the muscle recovery rate as each muscle gets rest after an alternate day.
- Full body workout demands you to workout 2-3 days in a week. So, more time available for sports and other physical activities.
- Compound exercises done during the full-body workout helps to increase testosterone levels in the body which is necessary for lean mass gains.
- Probability of hitting training plateau is very low so muscular development is very high in case of full-body workouts.
- Full body workout is ideal for home workout or park workout
- It is an ideal workout for sustainable fat loss
Full Body Workout Exercises and Plan
Instead of just providing you the list of full-body exercises, I will provide you with a week-wise plan which you must follow to yield maximum results from the full-body workout.
Workout Plan for First 6 weeks of Full Body Workout:
Abs & Cardio
WORKOUT A: Workout A will be done every Monday of the first 6 weeks. In this workout we have covered whole body muscles.
WORKOUT B: Workout B will be done every Wednesday for the first 6 weeks. In this workout, we have covered the anterior body portion.
WORKOUT C: Workout C will be done every Friday for the first 6 weeks. In this workout, we have covered the posterior body portion.
Point to Remember
Target one muscle at a time
As we have divided the body into a coronal plane (divided in back and front section), while doing legs on Wednesday, we will focus only on quadriceps. On the other hand, while doing shoulder on Wednesday we will focus only on the anterior and lateral head. Hamstrings, calves,and rear delt will be trained on Friday.
DON’T FORGET TO TAKE YOUR PROTEIN
During the full-body workout routine, our muscles are given rest for alternate days. During this rest period, our muscles need good quality nutrition for their growth. This need can be completed by the good quality of protein mentioned below.
Full Body Exercises for Workout A (First 6 weeks)
Exercise 1: Regular set of bench press
Exercise 2: Regular set of squats
Exercise 3: Regular set of barbell overhead press
Exercise 4: Regular set of Tricep extension
Exercise 5: Superset of bicep curls
a) narrow grip bicep curls
b) Wide grip bicep curls
Exercise 6: Superset of lat pulldowns
Full Body Exercises for Workout B (Next 6 weeks)
Exercise 1: Superset of reverse bicep curls and concentration curl.
a) reverse bicep curls
b) concentration curl.
Exercise 2: Superset of incline dB press and decline dB press
a) Incline dB press
b) Decline dB press
Exercise 3: Superset of front dB press and lateral dB press
a) Front dB press
b) Lateral dB press
Exercise 4: Regular set of lunges
Exercise 5: Regular set of cable flies.
Full Body Exercises for Workout C (Last 6 weeks)
Exercise 1: Super set of skull crusher and bench dips
a) skull crusher
b) Bench Dips
Exercise 2: Superset of rope shrugs and DB shrugs
a) Rope shrugs
b) Dumbells shrugs
Exercise 3: Superset of pull ups and chin ups
a) pull ups
b) Chin Ups
Exercise 4: Regular set of deadlift
Exercise 5: Superset set of dB bend-over rows and hamstrings curls
a) Dumbells bend-over rows
b) Hamstrings Curls
Exercise 5: Regular set of rear delt flies
Exercise 6: Superset of standing calf raises and sitting calf raises
a) Standing Calf Raises
b) sitting calf raises
Abs and Cardio Exercise
You can follow our Abs routine through our specific articles on abs workout.
Option 1: Bicycle
Option 2: Running/ Jogging
Option 3: Treadmill Workout
Option 4: Skipping
How long Should You Follow This Program?
As per the full-body workout plan, you have performed these exercises for 18 weeks with an alternate day gap after each workout. This helps in the bulking of muscles. In the next workout plans, you must focus more on cutting and maintaining a lean mass gain. Workout plan will more or less remain the same, but the intensity of exercises will increase.