ALL LEVELS / full-body strength workout / 35 minutes
Equipment: Dumbbells & kettlebells
If there’s a common wish for newly gym-goers it is to become more muscular and toned. At first, this may seem like a shallow purpose, but apart from the aesthetic side, this goal has numerous benefits. First of all, strength training (the best way to become more muscular) will help you become stronger — this one kind of comes without saying.
Then, it will also help you decrease abdominal fat, reduce the risk of falling, lower your risk of injury, improve your heart rate and, with that, help you manage your blood sugar levels. Last but not least, it promotes mobility and flexibility, and it doesn’t only make your muscles stronger — it makes your bones too.
To help you reap all these benefits, today we bring you a full-body strength workout. It has 3 groups, each with 2 exercises. Each exercise has a different number of reps in each round: for the first exercise, the number of reps will decrease with each round; for the second – it will increase. You’ll do 5 rounds of each group before moving on to the next group. You’ll get 2 minutes to rest in between groups. All combined, this full-body strength workout will take you 35 minutes to complete.
Time to get stronger!
If you don’t have the equipment originally needed for this workout, you can substitute it with these everyday items or use these alternative exercises.
9-12-15-18-21 reps on each side
21-18-15-12-9 reps on each side