When you lead a busy life, it’s not always easy to get to the gym, so while you’re there, it’s important to make the most of your time. Instead of focusing on specific areas of the body, you can spend your time doing workouts that target everything. Here’s a closer look at the advantages of this approach.

What Are the Benefits of a Total Body Workout?

  1. Burn More Calories

While focusing on just your biceps or calves might build strength in those areas, these workouts are limited when it comes to calorie loss. Compound exercises, such as squats, reverse lunges with bicep curls, and high plank T-spine rotation, require you to work multiple muscle groups at once.

Since you’re coordinating several muscles and moving a heavier body load as a result, there’s an increase in oxygen flow and energy use. This results in more calories burned compared to one or two isolation exercises.

  1. Gain More Muscle Mass

3 Reasons to Focus on Full-Body WorkoutsIsolation exercises seem like they should be able to build more muscle, but only focusing on a specific part of the body for one or two days a week is often not enough to see the desired gains. By spending your time performing exercises that target multiple body parts at once, however, you’re able to spend a lot more time on the muscle areas you hope to grow.

  1. Improve Movement & Flexibility

When you have limited gym time, performing a full-body workout ensures you’re working the muscles, ligaments, and tissues you rely on each day for normal movement. Targeting multiple areas at once acts more naturally than singling out a specific muscle.

This will result in a wider range of motion and improved balance. As you become more flexible, you’ll also be less susceptible to injuries and have more strength to support more difficult workouts.


Make the most of your limited gym time by heading to SmartFit in Alpharetta, GA. The grand opening is coming soon and will feature XBody® EMS Fitness Training. This unique workout equipment is led by a certified personal trainer and involves wearing a bodysuit that provides a deep muscle stimulation to allow you to get the most out of every exercise with minimum time investment. Call this fitness center today at (770) 727-0434 or visit their website to learn more about sessions and monthly memberships.