• 5 Reasons Why You Should Use Total Body Workouts

    By The W10 Team
     

    The world is constantly in search of a new fix, a new, improved, and usually “faster” way to get into shape. Unfortunately there is no single best way to get into shape otherwise there wouldn’t be so many different theories and techniques to try and get in better shape, there would just be “the way”.

    There are however more favourable ways to train based on certain demographics and goals. We like to use total body workouts with just about 100% of our members and here are the reasons why.

    1. It will allow you to hit all the major movement patterns multiple times per week. 

    Those being squat, hinge, push, pull, rotate, carry and some form of single leg work. The general population need as much exposure to these exercises in order to hit the save button when it comes to learning the movement.

    2. Total body workouts are more time efficient. 

    The majority of us are busy and we plan on being in and out of the gym in an hour, which includes warm-up. Total body sessions allow you to hit all of the biggest “bang for your buck exercises” in a short space of time.

    3. You recover quicker. 

    When you don’t hit specific muscle groups or movements as hard in a session then you are ready to go for your next session quicker. As mentioned above, people are busy which means training on consecutive days sometimes. If you’re sore from the previous workout it will take away from that day’s session.

    4. They make you less likely to develop overuse injuries or develop muscle imbalances that can lead to poor posture. 

    The latter is more likely in males who stereotypically over develop the pecs, lats and biceps.

    5. Total body sessions are naturally more metabolic then splitting the body up. 

    What this loosely translates to is that you will essentially burn more calories when completing total body sessions.

    Keep an eye on our Facebook Page for exercises you can include as part of a total body work out session. We also post weekly challenges which will give you examples of exercises we use at W10.

    Comment below if you would like examples of Total Body Workout Routines that you can use in the gym today...

 

You Might Also Like

 
Quick Browse
    • How often should you train for best results?

       

      Everyone wants the answer to the age old question: How often should I train to get results? The honest answer (as with most things) is: it depends. The key to the question is better answered from the standpoint of how well you can recover. There's a lot of talk about over training (exceeding the physical

      Read More
    • 5 best ab exercises

      The 5 Best Ab Exercises You Can Do

       

      These five ab movements are more effective than any crunch or sit up. And so it begins… Summer is around the corner and we’re already starting to see articles and ads for 7 day ab transformations. "Do a 100 sit ups or ab crunches a day and you’ll start to see a rippling 6 pack."

      Read More
    • best exercises to reduce lower back pain

      5 of the best exercises for lower back pain

       

      How frequently do you experience lower back pain? We live in a world where a large percentage of people spend most of their time sitting down. Whether that be on the way to work, during work, coming home from work and watching TV or doing work at home, it’s no wonder our bodies are breaking

      Read More
    • Holiday workout ideas

      Simple and effective holiday workout ideas

       

      Easter Holiday Workouts One of the questions we've always been asked over the years is “I’m going on holiday, there isn’t a gym, what should I do?” The good news is that nature has blessed us all with an amazing tool called “our body” and it can be used to great effect with simple movements...

      Read More
    • Fitness fads 4 things consider

      4 Tips To Develop A Health And Fitness B.S Filter

       

      Fitness can sometimes be overwhelming. New trends pop up every single week... Should you choose spinning? Yoga? Do intermittent fasting? Go low carb? Go vegan? We all seem to get shiny object syndrome when we hear about these things, especially if whoever we hear them from got good short-term results. Here are a few things

      Read More
    • Eating healthy not losing weight

      Working out, eating well but not losing weight?

       

      Here’s why. So we’re well into the New Year now, and after December’s festivities you’re back into the swing of things with your training and healthy eating. You’ve done the dreaded weigh in and calculated your BMR (basal metabolic rate - the amount of calories your body needs to function at rest). From this you’ve

      Read More

Start Your 30 Day Trial Today

If you’re ready to make a change, you can start now. Register online and book your first session today.

Start Today

Set up in 2009 by founder Jean-Claude Vacassin (a regular health and fitness contributor to the Daily Telegraph) the W10 Performance gym is located in West London at 202-208 Kensal Road, London W10 5BN. W10’s Gym memberships offer personal training, nutrition advice, yoga, boxing, HITT and other functional fitness classes. They also have physio and sports massage practitioners onsite. They are proud to offer a high level of fitness to residents and local workers in Kensal Rise, Kensal Green, Queens Park, Willesden, Kilburn, Harlesden, Ladbroke Grove, Notting Hill, Kensington and Westbourne Park areas.

 

Find us The Basement, 202-208 Kensal Road, London W10 5BN

Call us on 020 3489 5428