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4 Reasons To Switch To Full Body Workouts!

Untapped Gains!

Posted by Scott_Herman - September 6th, 2018
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For the last 6 – 8 weeks, I have been testing out my new program with my workout partner, which is going to be FULL BODY. It’s going to consist of full body workouts AND conditioning workouts to get as big and as ripped as possible in the shortest amount of time.



I’ve produced a lot of programs over the years, and I still stand by any program that I’ve ever put out there, because it’s different programs for different goals. Personally, before I moved to Florida, I was doing Cheat & Recover, which is an amazing program to bust through a strength building and/or muscle building plateau. However, because it’s SO taxing on your Central Nervous System (CNS), you can only do it for about 6 – 8 weeks before you have to switch to something else, so you don’t burn out.


I decided I wanted to try full body, try something new, and I have to tell you, the gains have been AMAZING! So now I’m going to share with you four reasons why I’m making this program for you to try out!


Reason #1: All Compound Lifts Are Going Up!

As I just said, I was doing Cheat & Recover to bust through a plateau, so coming off of that and doing full body, my workout partner and I are basically doing compound movements three days per week. That means squat, bench, deadlift, bent-over rows, all these big movements with anywhere between 4 – 6 sets per exercise, and we’re always increasing the weight, trying to get between 6 – 8 repetitions.



When I first finished moving, my squats were kind of in the toilet. I was barely able to hit 285lbs consecutively. Now, I’m already back to squatting 315lbs for sets of 4 – 6 repetitions for multiple sets at a time, and it feels GOOD. My bench has gone up a lot, I’m back to hitting 225lbs for 6 – 8 repetitions over 6 – 8 sets, and it feels AWESOME! And the reason this is happening is because you’re constantly working on the muscle. You’re letting it know that it has to lift heavy weight on consecutive days throughout the week, and it really works.


Reason #2: More Time For Conditioning & Lagging Body Parts!

Because full body only has us training 3 days per week, on those in-between days (which would be Tuesday & Thursday if you are training full body on Monday, Wednesday & Friday), my workout partner and I are taking that as an opportunity to do more conditioning and work on lagging areas.


For example, maybe we want to hit more traps one day, or maybe we want to hit more calves one day, and that’s what the conditioning days are good for. Or, our personal favorite, hitting the core a bit harder and doing different variations of stomach vacuums to try to get the core as tight as possible, and it’s been working! I can also utilize those days for the times I want to go out for a run, which means my running doesn’t impact the days I’m going to the gym and doing my heavy lifts.



Reason #3: Not As Mentally Exhausting With “So Many” Exercises!

Let’s say you’re going to the gym to train biceps, and you’re doing 3 – 4 exercises. You might almost mentally hold yourself back on the first exercise, to make sure you have enough energy for the second and third exercise that you’re doing. With full body workouts, it’s a one and done type of thing. You hit squats, then you’re done with legs and you go over to the bench press. When you’re done with the bench, you go and hit your back, and then maybe do some isolated work after that, but it’s literally one exercise.


You might hit biceps, triceps or hamstrings, or even all of them, but it’s only one exercise per muscle group. You therefore go in with the mentality of ‘I’m going to hit these 6 – 8 sets as heavy and as hard as I possibly can, and then I’m done with that muscle group’. I think a lot of you might actually train a bit harder and lift more weight because of that mentality of it’s one and done.


Reason #4: Multiple Growth Periods! (Best Reason!!!)

I made a video in the past talking about the anabolic window and how it works for you when you’re natural compared with someone who’s on gear, and you can check out that article HERE. The best way to describe the feeling of working out full body is that you always feel like you’re growing, and it’s almost like you have a subtle pump throughout the week as well. You wake up in the morning, and you still kind of feel a little bit of a pump throughout your entire body.



It’s not like when you finish doing arms and your arm feels twice the size it normally does, but you can just notice a little difference, you just feel like you’re growing, and it’s great. It’s a totally different experience, and it’s something I am VERY excited about, and I am working my butt off to get this program ready for you!


Conclusion

Overall, I’m really enjoying full body workouts. My workout partner and I are seeing really great results from them, and I promise you that by the time I release it to YOU, it will be PERFECT!


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