What is a great strength-building workout for your whole body?

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A great strength building full body workout  would consist of 8-12 exercises. You would want to work in the range of 2-3 sets with 10-12 repetitions. Below is an example:

Warm up:

Foam rolling

Active stretching

 

Core/Balance (2 sets of 12 performed as a circuit with no rest)

Ball Crunch

Back Extension

 

Resistance Training (3 sets of 10 with 1min rest between each set):

Leg Press (legs)

Bench Press (chest)

Lat Pull Down (back)

Shoulder Press Machine  (shoulders)

Standing 2-arm Dumbbell Curl (biceps)

Cable Pressdown (triceps)

 

Cool-Down:

Foam rolling

Static Stretching

Think in terms of using your own body weight. Push ups target the upper body, but you also use your core, hips and legs to stabilize the position. Lunges target your hips, thighs and glutes but also use the postural muscles of the truck to hold the upper body upright.

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Important: This content reflects information from various individuals and organizations and may offer alternative or opposing points of view. It should not be used for medical advice, diagnosis or treatment. As always, you should consult with your healthcare provider about your specific health needs.