If you’ve spent any amount of time in the gym, or on your home elliptical, you’ve probably wavered between being really excited about your workouts on some days and really bored on others. The good news is that full body blast workouts can help you to shake things up a bit while significantly improving your results. Here’s what you need to know.
Full body blast is any type is any type of workout that incorporates different movement patterns.
And that right there is where some people tend to be confused. Unlike the treadmill, the elliptical has the potential to work your entire body. It’s not quite the same as true strength training, but forces you to incorporate more muscle groups into each movement. You’ll definitely work your quadriceps, hamstrings, glutes, and (to a lesser extent), your calves. If you use the handlebars you’ll add your arms, shoulders, and upper back with the additional push and pull movements.On an elliptical, this means incorporating different resistance and incline levels to get away from the monotonous feel of working at the same levels throughout the duration of your workout.
Like with all workouts, you should check with your doctor and/or personal trainer before trying something new. If you’re a beginner, choose a full body blast workout that meets your current fitness level and then work your way up.
Not sure where to start? Start with the elliptical itself. Most come with pre-programmed workouts that will incorporate your entire body while helping you to adjust the tension and incline as you go.
If those aren’t quite right, search online. We found a few you might like:
Ready to take your fitness routine to new heights? Stop into any Push Pedal Pull store and we’ll gladly help you find the perfect elliptical. Time to get moving!