As I go to the gym in my lunch hour, I don’t have time to waste. I need to get in and get out.
I also need to make the most of the time I have, which is about 25-30 minutes.
Because of this I tend to go for full body workouts, pairing lower body with upper body allows me to work more muscles in a shorter time frame.
I also like to keep rest periods as short as I can, so will often use a slightly lighter weight to unable me to keep the intensity of the workout as high as possible.
An example of a full body workout
This workout contains just six exercises done back to back.
Barbell Back Squat – 10 reps
Barbell Overhead Press – 10 reps
Bulgarian Split Squat – 10 reps each leg
Dumbbell Chest Press – 10 reps
Goblet Squat – 10 reps
Bent Over Row – 10 reps
I perform each of these exercises back to back with no rest in between and then rest 60-90 seconds between sets.
This workout for me has two benefits. It’s resistance training, using all the main muscle groups, so it’s helping to develop lean muscle. It’s also has a nice little cardio burn to it too, which is helped but the Bulgarian split squats in the middle of the workout.
Aim to complete 4-5 rounds. Drop weight if needed to keep good form.