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Full Body Home Workout Guide
Full Body Home Workout Guide

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Full Body Workout Guide at Home

We want to ensure everyone is still able to stay fit, active and continue working towards their fitness goals. At Xercise4Less Gyms, we’ve put together a number of home workouts that will help each and every single one of you to focus on your fitness whilst at home, despite our gyms being closed on Government instruction from the 20th of March 2020. We want to keep you motivated to smash your fitness goals whilst encouraging you to join our fun and inclusive fitness community.  

If you’re not yet an Xercise4Less Gym member, we’re giving everyone free access to our online gym portal, providing dedicated workouts you can do at home or back in the gym once we re-open. To re-assure you, we’ll continue to provide everyone with free access even past the initial 90 days should we need to extend our home fitness option to the UK public while we all battle the Coronavirus pandemic. Stay well, fit and healthy and follow our at home workouts for free.

What Can I Expect From a Full Body Workout?

Throughout this workout, you’ll be working a variety of muscles and target areas. The great thing about a full body workout is that you can focus on a number of different areas at one time. If you’re short for time or want to do one really effective workout, full body workouts are the way forward. A full body will push you and your body to achieve amazing things and once it’s all over, your whole body will thank you for it! This workout includes push and pull movements – this variety will allow you to tone and condition your body and finish feeling positive and satisfied. This full body workout guide has been created by our expert trainers; follow the guide at home and continue working on your fitness journey until our gyms are open again.   

Cardio Overview - Rowing Machine

What You Need For a Pull Workout

To maximise this full workout routine, you’ll need some weighted equipment. In our gyms, we provide access to dumbbells, kettlebells, barbells and wide selection of free weights equipment to follow this workout guide. If you have this type of equipment in the house, choose a comfortable weight and start following the workout. If you don’t have weighted equipment, use household items instead. Grab a couple of tins or fill up two carrier bags of tins and jars and hold them in each handYou could use water bottles, boxes or bottles of washing detergent – now is the time to get creative. You can still perform these exercises without weights if you like, it’s up to you. Now, grab your gym kit and a comfortable pair of trainers and let’s go!  

Exercise 1: Squats

Ease yourself into this full body workout and warm up your legs with some simple air squats. Stand upright with your legs shoulder width apart and slowly sit into a squat. Place your arms on your hips or hold them out in front of you – whatever is most comfortable. It’s important to keep your back straight to avoid injury. Try not to hunch your back. Keeping your head upright and facing forwards will help you to get the correct posture.  

Repeat 3-5 sets of 10-15 reps with a 30 second rest between each set. 

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Exercise 2: Bulgarian Split Squat (Left Leg)

Now that your legs are warmed up, let’s move onto a Bulgarian Split Squat to really target your lower body. Firstly, you need a piece of furniture that is knee height that you can rest one foot on – something hard like a dining chair or coffee table. Stand up straight, grab your dumbbell or ‘weights’ in either hand and put your right leg out in front of you. Now rest your left foot on the chair or table. Keep your balance the best you can and slowly squat downwards. You should feel this working your quads and glutes.  

Repeat 3-5 sets of 10-15 reps with a 30 second rest between each set.

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Exercise 3: Bulgarian Split Squats (Right Leg)

This exercise is the same as before, just with the opposite leg. So, start with your left leg out in front this time and place your right foot onto the chair/table and start performing the Bulgarian Split Squats. If you’re struggling with the balance, try to focus on one object in the room as it’ll help you stay steady

Repeat 3-5 sets of 10-15 reps with a 30 second rest between each set.

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Exercise 4: Table Press Ups

Now we’re moving onto some upper body movements. Push your chest muscles with this next exercise – table press ups. Before performing this, make sure that your table is pushed up against a wall so that it can’t slip or slide as this could cause an injury. Once you’ve done this, stand about a metre away from the table and lean forward so that your hands are on the table. Push yourself up from the table, hold for a second and lower yourself back towards the table. This will put pressure on your arms and chest and push them to get stronger.  

Repeat 3-5 sets of 10-15 reps with a 30 second rest between each set.  

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Exercise 5: Shoulder Press

Continue working that upper body with a shoulder press. Grab your weighted equipment and stand upright. Start with your hands at either side of your shoulders and push them upwards until your arms are fully extended. This is one rep. Work on really toning and defining your shoulders with this challenging and effective upper body exercise. Standing up whilst performing this exercise also engages your core. 

Repeat 3-5 sets of 10-15 reps with a 30 second rest between each set.  

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 *Check out ALL of our @Home Workout Guides*

If you’re not yet an Xercise4Less Gym member, we’re giving everyone free access to our online gym portal, providing dedicated workouts you can do at home or back in the gym once we re-open. To re-assure you, we’ll continue to provide everyone with free access even past the initial 90 days should we need to extend our home fitness option to the UK public while we all battle the Coronavirus pandemic. Stay well, fit and healthy and follow our at home workouts for free.

Exercise 6: Seat Bent-Over Rows

For this exercise, you need a dumbbell in each hand. If you haven’t got dumbbells, fill up a couple of water bottles and hold one in each hand. Next, find a chair in your house (avoid sort furnishing like a sofa or armchair) and hold your ‘weights’ at either side of you. Lean your body forward with your face parallel to the floor and then raise your arms up to your hips. You should feel your back muscles working as your perform each rep. 

Repeat 3-5 sets of 10-15 reps with a 30 second rest between each set.  

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Exercise 7: Standing Bicep Curls - Alternate

A bicep curl is a really simple but effective exercise for your arms to help build strength. Stand upright with your weights in either hand. By standing up, you’ll be able to engage your core at the same time which is great for abdominal definitionTo perform your first rep, simply pull your left arm up towards your shoulder and squeeze your bicep muscle. Now, repeat this movement with your right arm and continue alternating your arms in this way.  

Repeat 3-5 sets of 10-15 reps with a 30 second rest between each set.  

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Exercise 8: Chair Tricep Dips

Now let’s start working on sculpting and toning our upper arms! A chair tricep dip needs to be performed on a hard upright chair, so please avoid doing this on a sofa or arm chair. Check that the chair can withstand your bodyweight before completing a single rep. To start, sit with your back to the chair and your feet flat on the floor with your knees up. Put your hands onto the seat of the chair and lower your body so that your bum nearly touches the floor. Fully extend your arms so that you’re in your original position and repeat.  

Repeat 3-5 sets of 10-15 reps with a 30 second rest between each set.  

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Exercise 9: Board to Mountains

This is more of an advanced movement but don’t let that put you off! Firstly, get yourself into a press up position with your weight resting on your hands. Then, push your bum into the air so that you’re shaped to a point. Hold this for a couple of seconds and then lower your body to the starting press up position. This is working your shoulders, chest, triceps and core – the ultimate full body exercise. 

Repeat 3-5 sets of 10-15 reps with a 30 second rest between each set.  

Try the workout

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Remember we’re giving everyone free access to our online gym portal, providing dedicated workouts you can do at home or back in the gym once we re-open.

Full Body Workout Guide Summary:

Goal

 

Get Fit

Equipment

 

Dumbbells > If you don’t have this equipment try alternatives like 1kg of sugar, bottles of water, tins of beans or other household items.

Chair, dining table, coffee table 

Fitness Space

 

2m x 2m clear area like a living room, garden or dining room.

Level

 

Beginner

Duration

 

20 minutes

Days per week

 

1

Cycle Duration

 

1 Weeks

Repeat

 

1 or 2 times a day

Xercise4Less Home Workout Guides

We have split our at home or at the gym workouts into a mixture of types including a wide range of exercises meaning that everyone can focus on their body goals and fitness aims throughout the time that you’re exercising from home. We aim to switch up these workouts each week. Whatever your goals and however you usually spend time in the gym, take this time to embrace something new and stay on track towards your current fitness goals. 

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Don’t Postpone Your Goals; Get Fit and Strong at Home

Being at home can still have a positive impact on your fitness journey. If you’ve got fitness goals you want to achieve, follow our home workouts and still make encouraging steps towards smashing those goals. All of the exercises that you find in our Full Body Workout from home can be performed in the comfort of your home or back in the gym. You can access the workout wherever and whenever you like from your phone, laptop or smart device.  

Home Workout Safety Information

Before following the workout, make sure that you have enough space to perform movements freely to prevent any injury. If you need a piece of furniture to perform an exercise, make sure that it can stand your weight and that the movement feels comfortable. If you’re struggling, please switch the exercise for something that feels more natural. There isn’t much different in terms of safety when it comes to home workout vs gym workouts; just practice correct form to stay safe and prevent injury.

Ladies Only Workout

Join our fun and inclusive fitness community

During this difficult time, we’re encouraging people to come together. Focus your love for fitness and the gym into our new series of home workouts that still allow you to work towards your goals and health in the comfort of your own home. Share your workouts with us and show us how you’re using this time to continue on your fitness journey with Xercise4Less Gyms. Once you’ve repeated the exercises at home and built up confidence, make a visit to the gym once we’re back open and use our wide range of quality equipment and facilities to improve your strength further.

All Xercise4Less Gyms provide members with access to a range of top quality kit as part of our great value gym memberships, including:

  • Private and self-contained Female Only gym zones for female members
  • Over 400 pieces of gym equipment for beginners to bodybuilders
  • Dedicated cardio and free weights training areas to build up your fitness
  • Motivated Personal trainers to help you achieve your health ambitions
  • Free weights ranging from 2kg to 75kg to build up your fitness
  • Wide range of resistance machines for toning and building muscle
  • Strength training apparatus like Olympic lifting platforms and squat racks for power lifters
  • Great selection of weight plates and cable machines for weight training
  • Large fitness studio perfect for stretching or creating custom mini cardio or light-weighted circuits with boxes, barbells, mats and plates
  • Purpose-built spinning-area with 30 spin bikes
  • Full-size boxing ring, MMA cage and punch bags in our amazing combat zone