Why is it Important To Exercise Different Body Parts in a Single Session?

As a fish in an ocean full of people looking for answers to their fitness questions, it is easy to get mixed answers on the types of exercise methods that are the best. Truth be told, any exercise is good exercise. No, we don’t include walking from the parking lot to the store or getting in and out of your car a dozen times a day as a form of exercise. Exercise to us is anything that can be sustained for 20 minutes. This can vary in the form of walks, weight training, and stretching since it offers structure and a definite goal. Walks are self-explanatory, stretching builds flexibility and mobility, but weight training on the other hand sometimes causes confusion as to what methods work. Should you work on one body part daily? We have all heard of “leg days” and “back days” meaning that people spend an hour or so focusing on only one body part. What about the appeal of a full-body workout? Is it more effective? Does it yield results faster? Since fit20 focuses on a full-body workout that intends to deplete your muscles of all of their energy, it gives the opportunity to explain why a full-body workout may benefit your body and well-being.

Increased Muscular Recovery

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Many gym rats struggle with finding success for one simple reason: Their body doesn’t have time to recover. For example, you go to the gym and do legs on Tuesday and Thursday in an effort to grow your leg muscles. While you may be getting stronger, that day or two of recovery time is simply not enough. When you work out five days a week, your body is not able to recover as fast; however, changing your workout schedule up to fit in between 1-3 full body workouts a week provides an ample amount of time for your body to recover. Your body will need time to recover for a full-body workout since these workouts yield a higher total energy expenditure per session (i.e., more calories & muscle usage).

Simple Scheduling

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If you have time for 1-hour per day to dedicate to exercise, raise your hand. 45 minutes? Come on, how about 30? That’s what we thought. No one has time when they have kids and have to work a full-time job. Maybe 30 minutes per day is more doable, but what if you only had to focus on exercise 30 minutes per day three times a week? It would alleviate the stress of missing exercises and create a more than achievable routine for you and your body. The stress of having to go to the gym an hour a day to work out one body part is pretty high, on top of that, if you miss a day one body part has to go neglected. Don’t neglect a body part because of lack of time. Keep your schedule simple.

Ideal for Fat Loss

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Fat loss is a big reason why people take to working out in the first place. Full body workouts activate all of your muscles which means that you are burning more calories per exercise, leading to more fat burning during the recovery process. Healthline has this to say about full body workouts and fat burning, “With the right approach toward weight loss, you’ll be able to burn fat and build muscle, which helps you to burn more calories even at rest. Plus, you’ll tone your body and are likely to start feeling better mentally and physically in the process. Your results are dependent on the quality of effort you put toward your goals, so be consistent and disciplined in your approach.” This means that your ability to push yourself only leads to better and quicker results in your fitness journey. Don’t forget to make sure to eat the right food to fuel your body for intense workouts like these.

Fights Against Boredom

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Have you ever grabbed weights, started working out, and thought to yourself, “What the heck am I doing?” Honestly, people who aren’t familiar with the gym don’t go because they are bored, not because the workouts are too hard. Who wants to only stimulate one part of your body for an hour with repetitive movements that could be done just once? Not most people. The explanation of a structured full-body workout isn’t rocket science either. In fact, we can put it into Layman’s terms: Do one exercise, deplete your muscles, and move on to the next body part. At a strength program like fit20, you go through six exercises just like this and you are able to reach your optimal strength potential so why not give full-body exercises a try?


People who don’t have time, get bored easily, and need recovery between sessions will benefit immensely from full-body exercise. There is a disparity in the types of people who exercise one body part daily in that they are usually younger and able to perform more dynamic movements and withstand going through the daily grind of exercise. As we age we have a few things going against us such as time, energy, and endurance which can stop us from wanting to get to the gym and exercise. Full-body workouts give everyone a chance to perform exercises that give you time during the week to do other activities you enjoy. If you enjoy this type of flexibility, fit20 is a great way to get you started.