This article explains how exercise is more effective when working out from largest to smallest body parts.
A full body workout order from largest muscles groups to smallest is best for every body! Exercise order is very important when planning your workout! An ideal workout order includes: Squats, lunges, or leg press first, followed by chest, pushups, and back next.
Start big, work smaller.
This muscle workout order ensures rapid calorie burn and faster metabolism gains ideal for every body type! Working out the larger muscle groups first is the most efficient exercise/workout format for the following reasons:
1. You burn more calories
2. You speed up/elevate your metabolism
3. You see faster muscle mass and tone gains
4. Your body burns more calories in less time!
Knowing which body part to workout first can make or break your workout program or exercise routine. I advocate the “largest to smallest” body part workout order because you will maximize results and minimize time in the gym! – Justin Stobbs, Founder FitnessPatterns.com
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It is silly to work the smaller body parts first like biceps and triceps (arms) THEN try to perform pullups or pushups next. You will be too tired because you already fatigued your arms.
Think of it like this; when you wash your car you do not start with the “detailing” first and then wash the car. You wash the entire car with a very general broad cleaning then work to the finer points like the tires, rims, carpet, etc.
Do the same thing with your body! Start big then work small.
So what muscle workout order is best for you?
Exercise your large body parts using squats, lunges, pullups and pushups FIRST.
Next perform your isolation movements for abs, shoulders, biceps and triceps!
I tell clients ABS work as great “rest sets” between other sets of legs and arms. Sneak them in between sets! This way your arms rest while working out your abs. No more “forgetting to exercise the stomach”!
Now that you are ready to workout and get fit, try my workout video and exercise how-to photos below!
My easy Beginner 12 minute light workout video