Split routines have been around for some time now, and while this type of a workout focuses on a certain muscle group each and every day but the question is whether this gives one best results for the time and energy devoted to their exercise routine.

Even most bodybuilding magazines provide a lot of information on split routines, perhaps they are best suited to folks who have all the time in the world to work out. For the rest of us, most experts think that full body workouts work best in not only building muscle but also burning fat.

So, here is a list of reasons why one should do full body workouts:

Reason #1: You’ll finish your workout faster

If you choose full body workouts (which works on several muscle groups in one rep), there’s no doubt that you’ll get done with your workout under sixty minutes, shortly after which your testosterone levels begin to drop.

Reason #2: You don’t have to go to the gym everyday

Since a full body workout targets all muscle groups, three times a week at the gym should be enough as opposed to working out everyday amidst a busy schedule.

Reason #3: Stimulation of muscle building hormones

If you plan a workout for your entire body, one will stimulate the body’s growth hormones, testosterone and IGF-1 hormones that will continue to build more muscle and cut down the amount of fat in your body.

Reason #4: Burns more fat and will make you stronger

Since you are working out your entire body, one will require more energy to complete each rep (and this in turn, means more calories burned) and this will result in the burning of fat in all parts of your body. In doing multi-joint exercises, one becomes much stronger as well… and this means more muscles!

Reason #5: You train your body in the way you use it on a daily basis

If you train your body’s muscles to work together (as in full body workouts) in the manner you use them on a daily basis, your body become stronger and functions together as one unit.