Although you necessarily don’t need to break a sweat to have a good workout, sweat-breaking exercises offer several benefits. Firstly, breaking a sweat when working out helps regulate your body temperature. This keeps your body cool to prevent overheating. Secondly, sweat-breaking exercise enhances blood circulation and improves your mood. Sweating also opens up and unclogs your skin pores. However, to prevent dehydration, replace the fluid lost to sweat by drinking lots of water when working out. Continue reading for 3 workouts to help you break a sweat.
3 YouFit Gym Workouts To Help You Break A Sweat
Ready to break a sweat? Here are three sweat-breaking gym workouts shared by our professional personal trainers at YouFit Gyms guaranteed to help you break a sweat.
1. The Best Morning Workout
There are several studies supporting why a morning workout is best. Working out in the morning can help boost your memory and cognitive performance throughout the day. But, which workout routine is best done in the morning?
The best morning workout is the one that you do, says Raphael Konforti, YouFit Gyms Director of Fitness.
“For someone who wants to be healthy and look healthy, staying consistent and not having your workouts get pushed matters most, and if the morning is your time, keep it that way.” – Raphael Konforti
That being said, here’s the best morning workout routine Raphael loves having his morning clients go through. The routine alternates between upper and lower body exercises and adds an extra cardio challenge. This offers the benefits of strength training while keeping your heart rate up.
Instruction: Perform four rounds, resting as little as possible between exercises.
- TRX Row – 30 seconds
- Kettlebell Swing – 30 seconds
- Pushup – 30 seconds
- Agility Ladder – 30 seconds
- Rest – 1 minute
TRX Row – This workout will carve your upper back, shoulders and biceps, and strengthen your core. Make sure you engage your core and avoid slumping your shoulders.
Kettlebell Swing –Swinging the kettlebell between your knees builds your power and strength, and improves your stamina and balance. Be careful not to swing too fast, and don’t forget to breathe.
Pushups – This trains your upper body muscles and core strength. When doing pushups, make sure your entire body is in one straight line, and your hands are shoulder-width apart. Also, avoid flapping your arms.
Agility Ladder – Exercising with an agility ladder will get your heart pumping, while improving your speed and agility. It also strengthens your joints and enhances your mental health.
2. Favorite Full-Body Workout
A full-body workout exercises all the major muscles in your body in a single workout session. So, you can expect it to help you break a sweat. If you can’t perform a full-body workout daily, you should get one done at least twice or thrice per week.
Instruction: Perform three sets of each exercise.
- Squats to shoulder press –12 reps
- Pull-ups –10 reps
- Pushups – 10 reps
- Lunges – 12 reps each leg
- Deadlifts – 12 reps
- Toes to bar – 10 reps
Squats to shoulder press – This exercise is a full-body strength exercise that involves squatting while holding a dumbbell at your shoulder when you rise. Avoid looking down when performing this exercise. Try to keep your eyes straight ahead and don’t carry excessive weight.
Pull-ups – This will sculpt your forearms, shoulders, and chest, as well as strengthen your back and core. It involves pulling yourself up a pull-up bar until your chin is above the bar.
Pushups – This exercise will get you heaving and sweating in no time. Don’t forget to contract your abs and tighten your core as you lift your body up and down with your arms. If a traditional pushup is too hard, try doing it against the wall.
Lunges – It may seem like a simple exercise of putting one foot in front of the other. But, lunges are great for improving your mobility and stability and toning your lower body. Be careful not to lunge too far forward.
Deadlifts – Lifting a loaded barbell off the ground is hard work that would surely make you break a sweat. Make sure to keep your spine straight, your chest up, and your knees out.
Toes to bar – This exercise builds your core strength as you hang from a pull-up bar and try to lift your toes to the bar. You’d need to time it well enough to get past the first three reps.
3. Sweat-Breaking Home Workout
Sometimes you just can’t make it to the gym. But, that doesn’t mean you shouldn’t get your sweat-breaking workout in. There are several workouts you could perform at home to get your heart pounding and break out in a sweat.
Without any equipment, these workouts, including squats, pushups, crunches, lunges, and burpees, will help you sweat fast. However, you need to follow a routine that tells you what, when and how long to do the exercises.
Instruction: Access The YouFit On Demand App to find and follow sweat-breaking gym workout routines you can do at home suitable for your fitness goal.
Ready For A Workout Session To Break A Sweat? Join YouFit Gyms.
Go break a sweat at a YouFit Gym near you. You’ll find all the fitness equipment you need for a sweat-breaking exercise, as well as certified personal trainers to guide you. With your YourFit Gym membership, you’ll also have access to the YouFit On Demand App to work out at home when you can’t make it to the gym. Click here to join YouFit Gyms.