Top 5 reasons you should be doing complexes:
1. Great for fat loss due to the metabolic effect
2. Builds lean muscle
3. You will get a full body workout
4. Ideal replacement for those long boring cardio sessions and a lot more fun I say
5. Perfect if you are short on time and only have around 15-20min for your workout
Complexes are great for burning fat, building lean muscle and boosting your overall conditioning. They are also great for individuals who dislike traditional cardio of the treadmill, elliptical or the bike. They are great for all fitness levels.
A complex can take as little as 10-15 min depending on how long you take to rest and catch your breath in between sets. I like to use them with my clients as a finisher at the end of a strength training session. Also a complex can be done as a stand alone workout especially if you are short on time. 20 minutes including your warm up that’s all it would take for a total body workout.
A complex is a series of exercises performed in succession with a single piece of equipment. Whether it be a barbell, kettlebell or dumbbell, you will complete all exercises with the required repetitions before putting the implement down. The weight should not be as heavy as you would use in your regular strength workouts. You should be able to keep good form.