A good full-body workout targets multiple muscle groups to give optimal results for the time and effort it takes to complete the workout. It includes exercises that give the strength and muscle tone necessary to accomplish fitness goals.
Push-ups are particularly effective for toning the upper body. Squats target the lower body and work the hips, the gluteal muscles and the hamstrings. With added weight resistance, squats are also great for working the core. Lunges are a versatile lower body exercise that can also benefit the core and the upper body. They work the gluteal muscles, the hamstrings and the quadriceps.