One of the best ways to improve your immunity is to be physically healthy. This means being active, exercising, and getting outside. If you do that, there is no doubt you will improve your immunity. But, are there optimal workout protocols that will improve your immunity over others? Let’s take a deeper look and see!
When we talk about working out for your immunity, what we are talking about is getting your muscles stronger throughout your body, including you heart and your lungs. You can strengthen your body up in many different ways, but when improving immunity, something we want to track is body composition. One of the biggest factors with contracting and becoming symptomatic to COVID-19 is body composition. Those with higher percentages of body fat and lower amounts of muscle mass are having a hard time due to inefficiencies in their bodies from their sub-optimal body composition.
What we want to do is focus on full body workouts that include both strength movements and conditioning pieces. For your strength movement, choose a multi-joint compound lift like squatting, deadlifting, or some form of pressing. For you conditioning, consider the time frame and the intensity levels. For short high intense work, you need to be strong in order to get the fat burning effect. If you can’t squat your bodyweight, you probably should not do high intensity work. The other option is longer aerobic work which is amazing for the hearth and lungs. Longer aerobic work will begin to burn fat during the later stages of the workout, whereas high intensity work will burn fat for hours afterwards. Consider which is best for you. An example session might look like:
A: Back Squat 6×5, increasing weight
B: 3 Rounds
By focusing on full body workouts that include both strength and conditioning, you will optimize your immunity. If you are getting bored of your current routine, don’t know what workouts to do, or if you need extra accountability, to make sure you get your workouts done, book a call with one of our coaches. You can do that here: