The 7 Best Exercises for a Full-Body Workout

The seemingly endless number of exercises available is enough to make your head spin. Sure, you know the basics, but do you know which exercises are the best ones for a full-body workout?

In general, a strong candidate for the "best" title will be any easy-to-learn exercise that targets multiple muscle groups and gives you the practical strength and muscle tone to meet your fitness goals. Exercises that don't require a full gym, just a home barbell set and minimal equipment earn extra credit.

Here are seven of the best exercises for athletes and fitness junkies looking for a simple and effective full-body workout.

Want to try these full-body exercises but don't have the necessary equipment? Here are a key pieces to get you started:

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