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A whole-body exercise is an exercise that works a majority of the body in one movement. Here a few examples of such exercises:
- Muscle Ups
- Clean + Press
- Sumo Deadlift High Pull
A hybrid exercise is when you combine two or more exercise to create a “hybrid.” Here are a few examples of such exercises:
- Burpees + Pullups
- Power Snatch + Overhead Squat
- Power Clean + Front Squat
- Chinup + Leg Raise
- Pushups + Power Clean
Incorporating whole-body and hybrid lifts saves a lot of time because you can work your entire body with one or two exercises. For example, performing Burpees work your legs, chest, shoulder, and triceps. Pullups work your back and biceps. Put them together, and you’ll be working your entire body.
For some great high intensity hybrid and other unique bodyweight exercises, take a look at Bodyweight Exercise Revolution.