Compound Exercises = Faster Results

Compound Exercises are exercises that move multiple joints. By moving more joints more muscles groups are targeted, maximizing your workout and burning more calories -burning more fat, building more strength & muscle. Compound Exercises are also referred to as Functional Exercises or Total Body Exercises.

Compound Pros:

  • more calories burned during exercise.
  • simulates daily movements/activities (i.e picking up your child and throwing them up in the air 🙂 )
  • allows you to get a full body workout faster.
  • improves coordination, brain-muscle communication, and balance.
  • improves joint stability and improves muscle balance across  joints
  • keeps your heart rate up and provides cardio benefits.
An Isolated Exercise is the opposite of a Compound Exercise. Here, the exercise only uses a single joint during the movement, working less muscles, providing slower calorie burn, and less fat burn. Examples are Bicep Curls and Tricep Extensions.

My Top Compound Exercises:

Squats with Bicep Curl– Works your glutes, quads, hamstrings,calves , biceps all at once.

Push Ups with Toe Touch– Work your chest, shoulders, triceps, back,abs, and  hip flexors.

Lunges with Shoulder Press– Works quads, hamstrings, glutes, calves, chest, shoulders, triceps, and biceps.

Deadlift with Row– Works your adductors, hamstrings, quads, lower back, glutes, biceps, and lats.

When you’re in a rush or want to get the most efficient workout, do compounds!

Go Compounds!

angie

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