Compound exercises are defined as any movement that works multiple joints, they also work multiple muscles. They are great for building strength, increasing muscle size, and burning fat, they can also help improve athletic performance. Basically, compound exercises can benefit you no matter what your goals are, hence we’ve developed this article about some best compound exercises.
The same cannot be said of isolation exercises, these are exercises that only work one joint and primarily work one muscle. Isolation exercises can be fantastic for building strength, and can also really help increase muscle size (think bicep curls increasing bicep size). But isolation moves are not great at improving athletic performance in the same way that compound movements are, nor are they great for fat burning.
Considering the many benefits of using compound movements (many programs exclusively use them) it’s perhaps surprising how few people use them in their programs. Or if they do use compound movements they usually use the slightly easier and less effective ones such as chest press machines, leg presses, or lat pull downs.
In this article, we are going to mention a list of compound exercises that you need to start doing in 2018 if you want to see really impressive results. We’ll also look at a way to make the exercise easier, and a way to make them more difficult. This way this compound exercises list will have exercises to suit all abilities. [Read more…]