Less Is More – Focus On Compound Movements For Maximum Strength
By Andy on June 07, 2018
We hear the phrase “less is more” often in our daily lives, but rarely would you think this could apply to a workout program. If someone told you that you could get more out of your daily workout program by doing less, it would seem like a no-brainer, right? Well, you can do exactly that by incorporating compound exercises to your weight lifting routine.
What Are Compound Exercises?
Compound exercises are the opposite of isolation exercises — they allow you to engage more than one joint at a time. By engaging more muscle groups and joints, you can make the most out of your workout in the least amount of time. When you choose to design your workouts around compound, multi-joint movements, you build a leaner, more fit body faster. These exercises are better than traditional isolation exercises, and help you make the most of your busy lifestyle by achieving results faster. Combining compound exercises with a few isolation exercises will really maximize your results.
Benefits of Compound Exercises
The most important part of compound exercises is correct form. For the best results, lifting correctly will net better results than lifting more weight. When done properly, compound movements have the following benefits:
- burns more calories than only isolation exercises
- improves coordination between muscles and muscle groups
- increases cardiovascular health
- increases flexibility
- improves movement efficiency.
Remember proper form, and to use a roller after your workouts to ensure a speedy recovery for your tired muscles. This can also help prevent injury.
For help in designing an effective bodybuilding program that effectively utilises compound movements, please contact us at Iconic Fitness today! We have the best coaches in the region, and strive to ensure our athletes get the most out of their workouts. We are so confident that you will love your results that we are offering a free one-on-one session. Don’t wait to get started on your fitness journey today!