Daily Exercise and Diet Tips – Compound exercises

Compound exercises

Instead of isolating your muscles with exercises such as the bicep curl, you can maximize the time you spend in a workout by doing exercises that work out multiple muscle groups at once. With just a few exercises, you could get a full-body workout. Another benefit is that your muscles are working together as they do in the real world, rather than alone.

Using more muscle groups. . .

– means more calories burned during exercise.
– simulates real-world exercises and activities.
– allows you to get a full body workout faster.
– improves coordination, reaction time and balance.
– improves joint stability and improves muscle balance across a joint.
– decreases the risk of injury during sports.
– keeps your heart rate up and provides cardiovascular benefits.
– allows you to exercise longer with less muscle fatigue.
– allows you to lift heavier loads and build more strength.

Some great compound exercises include the ones below and much much more.

– Squat
– Lunge
– Lunge with a Twist
– One-Leg Squat-and-Reach
– Deadlift
– Kettlebell Swings
– Shoulder Press
– Pull Down
– Pull Ups
– Push Ups
– Chest Press
– Dips
– Jumping Rope