They say compound movements are great for losing weight and building muscle. But, what exactly ARE compound movements?
A compound exercise is any movement where you’re using more than one muscle group at a time. Consider a squat: This one simple motion engages your core, quads, hamstrings, glutes, calf muscles, and hip flexors. Isolation exercises, on the other hand, work one specific muscle group at a time (such as a bicep curl).
- Burning more calories
- Improving intramuscular coordination
- Elevating heart rate
- Improving flexibility
- Improving strength
- Mental agility
- Gaining more muscle mass
Doing compound movements can up the ante in all of your workouts. At WB20, we pride ourselves on being an efficient, time-saving workout that can be added or used to replace any workout routine for any fitness level.