By Callum Marshall, Gym Instructor and Personal Trainer
A compound movement can be defined as: Any exercise that engages two or more different joints to fully stimulate entire muscle groups and, indeed, multiple muscles; more major muscle groups can be hit with a smaller number of exercises.
Here are 5 reasons to add compound lifts to your gym routine:
- Burns more calories
- Helps improve joint stability
- Helps improve co-ordination
- Increases muscle mass
- They're functional
Try this workout
Back Squat - 4 sets of 8
Bench Press - 5 sets of 5
Deadlift - 3 sets of 10
As always, if you require help from a member of the gym team, please come and ask.
Good luck and have fun!