By Callum Marshall, Gym Instructor and Personal Trainer

 

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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:

  1. Burns more calories
  2. Helps improve joint stability
  3. Helps improve co-ordination
  4. Increases muscle mass
  5. They're functional

 

Try this workout

 

Back Squat - 4 sets of 8

 

Back Squat

 

 

 Bench Press - 5 sets of 5

 

 Bench Press

 

Deadlift - 3 sets of 10

 

 Deadlift 2

 

As always, if you require help from a member of the gym team, please come and ask.

Good luck and have fun!