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COMPOUND EXERCISES

Updated: May 8, 2020

Compound exercises burn more calories! WHY?


Exercises that require the function of more muscle tissues (compound exercises) require more oxygen, therefore the body requires more energy to utilize (calories to burn).


Compound exercises improve muscle coordination! HOW?


Exercises such as deadlifts and squats can improve the coordination of all muscles that work in order to perform these exercises with balance and control.


Compound exercises increase heart rate! REALLY?


In order to achieve better performance in activities such as running or cycling, a great function of the heart is necessary. Compound movements might be a good option to pay attention on as they involve great amount of different muscle work which human heart finds it challenging and it requires to pump blood in order to keep the muscles active.


Compound exercises:

1. Deadlift

2. Bent over row

3. Pull up

4. Overhead press

5. Squat

6. Lunges

7. Bench press

8. Incline bench press

9. Dips


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