Pressed for time or just plain lazy whatever your reason for not working out is, drop it right there! Here’s something that might help. If you’re spending too much time working out on just single muscle groups then you should consider changing then. Workouts are 2 kinds – isolated and compound. Isolated workouts are the ones in which you work only 1 muscle or a single group like bicep curls, jack hammers while on the other hand, compound workouts work on many muscle groups at once like jump squats, plank, split lunges.
So hey, go compound and get shredded! Here are 5 amazing reason why you should consider compound workouts.
Awesome cardio training
Compound workouts elevate your heart rate and are a great form of cardio too! Your heart starts to function better and that’s a bonus. You use multiple muscle groups in exercises like jump squats that involve your entire body and challenge your heart’s working, enabling it to pump more blood.
Improved agility and stability
Since you don’t really need to use machines for compound workouts your agility, balance, stability is benefited largely.
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Better muscle coordination
Let’s take squats for example – they benefit your thighs, hips, buttocks, quads, and hamstrings. Because all these muscles work together for doing just one squat at a time, your intramuscular coordination is improved. *In harmony we shall move!*
You torch a lot more calories
1 set of a compound workout will torch hell lot of calories. Simply because more muscle groups work at the same time. In fact the muscles that you use to do compound workouts work and develop more muscles and in turn also burn more calories. Major pound drop, huh?
Compound workouts get a lot more done in the same amount of time
1 set of plank and press for example will work on your entire core, lower back, upper back, shoulders, elbows, and even your glutes, and hamstrings – all at once. Well that’s just bonus, right? Saves you the time! Isn’t it obvious by now?
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10 Compound Exercises that you must consider
Squats, Jump Squats
Jump Lunges/split jumps
Pull Ups and Push Ups
Plank, Plank and Press and Plank Jacks
High knees, High Jumpers
Including these workouts in your everyday regimen will not just tone and strengthen your body, but will also help you reach your fitness goal really fast; the results will be drastic and you’re going to love them. Go ahead and hit the like button and don’t forget to share it with your peeps too! Any comments, thoughts and feedback, please share with us in the comments section below. Till then, stay fit, stay happy!