Let’s compare “compound exercises” to “isolation exercises”:

  • Compound exercises require more than one muscle group working together to complete the movement. This replicates the way your body naturally moves.
  • Isolation exercises more or less train one specific muscle group. For example, the leg extension machine focuses on your quads, so it “isolates” training that muscle.

Front squats would be an example of a compound exercise, because it engages your entire  lower body and core, and quite a bit of your upper body too, as you perform the movement:

As opposed to biceps curls, which more or less just trains your biceps:

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As we explain in our Guide to Functional Fitness, whenever possible you want to focus on compound exercises.

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Because in everyday life, you don’t use your muscles in isolation!

When you’re placing luggage in the overhead bin, hoisting a bag of dog food from the floor, or hauling your kid to bed, you’re using your muscle groups together.

Just like you would with a compound exercise.

Plus, since you’re using multiple muscle groups at once, you’re taxing your body more when training. This can provide more efficient use of your time in the gym.

In other words, why do three different exercises when you can just do one?

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Now that we’ve got that out of the way, let’s get to working out.