Compound exercises speaks to exercises that uses more than one muscle group in one movement. Compound exercises can help build strength and overall physique faster then doing isolated movements. Isolated exercises can be ideal for a person who has already developed and built a strong physique, but just wants to correct some muscle imbalances or work on lagging muscle groups. While isolated exercise can be ideal for singling out muscle imbalances it doesn’t do much in building over physique or core strength. Below are three Benefits of compound exercises.
Compound exercises will Increase calorie burn
Exercises or movements that involves more than one muscle group will always require more oxygen to perform this will lead to more calories being burnt as the body expends five calories of energy in order to consume one litre of oxygen.
Compound Exercise can lead to cardiovascular fitness
As compound exercises recruits more than one often large muscle groups in the body this can lead to the elevation of the heart rate and in return challenge the heart to work harder as a pump and pump more blood around the body to the much needed muscles groups
Increases Core Strength
If you want to get stronger in all your lifts in the gym then it is very important to incorporate compound exercise such as squats and deadlifts in to your routine as it not only allows you to lift more weight, as more muscle fibres from different muscle groups are recruited, but it also helps to build a stronger and a more powerful core which in return allows you to get strong in other movements and lifts in the gym.