INCORPORATE COMPOUND MOVEMENTS TO HIT MORE MUSCLES AT ONCE
To make the most of the time you put into the gym, you should aim for compound moves to take up 70-80% of your workout.
Compound exercises recruit multiple muscle groups and two or more joints at once. Because they help you get more done in less time, they’re great for increasing overall muscle mass, and they also burn more calories because they require more energy output. Compound exercises can be single moves that put multiple groups to work at the same time such as lunges or squats, or they can be two moves strung together like bicep curls to shoulder presses.
Building lean muscle also helps increase the number of calories you burn at rest (BMR – basal metabolic rate) because muscle requires more energy for your body to maintain. So because compound exercises help build up that extra muscle mass, they can give your BMR an even bigger boost.
In addition, compound exercises are really great at working your core, as they require your core-stabilising muscles to get involved to power through the movement.
Doing compound exercises can take your workout from good to great.