Grow Your Entire Body With These 4 Compound Exercises !
People are spending way too much time in the gym these days. If you aren’t able to finish your four to five exercises in under 45 minutes, then you have too many isolated exercises in your workout routine.
MOST isolated exercises are useful, but unless you want to spend hours in the gym each day, they should not make up the bulk of your workout routine. Compound exercises, on the other hand, should make up the majority of your gym regimen.
They work out multiple muscle groups in the one exercise and are perfect for maximizing your gains and time in the gym. In particular, there are four compound exercises that can quickly develop strength and mass.
Deadlifts are one of best core strengthening exercises you can do. It requires a minimum amount of equipment and provides an almost full body workout, exercising the back, legs, arms, shoulders, and traps.
Many experts believe deadlifts are the true measurement of real strength. They are also considered to be one of the few exercises that actually has real life applications, with movements similar to lifting objects up from off the floor. Additionally, deadlifts are regarded as being a relatively safe exercise, as there isn’t any risk of being pinned underneath a weighted bar or experiencing any unduly stress on your major joints.
Squats are great for posture, developing core muscles and arguably the benchmark for developing a good behind. Simply put, when it comes to strengthening and developing size in your legs, there is no better exercise!
Squats use every muscle fiber in your legs to lift, calling upon the muscles in your upper back and core to act as stabilizers. In fact, it engages so many muscle groups that experts consider it to be the best exercise for naturally boosting levels of testosterone and human growth hormone in the body. In particular, researchers from the Washington University found squats performed in a routine consisting of 10 sets of five reps, produced the largest increase in testosterone, which as many of you already know, promotes the recovery and development of muscle.
3. Overhead Dumbbell Press
When it comes to developing strength and mass in the shoulders, nothing beats the overhead dumbbell press. It exercises not only your delts (main shoulder muscle), biceps and triceps, but also your hip muscles and quads.
The overhead dumbbell press is commonly performed while sitting down on a bench. But as researchers recently discovered; by standing it further increased the amount of muscles engaged in the exercise, working harder to stabilize the weight being lifted. Simply put, to get the most out of this exercise, perform it while standing.
Another great upper body exercise is the pull-up, developing the size and strength of not only your shoulders but also your core, forearms, and upper back. Overall it develops the stability of the shoulder girdle , strengthening almost all the movements in your upper body. Furthermore, experts consider it to be one of the best exercises that can help you visually put on size, developing more rounded and prominent shoulders, along with a tapered-V looking back.