Compound VS Isolated exercises

When it comes to creating the right training stimulus, lifting the heaviest weight possible, for the most repetitions possible, is what you have to do.

Of course, this is in the context of optimal muscle growth.

But which one is better when this goal is at hand - Compound or isolated movements?

Well, the short answer is, compound movements.

As you probably know, compound exercises are movements that engage multiple muscle groups at once.

These exercises, therefore, allow you to lift heavier weights for more repetitions and are thus a greater stimulus.

On the other hand, isolated exercises are good at targeting one specific muscle group.

This means you can use those to target your lacking muscle groups, but also, bring detail all around the musculature.

So here's your take-home message: If you want to get bigger and stronger faster, make compound movements the core of your workout and occasionally use isolated ones to finish off a muscle group, or target a lacking one.


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