Compound Movements: What Are They?

They say compound movements are great for losing weight and building muscle. But, what exactly ARE compound movements?

A compound exercise is any movement where you’re using more than one muscle group at a time. Consider a squat: This one simple motion engages your core, quads, hamstrings, glutes, calf muscles, and hip flexors. Isolation exercises, on the other hand, work one specific muscle group at a time (such as a bicep curl).

Benefits include:

  • Burning more calories
  • Improving intramuscular coordination
  • Elevating heart rate
  • Improving flexibility
  • Improving strength
  • Mental agility
  • Gaining more muscle mass

Doing compound movements can up the ante in all of your workouts. At WB20, we pride ourselves on being an efficient, time-saving workout that can be added or used to replace any workout routine for any fitness level.