It will be a lot easier when we win the lottery and have all the time and money we need to make sure we get a great workout every day. However, until we’re all filthy rich, it’s up to us to make sure we are active enough on a daily basis. For those of us with a very busy schedule – and who doesn’t have a very busy schedule these days? – this can mean that we need to be strategic about the types of workout we’ll be doing. This also helps to explain why compound workout moves are becoming intensely popular among people of all fitness levels.
Compound workout moves help you to get a lot more out of every exercise you complete. The reason is that when you do them properly, you’ll be doing a great deal more within a small amount of time than you would if you were to work out in a more traditional way. In this way, you’ll need less time to burn more calories and build more lean muscle mass (which, in turn, burns more calories).
The reason is that a compound workout move is a type that causes you to access several muscle groups at the same time, as well as at least two joints. In this way, a lot of your body is working all at the same time instead of focusing on one part before moving on to the next one. You likely know a few compound moves already without actually realizing that this is what they are. That said, the key is to identify them and use them as a part of a more strategic workout so that you’re squeezing the most out of every minute you can free up for exercise.
Some of the top types of compound move include burpees, jumping jacks and other similar movements where you can see that you’re actively using multiple parts of your body and not just bending one arm or leg at a time, for example.
The thing about workouts made up of compound movements is that they are quite intense. After all, you’re doing way more than you usually would be at any given time. It means you’ll burn through far more energy (calories and body fat) in less time, but that also means that it will require you to really go for it. You need to be ready to power through each movement without dragging.
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