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Jun 18, 2015

What's the difference between compound and isolation exercises and which should i do?

How different is compund exercise to an isolation exercise. How do i know if i should do both. Also is it different for a beginner, intermediate or an advanced user?
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Anonymous's picture
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Jun 18, 2015

Compounds exercises work multiple muscle groups at once and isolation exercises work a single muscule or muscle group.

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Anonymous's picture
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Jun 18, 2015

Squat, deadlift, benchpress are examples of compound exercises & preacher curls, leg extension, tricep press down are examples of isolation exercises.

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Jun 18, 2015

Try to use compound excercises as the core of your routine to add mass, and then add specific isolation excercises to further your specific goals.

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Jun 22, 2015

compound excercises builds the most muscle,increases strength too.how do u knw if u shld do both? well it depends on ur workout routine n ur fitness goal.u can perform both and ya it is diff for beginner,intermediate n advanced user on d basis of two things WEIGHTS N FORM. there shld b no ego lifting and will end up with injuries with a poor form. for example d weight in d bench press of beginner<intermediate<advanced. the best compound excercises are BENCH PRESS,SQUATS,DEADLIFTS,MILITARY PRESS,BENT OVER D/B ROW,CLEAN N PRESS,UPRIGHT ROW,PULL OVER D/B,DIPS,PULL UPS

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Aug 12, 2015

In compound exercise two joints are moved at one time whereas in isolation exercise single joint is moved.Benchpress is the example of compound exercise and Pec dec fly is the example of isolation exercise.

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