Isolation vs Compound Workouts
Compound or Isolation Workouts?
There truly is no one way to “do” anything. It really depends on your goals! We believe both are equally as important as the other and when used in combination, it is the best way to build and tone up.
Isolation workouts focus on a specific muscles group and limits other muscles at one time. Some examples include extensions, raises, curls & hip trusts. This is great if you need to work on a particular muscle group that are weaker than the rest. The only downside is when you do isolation workouts because they work fewer muscles, they burn fewer calories. It is not recommended for those who are trying to lose weight.
Compound workouts allows you to focus on multiple muscle group at one time increasing efficiency. Some examples include deadlift, squats, bench press & row. This is great for those who are trying to lose weight as you will be able to burn more calories in a shorter period of time and increase overall strength & toning. For beginners starting out it is important to ensure proper form are followed and to not lift a weight too heavy for you as this may result in injury.
Here are some benefits from the two workouts:
- Corrects Muscles Imbalance
- Improves strength in weaker muscle groups
- Focuses on form & technique
- Minimize risk of injury
- Burn more calories
- Time efficient
- Enhanced functional fitness
- Improved mobility, coordination, strength & balance