By Callum Marshall, Gym Instructor and Personal Trainer


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compound movement can be defined as: Any exercise that engages two or more different joints to fully stimulate entire muscle groups and, indeed, multiple muscles; more major muscle groups can be hit with a smaller number of exercises.


Here are 5 reasons to add compound lifts to your gym routine:

  1. Burns more calories
  2. Helps improve joint stability
  3. Helps improve co-ordination
  4. Increases muscle mass
  5. They're functional


Try this workout


Back Squat - 4 sets of 8


Back Squat



 Bench Press - 5 sets of 5


 Bench Press


Deadlift - 3 sets of 10


 Deadlift 2


As always, if you require help from a member of the gym team, please come and ask.

Good luck and have fun!