Isolation versus compound exercises

A comprehensive resistance exercise program should involve both isolation and compound exercises.

Isolation exercises focus on a particular muscle to ensure it is working properly. This will then enable the muscle, and subsequently, the joint to perform correctly, improving its functionality and reducing pain.

Compound exercises, however, are more ‘functional’ as they involve more than one joint, and more than one group of muscles. Compound exercises, such as a squat, are important to maintain functional strength, for example being able to sit down and stand up out of a chair.

The exercises that will be mentioned on this blog will be a combination of both, and I will try and stipulate which is which!

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