If yes, then you should be doing compound exercises involving more than one muscle group.
Whether it is weight loss, muscle tone or muscle gain, compound exercises will burn more calories and give you a greater training effect than isolation exercises. So stop doing those bicep curls and get into some real life compound movements!
A bread and butter movement for the lower body. Anyone looking to gain strength and burn calories should be doing squats.
You can’t get any more real life and functional than the deadlift. Whenever you are standing and go to pick something up off the ground and return to a standing position holding the object, you essentially have completed a deadlift. Hopefully you have kept a straight back and bent your knees as we all learnt in primary school.
A great full body exercise that covers legs, back, core, shoulders and arms.
A great compound exercise focusing mainly on the chest as the prime mover, but also incorporating your triceps.
Sometimes called the upper body squat. If there was only one exercise you were going to do for your upper body then dips should be it! A great compound movement focusing on the triceps but also incorporating chest as you lean forward into the movement.
Mainly a back movement but by using a palms up grip you will bring in your biceps as well. So stop doing those preacher curls and get into a compound movement that will leave your back and biceps ready for a well deserved rest.
All these exercises are functional in life and will help you with everyday activities as well as getting closer to the results you may be looking for.
These exercises are for those with previous exercise experience, some maybe too difficult for beginners. If you would like to know more about how to perform these exercises safely please enquire at reception.