I've started working out for about a month now. Today, at the gym this guy told me that isolation exercises aren't really helpful and told me I should just do compound exercises. He said that I should only do like benching, squating, etc. Is this true?
Thread: Isolation or Compound Exercises
11-14-2007, 05:12 PM #1
11-14-2007, 05:18 PM #2
11-14-2007, 05:39 PM #3
Compounds will add a significant amount of muscle to your frame, especially in the beginning. Isolated exercises become more important as you become more advanced. Right now, doing mostly compounds could be very useful, but isolated exercises eventually become as vital as compounds as you begin to actually build your body. Right now you just want to gain as much muscle as you can because it will come fast.
11-14-2007, 06:23 PM #4
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11-14-2007, 10:07 PM #6