The Art of Compound Movements

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It’s a common sight at the gym to see young men focussing on their biceps and abs, every young man wants those guns and six-packs in an instant. However, pause for a second here and think, how would a tree look if it had the main trunk of a tiny plant and the branches as huge as an Ashoka tree, now imagine yourself with a small overall physique and then massive guns sticking out, strange right?! The whole body has to be proportionate for it to look good, the extended arms with a sturdy back and shoulders, resting on trunks like legs, now that would be a cool look!

The goal of developing one’s body must be in an overall frame, not just the guns, as the sport of bodybuilding will be fun and health-wise supportive only if the development is overall. The growth should be right from the bone density, skeletal muscles, joints, various muscle groups, flexibility, and even skin quality. 

To get this type of growth, one has to work as a cave man. Move heavy objects explosively, employing significant groups of muscles for a short time. Of course, it’s unwise to go and try to move a car with your arms or lift a window air conditioner unit and walk around. If you can, then I salute you. One can plan clean natural compound workouts: squats, shoulder press, bench press, deadlifts. 

For example, squats work your legs primarily and connect your upper body with the weights on your shoulder through abdominal muscles and work them too. Shoulder press seated uses raw upper body strength with the aid of legs to support through abs. Bench press likewise uses your chest, triceps, and arms to push that mass up with a mild abs support to plant the feet on the ground. Deadlifts are the monster sets where you train almost your entire body, and boom, it’s like a growing machine. Think about it the arms work in all these workouts, so does one really need an arms day, or is it actually a waste of a day. 

So think about how to grow and develop as a complete structure, which separates the successful gym-goers from the rest. You will surely stand apart, and yes, get used to being checked out! So think, plan, and train fellas.

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Vijay Macmilton, is a fitness, nutrition, and physique transformation coach apart from being a pilot with a leading airline. Being a fitness enthusiast he has studied this field comprehensively and has mastered the science and math that goes into body building and achieving sustainable weight loss. His extensive knowledge and passion in the field of diet, fitness, and wellness makes him our go to man for staying in great shape.