Do you want the most out of your fitness routine? Include these 4 great compound movements:
3. Bench Press
4. Pull Ups
The magic in these exercises comes from the fact that they are all compound movements, meaning they each work muscles at multiple joints. For example, performing squats will tax the glutes, hamstrings, quads, and core musculature.
The barbell (or weighted) version of these movements will illicit the most benefit due the amount of load that you could place on the body. However, these 4 movements can be performed without any external weight/ load and would prove to be just as beneficial for someone who is starting out.
There are many variations of these exercises ranging from beginner to Olympic style lifts. Which ones have you tried? If you are new to exercise please consult a Fitness Professional for proper technique and programming considerations.
Please share the type of experience you have had with the Big 4 or respond with any general questions.