Michele Cannell

Fitness professional certified in Personal Training, Wellness, CPR/AED, Cycling, Pilates, YogaFit, Tai Chi, and living with Celiac Disease.

Compounding is a MUST in your Fitness Program

There are so many fitness programs out there. The constant change is great for all of us to avoid boredom and to create constant motivation. If we all included; a spinning class, a HIIT class, an endurance run on the treadmill and then a great strength training program into our fitness routine for one week, our bodies would see a change. We would not only burn calories but also the existing fat that we have been carrying around for quite some time.

One word you need to remember is COMPOUNDING. Compounding in fitness means working out many muscle groups at the same time. In a strength training program, compounding exercises are: a leg press, seated row, chest press, squat, push-ups, lat pulldown, standing row and planks.

Does your routine include more than 3-4 of these exercises consistently? If your routine includes 3-4 of these compounding exercises and you are performing them two to three times per week then you getting a well rounded strength gaining program.  Kudos to You!