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The benefits of compound movements

4th October | Refocus

A compound movement is a weight bearing exercise that recruits multiple joints/muscles to perform one, swift movement, such as a squat, deadlift or pull ups. 


Compound exercises are a staple for building muscle but can be equally effective for fat loss or endurance-based activity. They are also a fundamental movement in CrossFit: a strength and conditioning workout made up of functional movements performed at a high intensity level.  


Our trainers and PTs include compound movements in many of their training programmes, whether your aim is to lose fat, gain strength or increase endurance, due to their many health and physical benefits. 

The benefits

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Work harder, faster

A compound movement is a weight bearing exercise that recruits multiple joints/muscles to perform one, swift movement, such as a squat, deadlift or pull ups.


Compound exercises are a staple for building muscle but can be equally effective for fat loss or endurance-based activity. They are also a fundamental movement in CrossFit: a strength and conditioning workout made up of functional movements performed at a high intensity level.


Our trainers and PTs include compound movements in many of their training programmes, whether your aim is to lose fat, gain strength or increase endurance, due to their many health and physical benefits.

You’ll find a wide range of equipment in the Club gym designed to help you perform these exercises optimally. If you’re new to weight training, we strongly recommend approaching a member of the team on the gym floor. We’ll help you with your form to ensure you perform each movement safely, without over exerting or injuring yourself.