There's No School Like Old School
To me, there is no better training regime than that of the classic bodybuilders that made our sport what it is today. The idea of lifting heavy and utilising compound exercises in every training session, in my experience, seems to be a thing of the past for most in today’s training scene.Compound exercises with free weights, utilise multiple joints. This means maximal muscle recruitment, high nervous system activation, and more of a stimulus for growth. I'm a big fan of the less is more approach but less is not always easier.Looking back at the classic bodybuilding physiques, it’s clear to see, we are a generation of change, which is always a good thing. However, even in today’s world of physique, bodybuilding and even fitness model competitions, those with the classic, well rounded and developed bodies are those that succeed. The combination of compound exercises and isolation training is what builds the bodies we see today. Below are my six favourite compound exercises which, if not already doing so, you can add into your regime to reap the rewards of new and noticeable gains in strength and size all round.
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The Squat

King of everything muscle, aim for 5 sets of 5 for strength and anywhere from 4 up to 10 sets of 8 – 12 for size and definition. Hit the Squat hard and give it everything you have. This exercise will work almost every muscle in your body

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