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Old 02-13-2010, 05:22 PM   #13
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Why do deadlifts, squats, overhead presses, and bench presses always work , and why are compound movements considered the best Because they leave no muscle fibers untouched. Some additional work may be done, but these exercises, correct and expose muscular imbalances. However once those imbalances are exposed you must take the proper steps to fix them.Many factors come into play:
I like this paragraph, and agree with you for the most part. For arguements sake.

There are two ways to deal with those imbalances. Continue to work the compound until those weak areas catch up, or isolate them.

If you isolate them, do you then have to break all of the muscles groups into isolation and work seperately while you strenghten all aspects of the chain, before you can put the chain back together again? Westside style

If you continue to work the whole as a compound it may appear that your stalled, but infact your letting the system build it's weak spot so that at the end the compound movement is balanced in it's strength needs to perform the task. Stick with the basics style


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-Sometimes compound movements are too hard on beginners, and stabilization muscles have not been developed.
Beginners are weak regardless, so using lighter weights and working form can be an approach taken here. Their strength will move up quickly until true weak links are exposed. Now were back at the first scenario.


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-Sometimes unilateral work must be done. Some time rehab is necessary. There is no one universal answer to this.
Agreed.


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For the most part though I agree with you can't go wrong with the basics
Agreed.

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