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Old 05-05-2012, 09:43 AM   #1
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What is compound exercise? How does it differ from an isometric?
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Its research time.

Here are the basics according to Brute.

Compound: Multi-joint lift. Brings multiple areas of the body into play to complete the lift.
Example: Squat, Deadlift, Bench, Power Clean

Isolation: Single Joint lift. Focuses on a single muscle.
Example: Preacher Curl, triceps extension

Isometric: Holding a static position against force
Example: Plank, static hold
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Its research time.

Here are the basics according to Brute.

Compound: Multi-joint lift. Brings multiple areas of the body into play to complete the lift.
Example: Squat, Deadlift, Bench, Power Clean

Isolation: Single Joint lift. Focuses on a single muscle.
Example: Preacher Curl, triceps extension

Isometric: Holding a static position against force
Example: Plank, static hold
I think this pretty much covers it.
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