Just their names alone can give you a pretty good idea of the difference between a Compound and an Isolation lift.
Isolation movements are single joint exercises that target a specific muscle with minimal involvement from other muscle groups. A great example is a bicep curl.
Compound movements are multi joint exercises that involve the use of more than one major muscle group. A great example is a bench press. Both elbow and shoulder joints are involved in this exercise.
So which type of movement is better? Personally, I prefer compound movements. They simulate real world situations better than isolation movements, […] Read more