Atomic Pillar: Compound Movements are primary

Compound Movements are Primary

Good training prioritizes compound movements. Compound movements are the exercises that involve multiple joints of the body and take the load through a long range of motion. Squats, Deadlifts, Presses, Lunges, Pushups, Pullups, etc…the classics. 


We still love to sprinkle in single joint exercises to help break a training plateau, recover from an injury, or address a weakness.  There are no BAD exercises, just bad execution or bad programming.  Programming movements is a lot like selecting the right tool.  The right exercise will allow you to reach your objective much sooner.  Emphasizing assistance exercises is like selecting the wrong tool for the job.  You may eventually get to the desired outcome, but the work will be much more frustrating and take much longer.

By focusing on compound movements, you achieve the most benefit as fast as possible. You will come to love compound movements because they give the biggest metabolic hit, highest neuroendocrine response and yield a balanced physique.

At ATOMIC, we program the most effective movements for your objective.  

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