Compound strength-training exercises get fast results, because they work many muscle groups at once.
Many of these exercises use just your own bodyweight, such as pull-ups, which engage not only the shoulders and all the muscles of your arms, but also those in your back and core. Other exercises can be enhanced by holding a weight or weights.
Hand-Held Weight Options
- Dumbbells or a barbell with or without weight plates
- Jugs of water
- Heavy food cans
Here are three