3 Exercises With a Speedy Payoff

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

Kettlebells
Dumbbells or a barbell with or without weight plates
Jugs of water
Heavy food cans

Here are three