Have done mostly isolated workouts....is that bad?

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  1. Jonari

    Jonari Well-Known Member

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    Ever since middle school, I've done mostly isolated workouts. I've read on here and people have suggested to me that I should do compound workouts instead. I've devouted days to just arms and legs, however reading about it people say isolated workouts are more for "tweaking little things" & that compound workouts are the way to go.

    Does that mean I should just strict to do CW instead of IW? Looked on bodybuilding.com and some of them include bench press, incline press, military press, deadlifts, squats, and etc.

    I'm currently 5'8 & 160, and want to make some adjustments. Would like to gain more muscle mass. Just would like some insight on how I should workout.
     
  2. TZ

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    squats, bench press, and deadlifts are the way my son
     
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    Ceaze https://hearthis.at/DoYouEvenUplift Moderator

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    Here's a revolutionary idea: use compound movements in the beginning of your workout and finish off with isolation exercises :eek3:
     
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    heres a revolutionary idea: use isolation movements before compound exercises, pre-exhaustion is the way to go.... but truthfully, compound movements (squats) are the true mass builders...
     
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    So which is the revolutionary idea: IW to CW OR CW to IW?
     
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    Ceaze https://hearthis.at/DoYouEvenUplift Moderator

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    no it's not
     
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    never question ceaze :squint:
     
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    So then it's ok what I currently do, but I should finish the workout with some CW's such as bench pressing, squats, dead lifts, and etc?
     
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    just do NoQuarter's routine in the stickied thread and stop saying CW and IW
     
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    If I wanted to stick to my routine, it's ok then correct? Doing isolated works out first and then following compound workouts at the end of each workout...
     
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    no, do NoQuarter's routine
     
  12. TZ

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    no do compounds first , theyre way more important, why would you tire yourself out for the most important lifts
     
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    not getting the most out of your lifts FTL
     
  16. Dr. Fuckface

    Dr. Fuckface Wheelguns: when it absolutely, positively has to g

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    as a noob who used to do isolation workouts, when I got my head out of my ass and started the Starr Routine, everything got stronger. 5%-10% increases per week is not uncommon for me now. :hs: I also don't strain or pull anything anymore; i think the compound lifts do more to strengthen stabilizing muscless to give you a solid, more balanced lift.
     
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