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Although spring and summer are my favorite.... I know autumn and winter are necessary. The same can be said for the seasons of our lives. You may not love the season you’re in now but look for the positive, look for the lesson, look for the beauty and remember seasons don’t last forever. I saw a quote about leaves falling from trees that made me think.... we can choose to focus on the leaves falling from the trees, or we can take a step back and realize those falling leaves allow our eyes to travel much farther and make our horizon seem much wider. There is beauty in both. 
Missing summer. ❤️ #motivationtuesday .
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#mondaymotivation #focus #control #attitude  #goaldigger #goaldiggers  #bodybuilder #bodybuilding  #fitfam #fitstagram #girlswithmuscle #girlswholift  #fitstagram #fitness  #fitsporation  #bestself  #fitnesslifestyle  #ifbbfigurepro  #figurepro #ifbbpro #ifbbfigure  #ifbb  #figurecompetitor #fitnessjourney #fitblackgirls #fitblackwomen  #afrogirlfitness  #venndiagram #motivation Sunday night mood... 🥃 good news... I’m feeling much better now. Not as good news.... I have work in the morning 😖😆 #goodnight .
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#sundaynight #sundaynightblues #weekendvibes  #goaldigger #goaldiggers  #bodybuilder #bodybuilding  #fitfam #fitstagram #girlswithmuscle #girlswholift  #fitstagram #fitness  #fitsporation  #bestself  #fitnesslifestyle  #ifbbfigurepro  #figurepro #ifbbpro #ifbbfigure  #ifbb  #figurecompetitor #fitnessjourney #fitblackgirls #fitblackwomen  #afrogirlfitness  #flex #cheerstotheweekend #cheers The ocean is everything I want to be, beautiful, mysterious, wild and free ❤️.
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#barbados #beachlife #ocean #waves #beachwaves  #goaldigger #goaldiggers  #bodybuilder #bodybuilding  #fitfam #fitstagram #girlswithmuscle #girlswholift  #fitstagram #fitness  #fitsporation  #bestself  #fitnesslifestyle  #ifbbfigurepro  #figurepro #ifbbpro #ifbbfigure  #ifbb  #motivation  #figurecompetitor  #fitblackgirls #fitblackwomen #beautiful #mysterious #wildgeography Me right now 😖😷😪 (i think i got cooties from someone on the airplane) ...I’ve slathered myself in Vick’s VapoRub, I have been drinking Moroccan mint tea all day and popping zicams like altoids lol I had acupuncture and a facial massage yesterday to help open my sinuses... idk if it helped 🤕 What helps you knock out a cold? .
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Compound Exercises

What are compound exercises?

The short answer: Compound exercises are movements that involve multiple muscles and joints. Regardless of your primary fitness goal (weight loss, muscle gain, performance etc), compound exercises should make up the majority of your workout.

Isolation exercises (exercises that involve only one joint/muscle group) do have their place in training and rehabilitation programs and should not be totally neglected however I  suggest your training plan be structured around compound exercises.

Some benefits of compound exercises are:

  • Improves functional fitness since many compound exercises simulate real life scenarios/activities.
  • Increases calorie burn.
  • Increases workout intensity which creates the perfect environment for both fat loss and muscle building.
  • Improves joint stability & balance.
  • Increases ability to progressively lift heavier.

Below is a listing of some compound exercises you can include in your training plan, grouped by the primary muscle group being either upper or lower body. If you are unsure of how to properly execute any of these movements please do you research and/or ask for help. Bodybuilding.com has an excellent database of common exercises with videos included. Keep in mind, proper form is more important than the amount of weight you lift and can improve your odds of being injury free. 🙂


Upper Body Push ups (Incline, Decline, Diamond, etc)
Bench Press (Incline, Decline, Barbell, DB etc)
Chin Up/ Pull Up/ Muscle Up
Bent Over Row / Pendlay Row
Inverted Row
Dips
Shoulder Press (Military, Arnold etc)
Lower Body Squats (Front, Back, Hack etc)
Deadlifts (Sumo, American, Romanian etc)
Lunges
Leg Press
Good Mornings

 

For videos demonstrating many of these movements, visit my exercise library!

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Nikki

 

Never give up on a dream just because of the time is will take to accomplish it. The time will pass anyway. ~Earl Nightingale

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