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Chris Hemsworth Workout? Thor Focused on Compound Exercises

By May 9, 2011

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Thor star, Chris Hemsworth, explained that he used Compound Exercises in Phase One of his workout routine to  get ready for his role in an astonishing 3 months.

Compound exercises are those that engage several muscle groups at a time, as opposed to isolation exercises, which work just one muscle group at a time.

The 3 most common Compound Training exercises include:

The Squat Exercise

  1. Squats
  2. Deadlifts
  3. Bench Press

Some of the benefits of compound exercises, and the reason they work so well to buld fitness fast, is that they simulate real-life movements, they are extremely efficient and they are tough.

If you are trying to get more workout done in less time and  make that workout more functional consider adding compound exercises to your workout routine. You may not wind up looking like Thor, but you will build strength.

Read More: Compound and Isolation Exercises - What's the Difference?

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Comments
May 9, 2011 at 4:26 pm
(1) jim says:

I’ve recently worked my way back to lifting free weights.

Transitioning from machines wasn’t the easiest of processes and as I struggled with finding a natural balance, I also discovered shoulder pain and some knee swelling as well.

I tried many “cures” to keep going and many of them were just plain awful! Gel Packs were the very worst!!! Not only was I “freezer dependent”, but they discolored my sweats and left a nasty skin burn on my knee.

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Check it out!!! TOTALICETHERAPY.COM.

Have a great day.

May 9, 2011 at 7:03 pm
(2) tired says:

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