Compound lifts

I like to start with compound lifts and then do all my accessory lifts throughout the rest of my workout. Good advice by “reckless fitness”.

Reckless Fitness


These are the all important exercise! If i could only do 5 exercises and never use any other, the ones i would choose without a doubt would be bench press, squats, deadlift, barbell row and shoulder press! People know this but still choose to avoid the big 5 lifts!

The reason why these lifts are so important at not only building mass, but building immense strength is the massive about of testosterone being released! Squats releases a large amount of growth hormone around the body! This aids in gaining ultimate strength but also as well as working your legs in the squat, but can make gains in the rest of your body!

For a long time, the deadlift has always been my favourite lift… Ive been working and working to strike personal records off the list on a regular basis. My own record was a 155kg lift at only 70kg…

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6 thoughts on “Compound lifts

  1. Anders Bore says:

    If it wasn’t for the fact bench press is a competition lift, I would leave that one out. If the goal is to build a better chest there are better alternatives than bench press. Clean and Jerk is something you definently would incorporate as well. Standing military press/shoulder press is great!

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    • You’re completely right. I guess I have to admit that I want to be strong with bench press because it’s somewhat of an ego lift…after all, what do most non-lifters ask you about first when it comes to working out? “How much do you bench??” Lol

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      • Anders Bore says:

        Yea, it is all about the bench for some people. I usually say “50kg and that’s on a good day”, just to point out the fact I don’t like benching. I don’t really do bench press anymore as I have replaced it with military press.

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  2. Combine with clean&jerk and snatch and you’re all set 🙂

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  3. emmagmusic says:

    Never miss leg day 😉

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