isolation

This week we look at compound (or multi-joint) movements versus isolation movements. Neither is wrong, but let's look at when to use them and for what purpose.
Contrary to popular belief isolation exercises might not be the best way to target individual core muscles. Science says "integration" core exercises work best.
It is the trend to vilify isolation movements, but in reality there are some real applications for these movements in terms of both injury and performance. Read on for the three ways isolation works.