Compound exercises can be known as multi-joint exercises, working two or more joints/muscles. Isolation exercises work only one joint/muscle (this doesn’t mean you should eliminate isolation exercises).
Many clients ask me what equipment they should purchase when doing their own thing.
All equipment has its benefits, but in my opinion your body is the best equipment you possess.
If you are going to go out and purchase equipment for variety of workouts then here are my recommendations:
I started training with a PT two months before my 49th birthday. I thought cardio was really all I would do. I was wrong. Strength and resistance training started from day one. I am now 52 and the strongest I’ve ever been.