You Need Compound Arm Exercises to Work Biceps and Triceps at the Same Time

Colleen Travers

If you're starting to feel the time crunch that often comes with the end of summer, your workouts may be falling by the wayside in an effort to spend as much time outdoors as possible or to get ready to go back to school. But you don't have to skimp on strength training to fit it all in, you just have to train smart. That's why compound exercises are so effective - each move hits multiple muscles at the same time, which helps you both burn more calories and tone simultaneously.

Get started with these compound arm exercises from Alissa Tucker, NASM-certified personal trainer and master trainer at AKT. Each move really focuses on working your biceps, triceps, back, and shoulders and will spike your heart rate higher and quicker in less time than longer endurance training sessions.