Before I begin, let me just say that you should never go to a gym for anything other than eye candy. However, if you find yourself in a situation where you are forced to exercise or lift weights, here is a piece of advice: avoid compound movement.
Isolation Exercises vs Compound Exercises
Isolation exercises are going to be your bread and butter for faking a tough workout. These exercises involve only one joint at a time. You won’t burn many calories with these exercises. Examples of isolation exercises includes:
- bicep curls
- leg extensions
- shoulder raises
- tricep extensions
Compound exercise involve multiple joints and burn quite a bit of calories. This is because they use many different muscles at the same time. Examples of compound exercises include:
- bench press
- dead lifts
- should press
Don’t lift too heavy and take long breaks between sets. I suggest at least 2 minutes.