What are isolation exercises good for?
Isolation moves and exercises are commonly used during physical therapy to help people regain strength in a part of their body that is lagging behind the rest.
What are isolation exercises for legs?
- High bar squats. While squats are technically a compound movement, placing the bar a bit higher on your back and narrowing your stance a little can serve to efficiently isolate the quads.
- Leg press.
- Front squat.
- Bulgarian split squat.
- Hack squat.
- Leg extension.
- Goblet squat.
Are squats an isolation exercise?
2 A great example of a compound exercise is the squat exercise, which engages many muscles in the lower body and core, including the quadriceps, hamstrings, calves, glutes, lower back, and core. Isolation exercises work only one muscle group and only one joint at a time.