When your time is short, choosing a workout that utilizes compound exercises is the way to go. Compound exercises are exercises that work multiple muscle groups at the same time. For example, one exercise move can include squats, which work the quadriceps, while doing bicep curls, which work the muscles of the arms. The benefit? Strengthening multiple muscles at once and torching more calories.

Grab a pair of medium or heavy weights, a mat, and your water, and try these 8 moves to upgrade your workout.

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