Our expert says:
Practically, I think if you're starting out, rather go with isolation, simply because technically, and from the perspective of monitoring your fatigue and recovery, it's easier when you isolate muscle groups. Once you get more advanced and stronger, then you can start to 'play' around and compound exercises might become more effective. But better to start off with the isolation, purely for the practicalities associated with managing the load and allowing best recovery.
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