When it comes to working out, it’s easy to get overwhelmed with all the different training philosophies, especially if you’re a beginner. But there’s one truth experts tend to agree on: compound exercises will get you quicker, longer-lasting results than almost anything else. “Compound movements are exercises that target multiple muscle groups at the same time,” Kendall Wood, MS, CSCS, an NASM-certified personal trainer and coauthor of Core Fitness Solution, told POPSUGAR. What does this mean for you? It’s simple, really: by engageing more muscles at once, compound movements simultaneously build more muscle and burn more fat. Here are compound exercises he recommends for any fitness level, so you can see for yourself.