According to Davis, one of the best compound exercises for building your posterior chain (the rear of your body) is the deadlift.
"A strong posterior chain is essential for sports performance as well as daily movement and healthy posture."
Another excellent compound exercise for your posterior chain is the row. Rows come in a variety of forms, and they all strengthen your back and biceps
This powerful exercise can be performed using a barbell, dumbbells, resistance bands, or a cable machine.
The second exercise on Davis's list of the best ones to do to improve your body shape after 40 is the tremendous squat.
This exercise is a master compound lift for building lower body strength and power.
According to Davis, "the overhead press is another useful movement, mimicking many things we perform in daily life,
including placing something up on a high shelf." Although dumbbells can be used, a barbell is recommended for this workout.