According to the College of Health at the University of Utah, composition exercises are exercises that help achieve a healthier body composition. They define body composition as a percentage of body weight made up of fat and fat-free tissue.
Men with body fat over 25 percent and women with over 30 percent are considered overweight or excessively fat, according to the Exercise Science Laboratory of The Ohio State University. A three-pronged approach is an efficient method of achieving and maintaining good body composition. This approach includes strength exercises, to build muscle; endurance exercises, to decrease fat and increase cardiovascular health; and adoption of healthier eating routines.