Leg exercises should be a major part of your workout plan if you want to build muscle, lose fat or improve performance for a sport.
Do not make the mistake of neglecting leg training as the truth is there is no better way to get better, faster and stronger!
There’s a reason Usain Bolt and athletes of all disciplines rely on squats and other leg movements to build explosive power that translates into speed, strength and muscle.
Which Exercises Are You Looking For?
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Why Should You Train Your Legs!
Many recreational trainees are in the gym for superficial purposes and they make the mistake of ignoring leg training in favour of the “T-Shirt” muscles.
The ironic thing is that training your legs will help all of your other muscles grow without doing a single rep of upper body work.
The reason for this is that your legs are your biggest muscles and leg training releases more testosterone and other growth hormones than any other muscle. It makes sense that the biggest muscle releases the most hormones.
So ignoring your legs is a mistake you need to avoid and any decent
free workout routines
will include exercises for your legs.
What are the Best Leg Exercises?
In my opinion the top 3 exercises for complete leg development are:
- Leg Press
The squat is arguably the single most productive exercise of ALL
and along with the deadlift it fights for the title of “King of Exercises”.
Different people have different opinions but 90% of people you ask “What’s the most productive weightlifting exercise?” will answer with deadlifts or squats.
Both should be integral parts of your workout plan and you should take the time to learn how to do them and work at getting stronger with them.
These exercises are the secret to working out productively when time is tight so start learning about them today!
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