Are you getting the most out of your leg day? That aching feeling and the fact that your struggling to sit, walk or even stand after leg day may indicate that your are, but unless you’re including these 3 tips your routine can be more effective! Your legs make up the biggest muscle group in your whole body, and if trained effectively will make the world of difference to your physique so here are 3 ways you can up your leg workouts to the next level.
Whilst you are able to complete most lower body exercise on both legs at the same time this often causes a disparity in strength. Most people tend to rely on one leg more than the other, which will only increase if you don’t work each leg separately. To prevent this incorporate single leg exercises such as single leg deadlifts and lunges to ensure you’re getting an equal workout on each leg.
You may have reached your #fitnessgoals but unless you continue to challenge your body you’ll end up plateauing. Once you’ve got your form down and are comfortable with the current weights try challenging yourself by increasing reps, adding another set and gradually increasing the weight. This will ensure you get the most out of your leg workout every time!
You may think lengthy workouts are the way to go but what most people don’t realize is that after a certain period of time your body’s levels of testosterone start to drop and the level of cortisol begins to increase… not what you want for muscle building! Supersets condense your workout as you’re performing different exercises back to back with minimal rest in between; this ensures your heart rate stays elevated so you’ll burn fat faster.
Speed lifts (e.g., box squats, speed deads & speed bench) are essential to increasing strength, acceleration and power.
One of the main reasons we go to the gym is to build muscle mass. The first year we start training we make insane progress, then all of a sudden we hit a brick wall and all progress begins to plateau.