3 Of The Most Effective Leg Workouts
Leg workout should be a part of your regular exercise routine. A good exercise routine is one that focuses on your entire body. Just as you focus on your arms and core, you also need to give your leg muscles a good workout. Leg workouts strengthen your leg and this makes your legs strong and improves stability, which will help you as you age. If you want your legs to be strong, then include leg workouts in your exercise routine.
How to do the workouts?
The best way to do a leg workout is to start with squats and then move to the hip and hinge movement. You can then add single leg movements. You need to ideally do 3 sets of 8 to 12 reps. This ensures you give the leg muscles a complete workout.
You can choose around 3 different leg exercises to do. You can do the leg exercise once a week. Before you do a leg workout, you need to do a proper warm up. Start with 5 minutes of cardio. Once you finish the leg exercises, spend time stretching
3 effective leg workouts
Here are three of the best leg workouts you can try.
1. Front & Back Squats
Stand with your feet apart at shoulder width. Hold the barbell in your hand placing it just below the neck. Then squat by sitting into your hips. Bend the knees and drop down. It is important that your knees move out only slightly and do not collapse.
When you go lower, the thighs must be parallel to the ground. Go as much down as you can. Then move back to the start position. This exercise targets the hamstrings and the glutes.
You can do the front squat to target the quads. Keep the barbell in both your hands in an underhand grip. Let the barbell be in front of the shoulder. Push your elbows upwards while looking forward. Sit back just like as mentioned above until the thighs are parallel to the ground.
2. Hip-Hinge Workout
A hip hinge workout is essential to ensure an effective workout for your legs. You need a barbell for this too.
Hold the barbell at your back in both hands just below the neck. Using soft knees move your torso down towards the ground. You need to hinge at the hips such that your backside mives back. Push your chest out while doing this.
Go low until your feel your hamstring stretch and then pull back using your glutes.
3. Leg Curl
This is a great workout to help work on your calf muscles and hamstrings. You need a leg curl machine to do this. You can do it at your gym.
Settle into the leg curl equipment lying flat on the stomach. Let the roller pad be boave your heels. Hold the support bars.
Use your core and life your feet. Pull the pad to your hips. Pause when you reach the top and move back to the start position smoothly.
Martín Lozano, the Founder of FitnessLife Kings Magazine, brings a wealth of experience in fitness journalism and a passion for promoting healthier lifestyles for men. With a commitment to providing objective and informative content, Lozano established FitnessLife Kings as a leading resource in the fitness industry. His dedication to empowering individuals on their wellness journey is evident in the magazine's focus on inspiring stories and expert insights. Lozano's vision for a supportive community resonates through FitnessLife Kings, shaping it into a go-to destination for men seeking a more active and balanced lifestyle.