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Leg Training- Don’t Forget Leg Day

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If you are like the Leg Trainingthousands of diehard gym attendees it is easy to get caught up in hardcore upper body workouts and easily overlook leg training day. There is a fine line between over working your legs to hard and not giving them the attention they need. More often than not, we tend to fall into one of these two categories.

In a national study by fitness experts across the country, those that increase their leg training have tremendous boosts in bench press and other areas. The legs naturally release more testosterone to help boost other areas of the body. We have all seen that one guy in the gym with a huge upper body  and slim ” chicken legs ” below the waist. Leg days are just as important if not more than the upper body.

Here is a brief list of leg training workouts to help increase size and strength of glutes, calves, hamstrings, and quads.

a. Squats – Squat by holding the bar to the front going down as low as you can.Front Squats for Leg Training Behind the head squats going down 90 degrees slowly, then popping up will increase speed and leg training.

b. Lunges- Will increase size and strength of Glutes, Quads, and Hamstrings.

c. Step-ups

d. Leg Press

e. Elliptical Training

The glutes are one of the largest muscles in the body and more often than not go unrecognized by many athletes. ” To not train them is irresponsible” says muscle and fitness.com. Leg Training is more than just training your legs. You train your core and other vital areas during leg training days. So don’t skip leg training its important! It may not be the funnest exercise or muscle to workout but its important.