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Build Up Your Leg Muscles

One of the things that you are trying to do when you are using a bodybuilding routine is build up your leg muscles. It is the fastest group of muscles to build up when you are looking to increase the size of your muscles. The exercises that you can do for your muscles can be as simple as walking and stair climbing and some people even find that dancing is good for the muscles in their legs. When you have nicely formed muscles in your legs, you will enjoy greater strength in your lower body.
by DaveVower


One of the things that you are trying to do when you are using a bodybuilding routine is build up your leg muscles. It is the fastest group of muscles to build up when you are looking to increase the size of your muscles. The exercises that you can do for your muscles can be as simple as walking and stair climbing and some people even find that dancing is good for the muscles in their legs. When you have nicely formed muscles in your legs, you will enjoy greater strength in your lower body.

However, the questions as to how can one build those massive leg muscles is still at hand. To answer such, leg muscles can be built best using the traditional squat exercises. This routine if done consistently and correctly can achieve great results. Dubbed as the lord of all types of exercises with regards to muscle building, the squat is a definite mainstay in leg exercises. Usually, it takes about a dozen repetitions of squatting with weights to reach the desired positive results.

On the contrary, many individuals who are planning on leg training are reluctant with the squat routine exercises because of the comfort aspect and the huge possibility of back strain. More people are beginning to use other leg movements to stimulate leg muscle growth. Movements like leg extensions, leg curls, standing calf raises and leg presses are now used as alternatives for the squat. However, it has been noticed that it will take a longer time for one to improve those leg muscles without dependence on the squat. Sometimes, the said alternative leg movements may require an extended period of time and intensity to achieve good outcomes. Nevertheless, these exercises are still very effective in strengthening or developing the legs.

This is the usual pattern for the alternative leg exercises: A. Each set will be done with 12 repetitions Leg extensions - 1 set then a minute of rest Leg Curl - 1 set then a minute of rest Standing Calf raises - 1 set then a minute of rest Leg Press - 1 set then 5 minutes rest B.

Each set will be done with 10 repetitions Follow the same routine as Set A. Only the number of reps will vary. C. Each set will be done with 8 repetitions Follow the same routine as Set A or B. Only the number of reps will vary.

It will work the best if you follow this routine for your leg building exercises. While the repetitions are important, it is equally important to rest in between the repetitions. To increase the routine, add weight to your repetitions instead of increasing the amount of repetitions. The eight repetitions will most likely be the hardest part of your routine.

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