The Ultimate Leg Workout Routine for You
When it comes to your leg workout routine two exercises stand above the rest. Those two exercises are Squats and Deadlifts.
These two exercises are responsible for more strength gains than any other exercise in your entire workout regime.
Below I have a couple sample workout guides for your leg day, but before we get into them lets look a little deeper into "Leg Day".
Your leg routine is a critical cornerstone of your weekly workouts. There is no other strength training workout that will burn more calories or add more lean muscle mass than your leg workout. It is an intense workout, and many people tend to forget to do it… many times on purpose.
Since the hamstings, quads and glutes make up the larges muscle group in the body it is extremely important to keep these strong and to pay as much attention to them as you do any other muscle group.
The best way to do this is to ensure that you have squats and deadlifts in your workout routine.
Squats are probably the best workout you can do for your entire body. You are primarily using your quads and hamstrings for this exercise.
But on top of that you are also using your entire core and many upper body stabilizing muscles. There are many different forms of squats. Varying in ways that you place your feet and the weights you use or how you use them.
The most common type of squat is the barbell squat, this is the exercise where a barbell is placed behind your neck on the traps, and legs are about shoulder width apart. Other popular forms include bodyweight squats, dumbbell squats, and front squats.
I always recommend front squats for anyone who wants a little more challenge or is attempting to really work their core. This is one of the most difficult forms of squats, as the barbell is balanced in front of the neck on the shoulders and arms.
Plain and simple there is no better way to burn calories and work the core at the same time as giving your legs a great workout. Add these to your ultimate leg workout routine.
Deadlifts are one of those exercises that you really have to be careful with. If you are a beginner I really caution you on these. This is because so many beginners try to crank on too much weight right away.
You must practice great form with deadlifts, as you are working out your lower back along with your hamstrings, quads, forearms and many other stabilizing muscles.
If done wrong you can really throw out your lower back on these ones. So be careful, add these to your ultimate leg workout routine only when you are good and ready.
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