Training legs… you either love it or hate it! I am sure after reading this article you might think again about skipping leg day!
Here I will give you 3 of the MANY benefits there are to training legs:
Who doesn’t have a fitness goal to “burn more fat”? Think cardio machines are the only way to do it? Think again!
This is why I love training legs, during any program I do… and I have experimented with many varieties. I also find that including leg training into it at least once a week really helps me strip away the excess fat – here’s why…..
Training your legs, particularly with compound exercises, burns a higher number of calories than easier upper-body moves such as bicep curls or lateral raises. This helps lead to increased fat loss, which is also partly because your body releases a growth hormone while you are training legs. So that release can also help you achieve more muscle mass on your upper body. I was skeptic about this in the beginning too, but once I found the answer to “where can I buy sarms” and started to use it along with my workout routine, I have never looked better. WARNING – leg training will also increase your appetite, because it is such a large muscle and needs the fuel to properly recover.
BIGGER, FASTER, STRONGER
For sport and athletic performance, working out your legs is vital. Doing the staple lifts like squats and deadlifts will translate to faster running on the field, jumping higher and quicker on the volleyball court, etc. You catch my drift? The heavy lifts also help build strong knees so make sure to use these recommended knee pads to avoid the weight injuring your knee upon being dropped.
Any weight-bearing exercises and resistance training are crucial in preventing/managing osteoporosis and arthritis. There have been studies showing that strength training over a period of time can help prevent bone loss, and may even help build new bone!
I recently read this great article on Cycling And Bone Health, as a cyclist I was amazed to hear how complimentary strength training is to cycling. I live in Vancouver where there are cyclists everywhere, and yes you are working your legs and strengthening them – but in a different manner. Cycling is a low impact sport so it is great for joints etc, but not strengthening your bones.
It is so important to focus on strength training no matter what your age is. Not only does it strengthen your bones, but you are building muscle to help protect them as well.
Privacy & Cookies Policy
Necessary cookies are absolutely essential for the website to function properly. This category only includes cookies that ensures basic functionalities and security features of the website. These cookies do not store any personal information.
Any cookies that may not be particularly necessary for the website to function and is used specifically to collect user personal data via analytics, ads, other embedded contents are termed as non-necessary cookies. It is mandatory to procure user consent prior to running these cookies on your website.
5-Day Plant-Based Challenge
An easy-to-follow, nutritious plan that will kick-start a healthy lifestyle.
It’s absolutely free, no strings attached. Are you in?