Killer Leg Workout Routine
A few years ago, I used to skip leg day.
I would much prefer to train my upper body, because it’s the one part that most people can see, unless you’re living in a hot country and wear shorts all the time.
I remember thinking to myself, If I don’t train legs, I’ll look ridiculous with a huge upper body and tiny chicken legs.
The thought of going to the gym to do squats and leg presses made me want to skip them entirely or do basic leg curls and leg extensions. Anything to avoid, my legs feeling like jelly after doing squats for the first time.
I thought to myself, “why go through the hassle to train legs, they will take forever to grow!”.
I realised, it was just a limiting belief I had, and that I could build muscle on my legs the same as I did with my upper body.
Fast forward a few years later and I’m repping out 170 kg squats and lashing out leg presses like there’s no tomorrow.
It’s only when you start making progress and the results are clearly visable, that’s when you actually look forward to “Leg day” each week.
I know my legs aren’t as big as the huge bodybuilding types, but at least they can’t call me chicken legs anymore. 🙂
For me, squats are the best leg exercise that has major mass building effects when done properly.
Also, having a strong core makes a huge difference because it also targets your abs and obliques.
There are so many benefits of squats and I have already written a few articles on this topic. If you haven’t read them yet, here they are:
20 reasons why you should squat and how to do them correctly
10 Benefits of squats for women
Nowadays squats are a hugely popular exercise among men and women because it is the single most effective exercise that engages your glutes, quads, hamstrings and other muscles you probably never knew.
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