5 Reasons to Never Skip Leg Day

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Weak Legs are a Pain in Your Back (Literally)

Proper posture is usually thought of as a spinal injury/issue, but the injury or issue starts at the feet. Weak glutes cause the lower back and hamstrings to work harder, causing tight hip flexors that pull on the lumbar spine (lower back) and can lead to an anterior pelvic tilt. This means your hips will start to rotate forwards. This protrudes the abdomen, puts excess strain on the abdominal wall and can lead to your kidneys, increasing blood pressure and decreasing blood flow. We all know what that leads to. My advice is to start your hip thrusts and split squats today.

More Fat Loss & More Calories Burned

The exercises that exert the most calories and offer the most benefits are squats, deadlifts, step-ups, hip bridges, and all variations in relation. The large muscles in your lower body burn more calories, build up more lactic acid, and ultimately speeds up fat loss. Don’t try burning fat with the simple bicep curl. Yes, it has its time and place, but it is time to play with the big kid toys. Perform your squats, eat your veggies.

Bigger and Stronger

Doing heavy squats can help improve testosterone levels, and in proper variables, create more of the anabolic hormones for building muscles and improving overall strength. Also,training legs will improve two of the three major lifts. Heavy squatting alone will not give you a huge chest but performing heavy squats and a bench press can maximize your results. Having great legs will turn you into a beast. Ladies do not be afraid to lift heavy. You will not turn into a man, you will build agreat pair of legs that are perfect for bikini season. Prepare to slay in the summer; start your squats today.

No Injuries, No Problem

Athletes understand the importance of having a strong, flexible lower body. You are more resistant to injury. When training legs, make sure to train your quads, hamstrings, and glutes equally to prevent quad dominance or imbalances that can lead to injury. Having a well-developed lower body lessens the chance of you running into target and pulling a hamstring because of weaknesses. Its time to hip thrust.

Chicken Legs Aren’t Cute

If you are consistently training your upper body with no lower body incorporated into your training program. There is a possibly you may turn into Jonny Bravo. It is not a good time to be a cartoon character, and it is not cute. A strong lower body will enhance your physique, making you look stronger all around. Don’t worry about one bicep being smaller than the other, your legs caught my attention.

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