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A temple can’t stand without the pillars that hold it up. Think of your body as your temple and your legs as your pillars. They are essential to making sure the rest of your body is strong and firm. Here are a few reasons why paying attention to your legs is going to help you in the long run!
Your Legs Help You With Power Lifts
Your legs have some of the strongest muscles in your body. Keeping those muscles in shape will allow you to toss the heavy weights around with a little more ease. Even exercises like dumbbell presses require leg strength in order to perform the movement properly. A weak base means a weak lift!
A great way to strengthen your lower half is to do deadlifts. This is where a barbell is lifted off the ground with straight arms and is brought up to about the hips. Looking for a simpler option to begin strengthening your legs? Running and biking are great options that keep up your conditioning and help you gain muscle!
Strong Legs Help Reduce Risk of Injury
The number of injuries that is related with a weak lower half is startling. These injuries may not be prevalent at first, but as you get older, lower back pain will be much worse, especially if you lift regularly. And on a more severe note, ACL injuries, which are known to ruin careers and sport seasons, occur from the imbalance between your upper body and lower body.
Working out your legs will provide you with a stability that will help reduce your risk of suffering from an injury. Be sure to train those weak joints and hamstrings! Leg day can be tough, but the more consistent you are with your exercises, the easier they will become.
Strong Legs are Needed to Lose Weight
Everyone wants to a slim figure! While you may think you need to concentrate on your core to lose weight, what you may not realize is that many leg exercises can help you cut fat.
A lot more energy is expended when working out lower muscles than the upper half of your body. This is due to some of them being much larger and more challenging to work.
It is easy to get a good leg workout with bikes, ellipticals, and treadmills. You don’t even need to stay on the machines for a long period of time, just go at a nice steady pace for around 20-25 minutes!
Your Legs Help You Build Muscle Where You Want It
Testosterone, a muscle building hormone, is produced in greater numbers when more muscles are being worked out. Hence, it is important to work EVERY part of the body to get the maximum amount of T levels in your body.
This is especially important when it comes to core training. What many people don’t realize when they are trying to get those six-pack abs is that their legs play a big role in strengthening those muscles. Think about some key core exercises like leg lifts and reverse bicycles. It takes leg strength and endurance to complete those exercises, so the stronger your legs are, the harder you can go when it comes to shredding that core!
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