There is nothing worse than having a big upper body and tiny chicken legs. It only makes sense to keep your whole body in proportion, wouldn’t you agree? It only makes sense to keep your whole body in proportion, wouldn’t you agree? Here are just a few of my favorite leg exercises that you can start doing to get great results.
Exercise 1: Squats
Squats: complete 4 sets x 8-10 reps:
Go to a squat rack and position the bar on the back of your shoulders. Hold the bar firmly on both sides and make sure your feet are shoulder-width apart.
Keep your back straight and chin up. Slowly squat down by lowering your hips and allowing your knees to bend slightly forward.
Keep your feet firmly on the floor, then raise up and repeat for 8-10 reps.
Note: Most of us know that squats are the king of all muscle-building exercises, but there are other important exercises that you should also include in your leg workout routine.
Exercise 2: Leg Press
Leg Press– complete 4 sets x 8-10 reps:
Sit into a leg press machine with your back flat against the pad. Place your feet on the platform above, shoulder-width apart with your toes slightly pointing outward.
Release the docking lever if there is one. Slowly control the weight as you lower it all the way down towards your chest.
Then, push the weight back upward, but keep a slight bend in your knees as you reach the top to keep tension on the muscle.
Exercise 3: Dumbbell Step-ups
Dumbbell Step-up – complete 4 sets x 8-10 reps:
Stand with 2 dumbbells down by your sides and step up onto the bench with either your right or left leg, then step down and step up with your other leg.
Repeat the first step with your opposite leg with each repetition.
Exercise 5: Calf Raises
Smith Machine Calf Raises – complete 3 sets x 8-10 reps:
To make this exercise slightly more manageable, position a calf block under the bar.
Then position back of shoulders under the bar, gripping it on both sides. Position bar on upper chest height and place calf block under the bar.
Place both feet on the calf block with your heels extending off.
Unhook the bar and raise your heels by raising your angles up as high as you possibly until you feel a good stretch in your calves.
Repeat this movement for 8-10 reps in total.
I hope you enjoy doing this workout and make sure to give your legs a good stretch afterward.
Just so you know, you won’t have a difficult time getting out of bed the next morning.
Once you have completed this workout, take a well deserved day off, because you’re going to need to recover when you train shoulders and arms.
I hope you liked this workout and if you are not already doing squats and leg press, then you definitely should.
The other exercises are also good, such as calve raises.