The Importance of Training Legs
Does your workout routine include a leg day? If you answered yes, great! If you answered no, you need to get on that and quick, especially if you are looking to build muscle or burn fat. Your legs are an integral part of your overall development of a complete body. And, you use your legs everyday; don’t you think you should pay a bit of attention to them ?
First off, if esthetics is your thing you definitely need to train your legs. If you have substantial upper body muscle mass and you haven’t trained your legs in a similar fashion you probably look a bit awkward. When it comes to physical esthetics, balance and symmetry are everything. So, train your legs! Like I mentioned earlier, you use your legs everyday; you walk, climb stairs, lift boxes and perform all sorts of activities that heavily involve your legs so why not make these activities easier by strengthening and conditioning them? Train your legs for functionality and I promise your day to day activities will become easier!
If your goal is to build muscle, training your legs is paramount to your success. Exercises like squats, leg presses and deadlifts elevate your testosterone and growth hormone levels which in turn accelerate muscle growth. Why does this happen you ask? Well, simply put your legs consist of some of the biggest muscles in your body and in order to recover from leg workouts your body will have to produce more testosterone and growth hormone. More testosterone and growth hormone in your system not only helps your legs recover but also aids other muscle groups grow as well.
If your goal is to lose weight, training your legs on a consistent basis will significantly burn more calories than training other muscle groups due to their size and the time it takes them to recover. Furthermore, training your legs activates other muscle groups (abdominal and back muscles) which in turn burns more calories and thus increases potential for increased fat burning.
I hope this post has shed some light on the importance of training your legs and remember whatever your fitness, health or nutritional goals are Nutrition Warehouse Canada is here to help. We are your online destination for supplements, vitamins and nutritional products. If you have any questions or need any advice on what products are right for you please feel free to get in touch with us at your convenience. We can be reached via our WEBSITE, TWITTER or FACEBOOK. Thanks for the read everyone and stay healthy my friends!