To build strong athletic legs, the number one rule is to never skip leg day. You have to have a consistent workout routine, not just a one or two moves in a week.
It’s very important to work your legs out because you use them in almost everything you do – walking, jumping, running, jogging and more. It’s a simple logic. If you work them out and make them stronger, your daily activities will come easy for you.
Squats and lunges are the most common exercises. They’re very effective, and can also work out other parts such as butt, core and your lower body.
If you want to try new moves, check out this compilation of leg exercises from Sarah Klein on Huffington Post:
6 Of The Best Leg Exercises That Aren’t Squats Or Lunges
So you want more defined quads, hamstrings, glutes and calves in 2015, but you’re sick and tired of squats and lunges. We hear you. Squats and lunges are some of the most well-known — and most effective — lower-body moves, but it’s never a bad idea to shake up your workout routine. And if shaking it up will help you stick with it, than we’re all for trying something new. Read more…
But note that squats are still the best, so make time to incorporate them into your routines. They build muscle in your entire body, burn more fat, promote balance and mobility, and so much more!
Build Strong, Athletic Legs with Nothing More Than Your Body and a Chair
Think you can only build significant size and strength in your legs with heavy weight training? Read more…
Lastly, natural pro bodybuilder and strength trainer Moji Oluwa shares a few more tips on Muscle and Fitness:
7 LEG-BUSTING TIPS FROM AN OLYMPIC WEIGHTLIFTER
In bodybuilding, hard, wide-swept legs can draw the eye of the judges as well as the admiration of the crowd – but if your legs are not as strong as they appear, no one is the wiser. Hypertrophy protocols typically champion volume over pure strength, and rep totals over rep intensity. Olympic lifters, on the other hand, typically have legs that are just as strong and powerful as they look – training protocols center on power, speed and technique. Read more…
So to build strong athletic legs, just keep working them out while increasing the load as your body gets used to them. You need to start with short ones, then gradually increase the reps and intensity so that your body will still experience challenges every now and then. Don’t push yourself too hard, though, it takes time.
Again, the squat is the best move for your legs. It’s even called as the king of all exercises. Always add it in your workouts, or do it when you don’t have the luxury of time to work out in the gym. It doesn’t require anything!
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