Leg day…the most feared and loved day of the entire workout week. This is the day that so many people skip but that none should skip. Leg day is essential to your entire body for so many reasons. Here are 5 reasons why you should never skip leg day.
1. It is a pain in the back
When your training is primarily focused on the upper body it causes problems that work their way up. Weak legs generally mean weak glutes. Weak glutes result in a sore back because they put extra strain on the back. Train your legs properly and you fix these problems.
2. You will have greater fat loss
Leg exercises burn more calories. It is that simple. You can torch the fat off your frame faster if you consistently work the lower half of your body. When I have a client who has a problem with a large midsection I will over emphasize leg training on purpose. I will use leg training days to push the heart rate up higher. It just works.
3. Bigger legs means better athletic performance
Leg training will make you bigger, faster and stronger. These are all factors in athletic performance. Being bigger, faster and stronger will make you more competitive in most any sport you participate in. This is also going to help you avoid injuries.
4. Release of Growth Hormone
Working the big leg muscles inspires the body to release more GH. This helps with the growth of all the muscles in your body. This gives you a more balanced physique and that is definitely something you should want.
5. Quality of life
Working the lower body helps increase overall flexibility in the body. This is a great side benefit and results in a higher quality of life. Who doesn't want a higher quality of life?
If you want to have a great looking body then you cannot be neglecting leg days. They are a very important piece of the puzzle. Don't sell your progress short. Get to training those legs today!
Your legs carry you everywhere so why would you want to neglect them? Do you care to share your leg training tips with my readers? Leave a comment below for that purpose.