If you’re looking to build a solid strong physique then yes you should be training your legs! Many beginners looking to build some muscle in the gym and improve their physiques often believe they do not need to train their legs because no-one can see them. But you know that, Your legs are half of your body and are used to support you in pretty much everything you do. Your leg muscles should be trained just like every other muscle group.
Here are some important points as to why you should be training your leg muscles:
* Sex Appeal: Yes you read it correctly. Training your legs can actually increase your sex appeal. Strange one I know but by performing heavy compound exercises such as deadlifts and squats you will bring out some impressive shape and definition in your lower body and this actually includes your bum! Studies show that a great looking bum is still one of the biggest turn ones for men as well as women!
* More Muscle: Just like any other body part, training your legs will build muscle and make your lower body a hell of a lot stronger. Constant leg training and good nutrition will add impressive shape and definition to your legs. Studies have actually shown that by performing regular leg training, the release of testosterone and growth hormone is increased. Testosterone and growth hormones are what helps us to build muscle and grow.
The extra release of testosterone and growth hormones may help you build muscle in other areas of your body more efficiently. This is why a lot of people on fitness forums will tell you to train legs.
* Balance and Support: Training your legs can help balance out your body. No-one should want a strong looking upper body if they can’t even squat down to the floor and pick something up without feeling discomfort. Don’t forget that your legs help when carrying or moving heavy objects as well. With an impressive looking upper body and a weak skinny lower body you’re going to look a bit out of place.
* Easier Day to Day Tasks: Common day to day tasks and real life situations will become a lot easier if you have a strong lower body. Whether you’re kneeling down for long periods of time sorting the washing out, picking up and moving heavy objects around the house such as your sofa, TV or table, or simply carrying heavy bags of shopping in from your car, all of these situations can be made easier if you have a strong lower body.
* Athleticism: Leg training is great for improving your athleticism. All athletic movements involve your lower body to a certain extent so strong muscular legs will do wonders for your athleticism. If you regularly participate in a sport that requires a certain amount of athleticism, leg training will help you a lot!