Sure, it may be easy to work up the motivation to get into the gym for chest or arms day but what about legs? Do you have a day dedicated to a comprehensive leg workout? If you’re skipping on legs, you are cheating yourself out of a balanced physique. More importantly, you may be putting yourself at risk for injury due to over compensation of other muscle groups. If you want to up your leg day game and you have your sights set on serious definition, then you need to be doing these exercises.
First up, we have the leg press. Most people jump on the leg press and immediately take a wide foot stance. That’s perfectly okay but if you want to change things up while targeting the outside of the quadriceps, then you need to bring your foot stance closer.
Click here to watch a video tutorial on the Narrow Stance Leg Press
Lunges are easily one of the best go-to leg exercises in the industry and with good reason: they really work. Instead of the usual barbell or dumbbell, we are going to change things up by having you hold a pair of kettlebells. You’ll immediately notice a huge difference in that the handle is much thicker than your average dumbbell. What’s more, the weight is dispersed in a way that you may not be used to. Both will help to improve your grip and balance as you perform the workout.
Click here to watch a video tutorial of the Kettlebell Walking Lunges
This old school bodybuilding movement has made a huge comeback, thanks in part to Kai Greene demonstrating it as a part of his own workouts and as a tutorial. The Jefferson Squat is also called the Jefferson Deadlift as the barbell is lifted from the ground and not from a squat rack. This movement may seem awkward at first so it’s recommend that you use very light weight.
Click here to watch a video tutorial of the Jefferson Squat
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