The best leg exercises for men can aid development of speed, power, strength and muscle mass to the lower body muscles while letting the upper body recover from intensive upper body exercise and contact sessions.
Football players, rugby players and swimmers (to name a few) can all suffer from upper body soreness and injuries from participating in their sports.In this article we concentrate our attention on the lower half of the body ideal if you are carrying a upper body injury this will enable you to keep training without causing more damage to your current injury.
I recently had the misfortune of having to sit through a lecture about the early development of man the first 2 hours where pretty dull but the information near the end was really quite enjoyable, I learned that our hands and legs where the most important aspect of our development with these tools we where able to hunt down food with speed enabling us to develop as a species extremely quickly.
The end of the lecture inspired me to write this article and create some videos of how we can develop our leg muscles even if we don’t use our legs as much as we used to in the past, caveman I salute you and this article is for you buddy.
Week Lower Body Resistance Routine
Basic Routine – 2-day max resistance to be completed 2 times per week at most. Duration 30mins approximately
Rest & Recovery – Take a day rest between sessions i.e. complete it Wednesday and Friday.
Intensity – Carry out the exercises slowly focusing on good form. Always lift HEAVY with good form to develop maximum power, speed and muscle mass.
|Core Strengthening||Sets x Reps|
|Scissors||2 x 10|
|Full Body Crunch||3 x 20|
|Side Oblique||3 x 12|
|Weight-lifting Sets – Click here||Reps|
|Back Squat||5, 5, 5, 5|
|Romainian Deadlift||5, 5, 5, 5|
|Foward Lunge||6, 6, 6, 6|
|Dumbell Split Squat||5, 5, 5|
|Glute-Ham Raise||6, 6, 6, 6|
Full Body Crunch
Side Oblique Exercise
Points to Note
Change program after 8-10 weeks to ensure the muscles of the body continue to grow and do not become stagnant from the same old workout routine.
Take 25 seconds break between core exercises
Take 45 seconds break between weightlifting exercises
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