Basic Leg Workout

dumbbell-rack1.pngOne of the most neglected body parts for men is legs. Everyone wants a big chest and sleeve-busting arms but the leg muscles are often an after thought. Leg day is the most frequently skipped workout.

What many don’t understand is that leg training can actually enhance your overall strength, especially with exercises such as squats and leg press. We would like to take you through a basic leg workout to inspire you to train your legs consistently. Though basic, this workout will help you build muscle and strength in your legs.

Leg Exercises – The Workout

Exercise Sets x Reps
Squats 3 x 8
Leg Press 3 x 10
Leg Extensions 3 x 12
Stiff Leg-Deadlifts 3 x 10
Lying Leg Curls 3 x 12
Seated Calve Raises 3 x 12

We include training every part of your leg muscles. You’ll start out with two compound leg exercises, squats and deadlifts. From there you’ll move to a more quad-specific exercise, leg extensions. You’ll then go to exercises that target your hamstrings, stiff leg deadlifts and leg curls. Lastly, you’ll perform an exercise for your calves.

Cardio After Leg Workout

We suggest doing some sort of cardio after your leg workout. This will help break up the lactic acid and will also prevent you from getting as sore. You can either ride the stationary bike, elliptical, treadmill, or go for a walk outside.