Fitness

Training your legs- the non showoff muscles

Blog By: Lakshay Batra.

 Your lower body is home to some of the biggest muscles in your body and your legs are a major part of that.

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A well-developed lower body will allow you to exert a maximal amount of force in a minimal amount of time, which in turn makes you faster and more explosive, Lower-body strength could also be the difference between getting injured and staying in the game. Performing functional exercises, like lunges and squats, promotes stability in the knee, which, according to the American Council on Exercise, is your best bet to prevent an ACL tear.

Working bigger muscles in multi-joint exercises like squats, dead-lifts or lunges will require more ‘work’ from the heart and brain and higher levels of metabolism compared to exercising smaller muscle groups.

Even if your arms are strong, you’ll be more efficient when lifting heavy objects if you squat down and engage those glutes and hamstrings instead of straining your back.

Studies have shown that not only does working your legs increase your caloric burn but it also forces your glands to produce the muscle developing hormones called the growth hormone (GH) from the pituitary and testosterone from the sex organs.

So go on and SQUAT IT OUT.

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