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Leg Machines

If you want rock hard calves and thighs with high-definition muscles--you may need a leg machine.

    There are a lot of leg exercises/machines and many of them are not as effective as one would hope after spending energy. The fact is that the quadriceps, hamstrings and glutes are the largest muscles in the body and they are capable of enormous power. So mincing around with weights or machines that don't use a much weight is not an efficient way to exhaust them.

    To fully develop your legs, you have to perform squats. Not only do they hit your quads, glutes and hamstrings, they also bring more muscles into play than just about any other lift short of the clean-and-jerk. The complexity and overall body involvement of this compound movement, what makes it so beneficial, also make it one of the most potentially dangerous lifts you can perform.

   When training your legs, you're basically working half your body in one session. Training your leg muscles doesn't only work your lower half; it actually works your entire body, increases your heartbeat and gets your blood flowing to help burn fat and work your cardiovascular system.

   Working out your legs is also crucial to maintain a nice symmetry, which is simply the proper balance between the size of each and every one of your body's muscles. (In layman terms, it means you won't look like a Popsicle, with a muscular upper body and chicken legs).



 

 
 

THE RIGHT WAY TO DO LEG SQUATS

START
Head up, eyes forward
Chest out
Back in its natural alignment
Feet shoulder-width apart

FINISH
Head up, eyes forward
Chest out
Natural arch of back maintained
Weight in line with feet
Drive through heels on the way up

 

 

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