Friday, 24 October 2014

Leg Builder (weight free)

Welcome to 5.14 Fitness,

This post will be on the importance of working legs and a good (weight free) workout/routine that I find really effective. By legs I am talking about the two main areas of muscle in this body section:
thighs and calves.
If we are trying to build size we will find that our thighs will develop a lot quicker and a lot easier, this is by doing your squats or lunges you are strengthening your quadriceps. This is just the one muscle and it is already very large and strong as you have to use it every day. So even after a workout they are used- to a much less intense extent, which is the ideal warm down and will help build size. Calves on the other hand consist of lots of smaller muscles (the main ones we see are the gastrocnemius and the soleus) but as there are more and it is much denser, you have to work a lot harder to see similar results. It is the same as eating one big hollow chocolate egg with one big wrapper or lots of smaller eggs thicker eggs with less wrapper; to collect the same amount of wrapping it would require you to eat a lot more smaller eggs and this will also fill you up more, making it harder.

So moving on to a workout, this one is new to me as well, it was recommended to me by a friend so I will tell you later how I am finding it.

1 set is equal to:
  • 25 squats
  • 25 lunges (either side)
  • 25 step ups (either side)
30 seconds rest between each set and do 3 sets- try to be as explosive as possible to get best results!

Really hopes this helps, thanks for reading please view again, do all the usual stuff- work hard and peace!



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