Don’t skip leg day! Does that sound familiar to you? We’ve all heard it, and it’s for a good reason. Actually, a variety of them. Exercising your lower body is very important and these are the main benefits.
The muscles of the legs are the largest muscles of the body. Moving big muscles requires big energy – meaning more calories burned. Many leg exercises are compound movements, which means they engage many muscle groups. Lower body exercises get your heart rate up as well for a bit of cardio while strength training — a real time-saver. Try comfy apparel for these type of exercises.
Here’s the real reason why people don’t train their legs: it’s physically & mentally challenging. That’s why doing Squats and Deadlifts will build your mental endurance like no other exercise.
Better Running and Athletic Performance
Well-trained legs not only give you a strong back and core, but they also provide you with the stability you need for good running form. It doesn't matter if you're cracking a home run or playing football, the power for these movements is grounded in the lower body. All athletic movement involves the opening and closing of the hip like jumping, throwing, or punching. Sweating is inevitable so dress the part!
Helps You Lose Weight
Your leg muscles are the biggest muscle group in your body. The more you train them, the more energy is needed to move them. This means that no matter what activity you do — whether it be a leisurely walk or an intense bodyweight workout — you will automatically burn more calories. But it’s not just strong leg muscles that help you lose weight, but the leg training itself: like most strength training, a leg workout also generates a big afterburn effect.
Prevents Lower Back Pain
Squats & Deadlifts work your whole body, not just your legs. Your arms squeeze the bar hard during heavy Squats & Deadlifts, while your abs work hard to stabilize the weight. Even your chest muscles tense hard. If you can’t train your upper-body because of an injury, you can prevent muscle loss in your upper-body by doing heavy Squats & Deadlifts. Get your tights up to date to perform better at these!