Friday, 23 May 2008

Beginners Leg Workout

Legs are the one part of the body that many in the gym neglect more than any other, I am sure you have all witnessed the men in the gym with huge upper bodies but matchsticks for legs. It is important to get a good leg workout in every week to kee your body in proportion and to also increase your overall body strength.

Did you know that by neglecting your legs when training your actually neglecting around 50% of your total muscle mass. Thats right the muscles in the legs account for up to 50% of your total body muscle mass.

When it comes to a good leg workout free weights are a must, a total leg workout using resistance machines will not cut the mustard!

Below is a great beginners leg workout

Squat - 4 sets of 8 to 12 reps
Good mornings - 4 sets of 8 to 12 reps
Seated calf raises - 4 sets of 8 to 12 reps
Standing calf raises - 4 sets of 8 to 12 reps

If you complete this beginners leg workout for 12 weeks and eat correctly then you are sure to see massive gains in muscle and strength on the lower half of your body.

Disclaimer - With any workout please only lift what you physically can, its more important to lift lighter and correctly than lift heavy and damage yourself.