Tuesday, 17 June 2008

Neglecting Lower Part of Body

Neglecting the lower part of the body is something a lot of people training in the gym seem to do. It seems that there are plenty of people out there that train their back, chest, shoulders, biceps and triceps but neglect their core and legs.

I get many people in the gym ask me how I can lift so much more compared to some of the men larger than me in size. To be honest there is no big secret, this all comes down to the fact that I work my whole body, including my core and legs.

If you think about it your core (abs, obliques etc) are important as you engage them in practically every lift that you do. Likewise the legs are extremely important as they give you alot of strength in the important lifts like the dead lift and squat.

Why only train upper parts of your body if you are looking to increase your strength, put core and leg routines in to your workout and you will see your strength increase and your body look more in proportion.

I remember when I first started in the gym and I was one of those that neglected my core and legs, all this changed after someone telling me that I looked out of proportion and that my legs looked like matchsticks. I decided that I should work on my legs and core just for vanity sake, it was then that I realised my strength was increasing in many lifts due to the change in training.