Overall Leg Development Tips and Tactics
Finally! Get the real truth about leg development, how to lean out your legs and build quality muscle at the same time. If you are confused about the multitude amount of misinformation you receive on message boards about leg development exercises, your prayers are answered.
Think about it. In just 12 weeks from now you can have beautifully shaped legs with well-defined muscles as well as cuts and separation in just the right places. If you think this is impossible, think again. I have 3 genuine tips on how you can create beautiful leg development in no time flat.
To create beautiful and well-developed legs you obviously need to train them with resistance. Weight training will build your leg muscles to give them shape, proportion, and symmetry. Well-built and balanced legs is the finishing touch to your overall physique package, and nothing does this better than good ole’ weight training.
To create beautiful legs you should include a compound exercise in the beginning of your leg training routine. Compound exercises stimulate all the muscles and joints of the targeted area being trained. Compound exercises improve your core and allow you to lift more poundage which results in greater muscle growth.
Leg compound exercises include:
- Leg press
- Stiff-legged deadlift
To break through leg plateaus and stimulate new leg growth it’s vital to constantly shock your leg training program with a variety of sets and repetitions.
On the basic level, to build muscle you have to employ heavy poundage with minimal reps (6-8). However, leg training can greatly differ from your upper body and your legs can benefit from light to moderate poundage using high reps in the 30-50 rep range at times.
So, am I saying to eliminate heavy poundage and low-rep training? No; not at all. What I’m saying is both (heavy weight/low reps and light weight/high reps) have their place in a leg training program. Combining both forms of training targets every muscle fiber in your legs, sparking new growth.
Shock the Muscles
If you want to create stunning legs, then you must employ a variety of training principles. Training principles allow you to keep your body off guard, which opens the pathways to new growth and metabolic boost. “The Weider Principles, [are] a compilation of guidelines and methods to help bodybuilders achieve their maximal potential.” says Bret Contreras, Brad Schoenfeld, PhD at www.t-nation.com
A few simple training principles you should consider including in your leg training program are:
- Compound sets
- Giant sets
- Drop sets
For overall leg development, implement these three tactics. The use of compound exercises, variety, and shocking the muscle will start to produce results in at little as two week. Give this bit of information a try and test if for yourself. But wait… See below for MORE…