You’ve seen these guys at the gym. They have massive cobra shaped ¬†lats, biceps that are busting out of their skin tight shirt and a chest that some of us gals would pay thousands of dollars for. You see them about to burst a bizillion blood vessels while pounding out red faced reps of presses and preacher curls but if you look south you’d swear they were standing on a chicken. Why do so many dudes neglect their legs? Where are the squats, the deadlifts, the leg extensions?
Now I realize that men tend to carry their strength in their upper bodies and naturally they would prefer to train chest and bis almost exclusively. I also understand that leg day, if done properly, is brutal, so it makes sense that so many guys would rather opt out of lunging their way to nausea and agony. Having said that however, balance in a weight training program is essential not only for functional purposes, but aesthetically speaking as well. I mean sure, you may have abs I could wash my delicates on and a set of pecs that Pamela Anderson would envy, but if your quads are the same circumference as your arms, you’ve got a problem.
If you want balance in both functional performance and physique, you’ll have to bite the bullet and mosey over to the squat rack. No doubt about it…leg day is tough! Your legs are comprised of numerous large muscles, making the workout excruciatingly taxing, assuming you’re doing it with enough intensity. However the rewards of a fabulous leg regime far exceed the temporary torture and torment. If you’re man enough to grin and bear it, you’ll reap massive gains in size, strength and possibly phone numbers.
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