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Published by Victoria Park Pool : 12-04-2018

 The Ultimate Leg Workout

The Ultimate Leg Workout

If you’re sick of doing lunges and squats on leg day here are six different leg workouts that will require you to get down to the gym, get moving and try out various equipment. Each exercise is selected to help you get your legs strong and build up muscle. A healthy lower body is crucial for overall performance and will help work your core muscles, improve your balance, and grant you the added benefits of things like grip strength.

1. The Leg Press

This exercise will need you to jump on a weight training exercise machine if you’ve never used one before make sure to go through all the functions with one of our helpful instructors. You’re required to lie down and push the weight away with your legs; this causes blood to pump into the legs, encouraging growth and a great workout in calves and hamstrings from a 90-degree angle.

2. The Sumo Squat

The Sumo Squat is a different type of squat that helps mix things up a little bit. For a Sumo squat, place your feet wider than hip width, with your toes slightly turned out. For extra work hold a dumbbell in each hand in front of your hips. Push your hips back and squat down, making sure to keep your chest up and knees out. This move is great for flexibility and maintains the glutes while working out the inner thighs.

3. The Calf Raise

Now calf raises are great for targeting your calf. What you need to do is stand on your toes while holding dumbbells, if you’ve never worked with dumbbells make sure to seek assistance. This move requires you to maintain balance as you come down again from your toes

4. The Split Squat

The Split Squat is gaining popularity and is soon becoming a popular choice for many strength-building exercises. What you need to do with this move is stand with one leg forward and in front of you, with the other leg behind you. Unlike a lunge, the rear leg is at rest meaning that the split squat focuses on the one leg. This is a great muscle exercise that works the Glutes, calves and quads.

5. The Glute Press machine

Climb onto the machine and stand with your chest against a pad and one of your feet against a pedal. Each leg is worked as you push the pedal behind you in a motion much like a donkey-kick exercise. Keeping your chest on the pad as you stretch your leg out behind you. This machine targets the glute muscles without straining the back or knees.

So, there you have it! A killer workout for your legs. Come to our gym so that we can help you with the moves.

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If you’re sick of doing lunges and squats on leg day here are six different leg workouts that will require you to get down to the gym, get moving and try out various equipment.

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