Good leg Workouts
Sometimes the harder you look for something, the more it eludes you. Sometimes, however, the answer is right in front of you.
That's the lesson here when it comes to novel ways to build bigger, stronger legs. We've found five BodySpace members—men and women whose profiles are just a mouse-click away—who've crafted lower-body routines to create some of the best legs online.
If you're looking for a new training stimulus or simply want extra motivation when it comes to leg day, try one these members' workouts, or sample one of the hundreds of thousands from other members on BodySpace. If you're hurting for original ideas on leg day, you're just not looking in the right places.
No matter what your goal is—size, strength, athletic performance, or general health—MuscleTech athlete and pro trainer Marc Megna will be the first to tell you that, by ignoring leg training, you're ignoring the body part that can lead to the greatest improvements. He trains his lower body twice per week to get the best results.
"Starting each leg workout with a heavy, two-legged (bilateral) exercise will get your hormonal system primed for big gains, " Marc says. "I always progress my workouts from the exercises that use the most load, muscle mass, and number of joints to the least. This will ensure your training session is effective and efficient."
As a former NCAA volleyball player, Alli was already quite the athlete when she transitioned to training for physique competitions. She became a BodySpace member less than two years ago and already benefits from everything the site offers.
So, how does training for volleyball differ from training for physique?
"My volleyball training consisted of mostly plyometric-based training, focusing on explosiveness, " Alli says. "These days, most of my leg workouts consist of heavy squats, lunges, and kickbacks with some quad and hamstring isolation work, twice a week.
However, I still save one day a week for sports-oriented training, utilizing some plyometric work as a portion of my leg days. This includes box jumps, sled pulls, weighted vertical jumps, and the speed ladder."
Kizzito is a 2010 BodySpace Spokesmodel Finalist, cover model, martial arts instructor, and soon-to-be gym owner. He's also a training machine. If you want to see a guy who tears it up in the gym, just take a look at his workout tracker.