Why train upper body when you need balance and strength from below? Legs make up 50% of your body and are the most useful muscles if you are involved in sport
Your legs are a vital source of power, from jogging to sprinting and turning.
By strengthening your legs in the gym, you’ll reduce the risk of injury and increase stability and endurance.
In addition to this, you’ll generate more power which will make you a faster and fitter athlete on the sports field.
Another reason for training legs is to strengthen your lower back, which will benefit your lifts during upper body sessions.
Here, we take a look at five exercises that will boost your leg strength and power.
Step forward with your left or right leg and bend forward. Hold the two dumbbells over your head in a Y shape. Hold and then push back to your standing position. Change legs and repeat this 8 times.
SINGLE LEG ROMAN DEAD LIFTS
Hold the dumbbells at hip level and stand tall. Balance on one leg and bend forward while trying to keep your back straight. Push to a point where you can feel the pressure on the hamstring. Move back up slowly to a standing position and change legs.