Leg Workouts For Men: 10 Exercises You Don’t Know But Should
Can you imagine how you will look like without leg workouts for men?
It sounds simple but leg exercises are more than jogging and running. They enhance your lower body’s development so it can provide enough support to your upper body.
Don’t ever skip a leg day and start doing these 10 leg workouts today:
10. Leg Press
Sit on the leg press equipment and rest your legs on the machine’s platform. Start to lower the bars keeping the platform and push the platform upward to fully extend your legs. Bring the platform down until both lower and upper legs form 90°. Push the platform again using your heels and repeat the process.
9. Flamingo Balance
Hold a dumbbell with your left hand and stand on 2 feet while resting your right hand (with dumbbell too) on the hips. Lift your right foot and lean forward while bringing your left arm forward. Flip your left palm, facing the ceiling, and perform bicep curls then reach for your toes. Repeat the process for 12 more times and switch sides.
8. Leg Curls
Climb the machine and grip the handlebars while putting your heels below the foot pad. Slowly bend the legs to bring the buttocks toward the heels but do not let them touch. Slowly pull your buttocks and heels away from each other. Perform 3 sets of 12 repetitions with use of proper weight.
7. Single-Leg Circle
Lie down and place your arms on each side while keeping your palms face down. Lift your right leg as if you try to reach the ceiling with your toes while rotating the leg a little outward. Draw a circle using your right toe and make sure that you move your entire leg while keeping your hips in place. Draw the circle 5 times. Draw again in counterclockwise motion then do the entire process with your other leg.
6. Dead Lifts
Stand with feet apart and make sure that your knees are locked. With loaded barbell on both hands, keep your back straight and avoid locking your elbows. Slowly bend forward and bring the weights down toward your ankles. Use your buttocks and hamstrings to pull yourself back and repeat the entire drill.
5. Kettlebell Swing with Flip to Squat
Hold the kettlebell weight with both hands and let your arms hang down fully stretched then bend the knees and lower the weight in between legs to swing the kettlebell upward. Once it reaches your shoulder level, quickly bend both your knees and elbow to flip the weight and immediately catch it with both hands. Concentrate properly and repeat the entire process.
4. Toe Squat with Overhead Reach
Engage your abs and do the chair pose while lowering your hips for a half squat with ankles and knees together. Lift the dumbbells above your head and tip toe while controlling your legs as you lift and lower your buttocks. Do the drill slowly and carefully. Perform 8 – 12 reps and keep your balance as you do it.
Stand with feet widely apart and toes pointing sideward. Lift your arms forward and perform the basic squat. Pull your body up and go back to a lower squat without allowing your knees to go beyond your toes. Do this exercise for a minute to enhance your thighs.
2. Pick-Up Squat
Stand with feet apart and hold a dumbbell on each hand. Bring your knees to 90° and keep your upper body straight while putting the dumbbells on the floor. Leave the weights and pull yourself upward then immediately squat down and pick the weights again. Repeat the entire drill for 1 minute.
1. Sumo Squats
Put a barbell across your shoulder’s back and traps while standing. Keep your feet apart (shoulder width) and your toes facing outward. Bend your knees to lower your body and hold the position once your thighs become paralleled to the floor. Do 3 sets of 12 repetitions.
These workouts will boost your leg muscles to provide support for your upper body. Sculpt your legs perfectly without spending too much time in the gym. You can even do these drills at home.