So what’s the deal with everyone avoiding leg workouts? Doing leg workouts seems like it’s something that many weight lifters don’t care to do. It’s like people think that focusing only on their upper body is the best thing to do, while in reality it’s crippling your muscle gains. Why? Well you will soon find out as you continue reading.
I realized that many lifters believe that by not working out on their legs and solely training their upper body is a great thing to do, because they would only need to worry about getting their upper body bigger without being concerned about how big their leg muscles are. And this may seem logical in a way, for most people will not ask you to lift up your pants to show off your calf muscles because all the real attention is on the upper body.
Despite this working on your legs is not only important so that you won’t look abnormal with a ripped huge chest and biceps while having tooth picks as your legs, for a good leg workout supplies other benefits as well. One of benefit is that the muscles developing within your legs increases the amount of anabolic (muscle building) hormones like testosterone that your body naturally produces.
How this works is that doing leg workouts such as squats allows your muscle growth to develop at another level to where other muscles in your body will grow simultaneously due to muscle building hormones that increases from working on your legs.
So in other words this means that your muscles do not just grow with particularly exercises, but by working different muscles in your body (not just upper body) will allow your body to automatically target muscle growth for many various different muscles without actually having to exercise them like your abdominal muscles.
So if you are looking to really take your muscle building efforts to another level, keep in mind that leg workouts are an important factor to your muscle growth.