Not me! But this is what I hear someone say to me quite often.
The guy who made this comment to me is always doing upper body and struggles with his weight.
I tried to get him to do squats but he refuses claiming that squats hurt your knees,your back and your feelings or what ever he was complaining about.
Doing squats is an all body work out. They are a very hard exercise. They burn tons of calories. Leg workouts will help those struggling with weight issues.
A killer , kick ass leg workout will awaken your senses and drive all the sad and wimpy thoughts right out of your mind.
If you are reluctant to give your legs the hammering they so deserve then think of this;
- Squats are mostly known as a leg exercise, but they promote body-wide muscle building by catalyzing an anabolic environment
- Squats are also one of the best functional exercises out there, promoting mobility and balance and helping you complete real-world activities with ease
- Squats also help you to burn more fat, as one of the most time-efficient ways to burn more calories continually is by developing more muscle
- Squats have long been criticized for being destructive to your knees, but research shows that when done properly, squats actually improve knee stability and strengthen connective tissue
- Squats are one type of exercise that should be a part of virtually everyone’s fitness routine, as they provide whole-body benefits
Each exercise you do is responsible for creating GH (growth hormones). Certain exercises produce more GH than others. Why? Because they work more muscles. So, exercises like the squat and deadlift, which use nearly all muscles of the body, will logically produce proportionally high levels of GH. This helps your whole body to grow and use the GH to become stronger.
You also want your legs and back to be the strongest things on your body. Think about how big a normal person’s legs are compared to his/her arms. The legs are much larger, right? It make sense. After all, they support your entire weight all day and should therefore be proportionally stronger. So, when you work out, make sure they’re still proportionally stronger just like they were before you started. It’s important especially for sports and strength training to have a strong back and legs (grip helps a lot too).
Many lower body exercises load the trunk to a greater extent than many upper body movements.
Your legs are a large part of your body. Why wouldn’t you train them? A massive upper body with chicken legs does not look good to anyone.
There are a few things that help create an optimal hormonal response from a resistance training workout: the amount of muscle mass stimulated throughout the workout, lower rest intervals, and higher volume. Training the lower body fits the category of stimulating a lot of muscle mass.
Well, obviously, because the legs make up most of the muscular material on your body. Not training them is absolutely ridiculous, like an oil company not tapping a huge oil field…the name of the game is usually:
a) athletic improvement
b) muscle hypertrophy
c) strength increases
In all three respects, training your legs will benefit your body more than any other group…
- My Bodybuilding/Crossfit Life – Allergies, Insomnia, Male-Female Dynamics and The Squat (edraby.wordpress.com)
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- Drop it, drop it low girl… (bloodandiron315.com)