Best Leg Exercises For Shredded Legs
The best workout plan for your legs in 2019.
Having a pair of ripped legs gives your overall body a great look. Picture a guy/girl with a perfect ripped upper body but poor skinny legs. Many people don’t workout their legs, often it’s because they add their leg workout routine in the end with other body part workouts, usually it leads to skipping or not doing proper leg workout.
Ours legs are one of the strongest muscle in our entire body, they need to be worked out hard and separately. Working out your legs properly can increase your strength. Having strong leg muscles can help you doing other body part workouts with good grip. We should workout our legs at-least 2-3 times a week. Wear weight lifting workout gears for safety. Let’s jump right into it.
We can train our other body parts with low weight sets but when it comes to our legs, you need to lift heavy for maximum mass gain. Most leg workout movements also work our other body parts, so going heavy will help you get ripped. This workout plan is for advanced trainers but if you are a beginner, perform 3 sets of each workout.
Smith Machine Squat
An advantage of the smith machine squat is being able to place your foot stance further forward than usual and target more of the glutes and hamstrings rather than the exercises being quadriceps-dominant.
By performing smith machine squats you are able to re-rack the weight at any point of the movement and save yourself from becoming stuck underneath the weight or having to bail-out. This particular movement puts lots of pressure on your legs thus helping them to get stronger and get shredded.
5 sets, 6-10 reps (No more than 30 seconds rest)
The Goblet squat helps tone the legs and thighs while strengthening the quads, hip flexors, lats, calves, gluteal muscles and the hamstrings. The goblet squat is thus one of the best workouts for a stronger body. A must do workout for your leg day.
4 sets, 8-10 reps (30 seonds rest)
Barbell Reverse Lunge Superset with Leg Extension
The reverse lunge will help improve muscular strength. This exercise works several muscles in the lower body including the quadriceps, hamstrings, glutes, calves and even your core muscles to some extent.
3 sets, 10-15 reps per leg (40-90 second of rest)
Lying Leg Curls Superset with Donkey Calf Raise
According to the fitness experts, the lying leg curl isolates the hamstrings, working them directly with knee flexion. That makes the leg curl a peak contraction exercise. It’s a great exercise for burning fat from your legs and gain muscle.
4 sets, 8-12 reps ( 40-90 seconds rest)
Seated Leg Press
4 sets, 8-12 reps ( 40-90 seconds rest)
5 Sets – 8-10 Reps
There you go, this should be your leg workout routine for mass. First couple of days your leg muscles might get sore, but it only means you did the workout very well. No Pain No Gain!
Cardio works out very well for leg muscles, add in 20-30 mins of cardio sessions 2-3 times a week. It can anything like running, swimming, cycling or perform cardio in the gym twice per week. Perform cardiovascular exercises after lifting weights when your glycogen levels are depleted, so your body is more likely to turn to stored fat as a fuel source.
I like to run on a treadmill, i would run 5 mins with next 5 mins walking , repeat this 4 times and you are done. Wear proper cardio outfit for greater results. Cardio helps you remove the fat from your legs. It’s a must !
Eat 3-4 Healthy Meals
To have those shredded and ripped legs, you need to give your body proper nutrition before and after the workout. Start eating at least 3-4 healthy meals a day. Eat low fat protein such as fish, lean meats, skinless chicken, ground turkey, eggs, nuts and legumes, to help rebuild and repair your muscles.
Include fruits and vegetables in your diet, lots of them. Be disciplined with your diet, your diet is 40% part of your journey to shredded legs.
Get Some Good Quality Supplements
It is recommended to get some supplements when you are weight lifting. Supplements make it much easier to get the necessary nutrients to build muscle and can even give you an advantage and enhance your training when taken right and combined with a good diet.
***Important: Getting enough rest is very important for muscle recovery and muscle gain, sleep at-least 7-8 hours a day!**