These are the top 5 leg exercises

The top 5 best leg exercises

Leg day: maybe not the most fun thing for everyone. After all, many people would rather get a PR on their bench press. However, to have a beautiful and athletic physique, it is necessary to train your legs properly. A body that is out of proportion is not what you want. Therefore, here are the top 5 leg exercises, so you can get the most out of your leg workout.

Do your compounds

Exercises can be divided into compound and isolation exercises. Compound exercises are the heaviest exercises that are usually done at the beginning of the workout. This includes the squat, deadlift and leg press when looking at purely leg exercises. The squat and deadlift are also in spots one and two here. The squat is therefore the most important exercise when training the legs. The exercise is perfect to increase your weight and target all parts of the legs: quadriceps, hamstrings and glutes. When performing squats, good shoes are very important. A flat sole provides more stability and less strain on the lower back. Several Gorilla Wear Schoes have a flat sole and thus make it easier to perform optimally.
The deadlift can be seen as an exercise that contributes to the growth of back and hamstrings. Here you can choose a Romanian Deadlift, where more focus is placed on the growth of the hamstrings. The hamstrings are very important when training legs, as this takes care of the entire back of your legs. So don't skip them! For optimal grip and protection of your hands and wrists, the Gorilla Wear Lifting Grips are super handy.
The third exercise is the leg press. This exercise provides, just like the squat, for the growth of quadriceps, hamstrings and glutes. So this exercise is also highly recommended to add to your workout. Lifting Belts are known for supporting the compound exercises for more stability and protection of your core. Gorilla Wear has a Fully Padded Lifting Belt and a 4 Inch Nylon Lifting Belt in their assortment. These are available for both men and women.
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Do your isolations

In addition to compounds, isolation exercises are also very important. These are meant to train a specific muscle group and then put your full concentration on this. The most important isolation exercises are the leg extension and lunges. The leg extension ensures that optimal tension is obtained on the quadriceps. This is because the quadriceps are tightened to extend the knee against weight placed on the lower legs. In turn, the lunges contribute to the entire leg: the quads, hamstrings and glutes. Throughout the workout, it is important to drink plenty of water. During exercise you lose a lot of fluids, so it is important to replenish them. A good fluid balance also contributes to improving your sports performance. The Gorilla Wear Shaker (700ML) is perfect for during your workout, because this shaker reduces the chance of dehydration and therefore increases the chance of better sports performance. All exercises can be performed unilaterally and bilaterally. This means: with one leg or with both legs. In addition, squats, deadlifts and lunges can be performed with a barbell, dumbbell or kettlebell. However, the leg press and leg extension are only possible in a machine. With the above exercises and accessories, you will get the most out of your leg days! #FORTHEMOTIVATED


  • Mar 02, 2021
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