The Importance of Building Lower Body Strength

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Except for a few handfuls of the gym, a major portion of the gym-goers dislikes the leg day so much so that the leg days most popularly on Saturdays and is therefore often conveniently skipped. These people could easily be pinpointed in the gym as they are the ones who are invisible from the waist down. Well to be fair all of us face the thought of whether we want to work out our lower body or just find some excuse to skip it. Now while the ramifications of skipping leg day may at the moment seem to you as innocuous as ignoring your well-wishers’ advice to get a foot massager on rent for your comfort, however, the consequences may be much more serious. So we will share with you some reasons why you should never skip leg day and always keep your lower body strength on priority:

Increased lower body strength equates more muscle

Those deadlifts painful and as boring as they may seem directly lead to bigger muscles all over your body. The reason for this is that big muscles are directly proportional to your T levels. Testosterone is primarily a steroid hormone that your body naturally produces and is very important for the health of men and is responsible for increments in muscle mass and strength. The exercises like squats and deadlifts involve the larger muscle groups leading to an increase in testosterone levels. Hence the lower body strength directly translates to your ability to build larger muscles in the entire body.

More calories could be burnt

The hind muscles technically referred to as the gluteus maximus is size-wise the biggest muscles of the body. Therefore it is very intuitive to imagine that to work out these muscles you need to burn more energy which translates to your body burning more calories. Hence a good workout session involving compound exercises like squats or deadlifts would burn more energy if compared to a workout session wherein no lower body workouts are involved.

Extremely helpful for big lifts

For any kind of heavy lifting involving any muscle group and for your general body power, you need to have good strength in you. Little is known to all that we derive a major portion of our body strength from our legs and our core. So for instance even when you are doing bench presses or barbell curls, your lower body strength is extremely crucial as the lower body needs to be engaged to facilitate a stable platform for you to pump from.

Hence now that we have established the importance of lower body strength we sure do hope you work towards building it. The process of building lower body strength can start from a simple step as getting yourself a treadmill for rent and then building your strength and stamina bit by bit before moving on to the heavy-duty exercises.

 

 

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