Category Archives: Training : Legs

  • Your hamstrings and glutes are some of the most powerful muscles on your body, and your training for them should be serious business. Use these accessory moves and watch your big lifts go up, and your big muscles get bigger! …read more

  • Who doesn’t want sculpted glutes and legs? Here’s a workout from NLA for Her-sponsored athlete Amy Updike that will shape your lower half into top form. By Hobart Swan at Amy Updike’s latest workout is all about shaping and …read more

  • The hamstrings are not one single muscle, but a group of muscles with multiple functions. Their most important function is hip extension, which is vital for explosiveness, sprinting, jumping, and even low-back health. If you have been neglecting your hamstrings …read more

  • Front squats make you a better overall lifter and athlete. Because the weight is held at the front of your body rather than behind your neck, your base, core, and legs all grow accustomed to getting low. Front squats put …read more

  • Two types of leg press machine are in common use: the standard horizontal leg press and the 45 degree leg press. This second leg-press machine has a seat in which the body reclines at an angle and the leg press …read more

  • 04/08/2012

    The deadlift is mostly performed with a bar and plates or fixed barbell. Dumbbells can also be used but the effect is similar to the dumbbell squat. This description uses the barbell. Several advanced variations are possible with alternative leg …read more

  • 02/08/2012

    The squat takes many forms including with dumbbells, barbells, bar and plates, a Smith machine, or even without equipment at all using your own body weight. You may wish to start with a pair of dumbbells or a barbell of …read more

  • What Causes Hamstring Injury? Surprisingly little is known for certain about the prevention, causes and best methods of rehabilitation of hamstring injuries. Poor quality studies and absence of randomized trials, which are the most valuable, don’t help either. Firm conclusions are in a …read more

  • The leg curl is a basic “isolation” exercise targeting one or two muscle groups. You do it with a gym bench and apparatus with which you load a weight then lift a padded bar, usually with two legs, while reclining …read more

  • 27/06/2012

    I see plenty of men, especially younger men, who bulk up in the arms, chest and shoulders and just about forget about the legs and butt. This is not a good look. I suspect many who train like this don’t …read more

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