When it comes to leg day, every fitness addict has a love-hate relationship with this day! But we all want huge quads!
In reality almost nobody welcomes the leg day with open arms. If you ask any bodybuilder to rank the muscles in the body from the most favorite to least favorite to work, chances are that you’ll find legs at the bottom of most lists. We all want huge quads, but let’s be honest, you don’t often see people complementing on each other’s legs, and on top of it, most of the time they are fully covered and secluded from our sights. As a result, one can easily find an excuse to neglect them, or do them half-assed.
However, if you want to achieve balanced look and avoid looking ridiculous with wide chests and big arms and matchsticks instead of legs, you need to pay attention to all the body parts. Building strong legs will not only improve your overall physique, but will also send up more testosterone through your bloodstream. That is why I have prepared you a list of 5 tips that can help you in building truly strong quads. So, waste no time and let’s get started.
1. 25 REP SQUATS
Quads are the largest muscle group in your body and can really endure heavy strains. That is why both powerlifters and bodybuilders recommend at least 25-rep squat sets. It targets the quads with laser precision and brute force, spiking the testosterone production through the roof. Also, if you are able to complete the full 25 reps set, you’ll be able to handle anything, and you will have a pair of huge quads!
2. PAY ATTENTION TO HAMSTRINGS
Developing your hamstrings is just as important if you want your legs to look balanced and avoid injuries. They will also help you when performing squats. The exercises that hit your hamstrings the best are leg curls and stiff-leg deadlifts. When fused in a superset, they provide the best exercise for hamstrings.
3. AVOID USING ACCESSORIES
Using accessories like weight belt or knee wraps can be very dangerous. True, wearing them while performing some exercises can provide you with additional support and allows you to handle bigger strains for the moment, but this can result in some future injury as you are not properly developing the support muscles. So, however handy you may find them presently, consider placing them in your drawer once and for all.
4. THE W SQUAT
Although this exercise is somewhat less known it’s one of the best when you want to hit the quads hard. The trick is in the slight variation of the movement, that will effectively result in making a W motion with your body. You start the movement like you normally would, by going all the way down. However, you don’t complete the rep by going straight up. Halfway through the motion you pause, and go back down. Note that since this squat is more difficult than the traditional one, you should lower the weight.
5. ALTERNATE THROUGH SQUAT STANCES
Alternating through different stances when doing squats will further improve this already best exercises for building up leg muscles. Switch through wide stance, narrow stance and shoulder-width stance to hit the quads from different angles and in different ways. This can greatly improve their growth.
Although we all might agree that leg days are the most annoying workout of the week, they are extremely important, and should be done at least once a week. So, if you have to do them in order to have fully developed physique, why not taking out the maximum from them. So don’t play hooky when it comes to working those quads, and don’t approach them halfheartedly. When the leg day comes push yourself to the maximum. YOU REALLY WANT THAT X LOOK and those HUGE QUADS!