Many people still enjoy hard-legged preparation and others would prefer to swap the day of the leg with the day of the chest instead. For so many methods and pieces of equipment at our disposal it can be difficult to know where to start. Let’s take an individual who wants to start bodybuilding to illustrate the functional value of the speciality. Despite their lack of experience and preparation, immersing themselves in hard squats, leg presses and deadlings would not be easy for them immediately. I do make sure I choose the best gym in leeds close to me to work out sessions to prevent injury and to make the most of my work sessions.
The leg press is a closed-kinetic movement that literally means your feet are being planted instead of free. A closed chain gives you a stronger power base without shaving the knee joint as much as you do in an open chain exercise like the knee extension which wasn’t on the list for that very reason.
- Step- Up
This exercise can be customized to challenge all kinds of starters and professional athletes. You may carry a barbell or dumbbells or kettlebells (on your sides or on your back, either). Step into a platform from half a height until your thigh is parallel to the floor in starting position. This not only increases the capacity of the glutes, hips and thighs, it also lets you improve balance and jumping ability, which is useful if you’re in a sport that involves vertical hops.
- Walking Lunge
“The walking lung is a complex movement that involves coordination and mobilization of muscles to function correctly. This exercise is often a one-sided task, irrespective of how it is done, with an emphasis on the forehead and not the back leg. You will experience a good deal of co-contractions between hip and heart to ankle and foot at the top and the bottom of the knee joint.
- Barbell Squat
“In quadriceps and hamstrings there are several muscle groups which affect the stability and movement of the knee. Quads play during knee raising, while hamstrings are directly linked to knee flexing and to the pressing motion against the ground, for example in a short sprint. Ultimately, squats allow muscle development, power and strength to improve while reinforcing the stabilisers and heart.
- Romanian Deadlift
Hamstrings are the muscle group targeted for this exercise. The quadriceps is a powerful, four-headed beast of a muscle group and the Knees will still be vulnerable to injury unless you grow hamstrings with adequate strength to support the quads. The hamstrings of the hips, a required addition to a hams-routine, may be managed by variations of the bearing curl (sitting, lying and standing) both of which work the knee-joints muscle.