Deadlifts: We all want a perfect bigger and stronger Leg. Well, most of us do. They look great in fitted with half pants, or tight pants, look even better out of them and help compliment a well-defined torso. Yes, some people will say exercising your Leg in isolation is stupid. We understand, but some days we just long for the pump. And you know what? There’s no shame in that.
Equipment Required: Barbel
- Stand facing the bar with your feet slightly spread. Keep your back motionless and a little arched. Flex your knees until your thighs are almost parallel to the floor. Take an overhand grip on the bar, with your hands slightly more than shoulder-width apart to prevent the bar from rolling and to work with much heavier weight.
- Inhale, contract your abdominal and low back muscles and lift the bar by straightening your legs (contracting your abdominals and keeping your back straight), raising it in front of your shins.
- When the bar reaches your knees, extend your torso so you are standing erect with your arms straight down at your sides.
- Exhale as you complete the movement.
- Hold this straightened position for 2 seconds, then return the weight to the floor, making sure you do not hyperextend or arch your back.
So rather than beat around the bush, let’s get straight to it. If you want to build a stronger Leg, these 10 exercises will help get you there. Perform them properly, and it won’t just be your Leg that starts to bulge, your overall health will see an improvement, too.
So there you have it: a bulging Leg can actually improve your health. So tell that to the next person who smirks at you when they see you on your third set of curls.
The majority of muscles in the leg are considered long muscles, in that they stretch great distances. As these muscles contract and relax, they move skeletal bones to create a movement of the body. Smaller muscles help the larger muscles, stabilize joints, help rotate joints, and facilitate other fine-tuned movements.
Muscles of the lower leg move the lower leg at the knee joint and the foot at the ankle joint. There are three main muscle groups.