Squats: 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: Barbell, Squat Rack
- Place a barbell on a squat rack. Duck under the bar and position it across your shoulders on the trapezius, slightly above the posterior part of the deltoids. Grasp the bar using a grip width appropriate to your body type and pull your elbows to the rear.
- Inhale deeply (to maintain intrathoracic pressure and prevent yourself from bending forward) and slightly arch your back by rotating your pelvis forward.
- Look straight ahead and lift the bar off the rack.
- Move back a step or two from the rack and set your feet shoulder-width apart, keeping your toes pointed forward or slightly angled outward.
- Slowly bend your knees, squat down your back, and slightly bent forward.
- To avoid injury, keep your back straight (the axis of flexion runs through the hip-thigh joint).
- Once your thighs are parallel to the floor, extend your legs and straighten your torso to return to the starting (upright) position.
- Exhale as you complete the movement.
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.