When it comes to leg exercises for men, there are heaps of great functional exercises you can use to build your leg strength. Have a go at adding a few of these exercises into your home workouts or gym workouts.
Here are the Bloke’s Fitness Top 5 Leg Exercises For Men…
1. Dumbbell Bulgarian Split Squat
This single leg split squat variation is recommended by world renowned strength and conditioning coach Mike Boyle as the best exercise for developing leg strength.
The reason – Because when comparing to the traditional squat, it became apparent that athletes could load up comparatively more weight per leg than with a normal squat. So Mike Boyle’s train of thought is that it is your core muscles that are the limiting factor in a traditional squat, where as with the Bulgarian Split Squat, you don’t have that limitation so you can lift more weight, and hence build greater leg strength.
2. Single Leg Straight Leg Deadlift
This exercise for men is hands down one of the best exercises to build your hamstring strength. If you don’t have sore hamstrings for a few days after trying this one, then you must be superman.
The advantage of single leg deadlift variations over the traditional double leg, is that it takes alot of the pressure off the lower back, meaning you are less likely to do a back injury.
If this exercise can save a few backs, then that is mission successful!
3. Dumbbell Squat Jump
Want to build leg power for explosive movement in sports, like shooting in basketball of leaping for a mark in Aussie rules football?
If that’s you, then this is your exercise. If you have never done any squat jumps before, then start with your bodyweight and progress to a light set of dumbbells.
4. Dumbbell/ Kettlebell Swings
This exercise will have you building glutes that you can break coconuts on. It’s one of the best posterior chain exercises, so good in fact, that I’ve heard of people you just do this exercise for their entire workout!
5. Single Leg Squat
This exercise is the one that separates the men from the boys. It’s a great test of your overall strength.
The easiest way to do this exercise is to start standing on a step or box. The goal is to get your quad parallel to the floor, however if you can’t to start with, just lower yourself as far as you can.
Once you can do 10 reps to parallel on each leg, it’s time to add some weight.
So there you have it, the Bloke’s Fitness – Top 5 leg exercises for men.
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