NFM’s LEG WORKOUTS
Although my dumbbell leg workouts differ, a common factor of each is a the ‘bending’ motion”, where the dumbbell weight are kept rigid and the bending of the knees is performed with the focus of primarily using the strength of the leg muscles. The leg muscles are the largest muscle in the body and takes the most out of you to train. I often split the front and back of the legs when training legs on separate days. The leg muscles with the use of dumbbells are contracted to lift the weight upward through the extending motion by bending the knees, or squatting. When training legs all your attention should be focused on feeling the pump and burning .It is important to always breathe in a rhythm and consistency. Breathing for legs is extremely important due to the fact that working legs requires a lot of energy from all parts of the body to train. Do not take working out your legs lightly! When you train your body always practice correct form and good control especially with legs. Many serious injuries in the gym came from not paying close attention to the proper weight and form when performing leg workouts. Each repetition to any leg workout must be done inhaling on the way down when squatting or lunging and exhaling when you force on the way up.This overall body contraction constitute a single repetition for the leg muscles. It is often argued that the leg muscle responds to lower repetitions and high weight that border strength training. I incorporate and alternate with a combination of both methods.