When working out at the gym a lot of people focus on building strong arms or toning their abs however, people don't often pay too much attention to working out the legs, which are equally as important. Leg exercises are often overlooked, and the end result of a body that is only being partially worked out is not as effective. Half of the body looks well-developed, and that is usually the upper part, however people that ignore the leg routine end up having thin and skinny legs that lack muscle.
Some people decide to focus on biceps and abs because they believe that a great physique means being toned in those areas, and they honestly couldn't be more wrong. A great body is composed of equally trained body parts; symmetry is key, and taking time to work out every part of your body is important. It is pretty much the same as working out one arm and not the other one, it just doesn't make any sense, nor it looks good. No body part should be bigger than the other. Working the entire body together is key for acquiring a symmetrical body. Nevertheless, it is understandable why people avoid the leg routine, either because they don't know what to do, or because it can be very exhausting.
Here is some basic insight on leg training, for people to know how to work out this part whenever they are at the gym.
The beginning to a great leg training always includes squats. Attempt to carry weight while squatting as this will create a better workout for your legs. Make sure that you spread your feet at hip-width distance and lower into a squat and then pull yourself up again. The key here is repetition, make sure you complete a set of 10-12 reps and then repeat it over for three or four times. Little by little you will create more endurance and be able to complete more reps or even carry more weight.
Make sure you add a resistance band around your ankles, as this will increase the resistance that is needed to work out in this area. Stand you feet hip-width apart and stretch the band just a little in between your feet so that it never loses tension. The purpose of this exercise is to move one foot out and then have the other one meet it halfway, and then the other way around with the purpose of both legs getting a good workout. You should definitely feel a burn in your glutes and legs after this workout.
Bulgarian Split Squat
Squats are always known as the base guideline for all great leg workouts. A Bulgarian split squat requires you to step one foot in front of the other one, while the leg in the back is placed on top of a bench, chair or whatever you have available. The point of this exercise is to even include weights on your arm as you luge up and down feeling the stretch on your lower leg.