What Not to Do On Leg Day

Don’t allow yourself to fall into a void of bad habits and techniques.

leg-dayLeg day has been unanimously voted by many as the most disliked workout day of one’s entire weekly schedule. It’s excruciatingly painful, it makes you walk with a limp, and it’s especially challenging. The horrors of having to endure a 60 to 90 minute leg session once every five days is almost as bad as having to go back to work after a relaxing vacation in an exotic country. Well, that may be reaching, but you get the point. However, if you want to maintain a balanced approach to your workout and benefit from having a symmetrical physique, then it’s important that you take on leg day with fury.

Don’t Become Lazy

It sounds easy. Once you get pumped up, you let the adrenaline take over your body. However, getting the willpower and drive to go all-out during leg day takes a bit of mental preparation, to say the least. Once you begin your workout routine, don’t hold back. Drive yourself with the goal of toned legs, strong glutes, and an impenetrable lower body.

Never Let You Knees Stray Inward

This is important because of the large amount of weight that you’re going to carry, especially with squats. You face the risk of tearing your anterior cruciate ligament, which will undoubtedly leave you writhing in pain. This often arises when one has weak hip abductors. If you feel like you’re carrying more than you can lift, start small. There’s no shame in progressively increasing weight as you get stronger.

Nick Diruscio is a professional fitness trainer that has over a decade of experience mentoring and tutoring individuals that are looking to be in better physical shape.