Suffering from skinny legs?
The solution is getting your Hussle right. Just follow our 5 steps and strong, muscular legs are only a few (tough) hours Hussle away!
1. HUSSLE HARD AND FAST
Your legs need a challenge. They already work all day so to get muscle growth you need high-intensity workouts that target the legs. Explosive, faster movements build muscle faster. Think of all those powerful growth hormones and testosterone being released to build bulk.
During your strength workouts, use the heaviest weights you can. Feel the burn. Strength will build quickly you’ll find you can do more reps. When this happens try to do as many reps as possible in 2 minutes (keeping form). Rest and repeat.
2. GET YOUR DIET RIGHT
The glutes and legs are the biggest muscles in your body. Keep them energized with a decent food so you can train hard. You can do this by eating plenty of quality protein sources, as well as protein powders after a workout.
3. WORK THAT DERRIRE
Bigger legs need strong support at the top. Do regular exercises to tone and strengthen your glutes to flood the muscles with blood and bulk them up.
Resistance bands are also worth trying. They help work neglected muscle groups like the abductors (outer hip) and adductors (inner thigh). Sort your glutes, and the legs will follow more happily.
4. ISOLATE THE MUSCLES
Old-school, yes, but the leg extension and leg curl machines at the gym will really boost your tone and definition. Set to medium resistance and perform high reps for killer hamstring and quad sculpting.
The leg extension forces your quads to work without any help from other muscles, which is why it’s ideal for Arnold Schwarznegger-sized thighs! Leg curl machines target your hamstrings, which being behind you are easy to neglect, so hammer out those leg curls!
5. DON’T FORGET YOUR CALVES
Our calves are often a victim of ‘out of sight, out of mind’. But they’re crucial for getting a balanced, strong look to our legs. Calves need decent Hussle-time too!
The secret to banishing skinny calves is hitting them twice a day with calf raises. Simply lean against a wall, balance on one foot, lift your heel as high as possible then lower. Repeat as many times as possible.
I never think of training my calves but the workouts I do already seem to tackling them well enough. I guess it depends on the natural size of your calves already, as mine are pretty well-sized anyway!