5 Reasons Why You Shouldn't Skip Leg Day

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5 Reasons Why You Shouldn't Skip Leg Day

5 Reasons Why You Shouldn't Skip Leg Day

Guys skipping leg day is always a running joke in the gym. Most people in the gym would rather do an extra day of chest, back, or arm work than brave the squat rack.

To some extent, I understand! Mostly because I'm one of those people who doesn't particularly enjoy leg day. That being said, I'd argue that leg day is the most important day of the week all day. It is, without a doubt, the most difficult day of the week – I won't mince words and just say it! It's physically demanding, and dare I say, mentally demanding as well.

Despite the immediate sense of accomplishment after leaving the gym, your legs may be hurting and you may be limping for days with DOMS. All of this is to say that you should never skip leg day, but rather, you should make leg training a priority!

Isn't that a strange contradiction? The following are some of the reasons why you should never skip leg day:

1.You'll make a fool of yourself.

I don't mean to start this article by openly insulting you if you don't currently train your legs or if you go through the motions with little or no effort! Regardless, skipping leg day makes you appear strange and out of proportion! Imagine putting in all that effort to develop broad shoulders, well-defined arms, and a lean torso only to have a couple of "string like" objects dangling from your waist! It's not a pretty sight, to be sure!

2. Muscle growth is more difficult.

Leg day is the best day of the week!

Leg day is about so much more than simply 'training legs.' Exercises like squats and deadlifts, which are the ultimate compound exercises and ideal for leg growth but also engage other muscle groups – everything from your back to your core – release growth hormone and testosterone. Isolating a single body part will not help you grow anything as quickly as certain leg exercises will!

3. It will be difficult for you to lose weight.

You'll have a hard time shredding in addition to building muscle! Leg day burns a lot of calories, which is why it's such a physically demanding and exhausting workout. If you're working on your legs properly, you might find yourself leaving the gym dripping in sweat and people asking if you've gone for a full-body swim! You'll discover that properly training your legs burns more calories than a standard cardio day.

4. You're going to be soft!

Leg day not only helps with leg gains (in case you didn't figure it out on your own), but it also helps with overall strength. It will assist you in becoming a better physical gym goer, as well as a better participant in other sports such as rugby and football, and in improving your overall lifts in the gym. Isolated exercises, for example. Why don't we just state the obvious?

It's critical to understand that leg training is more than just a quad day or a few leg extensions. You should prioritize leg training, which you can do over several days if you prefer. This will aid in the development of bigger, stronger, and better-defined quads, calves, glutes, and hamstrings.

5. You will have a slower metabolism.

Squats and deadlifts, to keep mentioning them, are essential exercises that aid and improve your metabolism, boost your testosterone, and help you with your overall workout routine. Your metabolic rate is often determined by genetics, but it can be easily adjusted and improved. This means that by doing more complex exercises, your body will become more accustomed to burning calories rather than storing them as fat.

Leg day is essential for a faster metabolism.

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