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How to build stronger leg muscles in a short time for trekking?

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Dr. Keegan Duchicela
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I'd start with isometrics like wall sits, then move on to some light weights for the quads (using a machine), and heel raises for the calfs. Also, start to work on hamstring stretching which is crucial for healthy knees. Remember that resting between lift days is essential. Always give a muscle group a day off to help build back the muscle you broke down. Good luck!

In brief: Answer depends on...

How much time you have.
I'd start with isometrics like wall sits, then move on to some light weights for the quads (using a machine), and heel raises for the calfs. Also, start to work on hamstring stretching which is crucial for healthy knees. Remember that resting between lift days is essential. Always give a muscle group a day off to help build back the muscle you broke down. Good luck!
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