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How can you build up your legs?

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Dr. Edward Neilsen
Family Medicine
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In brief: Alternate...

When building up your legs, make sure to focus on alternating muscle groups.
For example, do one set of "pushing", then one set of "pulling." examples of each: pushing = squats, pulling = supine leg curls. See a trainer for specifics, but a common mistake is focusing entirely on squats or presses, and neglecting the hamstrings and calf muscles.

In brief: Alternate...

When building up your legs, make sure to focus on alternating muscle groups.
For example, do one set of "pushing", then one set of "pulling." examples of each: pushing = squats, pulling = supine leg curls. See a trainer for specifics, but a common mistake is focusing entirely on squats or presses, and neglecting the hamstrings and calf muscles.
Dr. Edward Neilsen
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Dr. Bruce Prager
Sports Medicine

In brief: Leg Muscle

To build up your leg muscles you need to do progressive resistance exercises.
That means 4 sets with the next set increasing the weights. Leg presses, squats, leg curls, knee extensions and calf raises. Twice a week should suffice. Your legs should be fatigued after your workout if you push it enough. You also need to make sure you get enough protein, at least 1 gram per pound.

In brief: Leg Muscle

To build up your leg muscles you need to do progressive resistance exercises.
That means 4 sets with the next set increasing the weights. Leg presses, squats, leg curls, knee extensions and calf raises. Twice a week should suffice. Your legs should be fatigued after your workout if you push it enough. You also need to make sure you get enough protein, at least 1 gram per pound.
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