Another leg day... hip thrusts and sumo deadlifts @ 225lbs...🏋🏾♀️🏋🏾♀️🏋🏾♀️🤸🏾♀️🤸🏾♀️🤸🏾♀️ Unless you have a medical restriction, there is absolutely no excuse to skip the big lifts that primarily involve the muscles of the lower body. And I’m not talking about lying leg curls here. I’m talking about squats and deadlifts and the different versions of each. Below are the biggest reasons you should be training your legs if you aren’t already.
The muscles of the legs are the largest muscles of the body. Moving big muscles requires big energy – meaning more calories burned. Squats & Deadlifts require nearly every muscle in your body and therefore require a ton of energy to perform. You can bench press all day long, but nothing is going to get the metabolism cranking like heavy squats and deadlifts.
Increased Growth Hormone & Testosterone
There have been many scientific studies conducted that prove performing squats and deadlifts is an excellent way to increase the release of growth hormone and testosterone. If your goal is to build muscle fast, you should always be striving to naturally increase your growth hormone and testosterone levels.
Big Strength & Muscle Gains
More Muscle. You can find studies showing that Squats & Deadlifts increase the release of Growth Hormone & Testosterone more than any other exercise. These are natural muscle building hormones that provide:
Focus on compound leg lifts to build muscle fast, such as squats, deadlifts, front squats, Romanian deadlifts, lunges, and good mornings will all train the entire body! Even though these exercises are lower body dominant, they will still build an abundance of upper-body strength and size.
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