Friends Don’t Let Friends Skip Leg Day
We’ve all seen it once or twice in our lifetime. A guy with shirt ripping arms, a massive chest and just a HUGE upper body overall, doing some bicep curls to further enhance the size of his arms. But he made the mistake of wearing shorts to the gym and people can see that he has toothpicks for legs?! One can only begin to wonder how his legs are physically able to support that massive body. Let me tell you this one time. Friends don’t let friends skip leg day.
When starting a new workout routine, guys will often gravitate to the bench press, bicep curls and exercises that work their upper body. That is because those are the manly exercises. Do not ask me why, that’s just how the fitness world works. Come on, you guys know I’m right. When was the last time you had a conversation about working out and someone asked ‘how much can you leg press’? Or how much can you squat? 99 percent of the time never!
Its all; ‘how much can you bench?’ or ‘how much do you curl’. So most guys work on increasing those numbers so they don’t seem so wimpy around their friends. They only want the upper body so their shirts fit nicer, girls will notice their arms and they hope they will look intimidating. They often forget what their legs will look like in a pair of shorts in the summer! I’d rather have a skinny body overall than have an intimidating muscular upper body with tiny legs.
Let me tell you this, legs are often one of the most neglected body parts when it comes to working out and they are very important if you want to build a nice powerful and muscular upper body. Having a huge set of calves and quads, are as equally as impressive as having a huge chest and arms.
Have you ever heard that if you worked out your legs your upper body will grow thicker, bigger and stronger? If you haven’t before, then now you have. Trust me, this is not a trick to get you guys to hop onto the leg press or squat rack and go crazy. Leg training puts so much stress and demand on the body since you’re lifting at least 2,3, or even 4 times as much as you are on the bench press your upper body will be forced to get stronger as well. This is a fact. Studies have shown that when your body is struggling with pushing over 350-400+ pounds, your testosterone and growth hormone levels will skyrocket leading to massive muscle growth and with larger muscles comes strength gain as well.
Hey, if you like to walk around with a huge upper-body, and small chicken legs, then by all means go for it. But if you have a friend that only works out arms every single workout and his upper body is not proportionate to his lower body, you should share this article with him in hopes that it will steer him in the right direction. Be a good friend, because we all know that friends don’t let friends skip leg day.