Injury

There are two different groups of muscles within your core, stabilizers and movers. Now once you start getting into more advanced and challenging leg workouts it is imperative that your core remains as strong as possible.

With a week core you are going to be forced to put your lower back and other structures at risk once you start doing high intensity lower body workouts.

Now the problem here is that your stabilizing muscles are the most important ones but you cannot see them. On the other hand, movement muscles are the ones you can see – like your sixpack abs – and because of this they usually receive more attention.

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Your connective tissue include your joints, ligaments and tendons. Now the biggest issue with connective tissue is that once you damage it it takes an extremely long amount of time to heal because it has a very poor blood supply.

On the other hand, because your muscles have such a rich blood supply a minor injury can heal relatively quickly.

So in this article we are going to go over some strategies that will make it a lot easier for you to avoid any type of injury when you’re doing those lower body workouts to tone up your legs.

And let’s face it, you are going to have to do high intensity workouts with your lower body if you want to get toned and lean legs. You’ll have to do a lot of leg exercises that really challenge you.

So here is a quick guide to preserving your connective tissue when doing all your leg workouts:

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