The Ultimate Guide to Growing Bigger Legs

The Ultimate Guide to Growing Bigger Legs

Growing our legs is a goal for many of us gym goers. Not only do they look healthy but having bigger legs means that you have gained more muscle and strength in this part of your body. This can make everyday tasks and exercising much easier because your legs can cope with physical demands. But sometimes it’s not that easy to grow bigger legs. Some of us try and try and can’t seem to reach our goal. But don’t worry, we’re here to share with you the ultimate guide to growing bigger legs, so you can get those gains!


  1. Properly plan and structure your leg work out so it is beneficial for YOU


We are all different. The same as we have different likes and dislikes to each other, different exercises work better for some than others, which is why it’s important to understand why properly planning your workout is important in reaching your end goal. 


The trick to building bigger and stronger legs is to focus on compound exercises. These target multiple muscle groups at once under greater load making your legs bigger and stronger as a result. 


Some examples of compound exercises are:


  • Squats 
  • Deadlifts 
  • Lunges 


These are all essential exercises for strengthening and growing your legs as they work to target different areas on your legs.


  1. Training your legs the right amount of times per week


As with anything, less is more, working on your legs 5 days a week for hours on end won’t do you any good or help you achieve your goal any quicker. The more pressure you put on your legs, the less effective the exercising will be as your body will adjust to the amount you’re doing. 


Instead, working on your legs 2-3 times a week is the perfect balance to achieve your goal of growing your legs. This is because your body will have enough time to recover from your workouts, enabling your muscles to strengthen and grow. 


You can split your leg workouts into separate days for hamstrings, quads, glutes, and calves. This will allow you to focus on specific muscle groups and make sure you’re not putting too much strain on a certain area.


  1. Warm up properly for your leg days


Warming up is essential to any workout as they reduce your risk of injuring yourself as well as preparing your body for your workout session. 


Doing cardio at a steady pace for around 5 minutes such as walking on the treadmill, cycling or using the cross trainer will help increase your heart rate and begin to circulate more blood around the body before your workout. 


Once your heart rate is raised, make sure to include some stretches in your warm up to loosen your muscles and prepare them for the exercise they are about to endure.



It’s not only the leg workouts that are important, these steps are all crucial to growing your legs and strengthening your muscles. Remember that the background work is just as important as leg days themselves and you’re good to go!

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