Want to banish THUNDER THIGHS? Fear weight training will make your thighs grow in size? Then this read IS A MUST!
The Quads get a lot of flack. Most of which is false information. But once you learn how important this muscle group is to your weight loss and muscle toning regimen, you will agree that all the negativity is largely unfounded. As their name suggests, your quadriceps consist of 4 muscles: the rectus femoris, vastus medialis,vastus lateralis and vastus intermedius. While it isn't super important to remember the names, (that's us Trainers job!) you should know this: The quads are your lower body's powerhouse. They provide the force for every activity you do, whether you are walking, running, or just getting up and down from the floor. Having stronger quads will also lower your risk of injury, including those of the ankle and knee. Whats more, recent research has found that having stronger muscles in the pelvic girdle for women & men can help prevent ACL injuries. The trouble is that many women aren't devoting enough time to training this muscle group for fear of "bulking up". But you can safely put this myth to rest...here's how. Because the upper leg muscles and glutes are together the largest muscles in the body, they play a much larger role in fat loss when they are trained. Although you can't spot reduce, you can spot "improve" and by strengthening your legs will boost muscle gains, which will raise your BMR - basal metabolic rate - boost the rate that you burn calories all day long, which in turn, accelerate allover body fat loss. That is what we are looking here for, ladies, body fat loss...and the toning and firming of the muscles you have, not water and muscle loss by dieting only. As a TRX & bodyweight exercise specialist, circuit and interval training utilizing these major muscles are the way to go to lose body fat and even attack that stubborn belly fat! Two of my favorite leg exercises that tighten and tone the legs and glutes are lunges (walking with weights, or on the TRX suspension cords), squats with body weight on the TRX or with resistance on a cable machine) Call to action, ladies! If anyone in my area would like to sample a 30 minute lower body blast for FREE, please give me a call/text message (i am in merrimack valley area, MA (haverhill), and the first 5 people to sign up receive a Free fitness consultation (1.5 hour worth $60.) For more info and my phone number, check out my website at mroofe.com and come on over and lets have some fun!
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