I am working a leg routine this morning and I have to admit that it is my most grueling workouts. Heavy squats really get my heart pumping and completely drain me of energy so I have started taking longer breaks in between sets to regain enough energy to complete another set. I added a new exercise that I have avoided due to the complexity of the bowflex machine. To do front leg raises I have to attach another piece of equipment to get it done. This is a brand new exercise so I am keeping it relatively light with weight.
Once again, as we age our legs are an important part of our bodies to keep fit. Too many suffer from artery problems simply because they are not finding ways to drive blood to their lower extremities. Obviously doing things like walking to a point where you get your pulse up to a level of challenge for 30 minutes each day helps to keep your legs in great shape, but it is also the heavy lifting of weight just once a week that keeps the muscles in your legs toned and strong while also increasing bone density. And speaking of bone density, we all know what increased blood flow does for our sex lives. Rather than reaching for the viagra reach out to a good leg workout just once a week. And this is not just for men as women have reported more intense orgasms after just of few months of including leg workouts in their routines. And I certainly don’t have to remind anyone of seeing a great pair of legs walking down the beach.
Look, as you can see in the drawing above how all parts of the legs play equal rolls in the overall activities we do each day. From walking, to running and jumping or simply getting from one place to the other our legs are meant to work for us. Even if you are suffering from knee or joint pain seek out a good, reputable sports medicine physician and find out of leg exercises might benefit your ailments. I am so tired of seeing men my age hobbling down the street when it is possible to make just a few minor corrections by working those muscles. It may just work for you, but even if it doesn’t at least you will know that you tried.
Blood Sugar- 115, Weight- 182.4
Squats- 280- 15, 15, 15
Calf Raises- 280- 15, 18, 20
Front Leg Raises- 160- 15, 15, 12
5:45 AM- Protein Shake (32g), Creatine (5g)
6:30 AM- Oatmeal
9:30 AM- Protein Bar (30g)
12:30 PM- Steak, Broccoli, 1/2 baked potato
6:30 PM- Tuna Caserole