How many legs does a dog have if you call his tail a leg? Four. Saying that a tail is a leg doesn’t make it a leg. –Abraham Lincoln
A great president, Abraham Lincoln once quipped about the nature of human argument, one which often leads someone to defend a claim, even if obvious facts counter them.
In fitness this practice is all too often committed when defending one’s physique, most notably, their legs. Small thighs that are not capable of producing strength when needed should not be on anyone’s wish list. No matter how developed an upper body is – it shouldn’t be propped up by two fries – it is time to put some meat on those thighs.
The thigh is a composite of the hamstrings, quadriceps, and to some extent the glutes. Providing adequate attention to each of these muscle groups is critical to successfully growing the muscle tissue enough to produce powerful results in performance and appearance. The program in this article will load each muscle adequately in order to stimulate changes!
Try out the following workout for the next 5 weeks and watch as your thighs develop into one of your best assets in life. Perform this workout twice per week, which gives you ten sessions to push yourself with this program:
- Barbell Squats 4 Sets of 10, 8, 5, 5,
- Barbell Romanian Deadlift 4 Sets of 8
- Walking Lunges with Dumbbell 3 Sets of 20
- Sumo Stance Goblet Squats 2 sets of 10 with a 2 second down/2 second up tempo
- Bodyweight Squat Jumps 3 x 30s
- Lateral Ice Skater Hops 3 x 30s
- Rotated Leg Extensions 5 x 10
- Lying Hamstring Curl 5 x 10
Be careful to do each of these with a weight that you can control and with form that leaves you feeling the burn, but not feeling hurt! Follow every workout with a meal full of protein and healthy carbohydrates to refuel your muscles. It is important to start thinking about recovery the second you stop working out.
Muscles grow from being challenged in the gym, fed in the kitchen, quenched with water, and rested with quality sleep. Do all of these things and soon enough your thighs will stand out as one of your most impressive parts.