Building the muscles of your lower body will tone and strengthen your legs and butt. But because these are the largest muscle groups, you can also boost your basal metabolic rate a considerable amount, due to the fact that large muscles use more energy. That means in addition to toned, strong legs and glutes, you will also burn more calories each day to maintain your weight.
You can build these muscles in two ways: You can target them with isolation exercises, that target just one muscle at a time, or by utilizing compound exercises to target several muscles at once.
We recommend that you prioritize compound exercises for several important reasons. First, it’s simply more time efficient to use moves that work several muscles at once. But it’s also a more effective way to burn calories, and you will achieve better coordination of the muscles too.
For the lower body, include these popular compound exercises in your workout:
- Barbell squats
- Barbell thrusts
- Barbell deadlifts
- Straight-leg deadlifts
- Leg press
Of course, using proper form is the key to performing any exercise successfully. Without the right form, you risk injury or incorrectly developing your muscles. Always follow directions precisely for any machine or equipment that you use.
The Jacked Up Power Rack allows you to perform these lower body exercises and many more. Learn more by looking through the information on our website or contact us to get your questions answered. Bringing your workout into the convenience of home is easier than you think!