Why Leg Day is the BEST Workout Day + a FREEBIE
Happy New Year! Okay, I had to get that out of the way. Hey, you've gotta say it at least once on the blog, right? I can't believe it's a brand new year. At the same time, I'm so excited for what's to come. More blog posts, more workouts, more freebies. This is going to be a great year! I mean, Helloooooo, we're even talking about leg day today!
So, once and for all, let's all stand in agreement and say that leg day is the BEST day of all the workout days (well, maybe next to ab day). I may be a little weird, but I really love that feeling you get after a good leg workout where your legs feel all jiggly and unstable. And then the next day, you can barely move because you're so sore, and once you sit down for an extended amount of time and then try to stand....OH, sorry. Was I going overboard? I just get a lot of satisfaction from knowing that I had a great workout. Especially a great leg workout. Days where you can feel the work you put in should always make you smile.
Leg workouts are way more beneficial than your may realize. I've got several reasons why:
- Promotes a healthy heart
- Gives you a better upper body
- Gives you a nice butt
- Gives you improved stamina
- You have fewer injuries to worry about
All of what you do to strengthen your muscles, especially your legs, requires you to stay hydrated so that you can workout more smoothly. Your legs house (or support) some of your largest muscles, and you DO NOT want them cramping up! Because your leg muscles and your glutes are your largest muscles, the more you work them, the more fat they burn, and the higher success rate for weight loss. So get to squattin'!
I've got a few exercises below to show you just a few lower body exercises you can do today to get you faster fat burning this evening. See the quick vid below.
And while I was speaking of staying hydrated, I want to give you a Top 20 list of detox waters that you can try to help boost not only your metabolism, but your immune system. Just click the button below. I've tried most of them, and I must say, they take the edge off of plain ol' water. If you have an issue with drinking water, the recipes are great infusions. I totally recommend trying mint and lemon infused water. It's so refreshing (and it's my secret "extra" recipe that's not on the list)! So keep those large muscles and the rest of your body hydrated, and get it in, :).
Love and Hugs,