Are You Doing These Exercises to Get Tighter Butt and Strong Legs?

Continue ReadingAre You Doing These Exercises to Get Tighter Butt and Strong Legs?

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If you read my blog, you know how much I insist on working out for the lower body! Some time ago I wrote an article about the Chicken Legs Syndrome, which is a really “dangerous disease”. 😉

If you have been training for a while, I hope that you already incorporate squats and deadlifts in your training program and I do not need to remind you of their importance for a strong and healthy body!

Today I want to focus on unilateral exercises for the lower body ( or in other words single leg work). For the past 6 months, single leg work is a big part of my training program and I think that this has helped a lot for my progress.

More often than not, people neglect single leg work, first because these exercises are not so popular and  second, because they are a little more challenging, because they require a lot more balance and coordination.

Let me first share the positive sides of single leg work and then I will explain you how I incorporate them in my workouts and which single leg exercises are on my top list!

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Lunges: How to Do Them Properly and What Are the Most Common Mistakes

Continue ReadingLunges: How to Do Them Properly and What Are the Most Common Mistakes

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Some time ago I wrote an article about the Single Legged Deadlift. There I mentioned how important one legged exercises are, for fixing the disbalance between both legs. Today I will start a sequence of posts about lunges, their different variations and the common errors when performing them. Even though lunges aren’t the typical one legged exercise, their my all time favorite after different squat variations. Besides having a subjective attitude to lunges, they also have a bunch of objective advantages, that make them an excellent exercise to fix any disbalances between both legs, improving your balance and coordination, and strengthening the muscles that stabilize the knees.

Today I will introduce you to the right performance of standard stationary lunges, and some of the common mistakes people do, when performing a lunge.

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