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9 WORKOUTS TO BUILD MASSIVE LEGS by Khaled Amin

Why Build Massive Legs?

Leg workouts are the utmost crucial to keep a body fit many people are often indifferent to. The bodybuilding judges give approximately 60%-70% priority to leg muscles while judging a human body.  Legs consist of most of the mass potentially responsible for the overall development of the entire physic.

A man starts losing the strength of his legs first when he gets older. Some depend on sticks or wheelchairs but they get confined in their beds during their last days mostly being incapable to stand on their feet. Ergo, we should regularly train our legs while we are able-bodied to build massive legs so that we suffer less in our old age.

Thriving Trendiness of Body-weight Workouts at Home

People prefer working out at home to going to the gym to cope with the new normal life in the course of the corona pandemic. For the populace, it is not possible to use miscellaneous types of instruments or weight at home. Therefore, already trendy body-weight workouts are gaining even more popularity.

Bodybuilders, weight trainers, and gym-goers from various disciplines are inclining towards body-weight training while the body-weight trainers of gyms, sporting clubs, parks, and beaches are now training at home to stay safe. Body-weight workouts, along with their numerous other benefits like improving strength, balance, resistance, and cardio, are more effective to build muscle mass than modern bodybuilding workouts and they save time and money withal.

The Workouts

According to the top-tier coaches at the gyms in the US, below are the top 9 of the most effective body-weight workouts you can do at home once or twice a week if you want to build massive and brawny legs:

  1. Jump Lunge – It explodes quads, glutes, and hams and improves knees, ankles, strength, balance, and cardio. You can do 2-3 sets of 5-20 repetitions.

  2. Sissy Squat – It stretches greatly all the heads of quad muscles and strengthens legs and yet is best if you can 4 sets of 15 reps.

  3. Jump Squat – It’s an awesome t-boosting, grave fat burner, cardio plus compound workout that builds massive quads, gluteus, and hamstrings as heavyweight dead-lifts and barbell squat do. Depending on your cardiac endurance, can do 2-6 sets of 3-15 reps or higher.

  4. Drinking Bird – It builds massive hamstrings and focuses glutes, as well as strengthens all the muscles of legs. Fitness gurus recommend 2-3 sets of 10-20 reps.

  5. Elevated Single Leg Calf Raise – It directly builds massive calves and functions as a secondary workout to build tibialis. For best results, perform 2 sets of 20 reps or as higher as your muscles allow.

  6. Single-Leg Bridge – This workout builds massive gluteus and strengthens the lower back as well as hamstrings. Pause and speed maintaining correct form can be applied for exclusive results as variations with the recommendation of 2-3 sets of 7-20 reps. Gluteus is the biggest muscle group of human-body and none should avoid training it but many make this mistake.

  7. Bulgarian Jump Squat – It works in quads, hams, and gluteus development, stretching a leg at a time while contracting the other. You can do it 1-3 sets of 8-20 reps by and large if you like to get strong quads and knees.

  8. Forward to Reverse Lunge – Keeping one leg stationary on the ground, the other leg travels from backward to forward and vice versa. With a wide range of motion, this is a nice workout at home to build massive legs. You can desire this for 2-4 sets of 20-40 reps or higher for each leg.

  9. Toe Touch Squat to Stand – This body-weight workout targets quads, hams, and gluteus but strengthens the soft inner quads and inner gluteus intensely. This is one of the best testosterone boosting, full-body workouts to try at home is so promising to make bigger legs if done higher reps with patience. Based on your goal, time, and mood, you can do it for 1-3 sets of 35-200 reps.

Who Inspire to Build Massive Legs?

Whose names are mentioned as the builders of the best legs in the history of bodybuilding? Rohn Harris wrote in Muscular Development that the names are 1. Erik Fankhouser, 2. Jay Cutler, 3. Ben Pakulski, 4. Kai Greene, and 5. Branch Warren. And among them, we know, that Jay Cutler preferred Full Squat to Leg Press or Hack Squat and that Kai Greene preferred Walking Lunge to other instrumental leg workouts.

By sticking to the above 9 body-weight workouts with consistent sweat drifting at home, we too can try to build massive legs like them that will most likely help us maintain a fit life in the last days of our old age.


The author studied in the Department of English, University of Chittagong, and writes content from home. You can reach him: [email protected]

Sources: Testosterone Nation, Muscle and Fitness, Muscular Development, Muscle and Strength, Bodybuilding.com, Darkside Strength

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