The Keys To Having Lean Legs

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Acquiring a set of killer, lean legs is a relatively "simple" task as long as you can stick to a few training and nutritional rules! At the most basic level, lean legs require the following...

  • A sound fitness program to develop muscle in the glutes, quads, hamstrings and calves.

  • Low body fat levels.

  • A sound nutrition program that facilitates fat loss and muscular growth.

  • Dedication and hard work!

This brief article will provide you with multiple tips on how to achieve a set of head turning legs!

1. Lift Heavy and Take Short Rest Periods

In order to create a lean, "toned" look you have to build muscle tissue! This is best accomplished through lifting weights that push your body out of its comfort zone. Perform exercises with a weight that allows you to complete 8-15 repetitions before failing.

It is also important to keep your rest periods short (30-60 seconds) between efforts. Once you have completed your specific number of reps, take a short 30 to 60 second break and then get after it! This is important because short rest periods increase the release of growth hormone, a biochemical that burns body fat!

2. Detox

There are many factors as to why estrogen can becomes a problem for both men and women. First of all, large amounts of chemical estrogens (xenoestrogen) we are exposed to in our daily lives. These chemical estrogens can be found in plastic bottles, personal care products, pesticides and animal hormones.

The most common xenoestrogens are; BPA, phthalates and parabens. Research refers to them as the big three and they heavily contribute to estrogen dominance. Now, both men and women require estrogen however; when our bodies get bogged down with too much this can cause issues such as; inability to lose fat, cancers and poor gastrointestinal health.

Research shows that individuals who have a high level of fat in their legs maybe suffering from estrogen dominance! Here are a few ways to help your body detox on a daily basis...

  • Supplement with Wellness Greens.

  • Avoid heating and storing your food in plastic containers.

  • Unless BPA free do not drink from plastic bottles.

  • Avoid products that contain "parabens".

  • Consume cruciferous vegetables (broccoli, cauliflower).

Try starting with these few guidelines. Although simple, when applied correctly you can make BIG changes!