Gymchat 152 - Leg Training


A quick reminder about this week's gymchat - a discussion on Leg Training. Really looking forward to it.

When it comes to the lifting of heavy objects, the emphasis is often placed on the upper body. A little chest training, some back work, some work on the arms and perhaps a spot of grip.

And for many people, that's about it.

This week we'll be exploring the oft-overlooked - yet equally important - side of any decent lifting routine : leg training. Much more than just squats (though they're certainly a fantastic place to start), it'll actually provide many more benefits than pure size or strength.

Helping us explore this fascinating topic is none other than Olympic athlete, personal trainer and nutritionist Maik Wiedenbach. Fantastic.


Details -

Who : Strength-training fans
Topic : Leg Training
When : Wed Jan 18, 9pm EDT (1am UTC)
How : Post a comment, question or reply
Where : https://plus.google.com/u/0/113406428532094481598/posts/UBF8EyNEato

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