Train Legs to get Abs - Luke Matthews
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Never skip leg day! It’s not just about building your legs or conditioning. Leg day is a catalyst for getting that six-pack. People often ask me how to lower body fat so they can start to see their abs. There are several ways to do that, but I always tell them to lift their legs at least twice a week and never skip leg day.

Training legs has so many benefits beyond the obvious of strengthening and building leg muscles. You ignite your metabolism with leg training. Whether it be by lifting heavy or plyometrics, your legs boost testosterone simply because the legs are the biggest muscles in the body and the amount of force and energy they produce. There are so many muscle fibres firing elevating the heart rate and burning calories long after the workout is done.

Leg day is the day to reignite your body’s fat-burning mode.

I have to be honest, legs are not my favourite body part to train. I would much rather train my shoulders or back. However, I like to stay lean all year round with a sub-10% body fat. I know training legs is one of the key components to maintaining that low of body fat. This is the psychological tool I used to get me motivated and disciplined to train my legs twice a week. I know it’s going to burn more calories than any other upper body training day and also jack up my metabolism for the day increasing calorie burn. It’s all about body composition when looking for those abs to pop. Leg day is the day to reignite your body’s fat-burning mode.

I typically train legs on Wednesday and Saturday. I do a split of heavyweight training and the other day a circle style of plyometrics. This way my legs are being trained via conditioning and strength as well as keeps my workouts different. Both burn calories and total body fat at a high rate.

If you’re having a hard time getting motivated to train legs, just remember that it’s doing so much more than just legs. Keep that in mind and hopefully, it will help you look forward to leg day and think of it as an abs day as well.

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Born and raised in Idaho, Luke Matthews is a United States Marine Corps veteran and athlete. He played both baseball and basketball growing up, continuing his athletic career through college and into the professional European league. After baseball, Luke entered the world of men’s physique bodybuilding where he competed for 5 years. This eventually led to a career in fitness & lifestyle modelling. Additionally, Luke is a certified ACE personal trainer, which makes him highly desirable for his knowledge and professionalism.

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