Get Strong Legs for a Strong Foundation
“She’s got legs, and she knows how to use them.” It may sound silly in a song, but really, having strong legs is so important for good health. You use your leg muscles to perform nearly all of your basic movements, including standing, bending, and walking. Your legs help you perform those everyday activities and get you from place to place without putting stress on the rest of your body. That’s why leg strength is such an important focus of the whole body workout at Curves.
You can build up leg strength quickly by using certain types of weight machines and performing functional movements during your Curves full body workouts. Here are a few exercise tips on how to build stronger legs:
Try a Curves Class^
All the fitness classes at Curves women only gym and streaming online from MyCurves On Demand target your leg muscles, each in a different way. For example, in the Body Basics category, classes such as Glute Strength and Long & Lean Legs provide a medium intensity strength training workout. In the Boxing category, you’ll strengthen your legs in a high-intensity boxing format with classes like Kickboxing or Boxing Fusion. In the Cardio category, you’ll touch on all facets of fitness, including aerobic, speed, power, strength, coordination, and agility. Ignite Cardio and Cardio Leg Combo will target your legs with powerful moves like squat jumps, dead lifts, and side plank leg raises. Restorative Yoga and Inner Balance are two great classes to try from the Balance category to help strengthen and lengthen your legs.
Whether you complete your workout in a Curves club on the machines or at home with MyCurves On Demand utilizing the Curves resistance band, you will fire up those leg muscle fibers and build muscle strength. Each time you walk out of Curves, you can rest assured you’ve gotten a full body workout and exercised each of your major muscle groups.
Concentrate on the leg muscles
For best results, breathe deeply and concentrate on your leg muscles as you perform each leg exercise as part of your whole body workout. When you are performing leg extensions / leg curls, leg presses, or squats, focus on the specific muscles you are working and challenge yourself to your personal maximum. Your Curves Coach can help you get to a level that’s right for you.
Don’t Forget to Stretch
When you’re focused on building leg strength, make sure you’re taking good care of your body by stretching your muscles daily. Take time to stretch your hamstrings, calves, and quads, and you’ll keep your legs flexible and ready for the next full body workout or Curves class.
^Scheduled at participating locations only.