One way to get massive muscular legs with an original exercise you may have never tried before is one-legged squats. Yes, that’s right, try doing your squats with just one leg for individual sets.
THE ULTIMATE SECRET TO GETTING MASSIVE MUSCULAR LEGS
We all know about doing leg press and regular squats to build massive muscular legs but to blast through a sticking point in your training, a one-legged squat is an option that’ll work if you do them properly and safely.
Everyone wants to get massive muscular legs and by doing the regular leg exercises you can stimulate immense growth in your legs. But what happens when your muscle gains slow down or in the worst case, your muscle gains stop even though you’re still training your legs hard every week?
TARGET EACH LEG SEPARATELY
I have always believed that you need to change your training routines for faster gains. And by incorporating an exercise like one-legged squat into your leg training, you’ll hit the muscles from a slightly different angle than with regular squats and be able to target each leg separately.
By targeting each leg separately you give yourself the opportunity to feel the muscles in just one leg at a time in the same way you can isolate your biceps in one arm when performing dumbbell curls.
USE THE SMITH MACHINE
To perform one-legged squat to get massive muscular legs, you need to use the Smith machine. There’s just no way can you safely use a regular free weight barbell to perform this exercise safely. I doubt it’ll be possible to balance your body without using the Smith machine.
Start by just using the empty bar on the Smith machine to get the feeling right and keep one leg bent with your foot almost touching your glutes. This is an exercise where you don’t need to use a lot of weight and you need to perform each rep slowly and carefully.
I’ll normally only perform one-legged squat about one leg training session out of every four sessions and do it as my last exercise for about 3-4 sets till failure. It’s not an easy exercise to do and very few people do it, but it is super effective to stimulate growth and shock your legs with a different exercise.
The one-legged squat is simply one more option in your quest to get massive muscular legs and also break the monotony of doing the same leg exercises every week without a necessary change.