I’ve been training for over 5 years now. I’ve taught a few people too (not professionally, just as a friend). The one thing I have learned over the years is that too many people skip leg day. There is no real reason for this, they just don’t like it.
I could go on and on with the reasons why you should never skip leg day, but here are a few of the biggest reasons.
1. More lean muscle!
Training your whole body gives your body a reason to put on more muscles. By overloading your body as a whole, your body is going to react by building more muscle across the entire body.
2. Can’t lift the weight
Nobody wants to be that guy in the corner that can’t lift a weight because he never trained his legs. Guess what guys, if you don’t train your legs, eventually you’re going to stop gaining because the weight is too heavy for your scrawny legs to handle.
3. Chicken legs
This one is probably the most obvious. It is not an attractive feature to have skinny legs. Hell, even women are starting to realise this now! Man up!
4. Hated workouts are the most needed workouts
If you hate a particular workout, in this case, legs. It is probably because the area is under trained and you feel slightly insecure about going up to the weight stack and making a fool of yourself. There is absolutely no shame in this, but this is definitely something you need to overcome.
5. Because I said so
I actually couldn’t think of a strong enough reason to write here, so I figure if I just tell you to go and so some squats, that should be good enough.
5.5. Falling behind the curve
I just thought of one. If you don’t train your legs now, with the rest of your body, it means, one day you’re going to have to train those muscles hard and for a while to look even again and be able to make more gains where you want them the most.
So, with all that being said, get down to the gym, do some squats and learn to enjoy leg day!