How Do I Add Muscle
Mass To My Legs?
I am a thin guy and would like to build muscles in
my legs and stomach. Should I sprint vs. distance running? I have considered running
a stadium stairway. What do you think of that? Do you have a workout that would
allow me to achieve my goals? I want to continue lifting weights as well.
If you want to build up muscle mass in your legs, than
sprinting is your best choice over long distance running. Sprinting is an explosive
movement which builds up the fast twitch (type II) muscle fibers. Just look at
the physiques of sprinters compared to marathon runners. The sprinter's bodies
are very muscular and toned, while the marathon runners are rather gaunt. Running
stadium stairways is a great power workout and will really work those explosive
fast twitch muscle fibers!
Along with regular sprinting routines, I would
highly recommend adding some basic weight training exercises to build up your
legs. Stick to the core movements and perform between 8-12 repetitions per set.
Start with 8 sets per workout and shoot for 2 leg workouts per week. Some of the
best leg exercises are:
In terms of strengthening your abs, here is my
favorite ab exercise which really burns the muscles and builds up those wash board
abs. Your abs should be trained every other day and stick with 5 sets of 25-40
reps per set.
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