Your legs are your biggest muscle group — they have to carry you around all day long unless you’re a couch potato! Exercise your legs safely!
For that reason, it’s important to pay attention to your legs, making sure you build lean, strong muscles and move them frequently.
But there’s a problem; building your leg muscles safely and efficiently isn’t as straightforward as it sounds. It can be frustratingly difficult, with little to no gains and possible injury patterns that set you back for weeks, or months. This scenario particularly applies as you age.
What’s the reason for this problem?
Leg Exercises are:
b) Difficult to do using the flawed standard methods
c) Risk of injury
The Solution is right HERE.
There’s a solution to this problem; an exercise that’s super easy to learn, perform and get better at while having fun doing — and avoid all risk of injury. Doesn’t that sound good?
But first, let me quickly explain the a-b-c above:
There’s a firm belief that the only effective way to work out and strengthen your legs is in a gym with weights. Whereas this method can work, it’s also dangerous and extremely unpleasant to do.
Why follow an unpleasant path?
Difficult to do using the flawed standard methods.
Besides the common misunderstanding about leg workouts and so-called “leg days,” the physical exercise you must perform on those days, such as
- Barbell Squats
- Leg Extensions
- Jump Squat
- Hack Squat
…are hard, unpleasant and exhausting. I used to do it all and it wasn’t much fun!
Risk of injury.
The above-mentioned leg exercises can easily cause serious injury to your knees, lower back, shoulders, and even your neck!
Why? Well, we aren’t supposed to be loading and lifting these heavyweights on our shoulders, just for fun. Nor should we be sitting in those exercise machines that are not a natural movement pattern for our bodies.
So why risk all of the above, which incidentally will over time happen to everyone doing these leg exercises?
Back to the Solution — the Wall-Sit.
I love the wall-sit — it’s so easy to do, you can do it anywhere, anytime. You don’t even have to think about changing your clothes, let alone going to a gym, wasting a lot of time, or possibly hurting yourself. Life is easier this way!
This method works because:
- You’re using your body weight as resistance
- You’re not moving
- Meaning; it’s near impossible to injure yourself
How to do the Wall-Sit.
As I said, you can do it anywhere — be creative. Find a wall, a tree, your car, a lamppost, a railing, or another person (sitting back to back against the person) — then get into the correct position and sit there for at least a minute!
Your knees must be at a 90-degree angle, with your back and head flat against the wall. Your arms and hands should hang down your side, and not rest on your lap (as I did in the photo above), as this reduces the resistance.
Then you simply stay put; your legs will soon start to burn, tingle, and shake — this is where you must remain strong, not give up early, and push yourself to a minute or beyond. Repeat the exercise 3 to 4 times with the maximum time you can hold the position per set!
Please check out my short instructional video here:
Have fun building your leg muscles with the Wall-Sit.
A great thing about the wall-sit is you can do it alone or with exercise buddies, and that’s where the fun part comes in. Competition — let’s go!
You can make a fun competition to see who can hold and sit longer. This way, you’re challenging each other; you’ll go longer and have a laugh doing so and build strong muscles without stress, unpleasant exercises, or injury risk!
Building strong, lean, and sexy-looking legs doesn’t have to be a long-term, complex and unpleasant process. Keeping it simple and fun, plus eliminating all risk of injury, is the way forward to a healthy set of legs, butt, and a far happier you.
Make your fitness routines uncomplicated and simple — sticking to basics is the best!
By regularly utilizing the wall-sit method, you’ll save time, have fun doing so while witnessing good results develop without stress or a super-challenging exercise program.
A clear win-win for you, your legs, your health and your wallet.
Thanks for reading,