Build explosive, powerful legs with APEX leg workouts

Are you ready for a leg workout that helps you to build athletic strength while demanding a strong core and balance? Check out this brand new APEX leg workout that is geared at helping you make athletic gains while building the foundation for heavy leg workouts to come. In this video, I show you an actual leg workout from the Ultimate Arms program available at athleanx.com

Apex leg workouts rely on the importance of incorporating explosive leg exercises with traditional unilateral exercises to maximize the functional carryover. Most professional athletes train with variations of this style of leg training at different points in their season prep in order to make athletic gains in size, strength and explosiveness.

The leg workout shown here includes the following exercises for your legs.

Weighted Forward Step Ups
Barbell Hip Thrusts
Overhead DB Alternating Lunges
DB Heel Touch Squats
Ninja Tuck Jumps

The weighted step ups are an incredible anterior chain leg exercise that builds the quads while remaining athletic. The unilateral operation of the legs is a replica of the demands placed on them in sport. Load up here as heavy as you can go to fail in the 10-12 rep range.

The barbell hip thrust is one of the best posterior chain weighted exercises you can do. The goal here is to concentrate on the complete contraction of the glutes. If necessary, focus on the upper one half of the movement to ensure that this takes place.

The third leg exercise in this leg workout is the overhead dumbbell lunge. This version of the lunge requires great core strength in order to maintain your balance as you step and plant. Good thoracic extension is needed in order to execute this exercise properly without losing your upright posture as you lunge out.

The fourth exercise is the dumbbell heel touch squat. Contrary to the last exercise where you want to maintain an upright posture, here you want to do the opposite. You want to lean forward to activate the posterior chain in this movement. Lower the dumbbells slowly down to the level of the heels and drive explosively back up to the starting position.

Finally, the explosive finisher in this workout is the ninja tuck jump. This exercise concludes your athletic leg workout in a fitting end. Aim to jump up in one move and transition smoothly into a tuck jump. After a few reps of this your legs will feel 20 pounds heavier as you struggle to get them up off the ground on every fatigued jump.

Give this apex leg workout a try and then head to http://athleanx.com/ultimate-arms to get the entire 6 week Ultimate Arm workout that includes every single apex workout. Build your arms while getting explosively strong legs.

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