Leg exercises (free weight and bodyweight) will help you burn more calories and fat during and after your workouts.

Plie squat

1.  You activate more muscle fibers by doing leg exercises such as squats, lunges, deadlifts, step ups, mountain climbers and sprints. 

2.  You will also activate the bulky fast-twitch muscle fibers which shape and sculpt your legs better.    Fast-twitch muscle fibers will lie dormant if you don’t “fire them up.” 

3.  Your core will also get work, especially with squats, lunges and deadlifts. 

4.  You will burn more calories during and after your workout because your metabolism stays elevated longer. 

5.   Your workouts will be shorter and more intense because you will be doing compound (multi-joint) exercises.  

Always do leg exercises early in your workout order because they take so much energy from you.  Single-joint exercises like bicep curls and calf raises should be done at the end of your workout order.

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Mark Dilworth, BA, PES
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Mark Dilworth is a Lifestyle and Weight Management Specialist and since 2006 he has owned Her Fitness Hut, My Fitness Hut, Sports Fitness Hut and Your Fitness University. Mark has helped thousands of clients and readers make lifestyle changes that lead to better long-term health, which includes acceptable body fat and ideal body weight.He does not recommend fad diets, quick weight loss gimmicks, starvation diets, weight loss pills, fat burner supplements and the like.
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