Big Legs Now.
About four years ago, I was on holiday in Las Vegas for my birthday. Sun, debauchery, limited clothing - what else could you want, right?
I distinctly remember one afternoon, walking down to the pool, excited to lay out, have a few drinks, get a tan, and check out the beautiful scenery.
When I got to the pool, I was lucky enough to find an open chair - If you’ve ever been to Vegas, you know it can be tough to find spots at the pool.
To my right, was an old married couple. But to my left, two beautiful women around my age. As I walked up to the open chair, I asked “Is this taken?”
“No!” They said, as they smiled. And I knew I was in.
I took off my shirt, laid down next to them, and started making small talk.
After about an hour, the older couple next to us left, and almost immediately two guys walked over to take the chairs. They were huge - like bodybuilder huge. Massive arms, broad chest and back, and legs the size of telephone poles.
Now, I had been lifting for a few years, so I was in pretty good shape too. But even so, being next to these guys made me feel out of shape.
I tried to block them out and focus on the girls, but eventually they started chatting with us too.
We got to talking and eventually they asked what I did for a living.
“Online fitness coach.” I said proudly.
The two guys looked at each other, somewhat confused, then one of them said, “With legs like those?!”
The girls started laughing for what seemed like 5 minutes (it was probably 5 seconds) but as I looked down at my legs I felt a wave of shame and embarrassment come over me. Compared to the two bodybuilder bros, my legs were nothing.
Very little definition and more closely resembling flag poles than telephone poles.
It wasn’t like I didn’t train legs - I did. But they never seemed to grow like the rest of my body. So I didn’t pay much attention.
“Just messing with ya, bro.” One of the guys said. “But I can get you a great leg program to help you with those.”
“Thanks.” I said, embarrassingly.
Not wanting to stick around in my shame, I looked at my phone and excused myself; saying I was late to meet some friends.
But I wasn’t late. I was ashamed. Ashamed that my legs didn’t match the rest of my body.
Ashamed that no matter how much effort I put in, they wouldn’t grow.
I vowed to change that. I started researching everything I could about how to get bigger legs. And eventually, I came across an article titled “Squat Everyday.”
This intrigued me. What would happen if I devoted an entire month to squatting and building my legs?
Only one way to find out...So I did it. And my legs BLEW UP.
Not only that, but my strength skyrocketed too. I added nearly 40 pounds to my max squat.
My physique drastically changed too. Even though my upper body didn’t change, having bigger legs made my physique look more well rounded.
And no one ever asked me if I skipped leg day again.
Why You Need to Squat More
You can fake looking strong. You can do a bunch of curls, bench press a lot, buy small shirts, eat a lot of food, and bulk up enough so people maybe think you know what you’re doing in the gym.
Except when it comes to your legs.
In order to build big, strong legs you have BE strong. You have to move heavy weight and move it often.
And the best way to do that is with the king of all lower body exercises - The Squat.
Why the Squat is the Key to Unlocking your Dream Physique
A great physique needs muscle.
Building muscle requires total body strength.
Total body strength requires a strong, stable lower body.
And a strong, stable lower body comes from squatting.
There’s no way around it.
- Squats use every muscle in your lower body, meaning they’re great for building size and strength all in one movement.
- Frequent squatting improves core strength and stability - which translates to increased strength in your deadlift, bench press, overhead press - every single lift you do.
- A stronger squat means you’re strong in every other exercise. The stronger you are, the more weight you can lift, and thus the more muscle you’ll build.
- Because of the large amounts of muscle they use, squatting also burns a ton of calories - which makes it great for shredding fat.
Being a stronger, more proficient squatter makes you better at everything.
Which is why we’re instituting the September Squat Challenge in the Max Fit Lab this month.
The September Squat Challenge
IN the September Squat Challenge, you’re going to be squatting up to 5 times per week. Why?
Because the only way to get better at squatting is to squat. And squat a lot.
If you’re looking to add 20-40 pounds to your squat in the next four weeks, the September Squat Challenge is going to help you do just that.
If you’re sick of hiding your legs under long pants or having people ask you if you skip leg day, then this is the program you need.
Never again worry about having a weak squat or chicken legs that can’t even fill out skinny jeans. The September Squat Challenge will have your pants bursting at the seems, and your strength busting through the roof.