Rookie Mistake: Too many isolation exercises
What To Do: Just squat.
Isolation exercises such as leg extensions, leg curls and calf raises can be very attractive exercises to rookies. They require a low amount of learning curve and will produce a nice burn when performing them. The problem is the recruit a low amount of muscle, don’t build a solid foundation for strength and elicit fewer hormones, such as testosterone and growth hormone.
In order to build a foundation of strength and muscle, you must squat in some way, shape or form. The squat, regardless if it is with a bar, done with one leg, with a dumbbell or kettlebell, is essential to life, sport, and physique enhancement. It works a ton of muscle and one time and produces a nice hormonal surge. You can include some isolation work in you program but only after the squat is done.
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