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Train your legs smart

Updated: Feb 21, 2019


Train your legs smart

In a previous blog article, I wrote about the measurable cognitive benefits of effective exercise.

In that blog post I also made the point that exercise with a strong weight resistance component can help improve memory skills. This is because exercise that combines coordination, resistance and cardiovascular effort helps improves cognitive functions by strengthening the connection between neurones.

But how do you translate these scientific principles onto the gym floor?

Well, a good place to start is in how we exercise our legs, and covered in this blog post is a simple couple of workout routines involving two such legs exercises.

You can undertake these exercises separately (though it is far more interesting to mix these exercises together and with others) and you can make them as challenging as you want, just so long as you keep in focus the importance of precision and delivery.

So, let's line up the two exercises to build up both legs and brain.

Exercise 1: The weight resistant squat:

Undertake this exercise (otherwise known as the barbell squat) with a deep squat movement each time, to really engage your glutes!